September 11th, 2010
09:41 PM ET
12 years ago

The year after the 9/12 rally

In the year since the FreedomWorks rally on 9/12/2009, Tea Party candidates have tallied big wins in Republican primaries. Joe Miller, Sharron Angle, and Rand Paul, all Tea Party darlings, are on the ballot in their respective congressional elections.

CNN's Kate Bolduan interviewed Matt Kibbe, the President and CEO of FreedomWorks, on the eve of the 9/12/2010 rally. He gave us some pretty intriguing answers as to why he thinks the movement has been successful and what he thinks will happen on November 3rd, the day after the midterm elections.

Filed under: FreedomWorks • Tea Party movement
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Common sense

    The GOP are in trouble. Their party is too easy to hjack by whack jobs! To much Foxs News and right wing talk radio have push out the moderate Republicans. All voter with common sense must unite to defeat the "Teapublicans" this November! Get register and vote early!

    September 11, 2010 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. Snow

    Whats going to happen on November 3rd? There will be dancing in the streets as liberals are sent home from DC. Then we can turn our attention to 2012 and defeat obama(if he is the demorat on the ticket because it might be Mrs Clinton) and more liberals are sent back home from DC.

    September 11, 2010 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  3. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    Big deal. Corporate propaganda can buy anything, even an election. Its going to get worse thanks to the Supreme Court.

    September 11, 2010 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  4. La Piovra

    Goebbels could have told you why these right-wing propagandists have been successful. Ordinary, basically decent people believe people "like us" will fudge; but they don't think anyone "like us" would make up a scandalous whopper out of sheer malice. Ordinary, basically decent people believe opposition from people "like us"might come from genuine differences of viewpoint or from personal advantage; they don't think anyone "like us" would be oppositional out of a premeditated determination to destroy their own nation's stability. No; they would rather attribute such motives and such lies to those who are not "like us". At the ruin of the Weimar Republic, the people "not like us" were Jews, Gypsies, and Walter Ratenau. Now, it is Mexicans, Muslims, and a dark-skinned President with an exotic name... now, at what may be the ruin of our own republic.

    September 11, 2010 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  5. JFK

    I am not intrigued by the Tea Party. Its another 'Contract For America' that is capitalizing on hate and anger to attract voters. This is not what America needs to solve its problems. This is a sad group of extremists that hijacked the GOP.

    September 12, 2010 02:37 am at 2:37 am |
  6. malabar

    Succesful because Americans are fighters and minorities of every color, sexual orientation, religion, and social class want to keep the American dream alive. we work hard and take care of each other. government is a necessity, not a way of life. elected officials work 4 us, not the other way around. we are not their subjects, we are their bosses. some bad apples have ruined the bunch, and i wud not even necessarily include President Obama in that group, but his ideas are 2 far left 4 a right of center nation. God Bless him and his family. i cannot betray my beliefs however, simply because he seems nice. nor should i b expected to or be labeled a racist or anythng else because of my beliefs. i am a latino and gay. i wud not label anyone a racist or homophobe because of healthcare or cap n trade or whatever. that is a childs game that mature adults just dont play. neither political party is blameless. recorded history, frm ages ago to today, paints a far different picture than any overexcited partisan posting

    September 12, 2010 04:04 am at 4:04 am |