You are 100% right!
We are screwed. The Tea Party did not take over the Republican Party....they destroyed us. Now we will have every RINO candidate shoved down our throats. The Dems and the Rebubs are one and the same. They took away every real Conservative from us. Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, and now they will destroy Newt and Santorum! I do not know if America will ever be free again, or have truw free elections. We have no real choices, because they are made for us. ALL of the media are now paid operatives for the elites. All hope is gone....
Nobody "took away" Palin, Cain, and Bachmann..they either chose not to run (Palin), took themselves out (Cain), or did not capture the fancy or enough votes (Bachmann). Newt has danced with the enemy (Pelosi) and Santorum is FAR from a tea party sympathizer. We must face that the electorate has changed, unfortunately...it is simply not the same country (demographically or electorally) that it was 25-30 years ago. Personally I believe the country is already well past the point of return and is on course for a long, inevitable decline.
Funny as a proud supporter of TEA Party I don’t feel in the least destroyed. Just more determined.
“We are screwed. The Tea Party did not take over the Republican Party....they destroyed us.”
I think the poll results of last spring that indicated the TEA party did not support Medicare cuts doomed the TEA party.
When 70% of TEA party members cannot fathom that cuts to medicare are not only necessary, but are inevitable, then the TEA party is not in a good spot.
You're living in a different universe if you think Neut and Santorum are "real conservatives" They are anti-gun bigger government Republicans kind of like Romney, but without as much support from the GOP "leadership." Bachmann and Palin actually were conservative, and Cain was a big business country club republican with one really bad idea (adding a national sales tax WITHOUT FIRST getting rid of the income tax.)