You Can’t Keep a Good Teabag(ger) Down
Note: All credit for that title, BTW, goes to John Cole over at Balloon Juice. I’m just riffing off what he wrote about this story.
Proving that his political career isn’t quite dead yet, Mark Williams has returned.
Mark Williams, who recently resigned in disgrace as Tea Party Express spokesman, exclusively tells CNN that he is rejoining the conservative grassroots movement. As Williams revealed his new plans he also took a swipe at the Tea Party movement for not being able to move beyond “the cheerleading stage.”
Williams revealed, first to CNN, that he is helping to form a political action committee that will channel “Tea Party passion” into electing conservative candidates.
Williams said the effort will be called the “Citizens Reclaiming Constitutional Liberties PAC.” He told CNN that paperwork is currently being filed to establish the group and that it should be up and running by August 16. From there, the PAC will proceed in raising seed money and finding candidates it deems conservative enough, Williams said.
“We’ll be looking for…conservative young people who have something to offer, something to say and don’t identify, in some cases, with either party,” Williams told CNN in an exclusive interview.
The effort will first focus on helping candidates in California, where Williams is based. But the long-term focus will be on putting conservative politicians in office who will be reliable conservatives for years to come.
“You don’t elect anybody to the White House in [the year] 2030 unless you elect …a dog catcher in 2010,” Williams said. “We’re fielding conservative candidates outside of the Republican Party structure because the Republican Party can’t be trusted.”
Poaching “conservatives” from the Republican party and into potentially failed third party runs? Yes, please. The sooner the teabaggers and the wingnuts get siphoned out of the GOP, the better. It’d be nice to have a sane right wing again.