Representative Rick Lazio

American Identity

The Rise of the Tea Party in Electoral Politics

This fall the Tea Party “movement” is playing a pivotal role in the 2010 midterm election cycle.  Two years ago many would have laughed at the thought.  Now, even Biden says the tea party should be taken seriously.  How is this possible?

According to Wikipedia, 17 candidates running for the upcoming midterm election have benefited from support from the Tea Party movement.  Rand Paul, the son of Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas has played a central role in putting the Tea Party on the map.  On Sunday, a New York Times article mentioned “Mr. Paul invariably opened his speeches by declaring that ‘a Tea Party tidal wave is coming.’ … Read more