Or they are "acting" like they are. Words are really, really cheap and it's doubly true for Washingtonians.
He sees the Tea Party as the threat. Not the Democratic party. He is doing everything to demonize the Tea Party...not the Democratic party.
Kabuki Theater much?
If the Republican party attacks another Tea Party candidate, because they are "imperfect" it's over for them. We have been supporting their imperfect corrupt behinds for years seeing them as the lessor of two evils and it hasn't worked out well for the country.