The American Conservative » Reading the tea leaves
I want to find reason to be hopeful about the Tea Party– and hope that somewhere in its analysis of the factors bankrupting the United States is the high cost of pursuing a neoconservative foreign policy, adhered to by Obama as much as Bush. These hopes received a hard knock by reading here that a lion’s share of GOP congresspeople with Tea Party ties signed on to an idiotic resolution endorsing an Israeli military strike on Iran....Anyway, sorry to see the Tea Party folks be so easily led, though I’m not that surprised. Not only is Ron Paul not part of this nonsense, I doubt his son Rand would be either. But until the movement matures, it’s impossible to say whether it will be a neocon cheering section with middle American roots or something more promising.Are advocates for small government at home and abroad the only constituency left in America without a political home?