Tea Party Activists Angry at G.O.P. Leaders

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    Tea Party Activists Angry at G.O.P. Leaders

    By KATE ZERNIKE

    Published: January 1, 2011


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    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.

    Mr. 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.
    Despite its victories in November — more than 40 candidates supported by the Tea Party were elected to the House and Senate — the Tea Party lost battles for important leadership positions. Tea Party Patriots, for instance, had backed Representative Jack Kingston of Georgia to be chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Mr. Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin, also a co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, criticized Republicans for choosing Representative Harold Rogers of Kentucky instead, saying he was likely “to continue the big-spending, pork-barrel ways that lost Republicans the majority four years ago.”

    In an opinion article on Politico, the two also criticized Republican leaders for choosing Representative Fred Upton of Michigan to lead the Energy and Commerce Committee, saying the choice “indicated they are not serious about expanding the nation’s energy-producing capability” through expanded oil drilling and a relaxation of regulations on nuclear power and coal.

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    Did I call it, or what?

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    hey, none of the people they got elected are in office yet
     
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    The Gop is using them and they're also using Sarah Palin. It's going to be a balancing act keeping these people in line though. TPers are activists and used to making it happen without interference.

    If Palin decides to run for president, she presents a primary challenge but will lose the general. Rs here think Dems are afraid of Palin but it's the Gop who's getting worried.
     
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    Then what are they bitching about?
     
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    doesnt seem like "bitching" to me
     
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    Tea Party Activists Angry at G.O.P. Leaders
     
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    yeah, and who wrote that?
    an editor
    :rolleyes:
     
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    :eusa_shhh: Synthia apparently believes that a headline is a fact. Most intelligent people know it is written to grab a reader's attention.
     
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    editors know most people skim the headlines
    and only a few actually read the story
    that way they can push an agenda that the story doesnt actually support, i didnt see any "anger" from the story
    some disappointment, yes, anger, no
    the anger will come if things dont change with the new congress
     
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    I suspect the Tea Party movement gets a lot more press than its constituency deserves.

    That's because it does have considerable backing with at least one media mogul

    Right now its the FOX's cause célèbre

    I doubt that 10% of the population overall supports most of its positions.
     

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