In a commentary for the Wall Street Journal, James Taranto states the following:
Times have changed. In the 1930s, government was small. Expanding it massively
in order to solve problems might or might not have been a good idea, but there’s
no denying it was innovative. Today government is sclerotic. Those who believe
more government is the solution to America’s problems are at best unthinking
reactionaries. The Tea Partiers, having clearly identified this problem, are
today’s true progressives (to employ the term in its literal rather than
Although Taranto has something positive to say about the Tea Party, he also has a bit of advice for it:
Speaking on the House floor Saturday, Politico reports, silly Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invoked “Star Wars,” declaring that Boehner “chose to go to the dark side.” The Tea Partiers could do worse than to follow a bit of counsel from that classic movie: “Great, kid. Don’t get cocky.”
So, what do you think? Is the Tea Party caucus in Congress getting cocky?
By the way, the statement that Pelosi made about Boehner didn’t help Pelosi. All it did was prove that the farce is strong in her.