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British EU MP Daniel Hannan: The truth about the Tea Party Movement


For those not familiar with Daniel Hannan, he is the Conservative British Member to the European Union Parliament. He quickly rose to prominence in the US after this speech before the EU Parliament.

Hannan has a blog and he recently started a British version of the Tea Party.

Today, his blog carries the following observations on the American Tea Party movement:

When writing about the United States, British columnists tend to take their cue from the American Left. So it is hardly surprising that the Tea Party Movement should be seen in this country, as a) a rabble of unreconstructed racist rednecks or b) a gang of dupes being manipulated by wealthy Republicans.

Tea Partiers can take comfort that the original Tea Party in 1773 was written off in similar terms. The protestors were said to be a) drunken sailors augmented by vagabonds and Mohawk Indians or b) a gang of dupes being manipulated by Samuel Adams and his conspirators. In fact, as we now know, they represented the spirit of a nation.

The Tea Party is a spontaneous and popular anti-tax movement. That, of course, is what makes Lefties so frightened.

Well said, Mr. Hannan.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog.Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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