Tea Party Turns on John Boehner
The Tea Party honeymoon is over for John Boehner.
“You look like a fool,” Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips wrote in a post on the group’s website, directing his message at the Ohio Republican. “Charlie Sheen is now making more sense than John Boehner.”
Boehner “did not get the message” from the tea party movement demanding big cuts to federal spending, Phillips said, and “the honeymoon is over.” The movement should respond, he said, by finding “a candidate to run against John Boehner in 2012 and should set as a goal, to defeat in a primary, the sitting Speaker of the House of Representatives.”
Judson Phillips is a full-on crank, in the grand Tea Party tradition; he was previously seen at LGF when he defended bringing loaded weapons to political events.
The Republican Party is riding the teabag tiger, and starting to lose their grip.