With the recent Tea Party hullabaloo in the elections of California and Nevada, reporters have paid little
attention to the Tea Party insurgency brewing in Alabama. Businessman Rick
Barber recently picked up the Tea Party endorsement over GOP
front-runner Martha Roby in the Republican primary for Alabama's 5th
congressional district. Playing to his constituents, the Barber
campaign produced an ad--in true Alabama
style--in which Barber seeks legitimacy from the Founding
NBC's Mark Murray is flabbergasted: "Rick Barber -- a Tea Party Republican competing in a congressional run-off down in Alabama -- is airing the first TV ad this reporter can remember that advocates taking up arms against the United States."