My logic professor once told me that if someone is being accused of a position that that seems to unreasonable to hold, it probably isn't being held. In other words, start investigating for a straw man.
After investigating, I say that this is not a highly discussed topic with a lot of material, but what I've seen surprisingly indicates that this is actually true. It's not a case of someone in the LA Times blog getting a little carried away.
The one correction I will make is that the article refers to the opposition as Tea Partiers, in which in some loose way may be true, but I feel it might mislead people to think there is some wider, national position held by the masses or the leaders of the Tea Party movement of opposing puppy mill regulation. So far, I have not seen evidence of that.
Go to sleep, iguana.
INTP. Type 1>6>5. sx/sp. Live and let live will just amount to might makes right