Comment: is the failure of Jack in one paragraph.

(See in situ) is the failure of Jack in one paragraph.

"The heart of American conservatism has always been the simple notion that government is the problem — that government must be limited in scope, checked in its power and restrained by the Constitution. This was Goldwater’s creed and Reagan’s promise. It is what the Tea Party represents today."

First, anyone who thinks the Tea Party was real and not a media-fueled astroturf stunt is out of their frickin' mind! How many times do we need to point out that 99% of the Teaocons were Bush-loving, FED-kissing, false left/right, lovers of killing little brown children. And, while he gave himself an out by saying it was Reagan's "promise", no one can deny that Reagan opened the door of the White House to the Family and the Neocon/Evangelical Trotskyites (at least after Bush shot him).

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain