Yesterday, we posted an item about a Politico column arguing that Tea Partiers are "full blown terrorists." Today, Politico mixes things up a bit by publishing an Op/Ed advancing the premise that members of the Tea Party are just like the Taliban. Diversity:
We now have a group of U.S. politicians seeking political purity, who seem to have much in common with the Taliban. They are tea party members; and because of blind adherence to smaller government, they seem intent on risking destroying what American political leaders have constructed in more than two centuries of hard, often painful work. Like the Taliban, they see compromise as an unacceptable alternative.
The author, a former Democratic Congressman and DCCC Chairman named Martin Frost, proceeds to lay out his take on the current debt impasse, and offers some potential paths to resolution. He concludes by accusing the Tea Party of exploding American governance:
Granted, all this is hard. But there is no need to blow up centuries old religious statues — or two centuries of American government.