JS Online ExcerptLetter: Where was the Tea Party During Bush's Term?
Ryan first spoke at a tea party rally in 2009 in Madison and recently spoke at a rally in Racine.
"These were not traditional standard Republican rallies," he said..."Before this cycle, before 2009, I had never seen those yellow flags, 'Don't tread on me.' It's definitely different, the enthusiasm is palpable."
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Where was Tea Party's "anger" during Bush years?