Saturday, March 27, 2010
The Times They Have A-Changed
- Americans now have as favorable an impression of the tea party movement as they do of the entire Republican Party.
- ...the tea party movement has also brought demands for purity to the GOP family, as well as expressions of intolerance and, at times, destructive behavior. All that was on display last week. GOP leaders were quick to denounce threats of violence against supporters of health care as well as the most repulsive language used against some Democratic lawmakers over the weekend on Capitol Hill. But they were equally quick to criticize the Democrats for what they said was an attempt to brand the entire conservative movement by the actions of a few on the fringe.