Tea Party supporters are so selfish that, when you call them selfish, they don't care, because they only care about about what they think of themselves and each other.
After seeing them in action for the past few years, it's become apparent that
the Tea Party supporters only care about one thing...themselves...and to hell with
everyone else. And the representatives in the House show that they are exactly like the people that they represent --- self-serving, self-centered and selfish.
According to a Times/CBS Poll, the core Tea Party demographic are working middle-aged white men (between the ages of 45 and 64) who are more likely to be better educated than most --- and classify themselves as “angry” (so yes, they really are angry old white men).
Tea Party supporters hold the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich (because most in the Tea Party are either middle-class or rich...and to hell with everyone else). More than half of Tea Party supporters say the policies of the Obama administration favor the poor, and 25 percent think that the administration favors blacks over whites (even though there are more poor whites than there are poor blacks).
About 6 in 10 say “America’s best years are behind us” when it comes to the availability of good jobs for American workers --- as though Obama's at fault for the corporate offshoring of jobs over the past 40 years --- or that all the low-paying jobs (at places like McDonalds and Walmart) are a direct result of Obama's leadership and policies (although, if Obama gets the TPP free trade agreement passed, then he will be just as guilty as those who pushed the NAFTA agreement).
Tea Party followers think Social Security is OK (because most will eventually need and use this government program that the Republican leadership hates), but they hate other social programs such as food stamps for the poor (remember, most Tea Party people are middle-class and employed...and to hell with everyone else).
They hate Obama, ignorantly believing he's a Socialist when he's clearly a crony capitalist (even though Tea Party supporters are supposed to be better than average educated); they hate Obamacare (but they love Medicare, which taxes their paychecks) and they hate most government spending (but mostly just spending that they themselves don't personally benefit from in any way...and to hell with everyone else).
The Tea Party leaders in Congress today are EXACTLY like the Dixiecrats who broke away from the Democrats in 1948 --- just as the Tea Party broke away from the Republicans in 2010.
The Dixiecrats were determined to protect what they portrayed as the southern way of life, which they believed was beset by an oppressive federal government; and just like the Tea Party, they put states' rights above all others. The Dixiecrats opposed racial integration --- wanting to retain Jim Crow laws and white supremacy in the face of possible federal intervention (just as the Tea Party has also been oppressing voting rights). The Dixiecrats' party nominee was the South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond (who was steadfastly against Civil Rights) --- and just like Ted Cruz, would make a perfect Tea Party candidate today.
But what is the most obvious --- especially during the talks about a continuing resolution to pay America's bills --- those in Tea Party leadership are not only selfish, but they are liars, cheats, manipulators, hostage takers, kidnappers, blackmailers and traitors --- who don't give a rat's ass about how many people they might hurt, just so long as a small minority of people (themselves) will get their own way. That's more than just selfish, that's plain evil.
As an aside: As far as being more educated, why do so many Tea Party followers think the Affordable Care Act is a better deal than Obamacare? (Maybe they were home-schooled?)