Tea Partiers Bag on Republicans


Via Instapundit and Big Government comes this Politico story about how the tea party people are taking on Republicans who don't support limited government and less spending:

Whether it's the loose confederation of Washington-oriented groups that have played an organizational role or the state-level activists who are channeling grass-roots anger into action back home, tea party forces are confronting the Republican establishment by backing insurgent conservatives and generating their own candidates—even if it means taking on GOP incumbents.

"We will be a headache for anyone who believes the Constitution of the United States … isn't to be protected," said Dick Armey, chairman of the anti-tax and limited government advocacy group FreedomWorks, which helped plan and promote the tea parties, town hall protests and the September 'Taxpayer March' in Washington. "If you can't take it seriously, we will look for places of other employment for you."

"We're not a partisan organization, and I think many Republicans are disappointed we are not," added Armey, a former GOP congressman.

Read the whole thing here.

What Reason.tv saw at the 9/12 march:


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  2. Local news had at least a 2 minute spot last night on the gay march in DC yesterday. Nary a whisper a month ago for the tea party folks. Just sayin’.

  3. The liberals like to bash the teabaggers (teabag them before they teabag you) when they oppose Obama’s plans, but just watch them do a 180 when the baggers go after the Republicans.

    1. The core beliefs of many of the “partiers” stand opposite to the beliefs of the vast majority of Americans, especially “liberals”/Dems. However, it makes electoral sense for the Dems to encourage the “partiers” to do what they’re doing; compare, from the opposite side of the ledger, their attempts to get Nader off the ballot.

      And, anyone who thinks the “partiers” will be successful should see my tea parties coverage. Because of stupidity and corruption, all they’re going to end up doing is making their situtation worse. It’s almost darwinism in action.

  4. I have to say that I’m highly skeptical that this is the norm. I certainly WISH it were, but that certainly contradicts the majority of firsthand experience I’ve had.

  5. Totally cool that the tea partiers are going after the R’s too. That is maybe the more important fight, so that there is a choice when you go to the polls.

  6. “Independents” aren’t a real political party, but they are the fastest-growing voting bloc. This, at least, is encouraging. It puts both entrenched “official” parties on guard.

  7. That’s impossible. I’ve clearly been told that the Tea Partiers were just a bunch of racists who opposed Obama because he’s black, and would never say the same thing about Republicans.

    1. I heard they were organized and paid by the Republican establishment.

  8. The Tea Party I went to on 9/12 was extremely one sided and partisan, and had almost nothing to do with taxes. Just the fact that these parties exist now when Obama is doing all the same stuff Bush did proves it.

  9. The Tea Party I went to on 9/12

    Which one was that, Scott?

  10. The only thing that the “Tea Party” people want is for the corrupt politicians of both parties to govern by the Constitution. Why is that so difficult for the partisan fools to understand?

  11. Where were these “concerned” citizens for the 8 years GW Bush was driving this country off a cliff? Now that a (black) Democratic President is trying to fix things they had a hand in screwing up, suddenly they’re all concerned?! Please!

  12. Just a bunch of white old and fat right wingers mad they are more and more marginalized. Tea-Baggers…Who cares?

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