I think MANY people are waking up, LEARNING, READING ... trying to figure out what the heck is going wrong. This isn't "business as usual" and people sense that ... and because their senses are alert, they start looking around for the source of the danger. Because of 911, the danger is spotted pretty quickly coming from the Muslim world. 911 was an indicator, the terrorist attacks since, Obama and his 'connections' and 'concessions' to the Muslim world ... Iran's noisy talk about nukes and destroying Israel ...again ... it all points toward Mecca!
That the Tea Party folks are sort of singled out for this is also typical ... there is some Islamophobia going on, where could it come from ... look as FAR AWAY philosophically from Shari'a and you'll probably find the local Tea Party Group. So it's a natural connection.
But as America wakes up, (The Tea Party folks may have awoken first), not just to Democrats and Liberals ... it is waking up to the Shari'a threat ... although mostly they don't know what Shari'a is. (For those folks, go to The Patriot's Flag - Shari'a for dar es-salaam). Hopefully people will start looking at the drivers that are causing the danger. The topic will then move from focus on the Tea Party folks to a focus on something far more dangerous coming steadily at us.
If they really believed in the First Amendment, they would ask questions of why there is no religious freedom in Islam’s homeland. Why is there a standing death penalty for non-muslims who’d dare enter the segregated cities of Mecca and Medina. Why are muslims not permitted to convert away from the cult. Why are no other religious texts permitted.
So much for “free speech”.
A billion muslims bow to Mecca 5 times a day every day. Their capital of their empire. Yet they never bother to speak out against these things.