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Topic - Amy Kremer
Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Long-standing geographic tensions have increased, pitting endangered Northeastern Republicans against their colleagues from other parts of the country. Enraged tea party leaders are threatening to knock off dozens of Republicans who supported a measure that raised taxes on the nation’s highest earners.
Tea party activists in Georgia helped kill a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects. In Pennsylvania, tea partyers pushed to have taxpayers send public-school students to private schools. In Ohio, they drove a referendum to block state health insurance mandates.
Just a year ago, tea party activists came roaring out of the congressional elections eager to shape the looming race for the White House.
Sarah Palin is not the "tea party" movement's undisputed darling. But nobody else has been able to claim the undisputed leadership mantle for these latter-day insurrectionists, either.
“While Jeb Bush is a smart man and comes from a great family, I think the only dynasty that the grass roots supports is ‘Duck Dynasty,’” said Tea Party Express Chair Amy Kremer, alluding to the popular reality show, which saw one of its stars, Phil Robertson, become a household name after he was suspended last year from the show for sharing his unfiltered opinion in an interview on sin, gays and the Jim Crow South.
"While the GOP establishment is so focused on picking the next GOP nominee, we are focusing on taking back the U.S. Senate with conservative reinforcements for Sens. Cruz and [Mike] Lee" of Utah, she said.