Re: Republicans clear way for worker aid, trade bills
Oh, and you mentioned the tea party. And you're right, it started off as a good thing until it got hijacked by certain Republicans. Out of all the candidates, the tea party should love Ron Paul. He believes in most of what the tea party claims to believe in. The one major difference is that tea party members are a lot more hawkish.
If Republicans voted for what they preach, they'd support Ron Paul. But most voters tend to prefer a slick, charismatic politician like Mitt Romney ... even though they say that's the kind of politician they hate.