Some in the press still seem to have trouble defining whatever it is that motivates the Tea Party movement. I noticed this in an L.A. Times piece last week (6/5/11):
Americans possess a long-standing wariness of power and its potential as a corrupting influence, especially in the hands of large institutions. That instinct bred our government system of checks and balances and, more recently, led members of the “tea party” to embrace the nation’s founders (repackaged as a band of small-government crusaders) as the guiding lights of their movement.
So “wariness of power” and the “corrupting influence” of “large institutions” is what this is about. Huh. Then came New York Times columnist David Brooks (6/14/11), who wrote:
The Tea Parties are right about the unholy alliance between business and government that is polluting the country.
So that is what the Koch brothers are fighting for?