Julian Zelizer reminds us that the Tea Party is both anti-Obama and anti-Bush.
The Tea Party’s gripes with the former presidential administration include:
1. Bush’s bailout of Wall Street investment banks.
2. The Bush administration’s willingness to work within the Washington political system to advance their objectives.
3. Bush’s “multicultural vision,” which included his moderate views on immigration and his desire to bring Hispanics into the Republican Party.
Paul M. says
1. and 2. certainly.
3. is a bit more controversial within Tea Party circles. There's a split between libertarian leaning Tea Partiers who favor open borders and conservatives who do not.