Except as a statement of the Tea Party's muddled libertarian ideology, I can't see the House version of the Farm Bill amounting to much. It will never get through the Democrat controlled Senate. Even if it did President Obama would veto it.<quoted text>
What do I think?
Let me ask you instead; why am I not surprised?
I can't find a better example of the Tea Party's deadlock strategy, however. They are too few to really enact their legislative agenda, but there are enough of them and they understand the political process well enough to monkeywrench the machinery of government. They also understand the thinking or the people at home who elect them enough to stay in office. Many of those voters are too ignorant (if not outright stupid) to recognize what their own self interests are. That is especially true when it comes to their economic interests.