Tea Party 2.0: Upgraded for 2012
April 27th, 2012
05:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Tea Party 2.0: Upgraded for 2012

Washington (CNN) - While loud and raucous rallies are still a part of the tea party toolbox, the movement, which came to life over dissatisfaction with big government and anger over government bailouts and President Barack Obama's health care reform, is evolving.

"After the 2010 elections, what was interesting, we moved to what I call Tea Party 2.0," said Clyde Fabretti, a conservative activist affiliated with tea party groups in Florida such as the West Orlando Tea Party and the Central Florida Tea Party Council. "2.0 allows for ... our ability to accomplish legislative initiatives, supporting various tea party candidates that adhere to the principles and values. And we have been hugely active."

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  1. Mindie in Indie

    All the libtards (Liberals: People with intelligence who actually want the country to move forward) in here said the Tea Party was gone, over, didn't exist anymore. (Sure it exists, so does the communist party) Guees that was just wishful thinking. (All eligible tea baggers will be voted out of opffice in November – you lie we see it – just blame Obama for anything and give him credit for nothing) Hmmm... Could they be back to finish the job they started in 2010(What job? All they did was obstruct anything positive that could have happened) Of course they are. Start packing your bags Democrats. The insane spending party is almost over.

    Typical GOP tea bagger / whater a GOP is saying or doing, is exactly the opposite of reality. Start packing peabaggers – you're gonna cry come Nov.

    April 27, 2012 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  2. Anthony

    The Tea Party was defunded by the Koch brothers after they realized that some Tea Partiers actually believe in all the craps they have been told by FOX News and talk radio, including the idea that individual mandate is socialism, and refuse to support the person that the GOP wants as its nominee because said person enacted a healthcare system with an individual mandate in Massachusetts at a time (2006) when individual mandate was still a Republican idea.

    April 27, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  3. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    So "what would Ronnie do"? they ask? First of all as it says on tape he would be in favor OF higher taxes on the upper 1% as he himself raised taxes 11 times while in office. These TeaParty dolts won't admit it but Ronald Reagan would be a moderate to this GOP and would not even fit into their plans. I will admit though if these folks DO have a great influence in the election and Romney happens to win, I will be first in line to wear one of those "Take Our Country Back" buttons because I WOULD want my country back from those clowns.

    April 27, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  4. Say NO to GOP

    Just look on these badges, is that the best you can do? You belong to America about 100 y ago!

    April 27, 2012 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
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