How Democrats Created the Tea-Baggers

From a recent column about Democrats and tea-baggers, by the great war-reporter Chris Hedges at truthdig.com…

We are bound to a party that has betrayed every principle we claim to espouse, from universal health care to an end to our permanent war economy, to a demand for quality and affordable public education, to a concern for the jobs of the working class. And the hatred expressed within right-wing movements for the college-educated elite, who created or at least did nothing to halt the financial debacle, is not misplaced. Our educated elite, wallowing in self-righteousness, wasted its time in the boutique activism of political correctness as tens of millions of workers lost their jobs.

The blame lies with us. We created the monster.

Tea-baggers articulate their rage like idiots, and Democrats explain it away like idiots, but all of us, black and white, middle-class and working-class, Latinos and Native Americans, old and young…

All of us were betrayed by the Democrats, and their bullshit "explanations" are more of the same.

"Republicans are even worse!"

But we weren’t betrayed by Republicans, who never promised to protect us against the mega-banks and multi-national corporations.

The Democratic Party is analogous to a completely corrupt police department, which constantly excuses its own corruption by claiming that gangsters are even worse.

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