Establishment GOPers assail Tea Party on shutdown

October 13, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa — 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.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Sergeant Major Megan USA, Ret says:

    We need to cut to the chase and focus on the budget for FY2015. The democrats are MASTERS OF DECEPTION they are eating us alive because we are honorable. We need to unite the republican party, under one principal ;;without a BUDGET, we will continue to finance our Government with continuing resolutions. Rather we need a Budget to manage and verify where the priorities are. Let OBAMACARE be implemented as is and let the buyer be informed what he is getting. next election we have proven we are right and the we change Obamacare. As well as forced the Democrats to Finance their Priority.

  • The_Frog_Prince says:

    These spineless jelly fish RINO squishes have totally screwed up the Republican Party, not the Tea Party.

  • paintinc56 says:

    Obama’s approval is down to 37%, ObaMAOcare is really starting to piss off even some of his loyal, brain dead supporters, so what do the spineless, brainless, senile, corrupt old school RINOs want to do, GIVE HIM EVERYTHING HE WANTS! It is LONG PAST TIME to come at these scum with everything we have got & VOTE THEM OUT!!!! They have made MILLIONS off of the backs of hard working taxpayers, time for the gravy train to END.

  • BH says:

    It’s a good thing Barbour wasn’t around in 1776, we would still under English rule. The “can’t do” attitude.

  • Ballistic45 says:

    “The Great Paper Tiger” is outraged that TRUE Constitutional Conservatives dare hold the ground against BIG Government, Unlimited Spending and Debt, Rights killing Laws and Job Killing Mandates…. Gee, you would think the GOP is nothing more than an arm of the Democrat Party….

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