Your damn right it was blatant! They should have been that damn blatant the previous 2 years. Maybe a lot of them would still have a job. It frankly ticks me off that now...just now, they're finally able to work and pass some of the legislation that we put them there to do. It's amazing when they're not on the campaign trail the work they can get done. I don't believe the Tea party would be in the position they're in now, if the democrat's would have shown this kind of leadership and excitement in getting things done. And it doesn't surprise me one bit, the GOP not viewing this session as a win for America, but instead, calling for an end to the lame duck session because it was so productive. I don't know about you, but I'm going to expect a whole lot more out of the GOP now that they control congress. The word "NO" just ain't going to cut it any more. I sure hope John Boehner like's his TEA bending over.
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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.
Just a month ago, Tea Party leaders were celebrating their movement’s victories in the midterm elections. But as Congress wrapped up an unusually productive lame-duck session last month, those same Tea Party leaders were lamenting that Washington behaved as if it barely noticed that American voters had repudiated the political establishment.
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.
“I’m surprised by how blatant it was,” he added.
Read more at www.nytimes.com“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!!”
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