Oh boy, now they've done it. "They" being the Tea Party, and "it" being piss off the American business establishment. Today's news reported that many high-profile, deep-pocketed pro-business groups have had about enough of Tea Party shenanigans.
Their frustration has grown so intense in recent days that several trade association officials warned....that they were considering helping wage primary campaigns against Republican lawmakers who had worked to engineer the political standoff in Washington.
Such an effort would thrust Washington’s traditionally cautious and pragmatic business lobby into open warfare with the Tea Party faction....
“We are looking at ways to counter the rise of an ideological brand of conservatism that, for lack of a better word, is more anti-establishment than it has been in the past,” said David French, the top lobbyist at the National Retail Federation.
The same talk is coming from the US Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable.
“It’s clearly this faction within the Republican Party that’s causing the issue right now,” said David M. Cote, the chief executive of Honeywell
This is great news. As I've said all along, a strong, healthy, pragmatic Republican Party working with a strong, healthy, pragmatic Democratic Party is good for our country.
My personal wish is that we had a third party to speak for people like me; plain, middle class working people. The business establishment has their party, and the unions and shall we say "disadvantaged" faction have their party, but I don't feel I'm a true constituent of either.
Maybe some day I'll get my wish for an un-bought-and-paid-for 3rd political party that survives on $1's and $5's, but for now I'll just content myself with the knowledge that thinking conservatives are once again gaining the upper hand in a more responsible GOP.