(THEY CERTAINLY ARE) Rich Lowry, here, continues this week’s analysis of the 8/28 rally last weekend. And he argues…
The tea party’s detractors want to paint it as radical, when at bottom it represents the self-reliant, industrious heart of American life. New York Times columnist David Brooks compares the tea partiers to the New Left. But there weren’t any orgiastic displays at the Beck rally, nor any attempts to levitate the Lincoln Memorial — just speeches on God and country. It was as radical as a Lee Greenwood song.
But I would remind Mr. L. that, just as in days of lies, telling the truth is a revolutionary act, in facing down a revolution, being solidly bourgeois is radical.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it.