"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
What is the point of this thread?
The tea party is a conservative movement focused on fiscal issues. Obama is not a conservative and is certainly not a fiscal conservative. McCain wasn't exactly a bastion of fiscal conservatism either, but compared to Obama he was tolerable to many fiscal conservatives. Add to the mix that the Republican Party has traditionally been the party with a platform that espouses fiscal conservatism, and it's no surprise Obama didn't get a lot of tea party votes.
It's like asking who thinks a majority of the anti-war movement voted for Bush or McCain? No one would think that. The anti-war movement was a left wing movement and while Obama hasn't done much to end our military adventures overseas, he's more tolerable than the Republican alternatives to most anti-war protesters.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.