I’ve been looking for a way to describe the insanity that is the Tea Party politicians for like a long time. Especially after watching the wacky hijinx of the Tea Party debate in Florida yesterday. I guess the closest I’ll ever get is Alice in Wonderland.
I wish I had an artist willing to draw this one for me. Jim DeMint is the Mad Hatter (blathers about nothing important), Rick Perry is the Chesire Cat (all smiles, no substance), Sarah Palin is the March Hare (you can never tell when she’s going to erupt), Michelle Bachmann is the Queen of Hearts ( who can only repeat “OFF WITH OBAMA’S HEAD!” as a platform) and Ron Paul as the White Rabbit (who is always late and can never catch up to what is relevant). Glenn Beck is Tweedle Dee (*honk* NAZIS) and Rush Limbaugh is Tweedle Dumb (*honk* COMMUNISTS). Fox News (the cable channel) is the Jaberwocky. Tim Phillips is the fat Dutchess. I guess you could throw fringe candidate Newt Gingrich in there, although he’s not an official Tea Party member, as the Tit Mouse who erupts with cries of conspiracy whenever he’s woken up. Every time I watch or read something sponsored by the Tea Party proper, or Americans for Prosperity, it reminds me of watching a train wreck of stupidity that could very well drag America’s intelligence level down ten notches. I guess you could say their entire game is a house of cards.
Of course, I’m going to be verbally crucified by the morons who support the Tea Party as a party of the people (let’s face it – it’s not … not even CLOSE, despite all your contrived stats and comparisons). Regular Republicans are more in-tune with the Independent vote than the Tea Party.
And let’s face it, Tea Party fans, you may not be crazy or even stupid. However, your choices for leadership and voice prove otherwise. You don’t want to be marginalized and made fun of? Then dump these morons and find a better platform to stand on with more reasonable, intelligent people. As they say, you can tell a lot about a person by the friends they have (or the people they associate with them).
Jesus. It’s not brain surgery.