Aside for the “decades” timeframe, does this sound like the tea party?

. . . for decades has played on the inchoate fears, xenophobia, knee-jerk racism, and ill-disguised anti-Semitism of many of his supporters.
. . .
she’s also a big believer in the state’s ability and obligation to help its people. “We feel the state should have the means to intervene,” she says. “We are very attached to public services à la française as a way to limit the inequalities among regions and among the French,” including “access for all to the same level of health care.”


That combination of nativism and welfare statism seems very different from the mission of the tea party movement.

David Boaz.