Attempts at denigrating the tea party movement with charges of racism, and more mundane efforts using name calling have had little impact across the country.
But there is a new narrative being written that might have legs.
It boils down to using the age of many of the Tea Party members to point out their apparent hypocrisy. Many depend on Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid/etc. All ran by The Government. Toss in Law Enforcement and Fire Departments and there would seem to be a case?
There’s very real danger that this new narrative will develop a sort of resonance among some members.
There’s a lengthy list of flaws easily associated with this new narrative, but I’ll leave THAT aspect to the reader. One might begin by examining just how efficient and/or effective many of these programs are?