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The Tea-Party = McCarthyism + John Birch Society

October 30, 2010

What’s the difference between leftist wackos and rightist wackos?
The Democratic Party shuns our wackos, like 911 Conspiracy Theorists and Lyndon LaRouche.
The Republican Party gives their wackos all the power in the world.
So who will be in charge come Election Day?

To really understand the Tea Party and Glen Beck, you have to understand McCarthyism and the John Birch Society. This fantastic article by historian Sean Wilentz traces the Tea-Party roots and Beck’s peddling of wild and easily disproved conspiracy theories as serious truth to these historical antecedents.

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