It was only a living room conversation. But: this living room conversation, earlier in the month, was between two clashing political titans: the co-founder of MoveOn.org, Joan Blades, and the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, the largest and most authentic of the Tea Party groups, Mark Meckler. Neither represented their respective organizations; they were there in their personal capacities only. Tabula rasa, all to the good.
A great rapport, without compromising principles, developed. Will this prove of importance? One can but consider the observation of the great quantum physicist Niels Bohr: “How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.”
The meeting between Blades and Meckler just possibly might prove to have explosive long-term political impact. Why? The Washington elites have been, to their own profit, throttling America’s ability to achieve an equitable prosperity. Washington, economically, is thriving. Seven of the 10 most prosperous counties in America, out of 3,000+, surround the nation’s capital.