12 Signs you might be a member of the Tea Party

1.  You think Minimum Wage created unemployment:

“If we took away the minimum wage-if conceivably it was gone-we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.” —Michele Bachmann

2. You believe gay marriage is a threat to national security:

”Isn’t that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?”  —Rick Santorum on supporting a Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage

3.  You think the ’60s caused AIDS:

We had the 60s sexual revolution, and now people are dying of AIDS.” —Christine O’Donnell

4.  You think the liberal media is the greatest threat to America: 

”The greatest threat to America is not necessarily a recession or even another terrorist attack. The greatest threat to America is a liberal media bias.”  —Rep. Lamar Smith

5.  You think science supports Intelligent Design:

 “There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design.” – Michele Bachmann

6.  You don’t believe in global warming:

“I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change. It’s not proven by any stretch of the imagination…It’s far more likely that it’s just sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time. Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere ‘gets sucked down by trees and helps the trees grow.”’ – Ron Johnson

7.  You believe carbon dioxide is safe:

”Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”  —Rep. Michelle Bachmann

8.  You believe the framers of our Constitution eliminated slavery:

“…the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more.”  —Michele Bachmann speaking of the Constitution

9.  You think it arrogant to be educated:

“President Obama wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob.”  —Rick Santorum

10. You think the BP oil spill was an unavoidable act of God:

”From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.”  —Rick Perry

11. You don’t believe geography is important:

”Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America.”  —Texas Gov. Rick Perry

12. You don’t think American History is important:

“He who warned uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.” —Sarah Palin