September 29, 2010
Dog Whistle

Itís worth reading Matt Taibbiís whole article in Rolling Stone on the tea party. This tiny sample contains a particularly fine specimen of snark ó one that will ring true to anyone who has attempted communication with these muddled patriots.

Hardcore young libertarians like Koch ó the kind of people who were outside the tent during the elder Paulís presidential run in 2008 ó cared enough about the issues to jump off the younger Paulís bandwagon when he cozied up to the Republican Party establishment. But it isnít young intellectuals like Koch who will usher Paul into the U.S. Senate in the general election; itís those huge crowds of pissed-off old people who dig Sarah Palin and Fox News and call themselves Tea Partiers. And those people really donít pay attention to specifics too much. Like dogs, they listen to tone of voice and emotional attitude.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at September 29, 2010 08:40 PM
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