by Dave McGill
Are the Tea Baggers a Third-Party-in-Waiting?
There seems to be a growing level of animosity between the Tea Party candidates and traditional Republicans. True, the Tea Baggers don’t brew consistency, nor do they even have a platform. The proposals hitting the news, however, seem to have a common thread, if not a lucid one. The theme might be characterized as major surgery to trim the size of the government, cut government spending and reduce the deficit – a good plan at some point but not the ideal recipe for getting the country out of its nearly three-year economic downturn.