James Carville. You remember Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos tried to tie the Tea Party to the mass murderer in Aurora, Colorado. Brian Ross, first thing out of his mouth, (doing impression) “George, we got big news here. There’s a Tea Party member with the same name.”
“Really? That could be big, Brian.”
“Yeah, George, it could be really big. We’re not sure, we don’t know for sure, but it could be, George, that the mass murderer at The Dark Knight Rises is a member of the Tea Party.”
The Daily Beast had a headline back in February: “Tea Party is Dead. How the movement fizzled in the 2012 Republican primaries.” And then there was James Carville, (impression) “The Tea Party, the Tea Party is over.”
“Liberal political consultant James Carville sent a fundraising e-mail to supporters of upstate New York congresswoman Louise Slaughter entitled ‘The Tea Party is Over.’ … ‘These Tea Party Republicans have worn out their welcome. But I’m telling you — getting rid of ‘em won’t be easy. They’re not leaving on their own. We’re going to have to boot them out the door like unwanted house guests,’ Mr. Carville wrote.” They have wanted you to believe the Tea Party is finished ever since the 2010 midterms, and the reason that they thought they could get away with it was the Tea Party started as a protest movement and then it matured and grew, and the Tea Party has become one of the largest grassroots political organizations. It is an organization that this country hasn’t seen in a long time. And candidate after candidate after candidate is winning nomination races and then winning elections.