Tea Party Nation finally tells us what they really think — that Mitt Romney was the “worst candidate in history.”
Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips on Thursday disputed that President Obama claimed a mandate in November’s election, arguing that his re-election victory came over “the worst candidate in history in Mitt Romney.”
“You know, Obama ran on the fact he was going to raise taxes, the Republicans put up the worst candidate in history in Mitt Romney, yet Obama allegedly has this mandate,” Phillips said during an appearance on MSNBC. “Well, why did Republicans keep the House if Obama has this great mandate? People don’t want their taxes going up. What people do want is spending cuts.”
Setting aside, for the moment, that Judson Phillips is completely wrong on the House of Representatives, it’s hard to take him seriously on Mitt Romney because I don’t recall hearing anything of the sort in the weeks and months leading up to the election.
Some displeasure was voiced during the primaries, but after Mitt Romney captured the nomination, the Tea Party fell in line and decided that bona fide white man Mitt Romney was better than the usurper currently occupying the White House.
It’s easier for me to believe that this is his way of denying responsibility for pushing Romney into positions that made him unelectable.
On the subject of the House of Representatives — Phillips is just flat wrong.
Democrats received over one million more votes for House seats than Republicans did in November, but because of gerrymandering the Republicans were able to hold on to their House majority.