Angry electorate helps sustain tea party
September 11th, 2011
04:23 PM ET
8 years ago

Angry electorate helps sustain tea party

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - On Sept. 12, 2009, frustrated tea party citizens from across the country marched upon the Capitol in Washington, energized by a shared sense of disenfranchisement in the political system and anger at a federal government they believed was taxing too much and racking up a dangerous amount of debt.

On Monday, Sept. 12th, CNN will broadcast the "Tea Party Republican Debate," live from Tampa, Florida at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Don

    With the picture of the senior holding the sign demanding to cut government massively, I can't help but want to tell him "Fine, we'll stop your Social Security and Meicare payments.". I doubt he would be amused, or willing to have them end.

    September 11, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. AW

    "Cut spending or shut it down, but don't touch my social security or medicare" is an oxymoron. Emphasis on moron!

    September 11, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  3. John

    The Tea Party Is a bunch of Crap. If they really was all about stop the Spending ,than why didn't they come out when President BUSH was spending all that money and got America In the mess It In now. The Tea Party Is just the RICH and RACIST part of the Republican Party. If the Tea party was for real they would go after the best person to do the JOBS , Not just Republican. And some of the People the Tea Party has try top get a elected are about has dumb has they come. The Tea Party don't want to elected a person with a mind of His or her own, they want someone that the KOCH'S BROTHER and KARL ROVE can control. Me I want someone that going to work for the American people Like they are pay to do. And right now In the Republican and the Tea party ,you don't have that. It all about Protecting the Rich and Big Business this Is the Republican and the Tea party.

    September 11, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  4. Idiots

    Half of these idiots are on the government dole and they don't even realize it. Talk about acting against your own self-interest...these fools don't even realize it.

    September 11, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  5. Keith

    Wow drawing a correlation between essential government services likeprotecting our country and wasteful government spending tea pArty is talking about. Quite a leap!!

    September 12, 2011 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  6. Chris

    Angry – and that's the whole problem. They are all riled up emotionally, but have no intelligent response.

    September 12, 2011 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  7. King 50

    Why should they be angry, Obama said this stimulus will work. Just because nothing else did for the trillions he spent, shovel baby. Obama is going to get Tea Bagged in 2012. Watch the Fat Cats squirm

    September 12, 2011 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  8. Huubris

    Have a look at that picture and tell us what you see. Do those citizens in the picture represent a cross section of this country? Nope a series of older white people.

    September 12, 2011 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
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