Now, why in the world would anyone think the Tea Party is about hate and ignorance?
Maybe if they stopped trying to gin up hatred based on ignorance.
You want to phrase things in stark terms, Tea Party? Very well. I could deal with you when you were challenging government priorities and spending, because those are talks we need to have. But you didn't stay there. Instead, you wanted to play revolution, and a revolution needs enemies. It is not enough to get people fired up talking about tax law minutia, you needed more.
Now that you have gone all-in with the civilizational war talk, the "with-us-or-against-us" stuff, the threatening and the bullying and the bearing of false witness to spread fear and ignorance, I cannot abide it. Funny time is over.
You may consider me in the "against you" category.
(HT: Daily Dish.)