Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. After, all the teabaggers have nowhere else to go except into the arms of the Republicans, the ones that created the Tea Party in the first place.
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Among some tea partiers, there was disappointment that the Republicans’ recently released agenda doesn’t go far enough. There also were expressions of outright disgust at what some saw as a transparent ploy to quell tea partiers’ anger with the Republican establishment just long enough to get their votes Nov. 2.
“It’s a mealy-mouthed sop to the tea party movement that is rife with platitudes and little on substance,” e-mailed Andrew Ian Dodge, the Maine state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots national coalition of local groups. “I have yet to see one person who is wholly impressed with it.”
Judson Phillips, founder of the tea party Nation online social network, called it “a nice PR piece, but I don’t think it is even showing up on our radar.” Most tea partiers, he said, “are skeptical.”