Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tea Baggers vs Imagine 2050

Tea baggers will in the end go down, even if they have some success in the short term. Why? Shifting demographics.

Imagine 2050 (I haven't scoured the whole website yet) represents the future demographic shift predicted away from a white majority population. And that is to my mind what is really at core of the Tea Bagger movement. It's the last march of the Rednecks. I have likely said this before, but it bears repeating. We have this white, christianist, right wing movement of angry, not too bright, and not too articulate folk who seem to be more upset that the country is looking less like them than anything else.

This is not genuine populism; it's revanchment.


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