It appears the U.S. Declaration of Independence is just too lame stream.
The Montana TEA Party has put out another important manifesto this week: a “TEA Party Declaration of Independence.”
In the document, they declare that they are a “genuine, spontaneous, grassroots movement,” not sounding at all defensive on that point. The manifesto also insists that the Montana TEA Party is independent from “all political parties.”
It seems that the irony of this assertion was not lost on the folks at the Montana Watchdog, because the very story in which the TEA Party declares itself above political parties includes an item about the TEA Partiers’ meeting with Montana’s top GOP candidates, Congressman Dennis Rehberg and congressional candidate Steve Daines.
The TEA Party has been pimping Rehberg hard for some time now. After the wingnut nightmare that was the Montana legislative session (and Rehberg’s notorious speech to the legislature laced with angry TEA Party invective,) no one is left in the state who is dumb enough to believe the fading myth that members of the tea party are somehow distinct from Republicans.