The TEA party on the night of Obama's inauguration most assuredly was not the Republican leadership.
There WAS no tea party on the night of Obama's inauguration, idiot. They didn't form until the next month. And yes, many in the GOP leadership attended the meeting, "Attending the dinner were House members Eric Cantor, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra, Dan Lungren, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan and Pete Sessions. From the Senate were Tom Coburn, Bob Corker, Jim DeMint, John Ensign and Jon Kyl. Others present were former House Speaker and future and failed presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and the Republican strategist Frank Luntz, who organised the dinner and sent out the invitations."
Did these members lead the GOP into a strategy they utilized to thwart Obama? Were these members committee heads and party leaders who marshaled the other GOPers into following their example as it regarded stonewalling Obama's efforts? Of course they did nimrod, which is why they were called "leaders" in the lowercase sense. Again, your ignorance and inability to understand words and definitions is appalling.
Yet again, this is the ONLY comment I wrote my post in response too, not your insipid quotes from an insipid opinion piece, only YOUR COMMENT:
They agreed to oppose Obama's economic policies, not anything he was for.
They opposed "anything he was for" because the comment of AU's was made in the context of Obama's political agenda and policy ideas he was elected to enact, not his taste in lettuce, so YES, they opposed ANYTHING he was for.
The epic electoral fail of '10 was a referendum of Obama's and the Democratic Party's governance over the prior 2 years.
Hardly. If not for Obama's stimulus the economy would not have rebounded as quickly as it did, most every single economist agreed with that assessment. 2010 occurred because the right followed the plan largely formulated at this inaugural night meeting and implemented it to perfection which allowed the GOP to blame Obama for their own failures and stoked the latent hatred many had for him as a person often masking it as policy disagreements where the GOP refused to move one inch toward any reasonable compromises because doing so might help Americans and make Obama more popular. I'm surprised you slept through these years. Amazing things happened and an opposition party became 5th columnists against the constitutional oaths. It was quite the sight.