#Thread: Here's a phrase we don't hear often enough anymore, "The Tea Party." We don't hear it anymore because they have become the Republican Party. And they are destroying the country they claim to love. Here are some facts about the Tea Party you may not know.
The Tea Party came into power during the 2010 midterm elections. They had nearly 150 candidates for Congress that year, running for both the House and the Senate. Over 30% of them won their races, sometimes unseating an incumbent Republican or taking a reliably Democratic seat.
Nikki Haley, the current Ambassador to the United Nations, was one of those candidates. She defeated three Republicans in that primary and the then-current U.S. Representative in a run-off election.