Tea Party ignoramuses; CBS/NYT poll
An overwhelming majority of Tea Party supporters, 84 percent, say the views of the Tea Party movement reflect the views of most Americans. But Americans overall disagree: Just 25 percent say the Tea Party movement reflects their beliefs, while 36 percent say it does not. Query: How can that many people be that far out of touch?
See: rationalization, delusion, willful maintaining of ignorance.