Conservatism

For Christ's Sake, Have a Cuppa Tea

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Michelle Goldberg has an odd article on the American Prospect site today about the Tea Party movement and the religious right. Observing that some prominent Christian conservatives are going to speak at the Tea Party National Convention in Nashville next month, Goldberg doesn't merely conclude that their faction is one of many grouplings eager to identify themselves with the (highly contested) Tea Party brand. She declares that that "the tea-party movement is no longer merely populist, libertarian, or anti-government, if it ever was. It is theocratic." Sounds like a serious stretch to me; read the article and judge for yourself.

Elsewhere in Reason: The more I read about the variety of views competing within the Tea Party milieu, the more I think back to the Reform Party convention I covered 10 years ago.