McQ at QandO remarks on a leftist group trying to infiltrate the Tea Party protests today (and, apparently, any day). The focus of his post is primarily to point out that Tea Party folks need to record this stuff and call out the groups really acting out.
[It’s important to note here that I am not a member of the Tea Party movement. While as a Libertarian I am in agreement with the movement on most things, the Tea Party is being co-opted by the conservative or paleo-con wing of the Republican Party. Paleo-cons are certainly closer to my philosophy than neo-cons, they are still fundamentally statists.]
I have a more basic logical question. If folks on the Left are convinced that the Tea Party movement is a bunch of mean, white, racist, homophobic rednecks, why would they need to ‘infiltrate’ the movement and act like racists and homophobes to discredit the Tea Party? Wouldn’t that already be happening? Doesn’t doing that actually prove that the Tea Party isn’t a bunch of racists, and you need to get involved to make them look like they are?
This is Lefitst Logic.
I guess that’s what happens when you can’t convince people your ideas are actually better, you need to call names (teabagger, racist) instead. Continue reading