Reid: Tea Party will end
January 7th, 2011
08:30 PM ET
12 years ago

Reid: Tea Party will end

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting the demise of the Tea Party movement.

"The Tea Party was born because of the economy," Reid said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" set to air Sunday. "The economy is probably the worst it's ever been except for maybe the great depression. The Tea Party will disappear as soon as the economy gets better and the economy's getting better all the time."

The Nevada Democrat narrowly won reelection in November against Sharron Angle, a Tea Party-backed Republican candidate.

Filed under: Harry Reid • Tea Party movement
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Squigman

    It's doubtful. Once idiots are agitated, they almost never calm down.

    January 7, 2011 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  2. walter

    Oh Harry, you are so desperate for attention you'll spew anything to get some face time.

    January 7, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Maybe it is getting better for Reid.......but here's a news flash for isn't getting better for most people. It is still getting worse. Fool.

    January 7, 2011 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  4. bill

    is that the reason they were slaughtered in nov? harry will never get it, the economy had little to do with the shlacking they received, just crazy liberal agendas...wait until 2012 and see what happens to the dems then....and repubs also.....rino will go too

    January 7, 2011 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  5. Alert Citizen

    Does this fellow has to speak? He is just instigating the morons!

    January 7, 2011 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The question is, "Does anyone really care?"

    January 7, 2011 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  7. Luis Paz

    Reid can say anything he wants, but the truth is that he is afraid of the Tea Party. It will not go away until the Obama Healthcare is removed. Including a new President to take over at the next election. As a member of the Tea Party I will dedicate myself to see that we have a new president. This Hispanic is very grateful for what my country has done for me and I will serve my country and push for the rights and freedom of the people.

    January 7, 2011 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  8. keeth in cali

    That's just petty. Senate Dems need a new leader.

    January 7, 2011 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Where are they now. Why aren't they going crazy about death panel now, the one happening now in Arizona. That is really the death panel. When are they. They should be call the The TEA(KKK) Party.

    January 7, 2011 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  10. the real ib

    In his dreams they will demise. I would rather see Reid's political time as senate majority leader demise. The country would be better off if it did.

    January 7, 2011 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
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