The Tea Party Is Dead. Long Live the Tea Party

Video | 2/9/2018 | Rick Moran
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Conservatives in Congress and in the hinterlands are bitterly complaining about the massive insult to fiscal sanity the budget deal passed on Thursday morning represents.

Even worse, some Republicans are offended by the pushback. Their target is Senator Rand Paul who, almost alone, tried to stand in the way of the budget deal in the Senate.

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GOP political analyst Susan Del Percio said on MSNBC that it was the day "the tea party died."

DEL PERCIO: And it’s amazing we’re not even coming close to talking about entitlement reform, so I kind of look at today as the day the tea party movement died. Anyone who was elected, the majority of Republicans in the House now have been elected since 2010 as part of the tea party movement, it’s gone. There’s no sense in saying you’re a fiscally responsible Republican when you vote for things like that. And especially when you don’t even take a stand on entitlement reform. This president has indicated he won’t go there, which is going to create some real serious problems for us looking down the road.

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SCARBOROUGH: And Sam stein, where was Ted Cruz? I would have expected Ted Cruz to be delivering that speech last night. That Rand Paul delivered. Because Ted Cruz, after all, shut down the government in 2013 for far less than this.

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens echoed those sentiments.


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