Shorter Tea Party: Ever Since Congress Passed TARP, We’ve Decided to Hate Gay People

Or something. Something I never understood about the Iraq War was how many nominal Democrats who supported the invasion of Iraq subsequently decided to jettison the rest of the Democratic Party platform, which was described by some as “ever since the Iraq War, I’ve decided to hate the New Deal.” In retrospect, it’s pretty clear that many of them were conservatives–although they would never admit it in public–looking for an excuse to do so.

Which brings us to this result from a Washington Post poll:

WaPo-gay-marriage-poll

Wasn’t the Tea Party supposed to be about the bailouts and TARP? How the hell did opposition to gay marriage get worked into the mix?

Or maybe, just maybe, they were the most retrograde elements of the Republican coalition to begin with? Just a thought.

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2 Responses to Shorter Tea Party: Ever Since Congress Passed TARP, We’ve Decided to Hate Gay People

  1. Yoder says:

    Check out the footnote: “Results among ‘Pro-government conservatives’ based on fewer than 100 interviews.” No, really?

  2. ArlingtonRob says:

    Mike…I sure hope you didn’t just discover that there is no tea party. Birchers have been rebranded, but little work is required to see they’re as delusional as ever.

    We live is strange times…

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