You can't whine about being pegged as potential rightwing extremists and also hold up signs like this:
Imagine if that sign had been carried by a participant at a CAIR event?
UPDATE: Again, I'm sure this doesn't speak for a majority of the Tea bag protesters, but still, this type of "America-loving" speaks for some of them:
Another seemingly sedate protester, Brian Smith, a marketer from Greenville, S.C., who was in Washington on business and came by the rally, wandered equally off message. "I love my country and I don't like what's going on," Smith said. "Government — to be honest with you, and this will probably be misquoted, but on 9/11, I think they hit the wrong building. They should have gone into the Capitol building, hit out, knocked out both sides of the aisle, we'd start from scratch, we'd be better off today." I pointed out that "they" did try to hit the Capitol. "Yeah, I know, they missed," he said. "The wrong sequence. If someone had to go, it should have been the Capitol building. On that day I felt differently, but today that's the way I feel."
What a patriot.