There are moments in studying foreign affairs throughout the world in which one feels grateful to live in the United States of America where our nut cases do not daily riot in the streets. Actually, on reflection, the Tea Party is somewhat analogous to current mobs in the streets of Bangkok who want the prime minister to resign because she is attempting to get a pardon for her exiled brother and allow him to return and take over running the country. She rejected demands from anti-government protesters who are fighting the police and demanding that she quit office and turn it over to the “right people.” The right people do not believe her brother is the sort of person who should even be allowed in the country. Let me get this straight:
Yingluck Shinawatra is the prime minister.
Her brother Thaksin is exiled and wants to return and take over.
Many people hate Thaksin but will put up with Yingluck.
People in the streets want Yingluck to leave the government.
Oh well, just another riot someplace in the world about something.
At least we know there are other Tea Party idiots in the world.