Oh darn, Radley Balko has quit the Tea Party. What will we do? Oh, what will we do?
Dear Tea Partiers,
Ask Joe Arpaio to be your keynote speaker, and you’ve lost me.
He’s a power-mad thug with a badge, the walking, mouth-breathing antithesis of the phrase “limited government.”
Yes, this is but one state chapter in your movement. So distance yourself from them.
It’s one thing to have a few idiots and nutjobs show up at your rallies.
It’s quite another to invite one to speak.
The good sheriff from Maricopa County, Ariz., happens one of the few elected officials in the U.S., who not only cares about illegal immigration, but has actually done something about it.
For that he’s earned the everlasting ire of libertarian Balko. A tea party group in Arizona invited a popular Arizona politician, Arpaio, who shares their views to speak at their rally. And now
The Agitator dismisses the entire Tea Party, which has done more to promote and popularize libertarian, small government ideas in the past year than the entire libertarian movement has done in the past — umm — ever.
Talk about a crank.