Tea Partiers Refudiate Their Leaders

Complaints that the Head Hatters not nearly Mad enough:

As Tea Party politicians prepare to take their seats when the 112th Congress convenes this week, they are already taking issue with Republicans for failing to hold the line against the flurry of legislation enacted in the waning weeks of Democratic control of the House of Representatives and for not giving some candidates backed by Tea Party groups powerful leadership positions. …

In their final days controlling the House, Democrats succeeded in passing legislation that Tea Party leaders opposed, including a bill to cover the cost of medical care for rescue workers at the site of the World Trade Center attacks, an arms-control treaty with Russia, a food safety bill and a repeal of the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military.

“Do I think that they’ve recognized what happened on Election Day? I would say decisively no,” said Mark Meckler, a co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, which sent its members an alert last month urging them to call their representatives to urge them to “stop now and go home!!”

Tea Party Activists Angry at Actions of G.O.P. Leaders – NYTimes.com

Alice: “Well, I haven’t had any yet, so I can’t very well take more.

March Hare: “Naaaa, you mean, you can’t very well take less.”

from Disney’s version

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