From the Salon article.
...almost uniformly white tea partiers are anything other than a racist, right-wing reaction to the election of an African American president who brings with him feminists and gays (even if he doesn’t do as much for them as they would ideally like). I’m having a hard time seeing the tea partiers as anything other than the spawn of George Wallace racism – the movement Pat Buchanan bragged to me that Richard Nixon made his own. Of course, in that same “Hardball” segment, Buchanan denounced me for condescending to and “demonizing” the tea partiers. I still find that rich: I grew up in lower middle class Long Island, with a first-generation Irish father, going to public schools and universities, while the wealthy Buchanan grew up in Washington D.C. with professionals as parents and attended Georgetown University.
OH stop it. Rush probably has the most power of any single person in the party. His listeners aka dittoheads are disciple like.
God Bless the Marine Corps.
I was a registered republican for 15 years, before that I was a registered democrat. For the last 8 years I have been a registered independent.