The Tea Party Is Not A Grass Roots Party, But Fashioned By Republicans

August 25, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

Don’t let them fool you. The Tea Party is run and organized by Republicans who realize that their brand name has been self-destroyed and they must change.

FreedomWorks was founded in 1984 as Citizens for a Sound Economy, which was financed by the Koch Foundation, the underwriter for many libertarian causes. In 2003, it hired as its chairman Dick Armey, the former Texas congressman and House majority leader who was a force behind the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress.

There is nothing new here. There is nothing different than what we’ve seen in the past. Just doubling down on the stupid.

Its candidates are libertarians and economic conservatives, but in the 2010 midterm elections, FreedomWorks is urging Tea Party groups to work for any Republican, on the theory that a compromised Republican is better than Democratic control of Congress.

See, nothing new.

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