In Praise of Political Purity and the Permanent Insurgency by Political Observer

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-the-tea-party-is-unyielding-on-the-debt-ceiling/2011/07/27/gIQAGvEVdI_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions

 

Here is the ‘Leader’ of the Tea Party movement explaining the moral and political necessity of Austerity, of fiscal responsibility, in the age of the failure of American Capitalism, post financial reform. Mr. Judson Phillips core belief is that suffrage be limited to property owners exclusively, should we be surprised?  Another instance of a political romanticism carefully framed via a usable political nostalgia. Mr. Phillips is being bankrolled by the Koch brothers among others, so beware of this ‘false prophet’ and his particular brand of political nihilism, of a permanent insurgency rather than the political challenge of compromise, as the imperative of the exercise of republican civic responsibility.  Below is a link to a Frank Rich column of August 28, 2010 that has some revelatory information and below that Jane Mayer’s New Yorker article of August 30, 2010 on the Koch brothers

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/opinion/29rich.html

 

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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