From center-left blogger D.K. Jamaal at Examiner;
Chomsky's speech went on to cite a poll showing that at least half of independent voters sympathize more with the Tea Party than with any partisan movement or political figure, to slam Obama for coziness with Wall Street and Big Corporate, and to explain why the upset disaffection of tea partiers is “understandable”:It wasn't only centrists who hoisted the warning flags, Mr. Jamaal. Those of us who are to the right of center were also predicting that moderates and independents would contract bad cases of Buyer's Remorse sometime during Obama's first term. It took even less time than we predicted for it to reach epidemic proportions."Ridiculing the tea party shenanigans is a serious error."According to Chomsky, this is what is fueling “the indignation and rage of those cast aside.” Of course, Obama critics have been pointing this out all along.
"People want some answers. They are hearing answers from only one place: Fox, talk radio, and Sarah Palin."
While Obama’s Big Media pals have been denigrating the disaffected as racist, ignorant, hick teabaggers who represent a meaningless minority of the country we defended the movement as legitimate civil disobedience and the inevitable reaction to Obama’s blatant hypocrisy and poor leadership.
While deranged Palin haters have used every low, cruel, misogynistic trick in the book to knock her down, we have warned that she deserves to be treated with respect even when we disagree with her policy views.
We have constantly knocked Obama for his sellouts to Big Corporate and warned that Obamacrats are turning their backs on the working classes with their odious policy of endless bailouts for their bankster friends on the back of taxpayers.
Chomsky’s public truth-telling indicates that even the most hardcore leftists are waking up to the awful truths centrists warned about for two years.
We have had even fewer occasions than our friends who are clustered around that point just left of center on which to agree with Chomsky, but this time he seems to have awakened long enough to smell the corporatism.