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Published On: Mon, Jun 27th, 2016

Tea Party group in Mississippi folds, ‘We’re all worn out’ says leader now profiting off Obamacare

The South Mississippi Tea Party is no more as their June 20th meeting was promoted as their last and the Sun Herald quoted the former Chairman Barry Neyrey: ““We’re all worn out. Most of our members are older people.”

As the GOP battles over supporting Donald Trump or not, groups like the Tea Party sound more and more disillusioned, primed the pass the proverbial baton to a younger, like-minded leader.

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Neyrey says groups like Americans For Prosperity have much younger leadership to fight for conservative causes.

“One of the guys I would have liked to have seen succeed me, Phil Harding, is now president of the Harrison County Republican Club,” he said.

 

According to the Herald, the South Mississippi Tea Party grew out of a movement started by CNBC figure Rick Santelli and conservative talker Glenn Beck. They had touted support for Gov. Phil Bryant, nicknamed “the first Tea Party governor by some,” according to the coverage.

State Sen. Chris McDaniel had a strong campaign against Sen. Thad Cochran in the 2014 Republican primary, but it was the failed efforts of the Ted Cruz campaign that has landed the knockout blow.

 

“I’m trying to pay not as much attention to the destruction of our country,” he said. “I’ve already shut down Fox News. I can’t believe how much time I have now.”

The former Tea Pary head is now set to pull the lever for Trump as an anti-Hillary vote: “Like Trump or not, you’ve got to get behind him. The alternative is just too terrible.”

With some irony, Neyrey is now working on Obamacare , the bane of the Tea Party, creating software to help businesses meet upcoming deadlines for complying with IRS regulations created under the health care law.

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  1. Joseph Fox says:

    The burial of the Mississippi arm of the Tea Party is just acknowledging the insults the McDaniel campaign threw at the grass root Republicans who run the Republican Primary in Mississippi. In short, the Tea Party in Mississippi fought the Republican Party and lost. Good Riddance!

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