Lamorindans are not bashful about sharing their opinion, we know by looking at our comment stream, but we have grown curious about increasingly hard-line positions adopted and defended by Patch users of late.
Many of these ideas and positions appear to mirror those expressed by Tea Party members, several of whom made no bones about what should happen to an ailing countryman during a recent GOP presidential debate (see related video).
Disclaimer: The video includes some anti-Tea Party messaging at the beginning and end, but was chosen for its image quality solely, and not because of its support for one group over another.
A new, "No more big government, more personal responsibility" mentality seems to have emerged, with many apparently feeling it's okay to leave others to die at the side of the road if they can no longer pay their own way.
To us, that response seemed unusually harsh for a country known for its largesse, but perhaps we're missing something, we're not exactly sure. We'd be interesed in finding out if this position is shared by a relative few or many here in Lamorinda.
The attached poll might help us better gauge the depth of current local sentiment.