I keep seeing tweets and headlines about a “Tea Party” in the USA, curiosity finally got the better of me today..
” The Tea Party is a political movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally coordinated protests.
The movement has no central leadership but is a loose affiliation of smaller local groups. The movement’s primary concerns include, but are not limited to, cutting back the size of government, lowering taxes, reducing wasteful spending, reducing the national debt and federal budget deficit, and adhering to the United States Constitution. Many of the movement’s members also speak out on a wide variety of other issues such as illegal immigration.
In 2010 Tea Party endorsed candidates upset establishment Republicans in several primaries, such as Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Nevada and South Carolina, giving a new momentum to the conservative cause in the 2010 elections, and boosting Sarah Palin’s visibility.
In the fall 2010 elections, the New York Times has identified 129 Republican House candidates with significant Tea Party support, as well as 9 running for the Senate.” taken from Wikipedia.
Recently the Tea Party produced posters comparing Barak Obama to Hitler..
Last week, following a vote of the Tea Party members, Sarah Palin was only voted into 2nd place as chosen figure-head, being ousted by rival Chris Christie. (wonder if he’s a Christian.. the Christian Chris Christie? )
The Tea Party Movement puts Ms Cushion in mind of our very own wackos Libertarians.. Last week, Sarah Palin made this peculiar speech. Thinking about Sarah Palin and “her” Tea Party Movement reminded Ms Cushion of another wacky tea party..
“VII—A MAD TEA-PARTY”
Alice played by Sarah Palin
Mad Hatter played by Chris Christie
Dormouse played by Barak Obama
March Hare played by Ms Cushion
The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it. “No room! No room!” they cried out when they saw Alice coming. “There’s plenty of room!” said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table.
“I’m glad they’ve begun asking riddles—I believe I can guess that,” she added aloud.
“Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it?” said the March Hare.
“Exactly so,” said Alice.
“Then you should say what you mean,” the March Hare went on.
“I do,” Alice hastily replied; “at least—at least I mean what I say—that’s the same thing, you know.”
Alice gave a weary sigh. “I think you might do something better with the time,” she said, “than wasting it in asking riddles that have no answers.”
“Take some more tea,” the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
“I’ve had nothing yet,” Alice replied in an offended tone, “so I can’t take more.”
“You mean you can’t take less,” said the Hatter; “it’s very easy to take more than nothing.”
Extracts from “Alice in Wonderland” written by Lewis Carroll.
** Latest news: Reality TV takes Palin into political wilderness