Liberals and the Tea Party
I think the reason liberals have such hatred for and no understanding of, the tea party, is simply because there is really no such thing.
There are no membership rolls. There are no dues. There are no hired lobbyists. There are no real leaders.
Contrast this with what the left has to call “grassroots” and you can see why they react to the tea parties like they would if they woke up to a giraffe in their bed tomorrow morning.