Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The "Tea Party" Movement

Ya gotta love the Excited States of America.  As if the Bush/Cheney/McCain/Palin Republicans weren't right wing enough, now the so-called Tea Party movement is everywhere, or so it seems.  (I consider myself right wing of Attila the Hun, although probably the most right-wing Canadian is left of a U.S. Democrat.)  Even though I think the T Partyers (Partiers, both are apparently correct) are slightly off-base, I believe this could be a useful turning point for American politics.  The current congressional legislative gridlock could use a wrench thrown into the works - that's right, a third official political party!  (Why should Canada have all the fun with 4 or 5 of them?)  The only problem is: if the TP's became the right wing, the Republicans would claim the center, just like our NDP makes the Liberal Party of Canada look centrist.  Okay, forget it.  What Canada needs is a Tea Party party to make our PC's look like the perfectly angelic middle-of-the-roaders that we obviously are.  Waddya say T Partyers?