The GnOPe of Lincolnland wants my vote; not for anyone in particular, not for any particular issue or agenda, just in general, more or less for everything. In fact the missive sent to me only features one word in bold, red letters: LIBERAL. Yes, vote against anything liberal; vote against the liberal agenda; vote against Washington liberals (if only we really had some!); meaning vote for the GnOPe. Personally TPP is insulted. The GnOPe seems to think that the word LIBERAL will affect me the way SQUIRREL affects dogs in the movie UP. Well, TPP has stopped associating with the GnOPe since they became the party of stupid. Since TPP is not alone, quite likely this message resonates quite well with their party's present main base, but liberal doesn't mean what they think it means. TPP has long embraced a liberal philosophy of equality and justice supporting free and fair elections, freedom of speech, religion, and press, a right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. If the GnOPe is serious about opposing a liberal agenda, then they should be more specific about which of these rights and freedoms they wish to limit or take away. Oh, yes, in a manner of speaking all of them, for one group or another. The GnOPe doesn't want minorities or people who vote against the "conservative" agenda to vote. The GnOPe doesn't want women to have any rights at all. And freedom of religion is OK as long as it's the right one, and now even this is pretty confusing for the them trying to convince the religious right that Obama is the wrong kind of Christian while at the same time sort of side stepping the issue that Mittens isn't any kind of Christian at all by their own standards. Ironic isn't it? The original tea party was protesting the lack of representative government, and now the Tea Party embodies the biggest threat to our constitutional rights in the history of our republic. Before receiving this missive, TPP was considering voting for at least one GnOPe candidate for state office, by all accounts a reasonable fellow, but how can he be reasonable and still be part of a stupid party? Recalculating, recalculating.