Establishment GOP Promises to Strike Back Against Tea Party in 2014
Predictable as the morning sun…
The establishment GOPers are lashing out at the Tea Party over the Obama shutdown. And they’re promising to strike back against the conservative base in 2014.
The AP reported:
From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington.
The Republican establishment also is signaling a willingness to strike back at the tea party in next fall’s elections.
“It’s time for someone to act like a grown-up in this process,” former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu argues, faulting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and tea party Republicans in the House as much as President Barack Obama for taking an uncompromising stance.
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is just as pointed, saying this about the tea party-fueled refusal to support spending measures that include money for Obama’s health care law: “It never had a chance.”
The anger emanating from Republicans like Sununu and Barbour comes just three years after the GOP embraced the insurgent political group and rode its wave of new energy to return to power in the House.
Good luck, GOP elitists.
Your whiny softcore conservatism may work out East but it won’t carry the Red States.