Glenn Reynolds (AKA Instapundit), master of subtle sarcasm, explains here.
So far the Tea Party’s record is looking pretty good. But what happens next? Many people — er, well, many pundits, anyway — complain that the Tea Party movement is entirely oppositional: For a brief moment, the key buzzword was “nihilistic,” though the connection between Turgenev and Tea Parties seems rather tenuous.
In fact, Tea Partiers seem quite clear on what they’re for: A limited government, one that keeps its nose out of their business and focuses on things like protecting the country in preference to redistributing income.
In fact, according to recent polls, Americans trust the TEA Party far more than democrats or republicans. Are you surprised? I can’t say I am.
But whether the political class likes it or not, this sort of thing is probably here to stay. While 2009 was the year of denigrating and ignoring the tea parties, I suspect that in 2010, they’ll be listened to quite closely. Those who fail to do so, are likely to find themselves out of a job.
Besides, could something like the TEA Party, which has terrified politicians and unhinged the left be at all bad? I think not!
This is your chance to be heard, folks. Get involved! Speak out! We can indeed Take Back America!