..."tea and theocracy" do NOT mix. At least I sure as hell hope not. It may be a bit harsh to refer to Ralph Reed & Co. as "theocrats," but considering how they will hijack and co-opt the conservative movement at every turn, I think "social conservative" is a bit too mild of a term for them. They're for more government just like liberals are; they just want it in different areas of people's lives. In some ways they're worse, because -- as noted here before -- there are those in the movement that will put all of our rights in jeopardy to make sure their sacred cows' asses are covered. I really do hope they're marginalized to the extent that the libertarians in the Tea Party are able to get things done in Washington and don't get derailed by all the social issues, but we will see.