This is for discussion.  I asked the question on my radio show last night, and didn’t really get any serious challenges to my thesis.  And let me just clarify that I don’t give the Tea Party much credence on their perception of reality.   But they do deserve some credit.

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

1.   The Tea Party is the largest bonafide grassroots movement since the Civil Rights Movement.

2.   Wall Street is afraid of the Tea Party more than any left wing movement since the Trade Union Movement of the 1930’s?

Yes, I know that the Koch Brothers/Heritage Foundation gave them heavy seed funding, prompting the birth of the term “Astroturf Movement.”  But in my opinion, it’s out of their control – has a life of its own.