Dear Editor:

This past weekend the talk shows discussed the New York Times pool that claimed the Tea Party bakers are above average in education, and mostly middle age or over.


Dear Editor:

This past weekend the talk shows discussed the New York Times pool that claimed the Tea Party bakers are above average in education, and mostly middle age or over. The Times must be attempting to elevate their image so  people will stop thinking of them as rabble. As long as they display those hateful signs and guns, spit on and curse people of color or different sexual orientation, I believe the Times is facing a losing battle. What unites and drives these people has nothing  to do with their formal education. Bigotry, that was brought forth when Obama was elected, and the idea that government is bad, are both instilled during their upbringing, not taught in schools. Hatred of government (when the opposition is in power) is Republican ideology that dates back to when F.D.R. was in office. The only difference is, now these people don’t want Social Security or Medicare touched. They want social services that are directed towards improving the lives of workers, poor blacks, or the immigrants to be reduced or eliminated. They fear change. That is why they opposed health care reform. It is all about what might happen to them. Not what is good for the country.

Tom Davis
Girard