Latest In

Breaking News

You’re Jealous Again

The Washington Examiner makes a point that I’m seeing on a lot of conservative blogs, alleging mean-spirited attacks against Tea Parties due to the failure

Jul 31, 2020
The Washington Examiner makes a pointthat I’m seeing on a lot of conservative blogs, alleging “mean-spirited” attacks against Tea Parties due to “the failure of efforts to turn out large crowds in support of the chief executive’s $787 billion economic stimulus package and $3.6 trillion 2010 federal budget.”
The recent “New Way Forward” gathering here in D.C., for example, was heralded by organizers as the first of a wave of counter-Tea Party Protests, but barely a dozen people turned out. Similarly, much-publicized efforts to use the 13-million email addresses compiled by the Obama campaign to generate pressure on Congress barely caused a ripple, much less a wave of support for the Obama budget
But … didn’t the stimulus bill pass? And didn’t the budget blueprint pass, too? That would seem to be the barometer for Tea Party success or failure, not the relative activity of liberal activists. I think liberal protests in support of government policy are ill-advised, just as conservative pro-Bush protests were ill-advised in most circumstances during the Bush presidency, but liberal derisionof the Tea Parties doesn’t at all seem to be rooted in jealousy or fear.
TWI is on Twitter. Please follow us here.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
Latest Articles
Popular Articles