Comment: The Original Tea Party was started by Ron Paul...

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The Original Tea Party was started by Ron Paul...

supporters.

It started as a protest against Wall Street bailouts that were started by Bush but once Obama took office and continued the bailouts it became an anti-Obama organization and was quickly hijacked by the moderate Republicans and conservative Neo-cons.

Had McCain won the 2008 election and continued the bailouts, it would have not grown as much and would have been despised by Neo-cons and labeled as a fringe organization of Ron Paul loons.