They are, in a word, blockheads.
Take Roanoke Times columnist Dan Casey for instance (please).
In his latest exercise in byte-waste (see "There's no good future in unsustainable practices"), he goes after the Roanoke Tea Party.
Because the Roanoke Tea Party - as a collective - sees no good in Roanoke County's participation (at an annual cost of $1200?) in a bosomy international kumbaya society that goes by the acronym ICLEI.
So why is the Tea Party wrong for opposing ICLEI?
Here's Casey's reasoning:
ICLEI is for "sustainability." ► ► ► The Tea Party opposes ICLEI. ► ► ► Therefore the Tea Party opposes sustainability. ► ► ► Therefore the Tea Party stands for "unsustainability." ► ► ► And who is for unsustainability?
How do you even argue that?
Who would even want to?
You'd be better off arguing with a potted plant.