Tea Party comes to Boston
The Hiller Instinct: Tea Party comes to Boston
The Tea Party express that will be in Boston tomorrow is more a political road show than a political party.
It's not organized or officially recognized and it's not clear who its leaders are or what it stands for.
What is clear is that its message -- government is too big, too expensive, and too intrusive -- strikes a chord with many Americans, who have come to see both Democrats and Republicans as big spenders who lose control when they're in charge.
Yes, there are "haters" in the Tea Party -- Americans who think everything they don't like should be outlawed.
But aren't there haters in the Democratic and Republican parties, too? You know, the ones we call the "wing nuts."
If the Tea Party has a face and a voice, it's Sarah Palin’s.
Say anything you want to about her -- and it's unlikely you'll say anything that hasn't already been said.
Democrats and Republicans would like to ignore the Tea Party, but they can’t.
They see the Tea Party as a threat -- and they should.
If the Tea Party gains power, they'll lose it. That's what this is about.
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