Purity cults have been around for a long time. They all imagine some perfect world, now lost to enemies within society. They seldom enlist more than 5-10% of the body politic, but they tend to be very noisy. We can think of the French Poujadists, Haider's Austrians,Bavaria's National Socialists or those Georgians who still light votive candles before icons of Stalin. The enormous if brief success of the Know Nothings, who wanted to purify us from the Irish pollution here in the 1840s is a good native example.
So, in brief, the Teabaggers would save us from pollution and put us back on the path to REAL AMERICANISM. While this means deporting all those Mexicans, more importantly it means neutralizing or destroying the liberal influence. Any purity cult conservative know that liberals are not real Americans. In fact they are traitors who want to overthrow the Founders in the interests of international order and replace free enterprise with government control. Liberals, quite simply, are not REAL AMERICANS.
I'm posting this to try and capture the sincere quality of teabag beliefs