Doug Henwood on liberal reaction to Tea Party

Liberals have done their fair share of puffing up the Tea Party. They love nothing more than getting hot and bothered over the fascist threat as a way of scaring people into voting for Democrats as our last line of defense against the brownshirts. Yeah, the TP is awful, and a lot of people hate Obama for all the wrong reasons, starting with his skin color, but he’s earned plenty of criticism for the way he serves money and empire.

While I disagree some with Henwood on Tea Partiers – I think their protests are often based on real grievances – his analysis of liberal paralysis against criticizing Obama and hysteria about TP is dead on target.

I mean, really folks, just because Sarah Palin says something outrageous doesn’t mean you have to foam at the mouth in response like one of Pavlov’s dogs.