In light of the controversy surrounding Republican Representative and Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri, some Tea Party supporters have been trying to distance themselves from Akin. They insist that their brand of conservatism is fiscal and above the petty distinctions between the Democrats and the Republicans. Tea Party people, they tell me, are bipartisan with diverse opinions on social policy who are united only by their shared concern over runaway government spending.
Even if I did agree with Tea Party Republicans on their economic and fiscal ideas (I don’t by the way) I would still not vote for them, because of their social conservatism. That they lie about that facet of their political agenda makes them even more repellant to me.