"Without the Tea Party, President Obama would not be posing as the judicious statesman, but would be pushing –as in truth he still is–for more stimulus and further investments in high-speed rail. Whatever pressure now exists to treat the debt problem derives directly or indirectly from the explosion of energy that has been generated by the Tea Party."
Blaming It All On the Tea Party « Commentary Magazine
Locally, we see pushback by certain mis-guided Republican stalwarts.
I have advice for those of you who fall into that category........don't try to marginalize those who are trying to make you relevant again politically if you can just keep your mouthes shut.