How is the Tea Party not a “real” right wing?
Jobbik, Gyongyosi’s party, polls at 8%, and currently holds 43 seats in Hungary’s 386-seat parliament, or 11%. (I’m leaving aside here some real problems with Hungary’s government, and the long history of anti-Semitism in Hungary.)
The Republican Party holds 45% of the Senate and has a majority (54%) in the House. The Tea Party Caucus in the House has 58 members (13% of the House’s voting membership).
Gyongyosi, of Jobbik, described Jews as a “national-security risk” and called for the government to compile a national list of Hungarian Jews, especially those in government.
Allen West (R-FL), of the Tea Party Caucus, has described
Islam as “a totalitarian theocratic political ideology” that “is already infiltrating into our colleges, into our universities, into our high schools, into our religious aspect, our cultural aspect, our financial, our political systems”. Steve King (R-IA), also of the Caucus, wants to bring back the House Un-American Activities Committee
. Michele Bachmann (R-MI) claimed
that the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the US government, calling out by name the State Department’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin (wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner [D-NY]).