Clearly, the Democrats think they have something here tying together the Republican Party and the Tea Party. However, it seems to me that this political miscalculation is exactly why Congress' approval rating is at 11%.
What the Democratic Leadership doesn't seem to understand is that the Tea Party isn't a political party; it's a set of ideas shared by the overwhelming majority of Americans.
The Tea Party is made up of Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, Constitution Party members, and apolitical Americans.
They are mainstream folks who love our nation and who wish to see America return to policies of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and strictly adhere to our Constitution. After all, these are the fundamental principles of our founding and represent the character of America.
For the Democrats to portray these fundamental principles as radical and a hindrance to public policy shows just how far out of touch they are from the political pulse of this country.
I hope the Democrats’ latest messaging campaign reaches far and wide because it will do nothing but distance them further from Main Street America.