Monday, July 19, 2010

VICTORY! House committee approves Bachmann’s plan for Tea Party Caucus

Pure candy for political junkies. Not only will it be fascinating to see who does — and doesn’t — want to join, but Bachmann et al. may have to make some tough decisions on whether a given applicant is “pure” enough to be admitted. Or maybe she’ll simply decide that anyone who wants to be in it can be in it. In that case, think it’ll go over well with grassroots conservatives when some House RINOs in red districts inevitably stampede to join so that they can brand themselves with the “tea party” label ahead of the midterms?

Another question: Will any Democrats make the cut? Remember, the Tea Party Express endorsed Walt Minnick.

Bachmann tweeted on Thursday: “Just got word that the Committee on House Administration officially approved the House Tea Party Caucus.” Kyle Anderson, a spokesman for the panel, confirmed that it approved the creation of the group.
In her letter last week, Bachmann spoke of the group’s affinity for small government.

“As Members of Congress, we have an obligation to represent the views of our constituents, and this Caucus would do nothing more than promote the timeless principles of our founding, principles that all Members of Congress have sworn to uphold,” he said. READ MORE...

House Tea Party Caucus approved

1 comment:

  1. I want to take this opportunity to thank the Tea Party for electing Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown since he voted for the Financial Reform Bill and help the President of the United States with another legislative victory, thank you Tea Party. Have you heard of “Unintended Consequences” or “Blowback”? Was Scott Brown working for the Tea Party, himself or our Country, hmmm only you can answer this one?

    The problem is this. Tea Party candidates will win a number of these congressional races because local districts are often safely partisan in nature. They can make their wild, unfounded claims, crazy accusations, etc., and win. That means not only are we likely to see an increase in Republican seats in both houses, we're likely to see more antics, more insanity, more stupidity. At the same time they're going to do everything they can to derail Obama's policies which will likely mean high unemployment, a moribund economy, and more compromises on policy positions that make no one happy.

    That could literally mean that if the Republicans put up a legitimate candidate in 2012, they could win. Such a result is bad enough, but the likely response for the Democrats is to move further to the "middle" to placate voters. As we've seen over the last decade, the "middle" in American politics is basically on the verge of being an 80s Republican. Increasingly that means we'll have a political landscape of a conservative party and ratfuck insane parties. The former, given it's track record, slowly moving to the right, the latter, given it's track record, loudly screaming "socialism, communism, fascism!!!"

    If we continue on this course, privatization will be socialism.