The new, new normal

What’s remarkable about the coverage of Saturday’s Tea Party rally in Oshkosh is that it’s so unremarkable. The local left leaning newspaper wrote it up after witnessing, evidently, no freakish behavior, no marauding Klansmen, no vandalism, nobody calling other people Nazis. The picture gallery is a portrait of pure, well-mannered, Midwestern normalcy.

Contrast this event, the kind of thing media elites love to characterize as a mortal threat to civil liberties and civic order, with the continuing exhibitions by the people entrusted with the job of educating Wisconsin’s youth.

No one at the Tea Party rally was beating drums, blowing on vuvuzelas or shrieking obscenities to drown out the speakers. Nor was anyone attempting to blackmail local businesses into toeing the party line. For that kind of thing, you have to go to a school board meeting or any event attended by the Governor, and watch for our guardians of learning and culture to appear.

Their credibility and that of the Tea Party have headed rapidly in opposite directions. For the sake of public education in Wisconsin, we can only hope that teachers who actually respect their profession stand up and do something about it.


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