I think this whole situation should put to rest all the hand-wringing about what the “Tea Party” is.  Whatever diverse shit people are saying on the ground, people who are taking leadership roles are religious fanatics with very small minds who would rather burn this country down to the ground rather than share power with the kind of folks who would vote for Barack Obama.  Or, to put it another way, the teabagger relationship to the country is like a wife-beater to his wife: what they call “love” is actually a desire to exert control and complete ownership.  And now the wife-country has run off with a handsome and charming black man.

Of course they’re going to pull the trigger.

Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon