You know you have an opponent on the run when that opponent is reduced to puerile, schoolyard insults. That would be the left.
The first indication that the Tea Party had their goat was when they decided to use a sexual slang as their mocking moniker – Tea Baggers.
Now they’ve managed a new low. Ben Smith at POLITICO has the story:
Last summer, Democrats argued that the Tea Party movement was the astroturf creation of corporate groups. Now that the grass-roots conservative resurgence has emerged as a clear force on the right, the left is making a different case: That tea parties are simply the enemy.
To that end, the Agenda Project, a new, progressive group with roots in New York’s fundraising scene and a goal of strengthening the progressive movement, has launched the "F.*.c.k. Tea project," which is aimed, the group’s founder Erica Payne wrote in an e-mail this morning, "to dismiss the Tea Party and promote the progressive cause."
""We will be launching new products in the next several months to help people all over the country F*ck Tea," Payne told POLITICO. "Products like a Glenn Beck Bowl Buddy (Beck B Scrubbin) and others are perfect holiday gifts or just a great way to say, ‘I love you and our country’ to your spouse, friend or family."
You know, I enjoy a clever turn of phrase as well as the next guy – an imaginative and witty answer to some question, etc.
This is just the left being the left. And, of course, when it comes to their favorite ox being gored by the right, they’ll somehow manage to talk about “class and respect” with a straight face.
18 months ago they were the toast of the town, bringing “hope and change”. Now they’ve self-destructed and are back to their old rude and crude selves. How “progressive”.