I drove past the Nevada capitol Friday and found a handful of people gathering around a sign that said, “Americans for Prosperity”.
Two important things are illuminated by this:
- The billionaire Koch brothers, known for being the money behind Americans for Prosperity, could only pay a handful of people to gather, and
- Even though this was slated as a Tea Party rally, it was mostly just workers and volunteers for billionaires.
Why are these issues important? First off, this was a vividly open event to support billionaires against the American people. The signs said right out in the open that these are people supporting the destruction of the middle class and the poor. There’s really no hiding the fact and no reason to try to hide it.
And, secondly, it was obvious that the vast majority of the Tea Party has realized that they are being used as fools to support legislation that is bad for them and bad for America.
Sure, the Tea Party members know something is wrong with the state of America but they’re beginning to realize that their little Tea Party is created and funded by billionaires and their agenda isn’t America’s agenda, but an agenda to cut the already low taxes of the billionaires.
These are both very big deals. Now that the veil is off the Americans for Prosperity control of the Tea Party, people are coming to their senses.
Now, don’t think this is the beginning of the end of the Tea Baggers. There are millions of Americans out there who don’t know any better than to believe the propaganda and will be signing up with the same anti-American crowd when they start seeing the marketing again.
It’s not just sad but I find it quite disgusting that one of America’s major political parties is so unethical to take advantage of the Tea Baggers. But, what would one expect from a political party that does all the rest of the things the Republican party is known for.