The New York Times had an interesting 5-page article by David Barstow today titled, “Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right.” It is worth the read to see how they assess you. Some of what they say is very good and accurate. Other parts are a little off.
These people are part of a significant undercurrent within the Tea Party movement that has less in common with the Republican Party than with the Patriot movement, a brand of politics historically associated with libertarians, militia groups, anti-immigration advocates and those who argue for the abolition of the Federal Reserve.
The Tea Party movement defies easy definition, largely because there is no single Tea Party.
At the grass-roots level, it consists of hundreds of autonomous Tea Party groups, widely varying in size and priorities, each influenced by the peculiarities of local history.