Noted percussionist and original member of the Velvet Underground, Moe Tucker has recently been pursued by mainstream media for “her support of the Tea Party movement”. Left-wing and right-wing media and politicians have seized upon her statements and a brief appearance on a local news broadcast (a year and a half later) to celebrate or decry her positions and use her as a pawn in their respective arguments, but both sides are ignoring the truth of her message, which is the pressing need for a true third party option in the United States.
She does, in fact support the Georgia politicians that comprise the local Tea Party, but with a close parsing of her comments and viewpoints what you find is a very straightforward approach to reforming the bloated government and endemic corruption the American people are seeking today.
Moe Tucker is not a right-winger, just looking for representative democracy (from the news video clip):
My anger stems from the unbelievable (criminal!) waste of money on pork and earmarks. It drives me nuts to see that X millions are being allocated to build a turtle tunnel, a donkey museum, a salamander crossing, etc, etc, etc. Billions spent every friggin’ year on totally unnecessary crap so that these Congressbums can tell their constituents that they “brought home the bacon” and get re-elected. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to pay for any Congress SOB’s vote buying, and sure as hell not in these very very worrisome times!
This election cycle has passed without any development of another alternative to the Democrats/Republicans and the Tea Party as defined by mainstream media, which has painted all of the splinter groups trying to gain members and who oppose the two main parties with the simple broad brush of “Tea Party = Right Wing Nutcases”, but as more and more individuals come forward with their own solutions to the problems facing the United States and it’s populace, the closer we can get to the establishment of a legitimate third option to what is now essentially a one-party oligarchy dominated by corporate interests. It will soon become clear that the left and right’s attacks on the “Tea Partiers” are not in fact their fearless defense of our liberties, but are in fact a shrewd hedge against ANY party siphoning potential votes from their campaigns.