Ted Reinstein is a Boston columnist who quoted us as saying the Tea Party’s Over.
He is right.
It is over.
The Tea Party movement nut-jobbers like Michele Bachmann, DeMint, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Debbie Riddle, Dan Patrick, Ted Poe, Leo Berman, Tom Tancredo, Russell Pearce, JD Hayworth, and all the other angry politicians who are irrational are losing Tea Party momentum.
The Tea Party’s Over
Uncompromising Right To The End
Why the Republican flight from reasonableness to recklessness then?
Two words: Tea Party.
It is primarily the newest House members, many of whom were Tea Party-backed, who have been most rigid and unyielding in demanding steep and drastic budget cuts. And they have made it very difficult for Republican House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to find compromise in, or otherwise moderate their mad dog approach to politics.While a government shutdown was narrowly averted last week when the White House and Boehner agreed on some $39 billion in cuts, Tea Party members had wanted $60 to $100 billion in cuts — numbers that would have devastated daily life for millions of Americans.
The Tea Party response? Three words, as succinctly summed up by U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN), a Tea Party favorite: Shut ‘er down!
Some were troubled by that scorched earth attitude.
“Tea partiers seem to have an ‘all or nothing’ characteristic about them and we know this because they were being irrational in wanting to see the entire government shutdown … it is simply unreasonable to see the entire government shutdown instead of promoting rational solutions.”
The words of Michael Moore or Rachel Maddow?
No, the words of DeeDee Garcia Blase, writing in the Tucson Citizen. Blase is Founder and President of Somos Republicans, the nation’s largest Latino Republican organization.
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