I can’t stand a tail that insists on wagging the dog. The tea party is such a tail and it’s trying its best to wag the Republican Party.
In this case, the tail is located too far from the brain, which is composed of old, hard, grisly material and contains no gray matter at all.
The most recent example of the tea party’s dog-wagging desire is its effort to recruit a candidate against Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, one of the most sane and balanced Republicans in America.
From 1979 to 1987, Alexander was governor of Tennessee, and I had my problems with him when I was county executive in Hamilton County from 1978 to 1994.