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Blow taps for the tea party
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If history tells us anything, the rise of sometime-historian Newt Gingrich to Republican presidential frontrunner is a sign that the tea party movement is destroying itself. After all, the former House Speaker has surged to the top of Republican presidential polls on the shoulders of tea party supporters, a movement that ironically came together to topple "Washington insiders" -- like Newt Gingrich. The tea party movement rose up angrily in early 2009 to expose and clean out what its members saw as the greedy Washington fat cats and wheeler-dealers who line their pockets while raising taxes, expanding government and spending taxpayers' money.