Who knew? Errrr, I'm going to go with ALL OF AMERICA.......
CNN, which is taking some criticism from both sides for agreeing to air Michele Bachmann's response to Obama's speech tonight, sends over a statement justifying the move:
"The Tea Party has become a major force in American politics and within the Republican Party. Hearing the Tea Party's perspective on the State of the Union is something we believe CNN's viewers will be interested in hearing and we are happy to include this perspective as one of many in tonight's coverage."
Hmmm...I was going to suggest that maybe CNN's decision to air her speech just might be driven by a desire to curry favor with the Tea Party. This statement doesn't do much to suggest otherwise.
The Tea Party is now one of two major opposition parties in our three-party system. Who knew?
This just highlights how upset the lamestream is that they cannot make Tea Party go away. They have spent the entire past two and a half years pretending like we don't exist, yet everytime they turn around, there we are. Because Greg doesn't acknowledge Tea Party, Rep. Bachmann has no right to speak on CNN. Interesting.