The press has come aboard the Tea Party express, some seeing it as the voice of the people, while others, the voice of the criminally insane.
But we can no longer discount the influence of this astroturf, corporate funded, movement.
They've accomplished what we didn't think was possible. They've elected people dumber than George W. Bush. Sarah Palin seems the next logical step as president.
But what frightens me the most is that they will now heavily influence foreign policy.
President Obama recently signed a nuclear nonproliferation deal with Europe. But with the shift in power, he is now having to meet with the "Republicans" to sell them on it. That is not going to be easy.
The Tea Party is steeped in religious fuundamentalists, and according to the L.A. Times, this "waiting for Armageddon" crew has already ordered their white linen robes and golden breast plates.
They see a nuclear war as the final clash of civiliations and any efforts by them to stop it, would be tantamount to interfering with God's will.
Can they be reasoned with, or will the same voices whispering in Stephen Harper's ear, like John Hagee, dictate?
This is a very serious situation and one we can't take lightly.
Damn I wish we had a media in Canada.