The GOP Wingnuts and their kin the Tea Party fanatics seem to have persuaded most of the rest of the Party that anthropogenic climate change, energy conservation and plans for mass-transit infrastructure development are symptoms of a Socialist/ Communist/ UN plot to seize power and impose a New World Order of Global Governance.
I hope beyond hope that the American people are alert to the arrogant imbeciles who would bring a new era of ignorance and irrationality to the Oval Office and to the Capitol, were they to be given the chance.
The Tea Party is now telling us that sustainability is a plot to sap our precious bodily fluids. At what point does this just become too embarrassing for sensible human beings?
Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities.
They are showing up at planning meetings to denounce bike lanes on public streets and smart meters on home appliances — efforts they equate to a big-government blueprint against individual rights.
In Maine, the Tea Party-backed Republican governor canceled a project to ease congestion along the Route 1 corridor after protesters complained it was part of the…
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