“I meet a lot of tea partiers as I go around the country, and they are amazing people,” said the ex-adviser to former President George W. Bush in an interview with Der Spiegel.
But structurally, Rove said the tea party has little in common with the Reagan Revolution that has powered the conservative movement for decades.
“It was also a well-organized, coherent, ideologically motivated and conservative revolution,” Rove said of the Reagan Revolution. “If you look underneath the surface of the tea party movement, on the other hand, you will find that it is not sophisticated.
“It’s not like these people have read the economist Friedrich August von Hayek,” Rove added. “Rather, these are people who are deeply concerned about what they see happening to their country, particularly when it comes to spending, deficits, debt and health care.”Karl, there's a nation that needs building. Head east until you get to Iraq. Read Hayek to those folks.
And as to reading: try reading the country's balance sheet--compare, e.g., before/after your boss' "Bail Out The Banks" move.
Then just STFU.