How to End the Tea Party (and Scare Obama at the Same Time)
A Black / Brown Coalition

Smith, Sam
http://samsmitharchives.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/how-to-end-the-tea-party-scare-obama-into-decent-politics-and-make-america-a-better-place-2/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11991

One of the reasons the left doesn't do better is because it tends to view the right's transgressions as a moral issue rather than as a pragmatic problem as, for example, a baseball coach would do if the Tea Party were the other team. In fact, calling someone a racist is not a particularly useful political move whereas figuring out why they're getting to first base all the time, and you're not, is. The right keeps it simple. It speaks plain talk, not bland abstractions devised by some third rate branding coach. There is hardly anyone in the country who doesn't know the right opposes gay marriage, abortion and illegal immigration. Now try describing three primary goals of liberals or the left and you see the problem.

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