Tea partyists are already drawing lines in anticipation of a Mitt Romney collapse.
Below is language from a fund-raising email over the name of Jenny Beth Martin, the Cherokee County woman who is a co-founder of Tea Party Patriots.
The letter focuses on Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s recent statement that a victory by President Barack Obama could undercut House Republican opposition to tax increases in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations that a lame-duck Congress must take up before the end of the year.
From the TPP email:
We need to stop Obama’s big government agenda this fall and then make sure the Republican political establishment doesn’t sell us out next January.
Patriot, the challenges facing our movement are even greater than I expected. We are, in effect, fighting a two front war.
One against Barack Obama and his cronies who are turning America into a socialist wasteland.
And another against professional politicians like Eric Cantor and Tom Cole who believe they need to surrender to the liberals at the first sign of trouble.
Let me be perfectly clear: No matter who wins the Presidency in November the Tea Party Movement is not going anywhere. We are going to keep fighting against tax hikes, higher government spending and out-of-control government.
And if Obama does win, we will fight any politician who believes that the federal government doesn’t have enough money and that taxes should go up.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider