What let me down was that these shenanigans took place in our own backyard. There was barely a counter-protester to be found when we needed representation to point out the absurdities of this scenario.
I spoke with Victor McCoy of the Tea Party Patriots and Sons to learn about the group from an insider. McCoy, the pro-tem Sergeant-at-Arms for his Chapter, offered insights on his cause and his personal motivations for getting involved.
Democrats ought to be working to break up the Tea Party by taking stands on those issues that'll pry loose the movement's social libertarians. Foremost, we should quit locking people up for no good reason.