Just a bunch Average Joes.
What we are dealing with here is a mob, and not a thoughtful new brand of American revolutionary. Instead of thought, these groups indulge in the flinging of slogans ("No to socialized medicine!") whose function is to wear down the enemy. As a leaked memo from Bob MacGuffie, a volunteer with the Freedom Works web site Tea Party Patriots put it: "Try to rattle [the congressman], not have an intelligent debate."
Good advice. It’s pretty clear they’re not capable of intelligent debate.