Columnist and historian Bruce Bartlett appears unhappy with the Tea Party. It seems like only yesterday that the Tea Party was often described as “irrelevant,” and now it’s purportedly wrested control of the destiny of the nation and demanded fiscal responsibility. The horror!

MSNBC contributor and Miami Herald columnist Joy Reid re-tweeted the Tea Party flush dream of Bartlett, a man who, according to his Twitter bio, worked for Ron Paul and Jack Kemp as well as served in the Reagan White House.

Is it any surprise that someone who worked for Republicans who tends to say things liberals like isn’t a fan of the Tea Party?