Because It's Not About Big Government Spending

A Sullivan reader:

If these Tea Party people were serious about fiscal sanity, they would boo Ryan on sight for his vote for Medicare D. They would boo Cantor on sight. They would boo Boehner on sight. They would run primary challenges against all these people, and not let them forget the sins they committed against their country.

But the Tea Party movement is not serious. It is an act of collective amnesia, for Republican voters to convince themselves that everything bad that's going on is all Obama's fault, and
everything was going great until he showed up and ruined us all.

It's amnesia, yes. It's also self-contradiction and thinly veiled racism.