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In Case You Don't Understand: ABC's New Tea Party Voting Guide

There are many trying to make sense of the Tea Party. What is it? Why is it? Who is it? Pollster Scott Rasmussen, along with Douglas Schoen, just released a book on it: Mad As Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System.

Underscoring that there are those who don't understand the movement, ABC released today "ABC News' Guidebook to Tea Party Candidates."

"ABC News has compiled a comprehensive guidebook to all the Tea Party-backed U.S. Senate, House, and gubernatorial candidates and where they stand on key issues," a story on ABC's site says.

So what type of information does the guide give those who are uninformed? Such groundbreaking revelations as Sharon Angle supports gun rights, opposes abortion, and wants to give education dollars to those closest to the children (state and local authorities) -- or as ABC puts it "shut down the Department of Education."

What about Coloradan Ken Buck? His platform is so different that ABC had to make sure voters understood exactly what they are getting if they vote for Buck. For example, a vote for Buck is a vote for gun rights and a vote against quote-unquote "big government."

The question then: does the guide show that the media just doesn't get it, or that America doesn't? I think the information included in the guide answers the question.

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