My new favorite conservative pundit, Tunku Varadarajan:
Here we have the Tea Party, one of the nation’s most organic, Athenian, democratic movements, being attacked by a political organization—the NAACP—that is among the most sclerotic, dinosaurian, and cadaverous of America’s political groupings.
Remember when FreedomWorks bused those crowds into heckle Pericles?
Unfortunately, this is only the second dumbest thing ever written regarding teatards and civil rights groups. Megan McArdle a few months ago:
I’m especially sensitive–perhaps oversensitive–to the way that anything I proceed to say about conservative people outside the Northeast runs the risk of sounding a lot like that fifties moderate whose work one occasionally comes across: “Of course, I just love negroes–they’re all so musical and I don’t know how I’d get my house cleaned without our Bessie. But why can’t they be a little more patient about this civil rights mess?”