The bad news is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid compared the Tea Party to anarchists today on the floor of the Senate. The good news: the Senate was debating sequestration cuts and not terrorism, so the comparison is not quite as offensive as it could have been. Reid even let the Tea Party off the hook for damaging buildings … directly.

So, how are Tea Party members like anarchists? Both groups want to get rid of the government, but the Tea Party is better at hiding it rather than being so openly violent about it. The bonus lesson: government is inherently good.

Reid apparently has the Tea Party on the brain today.