This is the sorry state that we have come to. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows more support for the Tea Party than for the Democratic or Republican Party.
When you get underneath the numbers, a major contingent of Tea Party fans get their info from Fox News. In fact 75% of Fox News viewers were fans of the Tea Party movement. Wow, what a surprise there!
On December 15, the Tea Party (or at least one of its many factions) walked into Congress planning to stage a “die-in” where they planned to play dead to illustrate the results of any health care reform that might be passed. The result was not quite what the organizers were hoping for. In fact, subbing for Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s “Countdown”, Lawrence O’Donnell reported that the protesters were treated to beverages when they entered the Capitol and not a single one “played dead”.
This is the band of geniuses who will be running our country starting in 2010 if the polls are to be believed. Well at least they have a sense of humor: