The tea started brewing under Bush. It’s important that Democrats and Republicans alike understand this. Democrats know that they are about to suffer a rebuke of historic proportions, but it’s important they understand the reason and not imagine themselves the victims of racism or irrationality. And it’s important for Republicans to understand that their legacy of government growth and deficit spending is also suffering rebuke. The Republicans will recapture the House (if they do) not because Americans love the GOP but because the Democrats doubled down on the Republicans’ big-government tendencies.
This election is about small government, reduced spending and reminding our elected officials that they serve at our pleasure. The problem is not the Tea Party, the problem is that for too long, elected officials have forgotten that they serve us. Some of them aren't listening, many of them aren't paying attention, and most of them have forgotten that they're beholden to us. If the folks we elect don't pay attention, we'll do our best to hammer them the next go-round.