Robo-calls don’t allow for nuance

I received a telephone robo-poll call with only two questions. The sponsor of this poll did not identify itself, but it isn’t too difficult to detect the direction coming and going.

Question No. 1 — “Do you consider yourself a Tea Party patriot?”

Answer No. 1 — “What is a Tea Party patriot?”

I have seen the “Tea Party patriots” showing intolerance, shouting racial slurs and advocating extreme violence against any who holds a different point of view.

Question No. 2 — “Do you support Sarah Palin?”

Answer No. 2 — “For what?”

Is there going to be a Tea Party ticket in 2012? Are the Republicans splintering? Changing their name?

Brian Levin

Camano Island