Protests sparked by a push from Wisconsin Republicans to gut collective bargaining for unions – in order to balance the state budget – continue to spread, with several state capitals witnessing vitriolic faceoffs between union protesters and tea party activists this week.About 300 union protesters and about 100 tea party activists taunted one another in front of the gold-domed Georgia Capitol in Atlanta on Wednesday, in a scene echoing similar standoffs earlier in the week in Columbus, Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; and Denver, Colo.
Aug. 17 (EIRNS)—Lyndon LaRouche said last week that the Tea Party movement is not the mass strike.... And, the Tea Party is about to go the way of the dinosaur, unless it breaks from the corrupt, money-grubbing operation known as "Dick's Armey," a.k.a. Freedomworks.The Wall Street Journal provided a half-page of op-ed space to former Republican Congressional leader Dick Armey (Texas) and Freedomworks head Matt Kibbe to hype the release of their new book, Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto. Its publisher, HarperCollins, like the Journal, is owned by Sir Rupert Murdoch, who just donated $1 million from News Corporation to the Republican Governors Association for their election fights. So much for the "independent" Tea Party.Armey and Kibbe say it arose as "beautiful chaos—or, as the Nobel Prize-winning [fascist] economist FA Hayek put it, 'spontaneous order.'"Their underlying message: Turn the Tea Party into A BATTERING RAM FOR AUSTERITY, in which all their candidates goose-step to a program called "Contract from America."The Tea Party's real agenda has become the destruction of the United States by keeping British puppet Barack Obama in the White House. One Tea Party blogger wrote in a Cape Cod, Mass., blog, "We don't want to impeach Obama—we want to keep him there to help us win elections!"
from EIR's United States News Digest 8/27/10 [emphasis added]