Charlie Gasparino is a Fox News Wall Street pundit. On Neil Cavuto's show today, he said that Wall Street is terrified of two words: Tea Party. Why? Because, according to Gasparino, the Tea Party people "hate banks more than the left wing of the Democrat party."
Gasparino attempted to credential this assertion by saying that the Tea Party would let Wall Street take its lumps, rather than give it all the bailouts that the Republicrats did under Bush and Obama. That much is probably true. But to go from there to the patently false conclusion that the Tea Party people "hate banks" is sheer bunkum.
You have to wonder whose water someone like Gasparino is carrying. We know Fox News hires far more liberals than conservatives, and we know it is more enmeshed in political correctness than it wants people to know. But, come on, folks! Do you really think the people who watch Fox News are going to accept the kind of gas that Gasparino is spewing without holding their noses? Not bloody likely.
The Tea Party people support capitalism because it is the economic expression of individual liberty; and more than anything else it is the erosion of individual liberty at the hands of an overweening federal government that the Tea Party opposes. So, I have a hot news flash for Fox News and its Wall Street pundits: if you want to get on the right side of the Tea Party, all you have to do is love Liberty