August 2, 2011

THEY DID WIN ON THE ONLY ISSUE THEY CARE ABOUT...:

Tea Party Sees No Triumph In Compromise (DOUGLAS A. BLACKMON And JENNIFER LEVITZ , 8/02/11, WSJ)

[A] chorus of tea-party activists and leaders across the country denounced the agreement on Monday, saying it included little in the way of the change they actually sought.

"People are saying, 'These tea partiers, aren't they wonderful, they are changing the conversation,'" said Ellen Gilmore, a leader of the LaGrange Tea Party Patriots in Georgia. "Well, we got absolutely squat--except for the conversation."

[T]he deal struck Sunday falls far short of many tea-party groups' stated goals of no increase in the debt ceiling, vastly larger budget cuts and passage of a balanced-budget amendment. The central question facing the loose-knit tea-party movement today, two years after it sprang into existence, is whether its organization and leadership can grow to match its ideological force.


...the entitlements they receive were left untouched after they killed the reforms that would have led to read budget savings.


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