I do kinda like the thinking behind the Tea Party...
The problem is that the Tea Party is actually one name, given to two distinct groups.
The original group and perhaps the smaller, less obnoxious of the two groups consists of people who genuinely believe in freedom, libertarianism, and a form of capitalism which attempts to remove corruption from the system we now have.
In many ways I agree with these folks, and where I don't agree, I can definitely understand their rationale.
The second group are the loud obnoxious freaks who worship Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck. These people are not Libertarians, and the only parts of the Constitution they care about are the parts that help them suppress the rights and beliefs of others.
The tricky part is trying to determine which group you're talking to, because both claim to support the Constitution and both claim to be patriots.
FOLKS! I have the million dollar question which will help you determine which is which...
"So, how do you feel about the Cordoba Mosque going up in New York?"
If they freak out about it and start whining about sensitivity and Islamofascism, you can be 100% certain your speaking to a hypocritical sheep from group number 2.
Why you may ask....
I'll let Mr. Ron Paul explain here. I still maintain a Presidency consisting of Mr. Paul and President Obama could bring to pass some excellent change in America. The may seem to be polar opposites, but they're both reasonable men, with a sound understanding of their positions, and both are very articulate. I think some great compromises could be worked out.
In other news... Has Glenn Beck been called as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
I'll elaborate more in a day or two, but wouldn't it be an absolute riot to watch the faces of all of his fundamentalist Christian fans, if he were to give them the first Mormon Missionary discussion on his TV show, and then they were to find out about it after the fact?!?