The Tea Party Threat Grows by the Day
For quite sometime, this blog has taken the position that the Tea Party, while not terrorists in the strictest sense of the word, are beginning to supplant groups like Al Qaeda as the greatest threat facing the U.S. And as the Tea Party infected GOP drives the nation’s economy towards disaster, there are others who are coming around to that view.
On example is John Thorpe of Benzinga, who recently wrote:
Emulating the terrorists’ actions, the House Republicans have decided to hold the President — and 300 million Americans — hostage as they demand tax cuts for the wealthy and spending cuts for everyone else, in exchange for agreeing to raise the debt ceiling by just enough to avoid the United States government from defaulting on its debt. That’s right: Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner and his Tea Party caucus are driving a jumbo-jet 747 into the world’s tallest economy, and no one on the right-wing seems to give a damn.
And the much respected William Kristof, in an OP/ED peice in the NY Times titled ‘Republicans, Zealots and Our Security’ suggested as much when he wrote this:
We tend to think of national security narrowly as the risk of a military or terrorist attack. But national security is about protecting our people and our national strength — and the blunt truth is that the biggest threat to America’s national security this summer doesn’t come from China, Iran or any other foreign power. It comes from budget machinations, and budget maniacs, at home.
Now, further buttressing the growing realization that the corporate led Tea Party is a very dangerous threat to America, we have the Tea Party’s beloved media darling, Glenn Beck and his veiled support for the murderous animal Anders Breivik, who gunned down scores of young people in Norway after setting off a bomb outside a government building in Oslo that killed seven. Yep, it seems that Glenn Beck, Tea Party stalwart and Fox News personality has likened the victims of that heinous attack to ‘Hitler Youth,’ thus suggesting that perhaps there was a righteous element to the murderers motivations:
There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing
Now, without old Glenn, even the most ardent anti-Tea Party forces would be hard pressed to establish any sort of link between the Norwegian maniac and the Tea Party movement but incredibly, as a defacto spokesman for the Tea Party, he has married the beliefs of the movement with the tragic events in Norway, and not in a positive way.
Would anyone be surprised if the CIA, as it digs further into the files and computers pulled from Bin Laden’s lair in Pakistan, came across a reference to the Tea Party in America, one that is in support for the what it stands for and what it is doing to our nation?