Bachmann forming an official Tea Party Caucus
Michelle Bachmann wants to give the Tea Partiers a voice into the halls of Congress:
Bachmann, already a hero within the tea party, sent a letter to House Administration Chairman Robert Brady (D-Pa.) Thursday to register the House Tea Party Caucus to serve as an “informal group of members dedicated to promote Americans’ call for fiscal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution and limited government.”
Bachmann, in a statement, said Americans have “had enough of the spending, bureaucracy and the government-knows-best mentality running rampant today throughout the halls of Congress.”
Fiscal responsibility? Limited government? Constitutional principles? Isn’t that what the Republican party should be standing for?
After all of the debate over the past year including healthcare reform, government spending, stimulus, etc., after all of that, you would think that most if not all Republican members would be signing on to the principles of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and all the rest. This should be relatively easy, as it goes against the entire Obama-Democrat agenda.
I’ve had my issues with the Tea Party, and have made them known on this blog. One of my biggest fears was that the Tea Party activists would become a wedge that splits up the base of the Republican party. That Michelle Bachmann has made it a point to single out certain Republican members as Tea Partiers, makes me a bit uneasy along those lines.