I didn’t sleep well last night (probably because of the excitement of Obama visiting town) so I ended up listening to NPR. Pretty funny. First up was the Faith Middleton show. I’m sure Ms. Middleton is a fine woman but she was absolutely hysterical on the subject of the tea party, repeatedly referring to them as “ultra-conservative” “ultra, ultra-conservative”, and pressing her guest on how on earth they could possibly stop them. She then took a call from another woman, someone disappointed in Obama, and immediately the two ladies were in firm agreement that the tea “party” formed only, and solely because a black man had been elected president. Racists! Racists! They’re all racists!!! They were foaming at the mouth by the time the clock ran out.
Middleton’s show was followed by another one in which a Republican strategerest was interviewed, and that was even more amusing. The Republican establishment, this guy said, is completely baffled by the tea party – how to appeal to them? Who’s their leader? Where’s their leader? Will they vote for Mitt Romney and if not, who should the Republicans run for president in two years?
The biggest fear of Middleton, her caller and the Republican was that Sarah Palin was somehow going to end up as our next president. I’m not a particular fan of Palin but to witness brains exploding on the left and in the Republican party is just plain fun.