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Posted by zorkmidden on Feb 27, 2013 9:36 am

7 comments, latest by Ghost of Bloggie Comment #48730 at 1:50 pm 2/27

#1 zorkmidden at 9:37 am on Feb 27, 2013

Who are the names that come to mind when you think about leaders of the Tea Party movement? Maybe Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Jim DeMint, Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann? Those were the most popular leaders listed by self-identified Tea Party activists in a 2010 Washington Post poll, at the height of the movement. You could add to that list a handful of other congressmen, especially outspoken Reps. Steve King, Allen West and Joe Walsh, among others.

And then you’d realize that every single one of them either lost their job or abandoned being a voice of the movement.

The 2012 election was devastating for the outspoken leaders in Congress. Allen West lost after a protracted battle, Joe Walsh was trounced by rising star Tammy Duckworth, and Ron Paul retired. Other, lesser-known members like Roscoe Barlett also lost. The two House Tea Party Caucus members who ran for the Senate last year both lost — Reps. Denny Rehberg in Montana and Todd Akin in Missouri.

Meanwhile Jim DeMint, the most prominent Tea Party leader in the Senate, who funded primary challenges against more moderate Republicans, left the Senate a month after the election to head the Heritage Foundation.

As for Bachmann, the founder of the Tea Party Caucus, she’s gone almost completely silent, as MinnPost noted last week. Since the November election, she hasn’t done any national television, has appeared on the radio only once, and has ducked most interview requests. Instead, those close to her say she’s focusing on the quotidian work of a legislator — advancing bills and helping constituents — instead of the more exciting work of being a national movement leader and media star.

So sad.

#2 Thousand Sons at 1:13 pm on Feb 27, 2013

"Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone." -Hilaire Belloc

#3 franco cbi at 1:40 pm on Feb 27, 2013

#4 franco cbi at 1:45 pm on Feb 27, 2013

The Ghosts of the Tea Party are hanging with The Ghosts of Bloggie Comments.

#5 Bloggie Comment #14587 at 1:46 pm on Feb 27, 2013

I Was Not; Then I Became.

Now I Am Not, And I Care Not.

#6 Ghost of Bloggie Comment #31983 at 1:48 pm on Feb 27, 2013

Eat, Drink, And Be Merry.

Then Come Join Us.

#7 Ghost of Bloggie Comment #48730 at 1:50 pm on Feb 27, 2013

When I Lived, I Lived Well.

Now My Little Play Is Over.

And Soon, Yours Shall Be.

Goodbye, And Applaud.

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