Wednesday, May 11, 2011

So Much For The Fiscally Conservative Tea Party

William Temple, Chairman of the Tea Party Founding Fathers, made it very clear how economically conservative is his brand of Tea Party politics. Any increase in the debt ceiling is a big, fat NO. Unless of course Don't Ask Don't Tell is reinstated in the military. You know, because the DADT repeal is somehow adding to the deficit...

Temple, who addressed the audience in his trademark colonial garb, is organzing the Tea Party Freedom Jamboree this fall in Kansas City. He railed against Boehner and the GOP leadership in his speech, calling them "wimpy RINOs" and even attacked Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) Medicare-destroying plan passed by the House last month as a "so-called 'courageous' budget"
Temple is 100% opposed to raising the debt ceiling, and said that how members vote on the issue will be the sole item on the tea party scorecard when it comes to rating candidates in 2012. Vote for the increase, you get a zero. Vote against it, you get a 100. Apparently it's that simple.
But even Temple said he understood a compromise might be coming. So he offered a long list of things the Republicans could do that would lead the "tea party movement as a whole" to "possibly forgive Boehner and the House Republicans a small bump in the debt limit."
On the list was keeping the front lines of America's wars as free of openly gay people and women of any sexual leaning as possible.
See? Even crazy, costume wearing teabaggers have their price. Of course, it has nothing to do with economics, so we now know where this one stands. Here is absolute proof that he's a homophobe and a misogynist. There still isn't proof that he's racist yet, but I'm sure that'll come soon enough.

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