A political party is defined by the candidates that it offers for public office. Let’s take a look at another Tea Party (formerly the Republican Party) candidate, this time in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky.
Rand Paul has said that he wants to bring back segregation in public accommodations. His statements about economics show that he wants to go back to the days of the robber barons of the1890s, when laboring folk were expected to work 10 to 12 hours six days a week with no vacations until they were so bone-weary that they were dismissed and left to whatever care their families could manage to give them.
For Paul, that era of no civil rights and no worker rights were the glory days, and he wants them back.
His motto seems to be that of the olden pirates:
“I’VE GOT MINE, PULL UP THE GANG PLANK!”
These views make Paul a worthy companion to that noteworthy quitter, Sarah Palin, whose stubborn insistence that ignorance is bliss seems to have no bounds and is only matched by her greed.
They also show that the Tea Party (formerly the Republican Party) is not only the party of treason (as demonstrated in the earlier Sharron Angle article), it is also the party of resegregation and the exploitation of working Americans.
In the best of times, the only way the old Republican Party could win in an election was to fool the majority of the American electorate to vote against its own interest.
The three races I am following most closely are all in Pennsylvania. They show the Tea Party is following in the steps of its predecessor: Its Candidate 1 is a Wall Street hack who wants to destroy Social Security and ship as many jobs offshore as possible; its Candidate 2 is a buddy of thugs and felons; its Candidate 3 as a mayor ran his town into the ground.
I fail to see any redeeming qualities in any of these people.