‘The First Anti-Ted Kennedy Tea Party’
Some old WGBH footage
from 32 years ago suddenly starts making the rounds
. It’s an incredible cheap shot. Andrew Sullivan has completely lost it if he even remotely compares an old anti-busing rally to Tuesday’s protest vote against Democrats. … It never even occurred to me that someone would play the racist card. But there it is. …
P.S. -- I distinctly recall, in the early 1970s, lefty groups holding a major anti-Corporate America “tea party” protest in Boston. I don’t know why, but I used to have a poster advertising the event. Any locals know the protest I’m referring to? Anyway, I doubt we’ll see any connections made between it and Tuesday’s vote.Update
– I think I’ve found
the early ‘70s lefty “tea party” protest I was talking about above (scroll down to “Influence”). It was on the 200th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. I was just a kid then, but remember it was a big deal. ... One other interesting factoid: Ghandi once made his own reference to the Boston Tea Party during the India ‘salt protest’ campaign against British colonialism. I’m pretty damn sure no one is going to connect Ghandi to today’s Tea Party movement and Tuesday’s vote. But you never know.