The mad hatters at the Tea Party aren't stupid

US Democrats may be quick to ridicule the Tea Party, but its rise highlights a growing cultural rift between progressives and disenchanted older generations. It would be very foolish to dismiss them.

Forrest Gump immortalised the phrase “stupid is, as stupid does”. In the wake of the latest federal shutdown, most Americans would readily apply it to the Tea Party movement. Can there be anything more idiotic than flirting with a voluntary sovereign default? Who is to say it will not try again in the coming months?

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