Teabaggers are a motley lot. The very Brownian movement includes a lot of people bouncing around in their own world of conspiracy theories (though some organizers are getting smarter and booting freakshow artists like Orly Taitz), half-digested Austrian economics, Christian persecution complex, ill-informed economic angst, and just plain old rage and hatred, if not outright racism. Out of these varied motivations, the Teabaggers have yet to prioritize a civil and productive discussion of policy. For the most part, they are content to ape the hyperbolic patriotic slogans and silly insults shoveled to them by clever Astroturfers and sales-driven entertainers.
Teabaggers just aren't focused on practical policy. But don't take my word for it. Take John McCain's (hat tip to PP):
I'll admit, I'm bothered at the apparent trend toward political ads that look like SNL spoofs. But McCain simply does here what Jon Stewart does so well: using the candidate's own words to show the candidate's lack of focus on real problems.
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