Tea Party Contradictions Part 74

Matt Taibbi on the Tea Party’s head scratching inconsistencies:

Having followed the Tea Party around on and off for a few months now

it’s been hard not to notice some of the contradictory messages

emanating from the movement. You’ll hear the same people who want to

abolish the EPA complaining about the slow federal response to the Gulf

oil spill, or the same people who are stocking up on guns to ward off

the inevitable government assault on their property cheering for

beefed-up drug enforcement laws and the no-knock search warrant.

And the logic behind it? There isn’t any. The Tea Partiers want strong government to crack down on minorities and suspected terrorists but want weak government when it comes to their guns and taxes. In other words, they want to have their tea and drink it.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.