People in the Tea Party are mostly white, mostly Republican and mostly misinformed, but they are also dangerous. Despite appearances of weakness, they are still here and they're not going anywhere soon. Progressives must recognize the threat.
Americans understood they got creamed during the final Bush years. They did the right thing and voted in the opposing party. The paltry result of their electoral efforts has led to far more than voter "frustration." They're furious.
Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.
Organizing For America, which was born from the Obama campaign's emailing list, needs to identify the real source of its problems: the fact that Barack Obama is not making voters as enthusiastic as he once did.
If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.