I don't usually do multiple diaries in one day, but a number of things caught my attention this morning. One, with great comedic possibilities, is a Redstate artilcle entitled Tea Party 2.0: Focus on the 4 R’s & Fight Back . The article actually makes some good observations, including a proposal that the now toxic tea party name be dropped. The solutions proposed in the artlcle are where the hilarity comes in..
For instance, the article points out:
To make matters worse, the Tea Party movement has an attrition problem called age.
All-too-often, Tea Party meeting attendees are grandparents fighting to save America’s future for their grandchildren. Yet, the grandchildren are nowhere to be found. Why?
The solution proposed by the article?
If you’re fighting for your kids’ future, get your kids involved—and have them bring some friends.This has an enormous number of possibilities for comic awkwardness at family gatherings. Imagine being a twenty-something, and your grandparents take you aside and ask “We’d like for you to come to our meeting of angry septuagenarians ranting about Obamacare and Agenda 21 over Chik-Fil-A sandwiches.”
The Tea Party is, after all, in aggregate, the crazy old racist grandparent or aunt posting chain emails about conspiracy theories on facebook. The twenty year old is the young embarrassed relative who doesn’t want to unfriend the crazy older relative, but wishes they’d find another hobby.
I've written more about this on Blue State Georgia , but this excerpt covers the funniest aspect of the Redstate article.