understood, but april was when the first sending of tea bags appears to have been discussed.
As for the libertarians, they are far too much like every other party. They want their freedoms but only to the point they want to deny others theirs as soon as they don't agrree. They are also far too isolationist for my tastes.
Actually, I consider myself a libertarian. What liberties do you see them wanting to deny anyone? It's only that no third party has ever seemed to be able to break the stranglehold two big ones have on our country. Perot came closer than anybody else has, but without him, the reform party fell completely apart.
If the tea partiers had their financial ideas they had but without sarah palin and the fundies, I'd consider belonging. And it's too bad that nobody from the libertarian mindset co-opted them before the religious extremists got there. Although I suspect that, since a lot of their platform is really only focused on being homophobic, xenophobia, racist, and sexist, that probably never would have happened. Still, they started out, at least, pretty easy to mold, and early on could probably have been convinced that government should stay out of people's bedrooms and such. Way too late now, though...
Actually it was the fauxers that started the idea that becaue the tea party. Glenn Beck came up with something he called the 9-12 project, so called because he said he 'hates those whining 9-11 families' and wanted to 'get past them.' In my little fundie town they started with 9-12 project rallies that eventually morphed into tea party rallies. So the teabaggers have been in bed with the rabid fauxers from the beginning, although everyone seems to have conveniently forgotten.
I'll hunt down some links, as right now I'm just relying on my memory. However, I work in newspaper advertising, and when we had 9-12 rallies here, the ads were paid for by the local republican machine. Here, I looked it up. http://www.the912project.com/
See how much overlap there is between Glenn Beck's 9-12 project and the teabaggers. Just my 2 cents... SherB