In any case, it seems that Tea Partiers are feeling 'persecuted', so they're more or less shutting down and protecting their own. If nothing else, you could call this the online version of small-town mentality. That, and I suppose they didn't already have a loud enough bull-horn to scream their tired diatribes.
I know I usually write diaries about coping with Asperger's Syndrome, but considering I've been beating myself up lately, I figured I'd post something that made me laugh out loud.
P.S., speaking of which, I'd also like to apologize for being standoffish with fellow kossacks lately.