It wasn’t this guy.
Nor was it this guy.
Not this woman, either.
Well, not this time, anyway.
But it is surprising that a lonely, alienated nut showed up at one of these places:
Except, of course, it isn’t.
The entire Tea Party apparatus is geared toward appealing to the lonely, alienated nut. Lonely, alienated nuts are its core. Everyone who harbors a grievance and resentment because he thinks he hasn’t gotten a fair shake in life, or is unlucky in love, or whatever, is a candidate.
To bring this a little closer to home, there was a guy who looked very much like the patriot above who is pressed against the police tape, gun on his hip, who appeared at the foot of the Capitol lawn at the Tea Party rally in St. Paul last April.
Do we have politicians in Minnesota who support the Affordable Care Act, immigration reform, and oppose Arizona’s S.B. 1070-type legislation? Of course, but let’s not name them just now.
Most of the photos, which have appeared around the ‘net for a while, were cribbed for this post from Tbogg.