Everyone from Federal Reserve conspiracy buffs to birthers to anger profiteers like Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are riding the tea party wave. But it's Astroturf groups like FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity, funded by insurance and oil companies and led by seasoned Republican operatives, who have most skillfully converted real economic panic into a Corporate Protection Movement unlike anything the robber barons could have dreamed of.
It is those corporate and Wall Street interests, not the freak show clamoring to get to Capitol Hill, that would be at the front of the line if Democratic voters stand down in November.
Just look at the ``revolutionary'' Republican agenda: borrowing another $4 trillion from China to, among other things, help provide permanent, $100,000 tax cuts for millionaires and billionaire CEOs and for ``small businesses'' like hedge funds and major law firms, while deregulating the same coal, oil and gas companies that bankroll the tea party movement.
Now, isn't that crazy?
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