The Tea Party Apocalypse Is Upon Us

The Tea Party Apocalypse Is Upon Us

There are many potential or would-be leaders for the Tea Party craze - from libertarians to conservatives to Christian dominionists like Sarah Palin. It does not seem to be only conservatives lining up for tinfoil hats but libertarians with a fear of big government who have perhaps let their imaginations run away with them. The "New World Order" phenomenon is by no means limited to conservatives and Christian apocalyptic millenialists awaiting the return of Jesus but is embraced by some libertarians as well.

The Founding Fathers Did Not Wear Tinfoil Hats

Tea Partiers present themselves as average, everyday Americans who have been pushed too far. From their perspective, they are us. They are America. But they are no America I know or am familiar with. Their America seems to be a phobic, paranoid little place rife with conspiracies intent on overthrowing “real” America. They claim to represent the ideas of the Founding Fathers, but the Founding Fathers did not wear tin foil hats.

Obama Mocks Fox News and the Tea Bag Protests

At a town hall meeting in Arnold, MO, President Obama took a not so veiled shot at Fox News and the tea bag protests. Obama talked about a certain news channel where he isn't very popular and people waving tea bags around. Obama said that these people are playing games and pretending that the problem is the Recovery Act.

GOP Tries to Muscle in on the Tea Party Movement

The organizers of the April 15 Chicago Tea Party claim that they rejected a request from RNC Chairman Michael Steele to speak at the event, but Steele claims that he never asked to speak. The real story here is that the GOP is trying to muscle in on the Tea Party Movement, but not all Tea Parties will be alike. Republicans will find themselves unwelcome at true grass roots events.