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The GOP Establishment Should Think Twice Before Trying to Undermine the Tea Party

russell63 Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 4:19 PM
The common thread among Tea Party members is fiscal responsibility. Given our fiscal dilemma, the fact that almost all Democrats and some Republicans criticize moving in that direction is difficult to understand. Heaven knows - we are in desperate need of some fiscally responsible adults.
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:53 AM
Fiscal responsibility and Constitutional government is the essence of the Tea Party.
It isn't difficult to understand that the path to power is through spending taxpayer money. That's the essence of their objection to the Tea Party.

Even though it changed the terms of the political debate, thus giving them a majority in the 2010 elections, many in the Republican establishment deeply resent the Tea Party. They don’t like being monitored by taxpayer-friendly groups that will expose them when they side with special interests (as they have in recent months on Export-Import Bank subsides and housing handouts).

And they really hate the idea of being held accountable at the polls when they side with the corrupt...