...full of ammunition when you chat with tea party folk.
In my experience, "ammunition" is utterly useless in dealing with Tea Baggers. Facts mean absolutely nothing to folks who believe "the founding fathers" were Christians who created this nation premised upon "Christian Principles and a love of God." Citing history books, autobiographies and other easily available documentation does not dissuade them from believing those same founders fought diligently to end slavery, or that one can be a fascist AND a Socialist. Since their opinions are voiced only after the thoughts have bounced around their own heads, for them that's proof enough that it's ludicrous to claim they are ignorantly and inadvertently working to the benefit of corporate titans.
Those I've talked (and swapped posts) with are perfectly comfortable dismissing any assertion that conflicts with their views, or their versions of history, as the product of liberals manipulating the media and all education. Cite a scholar and that alone is reason to dismiss the point being asserted. Scholars are "ivory tower elitists!" Bing, bang boom - done.
To my mind, talking with them is very much like talking to Truthers. They promote "controlled demolition," and you slice through their evidence. They move on to barrels of diesel fuel, and that's easy to answer. They leap to pools of thermite, and the lies are easily documented. From there it's on to the "video of the tower being instantly turned to dust," and that's handily debunked. Before you know it, they're back to controlled demolition, acting as if they'd never mentioned it before.
And just like Truthers, when they finally grow frustrated and still insist on their fanciful contortions of known facts, tea baggers ultimately resort to, "You're one of THEM!" to dismiss or explain away any inconvenient assertion of fact.
Personally, I think the best way to respond to tea baggers is to ignore them. (Not incidentally, it drives 'em nuts.) I try to only invest time in talking to those who seem to be open to listening to tea baggers. They're the one who seem to me to still be receptive to hearing a different version of the history and current events being claimed by TBs.