Tea party: beginning to lose the buttweight needed to move legislators?
Buttweight: a term used in board rooms to denote amount of influence. e.g. “Joe doesn’t have the buttweight needed to influence the board to consolidate the festival widgets department with the beanie division”
“I’m literally getting emails by the hour from people talking about primary challenges,” Meckler, a leader of the Tea Party Patriots, said.
But freshman members of the House don’t appear concerned.
“It’s not that I’m not worried about them. And I would like to be all things to all people, but if you try to do that, you’re nothing to anybody. So I’m more inclined to just vote yes and move this in the right direction,” said Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), a freshman lawmaker who’s a favorite of Tea Party activists back in his home district.