This is from the op-ed about the Tea Party in the other post on this today. Where this guy is right, what he is seeing is the result of the right compromising too much over the past 30 years. They have compromised over and over yet the left gives them no credit. This being the case, what motivation does the Tea Party have to compromise? Still, this really isn’t equivalent to the left not compromising. The left is dismantlying our society. The right is trying to balance the budget.
“Staunch Tea Partiers seem to be guided by the worst kind of fundamentalist political extremism — immutable positions derived from a near-religious adherence to self-proclaimed inviolable principles. This could well be their undoing.”