A Question For The Tea Partyersby Doug Mataconis
It’s fairly clear what your against and, by and large I agree, but what, exactly, are you for:
Protesting government spending is meaningless unless you say what you’d cut.
All protests against spending that do not tell us how to reduce it are fatuous pieces of theater, not constructive acts of politics. And until the right is able to make a constructive and specific argument about how they intend to reduce spending and debt and borrowing, they deserve to be dismissed as performance artists in a desperate search for coherence in an age that has left them bewilderingly behind.
It is, I think, an entirely fair question.
C/P: Below The Beltway