It it my opinion that the RINOs and tea party folks know something awful about this administration-something they cannot say to the public -yet. Not sure what it is, but they are trying harder then usual to stay the course. It remains to be seen if someone leaks whatever it is...hard to believe it is just about the obivious. Are the teaparty folks that powerful that they can sway a majority of the party or is this smoke and mirrors...this is very odd.
The TEA Party pressure on the process simply comes from the will of the People. You and me plus many others.
The republicans have finally figured out that they have played their base as far as they can before that base splits. They take internal pols and know the base is pissed beyond anything they have seen so far and it is the rinos not the Tea party they hate no matter the amount of anti-Tea party propaganda that is spewed in the press. This is what has them running scared and helping somewhat.
They are losing power fast within the party and watching it go very quickly to a new wing of the party which if they are not very careful will not only split from their leadership but from the party altogether. Rinos have finally figured out that they just might be endangered by the game they thought themselves so smart in playing leaving safe rinos to lead them from places like NY and finding out that it is not working.
Rinos are running scared and not because of Obama but because of their own voters. Why should we vote for a group of people who will not oppose the socialism being shoved down our throats??????????? What is their purpose to their own voters if they will not stand firm for us?
I have watched the republicans since Carter and this is a party past the breaking point with their own voters. When you betray your voters you have lost your reason for those republican voters to vote for you and they either stay home historically and you lose to dems or they primary you.
I for one really like the primary idea. The problem comes if that no longer works fairly because the next step historically is messy.