The ultimate goal of those who are funding the Tea Party movement is a country in which corporate power is unchallenged, corporate profits are untaxed, and corporate behavior is unhindered by regulations
Until recently, we in Europe have watched this absurd political theater from afar, but now I truly worry that the right wing party will learn from these extremely reactionary forces and adapt the same strategies, in Norway and Europe.
The Tea Parties were originally formed to protest the bailouts. So they will take this opportunity, of course, to launch their own protest of Wall Street. Just kidding! They're not going to do anything.
Rep. Doyle's colleagues should learn from his example of how to respond when corporate interests dress up their agendas in populist clothing -- whether on net neutrality, financial reform, or any other issue.
The secret to the Big Lie -- that the government wants to take over the Internet -- is that if you repeat it sufficiently people will be accustomed to it and take it for truth. The industry knows this all too well.