The Tea Party is mouthing off again, re-energized by a victory in the Texas GOP Senate primary, and warning Mitt Romney to move to the right or else.
Tea Party-backed candidate Ted Cruz knocked off the Republican establishment candidate in Texas Tuesday and the faux populist movement that is actually funded by rabid right-wing billionaires is predicting success in forcing America back into the dark ages of overreaching conservatism.
Newly-elected Tea Party candidates “are doing to force Romney to the right,” crows Andrea Shell, a spokeswoman for the Freedom Work, the Koch brothers-backed organization that created the Tea Party and continues to attempt to pass it off as a grassroots movement.
If we can elect a really conservative House and Senate that will force Romney to go along with our bold conservative agenda. He’s going to have to really, really go to the right. He’ll be working with guys in the House and Senate. He won’t be able to get away with too many middle of the road policies, especially on things like the deficit.
In other words, they want Romney to following the marching orders of Charles and David Koch, the billionaires who funded creation of Freedom Works and the Tea Party and who have an agenda for complete, uncompromising, right-wing control of America.
Some, however, see the Tea Party’s boasts as more of a threat to any hope for an effective Congress.
“The Tea Party is dogma without compromise,” political strategist Arnold Block tells Capitol Hill Blue. “Effective government depends on the art of compromise and the building of coalitions. Both are impossible in a Tea Party-controlled environment.”