The question was asked as a little of both. Your response is appreciated.
Politically, there is no such thing as a teabagger, just as there is no such thing as a rimjobber, unless,of course, we are referring to Obama on the basketball court. In either case the disrespect is unneeded.
Wall Street apologist? No, not me. Wall street was wrong, so was government, and so were a lot of individuals. Such is the nature of bubbles.
Our government,though, seems content to put all the blame on Wall Street while picking our pockets for the benefit of Wall Street.
In the end I feel safer with Wall Street's power in Wall Street's hands and none of that power in the in the government's hands. I prefer to have to keep cops separate from the crooks. That way when Wall Street is wrong and laws are broken, the government can legitimately club them. Mixing the two results in our problems today. The last thing we need is for government to become Wall Street. At that point, no mater how wrong Government is no laws will ever be broken, as the laws will be ignored or changed.
Government's roll should be that of cop and no more.
Currently the difference between Wall Street and government is too murky and is becoming thick with unsavory ties.
Tea Party members are swayed by individual desire for liberty. It really is that simple. I have yet to see one marching with a "Arms are for Hugging Banks" sign.
BTW, You can claim a Bush like victory in Iraq on the economy if you like, but the economy is still faltering despite press pump priming.