"Tea Party my ass. This was nothing other than the Republican Party stealing the anger of a population that was fed up with the Republican Party's own theft of their tax money at gunpoint to bail out the robbers of Wall Street and fraudulently redirecting it back toward electing the very people who stole all the ****ing money!"Denninger, along with fellow bloggers at Market Ticker Graham Makohoniuk and Stephanie Jasky, promoted the idea in January 2009 of protesting the $800 billion stimulus and the $700 billion bailout by mailing a tea bag to Congress. Denninger also suggested holding a "tea party" protest at President Obama's inauguration.
This was the actual launch of the Tea Party. Today, Denninger says bitterly he ought to sue for defamation anyone using "Tea Party" because the movement has been highjacked, its purpose so deformed it is now "a joke."
His letter to the Tea Party is quoted extensively here