Speaking of tea baggers, the mainstream media likes to push the narrative that the tea party "movement" is on a roll in electing candidates of their choosing. Not so fast. This week, tea bagging extremist Rick "Hick" Barber, infamous for his borderline seditious "gather your armies" TV campaign ad, lost by 20 points to a more mainstream conservative Rethug Martha Roby in Alabama's 2nd Congressional district primary election. Maybe Hick will declare the vote "unconstitutional" and march on Roby's headquarters. Or maybe he'll just secede from Alabama.
There's a bright side for Hick: he can sell those Revolutionary War costumes that he used in his commercials to fellow tea baggers.