Calvin Coolidge is an unlikely political hero. Coolidge, after all, is routinely considered one of the worst U.S. presidents. Coolidge was so inert as the commander-in-chief that he became known as "Silent Cal."
Now Coolidge is the hero of the Tea Party, which likes the 30th president for his anti-tax positions and his inactivity in the White House.
A Tea Party blogger has referred to Coolidge as "the patron saint of the Tea Party."
AltTulsa wishes to congratulate the Tea Party on their choice of heroes. It makes perfect sense that the Tea Party wingbags would select a do-nothing president as their symbolic leader.
We're certain that doing nothing is exactly the right course of action for the federal government in every situation. Example: The nation is attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, so (according to the Coolidge doctrine) the Feds should do nothing. Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast and the levees fail in New Orleans, the federal response should be nothing.
Hey, doing nothing is the perfect solution for every occasion. Which brings us back to Calvin Coolidge, who did nothing to prevent the Great Depression. Thanks, Calvin!
And thanks to the enlightened visionaries in today's Tea Party, some of the finest minds of the 1920s.