It is an accepted truism that politicians will say anything to get elected. As such, when people started to appeal to the Tea Party folks, it should have been understood that they were saying what the Party folks wanted to hear rather than making sincere promises. That said, it is also an accepted truism that people expect politicians to follow up on their promises and the voters can sometimes retaliate for perceived betrayals.
As I recall, the Tea Party folks were mainly for reducing taxes, curbing spending and restoring the classic liberties as envisioned by the founders. Or maybe it was just about taxes. However, most Tea Party folks recognized that the government does have a legitimate role (defense and presumably entitlements that they like, such as medicare and social security). Certain politicians, such as Rick Scott, promised them these things and were elected. However, some of these folks seem to have gone way beyond their promises in ways that have angered the voters-even the Tea Party folks. Some of my more liberal friends have suggested that many of the Tea Party candidates are simply serving the interests of their corporate backers and have no interest in the common folks-including the majority of the Tea Party folks.
Since I am not a Tea Party person, I think I am obligated to make inquiries. So, for those who see yourself as a Tea Party sort of person, what do you think about folks like Rick Scott and the others who seem to be mainly interested in corporations and not the tax payers?