John Avlon on the religious fundamentalist nature of the Tea Party:
It's worth saying simply: these candidates do not believe in separation of church and state as it is commonly understood by the vast majority of Americans. They believe that concept is essentially a myth propagated by those they might call 'secular socialists.' It is a contradiction that libertarians cannot afford to ignore, and it undercuts these candidates' claims to represent and respect the constitutional tradition. It is evidence of the Tea Party being used by some social conservatives as a Trojan horse.
The inconsistencies of the Tea Party cannot be ignored.