After all, Republicans have been correct all along about Obamacare. It has been a major part of the uncertainty that is hurting the economy. I've said all along that it won't work. See my blog: Small Business Creates the Most Jobs and ObamaCare is Killing Them.
Who Are the Tea Party?
I remember a few years ago, there was a "restoring honor" rally put on on the Washington mall by Glenn Beck for people who are now labeled 'Tea Party.' A description of that rally from Wikipedia:
Beck's speech at the rally emphasized the theme that Americans of all religions should turn to their faith in God, "turning our face back to the values and principles that made us great." Beck's and Palin's speeches praised George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as American war veterans. Beck called for Americans to unite despite political or religious disagreements, with 240 clergy from different races and religions...The thing that I most remember about that, after the event, the mall was left clean. The participants had completely cleaned-up after themselves. To me, that says volumes about the quality of the people that attended the rally. But these same people are bad-mouthed by a liberal media who want to inspire fear as if these people are some kind of dangerous radicals. They are just ordinary moms and pops who care about God, the Constitution and maintaining the values that have made America great.
The truth is that 'Tea Party' is just a term for people who believe in limited government and adherence to Constitutional principles. The Tea Party label seems to fit as these people are the modern day patriots who are fighting against our (internal) enemies----against those who want to turn this country into something different than what it's stood for and what has worked for 100s of years. For this, the Left abhors them and calls them "extremists," "hostage takers," "radicals,""domestic enemies.," and "extortionists."
Not only are the 'Tea Party' not the enemy, they are your best friends! They are radical only in their zeal to preserve America, it's cultural heritage and traditions, it's values, it's freedoms, it's work ethic and it's prosperity! It's modern-day liberals that are bringing down this country! Because it's been hard for the media to characterize the nature of the Tea Party movement, they dismiss them, denigrate them, and call them stupid. People tend to hate that which they don't understand.
The 'Tea Party' people are viciously vilified by nearly all of the Democrats, Barack Obama and the Liberal media. Oh, and because of our terrible, divisive and incompetent President, anyone who doesn't agree with him (1/2 of the American people) are racist!
Yeah Ted Cruz went too far in his short-lived attempt to defund ObamaCare. But it wasn't because he was wrong about Obamacare, it was because of his over-reach (and grandstanding) given the fact that the Republicans don't control the Senate or Presidency. But the "de-funding" quickly morphed into delaying the individual mandate. In hindsight, now that we see the ObamaCare trainwreck in full view, it is better to let the program sink with the full weight of it's contradictions.