The GOP, the Tea Party & the class struggle By David Sole

By David Sole
Sep 30, 2010

A Mad Tea Party
by Helen Cox, used with permission
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The corporate media can’t give enough coverage to the Tea Party movement and its relationship to the Republican Party. Little, however, gives any useful information about the real nature of these groupings in light of the class nature of U.S. society or the economic crisis.

With the huge growth of industry and finance after the Civil War, the Republican Party became (and continues to be) the established party of the Wall Street big-wigs. The Democratic Party based itself on the defeated southern racists and the millions of immigrant workers in the growing cities of the industrial north. But the leadership of the Democratic Party has always been firmly in the hands of a section of these same Wall Street moguls.

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