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It’s Tea Party Day

I have my minor quibbles with the Tea Parties — I wish the movement could articulate a clearer agenda besides “don’t do this,” and I think the argument would be more persuasive coming from “ordinary American” small businessmen instead of from quasi-politicians like Alan Keyes. But listening to Pete Dominick, afternoon host on XM POTUS yesterday, argue that the motivation for the event stemed mostly from racism and opposition to President Obama, I find the Tea Party critics even less serious or compelling.

Up in New Jersey, GOP gubernatorial candidates Chris Christie, Steve Lonegan, Richard A. Merkt, and Roger Bacon will attend the Morristown Tea Party. But I suspect many attendees would agree with my sense that the day ought to be about positions and policy, not candidates and personality.


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