The latest attempt at self-parody from New York Times columnist Tom Friedman:

President Obama’s winning passage of national health care is both exhilarating and sobering. Covering so many uninsured Americans is a historic achievement. But the president had to postpone trips, buy off companies and cut every conceivable side deal to just barely make it happen, without a single Republican vote. If the Democrats now lose seats in the midterm elections, we’re headed for even worse gridlock, even though we still have so much more nation-building for America to do — from education to energy to environment to innovation to tax policy. That is why I want my own Tea Party. I want a Tea Party of the radical center.

Whoa. Radical center? That Friedman is really thinking outside the box.

The great thing about Friedman's Tea Party is that there won't be any of those messy eco-unfriendly marches on Washington, as all of the "radical centrists" in America will be able to fit inside his pool house:


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