It should be noted right off the bat that the tea party movement grew out of town hall meetings where citizens shouted down politicians over completely fabricated health care reform lies. Had it not been for the Republican campaign of reform myths, we wouldn't have seen the fearful knee jerk public reaction to saving lives and preventing health care bankruptcies.
The same can be said for the recent tax day protests across the country, where tea party protesters demonstrated their outrage over rising taxes, even though they most likely saw a dramatic downsizing in their federal taxes paid in. The facts be damned when it comes to anti-government rhetoric. Rachel Maddow sums it up well here tea party Dodo's: