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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by rdowns, Aug 17, 2011.
Interesting op-ed from the Times. Did anyone really believe it was a "grass-roots" movement?
That's why BPP (Bachmann/Perry/Palin) are doomed to fail. They're gearing themselves towards a demographic that while it votes at a high rate, increasingly makes up a minority of the US in almost every regard. We have darker skins, are more multi-ethnic and have a much more recent immigrant background and are much less likely to support hyper-religious causes.
The key to 2012 is whether Obama can somehow capture that demographic. Whether he does or not, I think it's fair to say that 2012 will be the angry white tea partiers last stand. BPP's extremism simply isn't going to play amongst a younger, more tolerant generation.
If you want more on the Tea Party, watch/rent the movie JesusCamp and pay attention to the comments about government involvement by the church and its leaders.
You will not be at all surprised.