April 2nd, 2010
06:29 PM ET
5 years ago

Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party

Tea Party movement members rally in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Tea Party movement members rally in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Grand Junction, Colorado (CNN) - They are not typical Tea Party activists: A woman who voted for President Obama and believes he's a "phenomenal speaker." Another who said she was a "knee-jerk, bleeding heart liberal."

These two women are not alone.

Some Americans who say they have been sympathetic to Democratic causes in the past - some even voted for Democratic candidates - are angry with President Obama and his party. They say they are now supporting the Tea Party - a movement that champions less government, lower taxes and the defeat of Democrats even though it's not formally aligned with the Republican Party.

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  1. MikeH

    Yet another contrived CNN story, even more shrill than the last one.

    Let's see, highest manufacturing output since 2004, Stock market up 2000+ points , largest # of jobs created since 2008, will be getting an $80 billion profit from Citibank, more terrorists killed with Preditor strikes in his first year than all of Bush's, prevented the nation from going into a second great depression, stopped the use of torture, drawing down troops in Iraq, and , oh yeah, signed into law Health Care Reform.

    Not Bad for his first 1.2 years as Prez. CNN says someone used to be a Democrat that voted for Obama now doesn't like Obama and joined the Tea Klux Klan Party. I say that person is a liar, and CNN isn't doing good research.

    April 2, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. Sorry but....

    Listen there are a boat load of ......simply put, cry babies out there.

    They were mad at Bush, so they screamed and kicked, and voted Obama

    Now they need a new reason to throw a tantrum. For these people its all about making noise.

    They stand for nothing, they fall for everything.

    Its attention they want, you never ever will make these types happy.

    April 2, 2010 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  3. ran

    I am looking forward to our electing even more Democrats and Independents in the 2010 and 2012 election.

    We have had enough of the fear/hate/obstructionist/purity Republicans/tea party crowd.

    April 2, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  4. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    as a supporter of the president and what he's trying to do for our country, and I don't always agree with everything he says nor does, I say GOOD RIDDANCE and don't let the doorknob hit ya! Go over and drink the Tea Party Kool-aide and see how far that gets you. Hope no body spits on you or calls you names when you're there. One thing we don't need are quitters as we try to get our nation going in the right direction...in fact if you're a quitter you're going to the right place where Sarah Palin is a spokesperson. Enough said!

    April 2, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
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