The sorry state of the American right wing is nowhere more on view then with the so-called ground-zero mosque. One has to wonder what kind of America they believe in.
Hatred, racism, xenophobia, fear-mongering and demagoguery seem to be the real guiding principles.
Does the Tea Party spell trouble for Democrats? Not likely. Many Republicans and swing voters will be revolted by the Tea Party's crude populism. The Tea Party seems more likely to split the GOP and unify the Dems.