What DOES the Tea Party Stand For?
Sure, it’s easy to stand up to a desperate woman who’s seeking an abortion, or a cancer patient who just got dumped by his/her HMO. But when the time came to actually take a stand and show some courage, the screaming teabaggers whimpered and bent over.
What happened to those George Washington costumes and “We’re Taking Back Our Country!” Would our Founding Fathers invade Libya?
The House has defeated an attempt to cut off funding for air attacks on Libya. Twenty-seven members of the House Tea Party Caucus (out of a total of 59 members) voted against the funding cutoff.
Some representatives — including Michele Bachmann — used the age-old copout of “I voted against it because it didn’t go far enough.”
Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation said:
“We have no congressional authorization for military action in Libya, but our brilliant GOP leadership did not cut off funding. Could they possibly be any more gutless?”
In other news: Jim DeMint has warned all Republicans NOT to vote for increasing the debt limit, saying “if you vote for it, you’ll lose.”
And just a few days ago, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned Republicans that they’d better vote FOR increasing the debt limit. Anyone who votes against it — “we’ll get rid of you.”
Awkward. Maybe there won’t be any more Republicans.
And finally: Hey, it worked for Blackwater.