New York Times reporter Kate Zernike, the woman who taught us that "the rule of law" was an obscure concept coined by "long-dead" author F.A. Hayek, that there might just be "an echo of slavery" in state-level opposition to Obamacare, and that conservatives were trying to woo the youth vote by "using racial stereotypes," is back today with a useful analysis of how the Tea Party is making a real impact in the 2010 midterms. The only Zernikian eruptions occur in her "Faces of the Tea Party Movement" sidebar, where a taxonomy of TP subgroups includes:
Candidates who emphasize individual liberties, embrace Austrian economics, love Ayn Rand.
Off With Their Heads!
Candidates have proposed getting rid of entire federal departments, believing them unnecessary or unconstitutional.
Because nothing says Robespierre like advocating the (unlikely) closure of the National Endowment for the Arts!