@yashalevine @JaneMayerNYerI @MarkAmesExiled did not know this Santelli-Koch link and I am from Chicago! “Santelli’s “rant” was not at all spontaneous as his alleged fans claim, but rather...his February 19th call for a “Chicago Tea Party” was the launch event...one in which Santelli served as a frontman... for Koch...”
Walsh won a House seat from suburban Chicago in the 2010 tea party wave, but lost reelection in 2012 and has since hosted a radio talk show.
Just recorded a fascinating episode of the Odd Lots podcast. and I interviewed , who was the Chicago floor trader standing next to (and participating alongside) Rick Santelli on the day of his famous Tea Party rant.
Thought experiment: Imagine a Black church in Chicago or Baltimore or Harlem where all parishioners donned robes and carried AR-15s and advocated open-carry. Imagine had the Tea Party been black - instead of 95% white. Time to end soul-sick Republicanism forever. Rise...
A tea party conservative has upset one of the longest-running political dynasties in the Chicago area
Good Q for @POTUS in Chicago on whether Dems heading for their own tea party-type split. He says argument is "about means" not "ends."