Saturday, September 18, 2010

Grass Roots . . . with Fertilizer

It appears that at least some of the Tea Party grass roots organizations are really not so grass roots. Rather, they are functioning on high-priced fertilizer by being backed by major political organizations. It's more like artificial turf than grass. It appears that the Tea Party Express, for example, is really backed by a major political PAC. Don't get me wrong. I'm sure that many of the people who identify with this group truly believe in the radically conservative ideas proposed by the group. But, it's a bit like the Wizard of Oz -- "ignore the man behind the curtain".