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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tea partiers turn on each other - Kenneth P. Vogel - POLITICO.com

Politico:

"After emerging out of nowhere over the summer as a seemingly potent and growing political force, the tea party movement has become embroiled in internal feuding over philosophy, strategy and money and is at risk of losing its momentum....The grass-roots activists driving the movement have become increasingly divided on such core questions as whether to focus their efforts on shaping policy debates or elections, work on a local, regional, state or national level or closely align themselves with the Republican Party, POLITICO found in interviews with tea party organizers in Washington and across the country....Many of these differences date to the movement’s beginnings last winter in an outpouring of anger about the huge increases in government spending enacted by President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress. But they were overshadowed by the initial explosion of activism that culminated during the congressional town hall meetings in August...Now the disagreements and the sense of frustration they have engendered could diminish the movement’s potential influence in state and national politics"

Read Here: Tea partiers turn on each other - Kenneth P. Vogel - POLITICO.com

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