The Republican party, especially the TEA party faction remind me of bullies. It seems the only way they deal with those who differ in their beliefs is to shout them down, insult them and if that doesn't work, call them un-American.
The TEA party tactics consists mainly of shouting down their opponents. This was demonstrated clearly a couple of years ago when Congressman Gene Taylor tried to hold townhall meetings. The TEA party members kept shouting that no one could air their views and have debates about issues. Their tactics worked. Taylor was swept out of office and a TEA party shill by the name of Steven Palazzo took his place.
We saw Sarah Palin use the same tactics. Newt Gingrich uses the same tactics. These are the tactics of bullies and not statesmen and politicians.