Where have all the tea partiers gone, long time passing? Where have all the tea partiers gone, long time ago?
Courtesy of Yahoo News:
The Republican newcomers stunned Washington back in 2010 when they seized the House majority with bold promises to cut taxes and spending and to roll back what many viewed as Barack Obama’s presidential overreach.
But don’t call them tea party Republicans any more.
Eight years later, the House Tea Party Caucus is long gone. So, too, are almost half the 87 new House Republicans elected in the biggest GOP wave since the 1920s.
Some, including current Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, joined the executive branch. Others slipped back to private life. Several are senators.
Now, with control of the House again at stake this fall and just three dozen of them seeking re-election, the tea party revolt shows the limits of riding a campaign wave into the reality of governing.
Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., who was president of that freshman class, objects to the tea party brand that he says was slapped on the group by the media and the Obama administration. It’s a label some lawmakers now would rather forget.
“We weren’t who you all said we were,” Scott said.
Yes, they were.
They were EXACTLY who we said they were.
Racist assholes hiding behind an anti-big government camouflage so that they could undermine and attack the first black President.
And now that they have obtained their greatest objective, to destroy the government from within by putting the most unqualified person in the country into the White House., they scatter like cockroaches with shame on their faces and fear in their hearts at what they have created.