A Tea Party I-told-you-so

May 31, 2012  by  
Back when the Tea Party was new, I wrote in these pages that it was going to be big — very big. When it was a year old, I wrote that the Tea Party movement was going to have an unglamorous, but effective future. After the 2010 congressional elections, when the Tea Party put an end to the Obama Democrats’ congressional dominance, a lot of people seemed to think the Tea Party was pretty important.

But then, last year, the pundits forgot about the Tea Party movement and started rhapsodizing the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Tea Party was old news — now it was the Occupiers who were going to change American politics.  Read More …