April 21, 2009

The Tea Party debacle

Mission Accomplished: Teabagging parties demonstrated that the GOP's most vocal supporters are ignorant, ill-informed fringe dwellers.

Perhaps even more comical than the ineptitude and dishonesty surrounding the Tea Party "movement", however, is the fact that it has taken the greatest degree of its meager hold in states that traditionally support the Republican Party, and which have an almost universally undeserved image of themselves as self-reliant. It is these GOP strongholds that are the true welfare queens, taking in far more in federal money than they contribute, and in effect, living off of the hard work of the "liberal elite" states on the coasts.

[T]here is a very real chance that the Republican Party is essentially committing suicide with this foolishness. It's certainly possible that the Tea Party movement might represent the cornerstone of a revitalized, modern GOP with national support, but to me, it is far more likely that it is merely another brick in the wall separating today's Republican leadership from the average American, and it might even be a weight that drags the party from the national stage into the political oblivion of regional power.

Read the whole thing here.

"You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons."