How did we get here? Easy. The success of repeated labeling. Tea Party you? What is that? The Tea Party, as you may remember, was started from a battle cry on CNBC by Rick Santeli. Since the fundamental principle of the movement was fiscal responsibility and conservative spending values, dear heavens, the fight was on. The left branded the very popular movement racist, misogynist, homophobic, rabid anti-abortionist… You name a negative to the left? The Tea Party was labeled guilty of it. It was a completely amazing thing to watch. In reality the Tea Party was none of those things. They really didn’t care. They wanted a balanced budget and more fiscal responsibility in government.
Link to the CNBC Santeli rant. https://youtu.be/bEZB4taSEoA
Now when you say Tea Party you are laughed at even by conservatives. That’s how thorough a job of labeling the left did. So going forward recognize when the left is Tea Partying something, some group or someone. They own the patent and it isn’t pending.
“Anti-vaxers”. Welcome to The Tea Party. You also hate autistic children.