The Level-headed Ones are few and far between, I agree, and I haven't found, not even ONE who is a Member of the Tea Party, just a few Republicans, VERY few, but a few.<quoted text>Linda, in my part of Tennessee I'm standing at that fence you speak of and I can't talk to any Republicans/Independents(well maybe 1 or 2) because they are nowhere near the fence, and I'm not going to yell. The level-headed ones you speak of are the only ones I can speak to.
The Tea Party Members ALL personalize their Political views. IOW, if you do not agree with them 110% on any political issue, you are their sworn enemy. I suspect that they are the same way about agreeing with them on ANY issue, but I don't know that because I haven't gotten close enough to one to find out!
As I've stated many times, I like intelligent, honest, and forthright, trustworthy People and so far, I've not found a Tea Party Member who fits all that criteria. I'm not saying that there isn't one, I'm just saying that, if there is, I haven't found him!