If the Tea Party wants to "spruce up its historical bona fides," its members should honor its real history by attending all of the Tea Party rallies dressed as American Indians and not as George Washington.
The very first phrase of this nation's defining document, the Bill of Rights, says: "Judaeo-Christian? Not a chance." It is the humanistic liberalism of America's Founders that still enraged the neo-Puritan GOP.
The social contract requires that the government provide the environment necessary for its citizens to achieve reasonable levels of Life, Liberty and Happiness. Right now, the American government is in breach of contract.
The latest GOP election sleight-of-hand? Divert attention from the news that projected Republican gains are going to be confined largely to the South by amping up the rhetoric on the mosque project in Lower Manhattan.
With Palin on the campaign trail once again, with self-righteous, morality-police guns ablaze, it's comic relief listening to her Tea Party drivel about family values and "taking back America" to the way our Founding Fathers would want it.
In time of high unemployment, Congress has traditionally extended the 26-week limit on unemployment benefits to as much as a year. Now, however, the GOP minority in the Senate is using the filibuster to block any such extension.