Tea Party takes a pass.


Blew it.

For some reason the Koch Brothers don’t seem to push their little pet project the “Tea Party” that much anymore. Maybe they’ve found some other and more effective ways to corrupt the goverment, or maybe their troops just didn’t do so well once let into power. A US downgrade and opposing tax cuts – something must have gone wrong there.

From Ohio:

“The Tea Party movement is dead. It’s gone,” says Chris Littleton, the cofounder of the Ohio Liberty Council, a statewide coalition of Tea Party groups in Ohio. “I think largely the Tea Party is irrelevant in the primaries. They aren’t passionate about any of the candidates, and if they are passionate, they’re for Ron Paul.”

[..] Littleton says Nominee Romney would be greeted by Tea Partiers with something between skepticism and disgust. A stronger disgust with President Obama would likely send Tea Partiers to the polls to vote for whoever the GOP nominee is, Littleton adds, but would not translate to the kind of shape-shifting energy the Tea Party delivered in 2010.

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4 thoughts on “Tea Party takes a pass.

  1. Massachusetts has a Tea Party group or whatever you want to call it, but it never got any traction. Then again, Massachusetts is a very liberal state..

    Nationwide Mac, I would say the Tea Party movement is toast…

    • Yep.. I think you’re right. They’ve done a lot of harm in Congress, but it’s a necessary part of democracy I suppose – to absorb irrational mass movements and let them interact with facts and reality. And it could’ve gone much worse.

  2. Wow. That is pretty funny considering how often they are still referred to as an authority. “The Tea Party will oppose Obama in the fall etc.” Not so much eh?

    • I think it’s just a delay in the media.. to keep talking about the extreme right as “Tea Party”. Btw; listening to CPAC right now the extreme right has apparently become the “base” of GOP.
      But that is a pretty small base – even if they make a lot of noise.

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