Say hello to Wyoming congressional candidate Cody Kane. (Not a real person) Kane, 41 is a former rodeo star turned businessman. He is married to former beauty queen and one time TV weather lady Candy Burgess Kane.
The deficit is a major problem for America. But there are two parts to the problem. One part is waste in government. The second is insufficient revenue. We are under-taxed, especially our corporations and our rich.
Though their quotes can be quite amusing, without the Tea Party movement, we would have had a stronger health care bill, a more robust ongoing stimulus to retain and create jobs, maybe even comprehensive immigration reform.
Tea Party activists, I owe you an apology. I used to think that the country was divided between blue states and the "irony-free zone." I realize now that the Tea Party is, in fact, a lot funnier than Democrats ever were.
It's quite disturbing that Ginni Thomas, who shares her life with one of the most powerful men in the United States government, should use her social standing to recruit people to rage against that government in the company of Larry Pratt.
Since the early Reagan years Republicans have managed to hold together an unholy alliance between big business, libertarians, and moderate/conservative faith voters. But it doesn't have to be that way.
With Tea Party groups around the country actively sizing up candidates and picking sides, come November, we may finally discover whether the movement is the new voice of America, or just the squeaky wheel getting the grease.