If you think that today’s Republican Party is starting to look like a spooky religious cult, you aren’t alone. As the Republican Party moves away from traditional conservatism to a reactionary brand of politics inspired by Ayn Rand and Tea Party extremists waving misspelled signs decrying Democrats’ “socialism,” the time has come to ask whether modern “backlash” conservatism has become a spooky death cult rather than a pedestrian political ideology. Mike Papantonio talks about the new GOP Tea Party cult with Chauncey DeVega, a contributor to Alternet.