You know, I lean left, but I consider myself a fairly rational person who does a decent job of not being blinded by his biases in the face of overwhelming evidence which contradicts my own political beliefs. So I saw this thing on Reason-a publication I enjoy even though there's a lot of it with which I disagree-about how the "tea parties" were a lot more successful than those on the left were prepared to give credit for. And I thought to myself, okay, maybe I was wrong, I should read it and see what they have to say.
Then it started off with "According to Pajamas Media, 700,873 people attended some 883 tea party protests on April 15." Really? According to Pajamas Media? These guys? Also, it turns out to have been written by the president of FreedomWorks Foundation, the Dick Armey-led AstroTurf factory which essentially co-sponsored the "tea parties" with Fox News. Finally, it suggests that the Obama administration is only steps away from suspending the First Amendment. So you know what? Fuck those guys. I was right the first time: FARCE. Thank you for confirming my opinions.