Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Is the tea party changing the Republican Party from the inside - or selling out to the GOP?
As Republicans prepare to officially roll out Mitt Romney as their party's presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention this week, major tea party groups and figures have descended on Tampa, Florida, to schmooze with party bigwigs and rally for Romney.
Have they sold out? It's an artificial group made up of a handful of deluded people who think dress-up will cause political change and financed by rich, white people trying to push a ultra-right-wing agenda without scaring the poor off by saying the nasty word "Republican." There was never anything to sell-out in the first place.
Under the stimulus, taxes became the lowest in 50 years. The tea party outrage was always about a group of people who did not want a black president, and their hate was fueled by the Kochs and Fox foreign media.
YES – but wasn't that the plan all along? They played a lot of elderly poor and middle class voters into voting against their own interests. "Keep your government hands off my Medicare!"
The national debt, under Bush, went up to $12 trillion (including the unfunded wars, TARP, unfunded drug programs, and unfunded tax cuts for the wealthy) and not a peep from these tea fools. They have managed to elect a bunch of morons who have no love for our country, who have disrupted government, are responsible for our lowered debt rating, and take pride in dividing our country.
Who in their right mind would name their kid. Mitt ,no wonder he's so wierd!!!!
They haven't sold out. They were bought out lock, stock and barrel by the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove. Once their money started pouring in to the Tea Party coffers, the TPers had no choice but to toe the line drawn by their masters.
Tea Party supporter = Faux News zombie = misinformed American = votes against own best interests = we all get screwed
You"re joking, right? Anyone with more than two active brain cells has know all along that the TP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the rethugliban party and fully funded by the rethugliban party's shadow owners, the koch brothers.
I think you have it backwards. The Republican Party is now known as the Grand Old Tea Party.
I thought Rience Preibus' remark over the weekend was classic conservative lie and deny when he spoke about the party's convention platform. He said the platform is not a reflection of Mitt Romney's views and not pay to much attention to it. Who's he kidding?
Sold out? Are you serious? The tea baggers have taken over the rethuglican party. Between them and the birthers, they can't get much more nuttier.
Come on cnn, is the new Faux Noise channel? You can tell me.....
.........long time ago.
The Tea Party has always been part of the republican party. They just happen to be the extremists of the party and gave themselves a name once the President was sworn into office.