Archive: Upstarts vs. veterans
The "tea party" movement is actually the first major political movement to grow up very quickly thru the use of social networking tools. But sometimes the wisdom of mobs does not lead to ultimate victory.
By Raul J. Fernandez | June 17, 2010; 04:31 PM ET | Comments (176)
Political movements and leaders who 'move against' tend to become more associated over time with complaining and bomb throwing and less with productive movement.
By Hile Rutledge | June 17, 2010; 03:07 PM ET | Comments (0)
Whether or not one believes in the issues promoted by the tea party is immaterial. They are a fact of our political process and should be viewed in that context.
By Cleve Francis | June 17, 2010; 12:44 AM ET | Comments (0)
There's a term for a boat with no steering mechanism; we call it 'adrift.' If you don't have a leader, you do not have any ... what's the word? ... followers!
By Garrison Wynn | June 17, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
The tea-party movement is legitimate dissent, but some of its claims are way off base. The real Boston Tea Party wasn't about rejecting taxation at all; the idea was that taxation was legitimate only if imposed by elected leaders.
By Patricia McGuire | June 17, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)
The Tea Party movement's message -- and votes -- cannot be ignored. We shall see about the staying power of this political movement.
By Jan Scruggs | June 17, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)
The tea party is good television. But if they want to be more than a sideshow they'll need to do more than wave signs around. They'll have to find a way to appeal to a broader range of voters. They'll need to check their facts.
By Nell Minow | June 16, 2010; 11:51 PM ET | Comments (0)