[FoRK] First real indications of TP political impact start to trickle in...

Michael Cummins michael at i-magery.com
Mon Apr 12 07:47:44 PDT 2010

Well.  Ron Paul *did* bring 900 delegates to the SRLC, to put his 438 votes
in perspective.


...and those aren't the first real indications of TP political impact.
Perhaps the slew of resigning purple-state Democrats could be considered

We gave up discussing Apple's impact on technology and culture, in the name
of civility, to discuss Ron Paul and the Tea Party?

How's the meme go?



-----Original Message-----
From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On Behalf Of Jeff
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 10:04 AM
To: Friends of Rohit Khare
Subject: [FoRK] First real indications of TP political impact start to
trickle in...

So, between Ron Paul losing to Mitt Romney by a single vote at the SRLC
Saturday and his CPAC landslide victory back in Feb., this should be an
eye-opener for many on both sides of the aisle.  Apparently even the
normally-completely-insulated-from-reality GOP party apparatchik can sense
which way the wind's a-blowin'.

It seems doubtful to me that Paul will get the nom in '12, but the influence
is being felt.  The message is getting through.  Now they just need to build
on the momentum between now and November and, perhaps, the troika can be
broken --- and not just by re-substituting the last batch of assholes for
the current batch.  That won't necessarily mean things can start to be
repaired, but at least perhaps further damage prevented through '12.

To quote Nancy Kress, from Beggars in Spain:

	"Slowly...  but it comes.  It comes."

Interesting times.  We'll see. 


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