The Second Rule of Tea Parties Is You Don’t Talk About Tea Parties

Created: April 15, 2009 09:20 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

Here’s an interesting choice of analogy from Matt Mackowiak’s op-ed in The Austin American-Statesman, promoting the Tea Parties.

The coming revolution is akin to “Fight Club,” the 1999 film that follows the struggles of day to day life for a regular guy who starts an underground fight club as radical and not terribly productive psychotherapy.

As Brad Pitt’s character, Tyler Durden, says in the movie, “Fight Club was the beginning, now it’s moved out of the basement, it’s called Project Mayhem.”

Project Mayhem, of course, was the militarization of the Fight Clubs into terrorist cells that blow up banks. But Mackowiak wants us to think of the new Project Mayhem as the 2010 elections, so I guess that’s okay. It’s not like he…

Mackowiak is a Republican political and communications consultant and former Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.


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