According to an article on TPM, the teabaggers are attempting to rebrand their “movement” as less violent, less racist and less, well crazy. But judging from Eli Sanders’s coverage of a Tea Party rally in Yakima over the weekend, they still have a ways to go.
Whether it’s explaining that “the only difference between Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler” is the Jew killing thing, or inexplicably attempting to vilify Patty Murray by magic-markering a yarmulke on the Senator’s head, the Yakima teabaggers haven’t quite internalized the kinder/gentler message yet. The crazy/racist/anti-semitic stuff though, now that they have down pat.
And yet these are the folks to whom Rob McKenna has chosen to pander in attempting to solidify his position as the GOP frontrunner for governor in 2012. Go figure.