The Tea Party Folks Are Mostly Just Christian Soldiers

“Next to being a Republican, the strongest predictor of being a Tea Party supporter today was a desire, back in 2006, to see religion play a prominent role in politics. And Tea Partiers continue to hold these views: they seek ‘deeply religious’ elected officials, approve of religious leaders’ engaging in politics and want religion brought into political debates. The Tea Party’s generals may say their overriding concern is a smaller government, but not their rank and file, who are more concerned about putting God in government.”
— Much as we described to you in vivid detail yesterday, the hard data also shows that the Tea Party has little to do with economics or politics: its goal is just to put Jesus Christ front and center in schools, the workplace and the government.