Tea Party Already Mad At GOP
Tea Party activists are angry with Republicans, even before they’ve been seated in the new Congress.
…they are already taking issue with Republicans for failing to hold the line against the flurry of legislation enacted in the waning weeks of Democratic control of the House of Representatives and for not giving some candidates backed by Tea Party groups powerful leadership positions.
Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler wanted the lame duck Congress to “go home” because they lost their mandate.
Tea Party leaders scoffed at the Republicans’ greatest victory from the lame-duck session — the extension of the Bush tax cuts as part of a compromise with the White House. Instead, Tea Party leaders complained that Republicans had abandoned a push for a full repeal of the estate tax.
[Tea Party Nation leader Judson] Phillips said the tax cuts were more accurately described as “maintaining the status quo” because the lower rates had been in place for several years.Click here for reuse options!
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