That's a complete stereotype, my dad is an atheistic understanding tea partyist. It's the same with all groups really, the good ones with good intentions are overshadowed by the more sensational ones. What he believes in is hard work, individual freedom (about as much as you can get and still have a functional Civialized society) and limited government I've actually been to a tea party and they've only talked about that. The ultra-conservatives, or ultra-liberals overshadow the normal ones by sheer sensation. I my self am a conservative. Really politics has two axis, liberal-conservative and anarchy-totalerarism. The two only show slight causation, not coloration. Of corse there will be exeptions and strong followers of the rule but that is life. From what I've researched the Founders basically tried to get as close to anarchy's possible ( the AOC) and still have a strong stable government. The two party system is flawed anyway, they're too similar, depending on the situation democrats are republican-lite and visa versa. Atop this is the fact any one not one of these has little chance to be elected. Unfortanitly to many people are scared off from certain parties due to the extremes. Extremes, expesially the bad ones should be frowned spin and heavily checked out. Little is shown of the people that get kicked out for being racist or the scientists whom fight against the idea of global warming or the audio of high ups claiming any one who doesn't believe is a traitor and should be treated as such. Little is also shown of similar things on the opposing side. It is a product of the system, one should fairly research all sides, expesially the sides that you or the media disfavors. One should never excpect the same thing to come from anyone in a group as any other. Groups are formed on shared beliefs and the good ones ignore differences or better yet explore them.
You see us as you want to see us...In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...and an athlete...and a basket case...a princess...and a criminal...Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.