Tea party to House Republicans: Remember us? We helped elect you and we say no compromisesRead all the rest here.
WASHINGTON — The tea partyers who helped drive GOP gains in the last election are rallying in the city they love to hate Thursday, urging Republican House leaders — Speaker John Boehner above all — to resist the drive toward compromise in the protracted fight over the federal budget. Even, they say, if that means Congress fails to do its most important job: pay for the government.
And if Boehner opts instead to agree to a deal with President Barack Obama?
“You’re going to see massive amounts of (GOP) primaries” in next year’s election, said Mark Meckler of the Tea Party Patriots. If the Ohio Republican strikes a budget deal that doesn’t cut spending enough, Meckler said Wednesday, “he is going to face a primary challenge.”
It’s tough talk from a member of the loosely affiliated political force that helped drive Boehner’s Republican troops into the House majority last year on a platform of smaller, more austere government. And during three months in power, Boehner’s been listening.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
We are the Tea Party and we elected you
The Washington Post is writing about this today, yesterday and last week. They just cannot get over the fact that people who got together to change the makeup of congress would actually want their mandates enacted. Here is today's: (actually it is first from the Associated Press)