The Basement Dwellers Party
“They’re children of the Great Recession, and they are living in their parents’ basement. And so if you’re feeling that you are consigned to, you know, being a barista or, you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot and doesn’t have much of a ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be a part of a political revolution is pretty appealing,” said Hillary Clinton in a recording that was released during the 2016 presidential campaign.
From The Blaze:
While the bulk of progressive America is still flailing about in disbelief over the election of Donald Trump, a group of progressives is aggressively cobbling together a plan to obstruct the president-elect’s policy goals using the 2009 Tea Party uprising against President Barack Obama as a blueprint. However, there is one principal difference: Unlike the anti-Obama Tea Party, which did not have an identifiable single leader, the progressive movement plans to rally around an open socialist: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I).
Of course, progressives have attempted to replicate the political success of the Tea Party before. The abortive and largely ineffectual Occupy Wall Street movement was intended to be a progressive response to the Tea Party effort, but even after being lavished with generous media coverage, Occupy Wall Street petered out without any lasting political impact.
Progressives believe they have learned from the failures of Occupy Wall Street and the successes of the Tea Party, and their first goal is to seize firmer control of the Democratic Party apparatus. Up first on their agenda is an aggressive campaign to promote progressive Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to be the new Democratic National Committee chairman. Ellison promises to be a lightning rod for controversy, but his candidacy is enthusiastically supported by Sanders and his influential followers:
Gee. Will the media label the left’s Tea Party as radical and racist?
Will the Democratic Party call them terrorists?
Here’s a parting thought from Rand Paul:
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 28, 2016