'Breitbart News Sunday' on SXM 125: Rise of the Global Tea Party Movement
On a special Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST, Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon will devote the program to discuss the rise of the global Tea Party movement and why the movement that started in America is resonating and gaining strength across the pond in Europe.
Breitbart News CEO and President Larry Solov, Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow will be on the program to discuss the significance of the Tea Party movement locally in places like Texas and globally in even more cosmopolitan areas like London and how it threatens to topple the old political and media order.
Breitbart's Tony Lee wrote that the "glocalaization" of the Tea Party movement has put the "Party of Davos" on alert even though such movements--and its leaders like Sarah Palin--have been constantly dismissed by those in the political and media establishment who are most threatened by it:
Soon after President Obama took office, that movement congealed into a Tea Party movement in America that the Economist noted is unified by those who "share three convictions: that the ruling elite has lost touch with the founding ideals of America, that the federal government is a bloated, self-serving Leviathan, and that illegal immigration is a threat to social order."
And those ideals are spreading to Europe and attracting not only Europeans who want to harken "back to simpler times," but also those of all political stripes who "worry about immigration." They often "spring from the squeezed middle—people who feel that the elite at the top and the scroungers at the bottom are prospering at the expense of ordinary working people. And they believe the centre of power—Washington or Brussels—is bulging with bureaucrats hatching schemes to run people’s lives."
The American equivalent of the "squeezed middle" are voters of all ethnicities who are not wealthy enough to never have to worry about their tuition bills or the cost of health care, but not poor enough to get full-ride scholarships or completely subsidized Obamacare.
The Economist mentioned that, like in America, the mainstream media and the permanent political class have "tried to marginalize the insurgents" in Europe by "portraying them as unhinged, racist or fascist."
"But it is not working," the Economist writes, noting that while "attacking the insurgents as fascists worked when Hitler’s memory was fresh," many of today's Europeans "rightly see it as mostly a scare tactic."
Brandon Darby, Michael Quinn Sullivan, Lee Stranahan and Matt Boyle will be on the program to discuss how the Tea Party movement is shaking up Texas politics.
Raheem Kassam and Thomas Rose will discuss why the Tea Party movement is on the march in Europe and the rise of UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party).
Breitbart's Mary Chastain, who has been covering the Sochi Olympics for Breitbart Sports, will be on the show to discuss what to expect in the final week of the Games and the U.S.-Russia hockey classic on Saturday that riveted the country. The Americans defeated the Russians in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin as Jonathan Quick stonewalled the Russians and T.J. Oshie scored all of the U.S.'s goals in the shootout. And Breitbart Sports Editor Dan Flynn will discuss his appearance on CNN's Reliable Sources in which he discussed Michael Sam, the college football player who came out of the closet months before the NFL Draft.
Bannon hosts the weekly three-hour program that helps set the next week's news cycle.