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.
“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.