Unsurprising that World Net Daily is advancing this article from the Washington Times: “Tea Party Reps Prep to Fight ‘Surrender Caucus.’”
If you’re reading this and don’t know what I’m talking bout, you haven’t been following US politics for the past few years, or even the past two weeks: The super-conservative Tea Party group caucuses with the Republicans in Congress to give them a majority, though it’s unsurprising considering that, for some reason I don’t really understand, the US has a two-party system where any third party is very quickly swept up into one of the other two major parties. It is very, very difficult – if impossible – to get elected to any major political office in the US and not be a part of one of the major two political parties.
But, Tea Party people don’t really belong to the Republicans. They caucus with them, sure, but they are too conservative for their own political good. They also don’t like to play political games that are the standard in most statehouses and at the national level (to be fair, I don’t like the political games, either).
However, they also refuse to compromise. I don’t care how principled your stand is. Politics is about compromise. You get something you want by giving into something the other side wants. The Tea Party caucus does not, and it’s because of their refusal to compromise and because John Boehner refused to stand up to them that the government shut down. When more pragmatic people finally brokered a deal – I never thought I’d be calling Mitch McConnell “pragmatic” – and Boehner allowed it to come up for a vote in the House that the shutdown ended.
But, that pissed off the Tea Party. No compromise, then compromise, means the no-compromise people are ticked. Duh. And that’s what this article is about. They’re going off and throwing a temper tantrum pledging to get rid of those republicans who decided that, for the good of the country, they were going to compromise as opposed to act like a spoiled two-year-old and pout with their arms crossed. The Tea Party people are vowing to oust the more pragmatic Republicans in upcoming elections.
Considering that now, more than ever before, polls are showing a factor of two increase in the extreme dislike of the tea party, well, good luck with that. Actually, no. I don’t wish you good luck. You act like spoiled petulant children who make terroristic threats when things don’t go your way. Bringing to a halt the government of the United States for sixteen days because you can’t get universal healthcare de-funded means that YOU should be ousted and YOU should be the ones that get kicked out of office.