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February 11, 2010

Tea Baggage: Texas Tea Party Gubernatorial Candidate Medina is a Truther

Glen Beck takes her out.

This is a worry for me about out-of-nowhere Tea Party candidates.

GOP candidates tend to have histories and are vetted. Now, those histories have baggage -- yes, they do tend to be more establishment, more insidery, etc.

On the other hand, we know more about them, as a general rule.

The Tea Party is not just comprised of strong small-government conservatives. A lot of crazy bastards have jumped on the bandwagon, a bunch of disaffected fringey malcontents who have been frustrated for their whole lives at never having been in "real politics," always shut out of real politics by the, erm, exoticness of their views.

These people, I think, want to hijack what is mostly a conservative movement and harness it to their own weird ends. The remaining Paulites. The few remaining Perotists. LaRouchies -- remember them? They were the ones with the Hitler signs. And a bunch of doctrinaire libertarian types, the ones, I mean, who don't want to talk about real issues before us but always want to engage in nothing but college bullshit sessions about the ideal state. Crank libertarians, I mean. The kind that just want to argue about the gold standard and lighthouses and nothing else all day.

I don't think they'll be successful in doing that. They will attempt to claim leadership of the movement -- they'll just assert they are leaders, and expect people to follow. But the movement will say "Screw you, weirdo, who asked you to lead?"

But I do think some of them may slip by, flying that Tea Party flag, which is a respectable outside-party flag, and hiding their real flag.

Which, in Medina's case, is the flag of 9/11 Trutherism.

We caught her, thank goodness.

But we have to be on guard for this. There are a whole pack of opportunistic weirdos who cannot fly their own flag without being laughed off the ballot, so they'll instead fly the Tea Party flag.

"Tea Baggage:" Coined by Dang in the thread.

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