The GOP and the Liberal Democrats are pandering to the Tea Party Movement. As the House and the Senate decided to raised the debt ceiling without serious cuts in spending, the Tea Party movement is annoyed, betrayed, and pissed. There will be severe backlash in 2012 to both the GOP establishment, the moderate Republicans, and Liberal Democrats. To say that the Tea Party won, Americans are asking, "How?" Government is going to spend. The spending cuts are phantom cuts. They are base on projected spending and not the current spending. It is all a ruse. VOTE EVERYBODY OUT FROM CONGRESS!
(ABC News) As an indication of the role the Tea Party played in the debt debate and changed the conversation on Capitol Hill – the concluding remarks of Reid and McConnell, before the vote in the Senate, focused on the message that the Tea Party has sent.
Moments before the Senate prepared to vote on the debt deal, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says this debt ceiling debate will be a template for all future debt ceiling hikes and declared that those conservatives, the Tea Party, won.
Senators passed the debt deal just after 12:30 p.m. It now heads to President Obama's desk for his signature.
“The American people sent a wave of new lawmakers to Congress in last November’s election with a very clear mandate: to put our nation’s fiscal house in order,” McConnell said, “And I want to assure you today that although you may not see it this way, you’ve won this debate.
Most, if not all of the Tea Party Senators will vote against this deal today. McConnell said that he understands their frustration that they could not enact something more ambitious. And he attempted to assure them that they have made a difference in the way Washington works and will work going forward addressing the debt ceiling in the future.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., concluded, to counter, that the American people, not the Tea party, are who won in this debate.
“The winners without trying to outline who the winners are, there’s one winner throughout all of this and that’s the American people,” Reid said on the Senate floor, adding that McConnell “boasted” about the Tea Party Senators.
“I welcome them all,” Reid said of the new Tea party Senators, “but as result of the Tea Party direction of this Congress these last few months has been very, very disconcerting and very unfair to the American people.”
Reid said the Tea Party “stopped us from arriving at a conclusion much earlier,” to this problem.