Arizona’s Redistricting Commission Should Regard the Tea Party as Disruptive Loons
More than anything, the Tea Party movement in Arizona reminds me of the assorted wackjobs who believed that the 9/11 attacks on America were an “inside job” by the administration of President George W. Bush, a moronic contention now thoroughly debunked and discredited.
Like the so-called 9/11 “truthers,” Tea Baggers see conspiracies where there are none, spread misinformation without consequence, and vilify any who do not buy their bald-faced bull.
But where the nearly moribund “truth” movement once offered numerous flavors of idiocy, the Tea Baggers march in lockstep, showing up to public meetings with prepared talking points copied off e-mails and websites, repeating over and over the same soft-headed mush and regurgitated canards.
They also are often armed.
They aim to take over or disrupt public meetings, and there often are warnings either from them or from politicians allied with these noxious hillbillies that veer toward the threat of violence.
In short, this anti-democratic force of bikers, nativists, old white biddies, and crazed, self-styled “patriots” have more in common with pre-Berlin Wall-fall Communists than the fomenters of the American Revolution they purportedly revere.