These Republican Tax Day Tea Parties are a lot less like the American Revolution's Boston Tea Party, and much more like the Tea Party in Alice In Wonderland.
How can Republicans claim they are victims of "Taxation Without Representation"? There was an election, they voted -- and they lost. Who is to blame if fewer and fewer Americans want Republicans to represent them?
Now, the Alice In Wonderland Tea Party -- that's much more on point. There, you had a Mad Hatter, a Dormouse, Alice -- all sitting around, sipping tea and pontificating -- making wise, profound, extremely logical comments, like "I See What I Eat means the same thing as I Eat What I See"; and "I Breathe When I Sleep has the same meaning as I Sleep When I Breathe".
Clearly, the logic of the Alice In Wonderland Tea Party is the same as the logic of our current Republican Party and its Tax Day Tea Parties.