National Tea Party groups did not contribute dime one to Brat. Not Freedomworks, not Club for Growth, not the Tea Party Express, not Tea Party Patriots. They were too busy denouncing Sen. Mitch McConnell—who has consistently voted against amnesty.
As I have been warning you, the big, national Tea Party groups are mostly shysters and con-men raising money for their own self-aggrandizement. (Today, they’re blast-faxing “media availability” notices to television networks claiming credit for Brat’s victory.)
The Tea Party Express, for example, “represents” the views of ordinary Americans by supporting Chamber of Commerce demands for cheap labor through Amnesty.As Eric Hoffer said, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”