Karl Denninger really unloads on the Tea Party crowd:

It began as a movement to take back the United States from corrupt politicians. The Tea Party movement has been hijacked by Republicans and is now all about guns, gods and gays. Karl Denninger of The Market Ticker was one of the original founders of the Tea Party and calls the direction of the group an absolute joke.

See also:

To The Tea Party: Go Screw Yourself

America Doesn’t Want Tea



Category: Politics, Video

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14 Responses to “Denninger, Tea Party founder: “Tea Party is a joke””

  1. chartist says:

    Life would get a whole lot simpler if we just let god, guns and gays, be a personal choice not worthy of public discussion.

  2. radioman says:

    It’s kind of like the GOP has turned the Tea Party into a “Two Minute Hate” party (1984, George Orwell). The masses are riled up over God, guns, and gays, but for the ones pulling the strings, it’s all about wealth and control.

  3. Frog says:

    Oldest power play in the book: Divide and Conquer. The Powers That Be pay researchers to study the beliefs of the masses, to find the most highly divisive but completely politicaly irrelevant issues. Then they get everyone all angry with each other about those issues. The game is also called “Let’s You & Him Fight While I Make off with Your Money & His Too”– as the Special Interest Groups take all of the taxpayers’ money through bailouts, subsidies, government contracts, tax loopholes etc.

  4. promiscuouspanda says:

    I apologize in advance for the irrelevance of this comment.

    That said, the interviewer in the first video looks like Kristen Wiig. http://i.imgur.com/pmPZS.jpg

  5. wheatandchafe says:

    Panem et circenses (Bread and circuses).

  6. Vern says:

    On the character of organizations:

    I believe Mr. Denninger is mistaken and naive in his assessment, sentiments and expectations regarding the Tea Party movement.

    The Republican Party continues to do battle with the Tea Party movement (e.g., Miller / Murkoski in AK).

    The Tea Party is not one monolithic organization, but a number of organizations. To change in public image, character and focus is the common pattern of organizations over time, and if Mr. Denninger expected a different outcome he ought to have established the organization to remain static, with tight controls. But even if he had done so, the variant expressions were already in place anyway in the form of organizations centered around the issues of God, guns and gays, as well as other Tea Party organizations which are clearly outside of his control.

    Finally, the image which an organization projects to the public, if deemed to be critical, must be deliberately managed early in the developement of the organization, with substantial resources and expertise. If this is not done, one should expect that others will define the image of the organization as they see fit.

  7. Fredex says:

    “Founder” is not the same as “owner.”

  8. jmnpjn says:

    Anyone who claims Republican is automatically not a tea party person, make that clear and reject any Republican from using tea party references. Vote R and D out of congress! These parties have served their purpose and are no longer fit to rule, PERIOD.

  9. hughfon says:

    And Who in Hell is this Denninger guy? Never heard nor seen him before. I thought it was Rick Santelli on CNBC who is credited for inventing the idea of a tea party. I have attended several tp events, and read much, never has this guy seen my retinas. And now…he shows up on every commie-left blog, and MSNBC (sorry for the redundancy), proclaiming the failure of the tp’s. How original! I would never have thought of that trick.

    I’m afraid this guy, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, NYT, LAT, PBS, NPR etc, etc, etc are still up to the same old tricks, trying to stimulate the dying democrat party to rise from the dead and start voting, early and often.

    I don’t have time to continue..I must run now to read Politico, and see what they have to say about this. OOPS!!! Sorry for another redundancy!

    Oh well, guess I’ll just go and read RULES FOR RADICALS again, to see how this game will turn out.

  10. gadsdengurl says:

    Denninger is a joke. He is not the founder of the tea party, no one ever heard of him!

    The tea party was founded by RON PAUL supporters when they had their first dumping of tea in the harbors on Dec 16, 2007.

    Next they marched on DC on July 12, 2008.

    Finally, Santelli said even HE would have a tea party in Lake Michigan because things were so bad.

    How did Santelli hear about it? He and Peter Schiff are in the financial business and Schiff is a Ron Paulian.

    Read the true history and founders of the tea party here:


    Also please note, we real tea partiers from 2007 do NOT recognize Tea Party Express, Tea Party Patriots or Tea Party Nation as legitimate tea parties… but hijacked from some neocon groups.

  11. ronin says:

    Tea Party “founder?” Really trying to stir things up, huh?

    Ron Paul is the founder, CEO, and President of the Tea Party, just that the establishment wishes it not so and does a fine job of covering it up. Why you ask? Simple: Dr. Paul would sooner demolish the War machine before the Welfare machine and this pisses off TPTB.

    What would all those laid off Military Industrial Complex folks do without a job? Can you imagine all those Rand folks moving onto hotel management or the airline industry? Scary thought, ain’t it?

  12. ownahome says:

    Not to worry foks. The Republican Party is about to go down big time. They will win big on Nov. 2, to be sure. Then they will be the “party in power as the country crumbles. Who do you think the general populous will blame for the collapse?

  13. honestann says:


    Karl Denninger is a fraud, and so are all these TV programs.

    The TeaParty was part of the RonPaul 2008 presidential campaign. After RonPaul was cheated out of the debates, and thereby screwed out of a chance in that election, the TeaParty were those RonPaul supporters who continued on with his LIBERTY and massively reduce government platform.

    As this TeaParty grew larger and larger, the neo-con-job republican predators-that-be decided they better take over the TeaParty. The mainstream media allows, and this website, and these TV programs knowingly lie about the origin and nature of the TeaParty.


  14. smartalek says:

    ownahome Said:
    “Who do you think the general populous will blame for the collapse?”

    Obama and the far-left socialist Dem’s in Congress, of course.
    Because that’s whom everyone they see, hear, and read in the mass media will blame.

    And they will be successful at doing so, just as they have successfully convinced majorities of the electorate that…

    …the current economic collapse is the fault of Obama and the Dem’s, initially brought on by the Community Reinvestment Act, which forced banks to give mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them
    …the current federal budget deficit is greater than the deficits under GWB
    …the ’08 stimulus did nothing but increase the deficit and the debt, and neither created nor saved jobs
    …our economy is currently shrinking
    …taxes for the majority of Americans, and the entire middle class, have gone up since Obama’s election
    …TARP funds are not being repaid
    …the HCR bill that passed last year constitutes a government takeover of the healthcare system
    …Muslims want to build a “Victory Mosque” at Ground Zero

    and, of course, those perennial favorites…

    …Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was behind, and operationally involved in, the 9/11 atrocities
    …there is no “global warming;” the earth has cooled over the last decade; and claims to the contrary are lies promulgated by a small cabal of corrupt scientists whose motivations are ideological, political, and their own personal funding, as was proven by the leaked e-mails in the “climategate” scandal
    …the mass media are “liberal” and favor the Obama administration, Congressional Dem’s, and liberal narratives and policies in general

    and, best of all…

    …Pres Obama may be a practicing Muslim and not a citizen of the USA at all

    Since they’ve been highly effective at implanting all of these counterfactuals, some of them mind-bogglingly blatant, in the minds of most Americans, what possible reason would there be to think they wouldn’t remain successful in continuing to do so?