The tea party is certainly not one unified political organization. And as a group the tea party has not backed any one particular GOP presidential candidate. While many supported Michele Bachmann, there’s been no consensus. But most tea party support has gone to Republicans and most tea party candidates have run as Republicans.
But one Tea Party endorsement is surprising. A group has formed called Tea Party for Obama.
Well, they explain.
“We manned up and realized that the problem is that the recession began during the previous administration,” they wrote.
They wrote that they’re tired of being called nut jobs and racists and looked at all the candidates and found no one to support on the Republican side. So they looked at Barack Obama’s record.
Reducing the size of government and the amount people pay in taxes are two main tea party demands.
Just a few weeks ago, the president proposed combining agencies to reduce the size of government and make it easier to do business with the government.
“Last time we checked, Obama forced GOP in Congress to approve tax cuts for payroll,” they wrote.
Here’s Tea Party for Obama’s list of the president’s accomplishments:
• Reduced government size
• Largest tax cut ever
• Provided health care for everyone
• Protected Medicare
• Saved country from the worst recession ever
• Saved the U.S. auto industry
• Took out Osama bin Laden
So is this an actual tea party group or is this a group of Democrats co-opting the tea party name for attention? The website doesn’t give a clue because no names or other information is included.