Opinion: Tea Party Congress Is Past Its Sell Date - Rep. Steve Israel
The tea party experiment has failed.
Instead of fighting for middle-class jobs here at home, they fought for tax breaks for big corporations sending jobs overseas.
Instead of protecting consumers from health insurance abuses, they tried 33 times to repeal those protections, even as they kept congressional health care for themselves.
Instead of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, they tried to redefine rape.
Instead of standing up for small businesses, they spent their time trying to shut down Planned Parenthood.