F*ck Tea

A number of people have asked me about the stylish F*ck Tea t-shirt I had on last night, it came to me courtesy of The Agenda Project (which has cool slogans: “What if someone told you that politicians were the least important part of politics”) and you can find for sale here along with other anti-Tea Party swag:


On the back it says “Progress is the real American Party,” which I think is correct. The United States was founded fairly explicitly on a set of liberal ideals—pragmatic egalitarian cosmopolitan individualism is the American creed and the progressive movement is largely about trying to make those ideals a reality. John Boehner’s view that human freedom somehow reached a peak in the 1950s and that therefore a reactionary politics is going to be liberatory is absurd.