On the very day a new Wall Stree Journal/ NBC poll finds that Americans have a more favorable opinion of the Tea Party than they do Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi, a New York progressive group launches the F*ck Tea Project.
Ben Smith blog: To that end, the , a new, progressive group with roots in New York's fundraising scene and a goal of strengthening the progressive movement, has launched the " which is aimed, the group's founder Erica Payne wrote in an e-mail this morning, "to dismiss the Tea Party and promote the progressive cause."
""We will be launching new products in the next several months to help people all over the country F*ck Tea," Payne told POLITICO. "Products like a Glenn Beck Bowl Buddy (Beck B Scrubbin) and others are perfect holiday gifts or just a great way to say, 'I love you and our country' to your spouse, friend or family."
Payne, a veteran consultant to progressive groups, is a co-founder of the Democracy Alliance, the low-profile group of liberal mega-donors who helped build the Center for American Progress and other new organizations that grew in the Bush years.
The new project, so far, features merchandise, polling statistics aimed to paint Tea Party members as ignorant, and a
If the Agenda Project really wants to “dismiss the Tea Party and promote the progress cause”, then the best way to go about that would be to have any one of these abysmal progressive policies actually work on the economy. For the people facing endless unemployment, home foreclosure or withering job security, silly tee shirts, gag gifts and slogans just won’t cut it.
Unless progressives actually start turning things around the American people won’t be dismissing the Tea Party anytime soon, instead they will more likely be telling progressives everywhere: "F*ck You"!
Via: The HillVia: Ben Smith’s Blog