The motley collection of malcontents, true believers, and clueless conservatives known as the Tulsa Tea Party made a local appearance today, July 4, to signal their Independence from high taxes and their opposition to an entire laundry list of about everything else this side of the 20th century.
Unfortunately for the Tea Party gang, their leaders include the right-wing fundamentalist Randy Brogdon, would-be candidate for governor, and Clay Clark, the Boy Wonder of Tulsa free enterprise and pretend candidate for Tulsa mayor.
With leaders of such tremendous political savvy and intellectual heft, there's a snowball's chance in hell of popular success even in a conservative place like Tulsa.
Nonetheless, the Tea Party folks believe they have real solutions to problems. It's a delusion of considerable hubris.
But hey, it's a free country, and a few zanies probably won't hurt anything.