Several Tea party favorites in congress were mugged by Boehner.
They are prepping for 2014 and do not want to have any baggage hanging around their necks concerning the fiscal cliff negotiations.
The ongoing campaign to redefine and co-opt.
The Tea Party was about one issue and ONE ISSUE ONLY.
They want to cut gov’t spending.
The left tried to tie them to a broad array of right wing extremism. The GOP tried to co-opt them to all GOP positions.
That’s not what attracted voters to them. The voters wanted gov’t spending cut. Their voters, some of them, may have cared about abortion, but others did not and maybe were pro choice. They ALL cared about cutting gov’t spending.
The Tea Party needs to loudly get back on point. It’s not about taxes. Raise them if you want. It’s not about flag burning. Don’t care.
It’s about CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING. Stay on that message and ONLY on that message.
Yep. Not their fault though. The GOP elite are doing their best to marginalize them and kick them to the curb.
This is how the conservative base SHOULD operate.
Make the GOP-E come to us to preserve its influence, which is all that matters to it.
Not only did conservatism stop Boner’s Plan B, its votaries may choose the next Speaker should they choose to do so. Personally, I hope they do.
Tea Partiers don’t have a majority of the Republican caucus but wise politics can help actual conservatives determine the direction of the majority party in the House.
I refuse to go over the cliff.
So I guess the “Levin Surge” had nothing to do with shutting down DC phone lines in the minutes before Boehner made the decision to pull the Plan B House vote last Thursday?