I am a conservative. I volunteer. I donate. I recycle. I walk for causes. I put two kids through college. I voted for same-sex marriage. I am not a racist. I have black friends. Good ones, too.
I support the tea party because I believe what their initials stand for: I am Taxed Enough Already. I believe in a hand up but not a lifelong handout. I do not think that takers should outnumber givers.
The petty are name-callers because they are absent sustainable facts. The narrow-minded focus on blaming someone else and not taking responsibility.
And, finally, the weak resort to lies because the truth has been re-purposed into self-serving arrogance and empty symbolism. It’s a wasteful shame to only require crumbs of your elected officials.
They are eager to live up to your expectations while they re-distribute the remaining loaf to those who have never even been in the kitchen.