We need to begin calling the Tea Party Republicans what they truly are. They are the resurrection of the Confederate Party. While we were all busy fighting against the NEO-CONservatives of the last decade, there was an uprising of NEO-CONfederates bubbling below them. They are every bit a danger to the Democratic Party as they are to the Republican Party.
The Republican party, while being different in ideology, used to be a civil party and one that could work with Democrats from time to time. And if we can all remember to last week when there was a candid discussion between Rand Paul and McConnel, Rand mentioned "I just did CNN and I just go over and over again 'We're willing to compromise, we're willing to negotiate.' I think -- I don't think THEY poll tested 'we won't negotiate.' I think it's awful for them to say that over and over again", I honestly think the THEY he was referring too were the Confederates, not the Obama administration, Democrats, or the Press. Rand and McConnel are opportunists, but they are not as crazy as the rest of them.
The Confederate Party has no interest in working with the Republican Party leadership, let alone the Democrats across the isle. They have one goal in mind and one goal only, to overthrow the Republican Party, and to take over the government, dismantling it and deaming it so broken that there is no choice but to rebel and create a new form of government.
To call yourself a patriot, wrap yourself in a flag, and cheer the destruction of your country's financial and physical well-being is no patriotic act. It is treasonous and needs to be called what it is. To take the name of the Boston Tea Party, an act against a tyranical king, and claim it as your own to go against a representational republic is irresponsible.
So let's just be honest here. They are not Republicans. They are not the Tea Party. They are the New Confederate Party of the Ununited States.