Skip to comments.Tea Party Express endorses Minnick('rat).
Posted on 04/21/2010 1:18:32 PM PDT by izzatzo
Tea Party Express endorses Democrat in IdahoShare23posted at 8:48 am on April 21, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
Vaughn Ward wonders when the Tea Party Express passed him by. The Republican challenger to Blue Dog Democrat Rep. Walt Minnick in Idaho figured to at least have a shot at an endorsement to switch the seat from a vote for Nancy Pelosi and Democratic control of the House. Instead, the Tea Party Express endorsed Minnick, and left a lot of head-scratching behind in Idaho afterward:
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I don’t like this ‘endorsing peeps’ thing very much.....because I believe the Tea Party to be ‘leaderless’....but that’s JMHO.
The loons who endorsed the Democrat are not capable of seeing the big picture.
The more wins for the Democrats = Democrat majority = Pelosi
continues as Speaker of the House.
also Democrats will again have the chairmanship of the Committees and the majority on the Committees.
It is this same all or nothing crowd who helped with Obama’s win in 08.
Spot on, Ma’am. ;-]
The problem being, collecting on that promise. AKA, Bart Stupak.
Tea Partiers will make up their own minds. An endorsement only tells them something about the person or entity doing the endorsement. That is all.
Funny thing, Bart Stupak was the first thing to enter my mind when I read this. I don’t think there was ever any doubt in Stupak’s mind where his vote would go-he played almost everyone for suckers-almost, because he didn’t have me fooled for a second, he’s a ‘rat.
Background link with a lot of updates here:
Just a bunch of idiots in Idaho... they did not get my permission... and it is just as valid as theirs.
Do a search on “Tea Party Express” and hijack. A number of blogs have noted a close link between the TPE and Russo Marsh and Rogers, a GOP lobbying firm. Why is Sarah Palin involved? I haven’t the foggiest.
This is why a Tea Party endorsement is not worth all that much. Folks have their own brains and after Stupak, its hard to justify taking any chances.
Back to Minnock, the Tea Party has to endorse some Democrats to hold the big club over the RINOs’ heads.
I think the TPE desperately wants to claim the mantle of bipartisanship - meaning, they need to find a democrat or two to support. This figure this guy is the best they can find.
The Tea Party Express is a PAC and is not the grassroots Tea Party Patriots. The local TPP cannot endorse a candidate due to election laws...
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