Good point about the banter, I'll pull the stick out of my ass.
Obviously we're just rehashing the last discussion. I still disagree with you about the actual number of those extreme elements I'm the tea parties. You are right about the need to marginalize these elements though, the problem is when you attempt to maginalize them you're actually attacking the whole movement. Just as if I was going to do the same for extreme elements on the left, it would be viewed as an attack on the entire group.
The work on this needs to come from within. I would love to see video of these guys getting their asses handed to them by other tea partiers. It just isn't going to happen, but the reason for this is not because they condone it
but rather that they care to much about thier overall message more and are happy for every additional body.
The message really needs to come from the conservative media, but they get so focussed on spinning it that they miss the opportunity to do something really great. Instead of just saying "we don't condone this" (and not all of the conservative media even goes that far) they ought to openly opposing and encourageing oppositition to it.
Blah sorry I rambled, one of the radio guys I listen to just had this discussion so I guess i had rebuttles to his points rattling around in my head. Bottom line is that who gives a fuck, I hate anyone who protests, I'm all for the exchange of ideas not who ever is loudest wins.