I have Jim DeMint down. No doubt about that. He's a bagger. But his soon to be formed Senate Tea Bag Caucus ain’t as big as he thought it would be. Joe Miller flamed Out. Sharron Angle got run Out. Ken Buck got knocked Out. And Christine O’Donnell got Laughed Out.
So who would join Jim DeMint? The most obvious are Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT). Mikey Tea Bags is hardcore into the tea. I am not so sure whether Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be a teabagger. I suspect he is just a loyal party man who adopts the lingo of the tea bag set out of convenience. I suspect he’ll do as the Party Bosses tell him.
For now I have the Senate Tea Bag Caucus as follows:
- Jim DeMint – Chair
- Rand Paul
- Mike Lee
- Ron Johnson
The House Tea Bag caucus is another story. I think several post will be required here.
UPDATE: I've added Ron Johnson (R-WI) to the list. Johnson, who'd been labeled a flat earther once up0n a time, definitely belongs in the Tea Bag Caucus.