'Tea Party' Pols Sell Out The Tea Party
In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, "the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee."
At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party.