Although I'm not part of the Tea Party movement and I don't share its values, I usually understand what its followers are trying to do. But their latest gambit on health care has me genuinely baffled.
The idea is to oppose the Affordable Care Act not in the Congress or the courts, where they've been fighting so far, but in the state legislatures. As you may recall, the Act calls upon states to create the new "exchanges," through which individuals and small businesses will be able to buy regulated insurance policies at affordable prices. The simplest way to do that is for state legislatures to pass laws creating exchanges that conform to the Act's standards.