Comments on: Bachmann steps aside, avoids House Republican-Tea Party tussle Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: fromthecenter Fri, 12 Nov 2010 05:13:41 +0000 It’s becoming clear that the Republicans used the tea party to get their despondent right wing base fired up with fiery rhetoric, fear and outright lies. Now, that the election is over they will push put them back in the closet and go back to running things the way they have been for the last 30 years. Welcome back boys….