riddler78 saidThe tea partiers rose as a direct response to Obamacare.
Another lame attempt at US history revisionism, and this by a non-US citizen. Reminds me of an online guy out in Australia who tries the same thing, with equally unconvincing results.
The Teabaggers were a sham front for US corporate & right wing interests, not the grassroots movement they pretended to be. They received direct funding from wealthy right wingers like the Koch brothers. The Teabagger "movement" was already underway before Obamacare was even being seriously debated.
The core Teabagger issue was taxes, which suddenly exploded the moment Obama took office in 2009. The tax rates hadn't changed, they were the same as they had been under Bush, since those things takes a full Congressional year to revise.
Funny, no anti-tax movement during Bush, but suddenly Americans discovered they were being overtaxed and taking to the streets within months of Obama taking office. Pure political manipulation, ahead of the 2010 elections, and unfortunately the Republican tactic worked.