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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Keli Carender
Tea party leaders say they refuse to be the scapegoats for the drubbing Republicans took on Election Day, claiming it was the party establishment — not their insurgent movement — that cost the party seats in the House and Senate and returned President Obama to the White House.
Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns is bringing his new film "Prohibition" to the National Constitution Center in the hopes of promoting more civil national discourse.
Kate Zernike, a national correspondent for the New York Times, is, according to her publisher, "exceptional among mainstream reporters in portraying the Tea Party without the preconceived notions employed by others in her profession."
"I think they are willing to lose a governor's race just to be spiteful and just win a message war," said Keli Carender, national grass-roots coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots. "Now they can go in 2014 and 2016, and they want to be able to use the Cuccinelli race and the outcome in Virginia as an argument as to why they should be supported and the tea party shouldn't be."
"We tried the last four years to go from the top and working with Congress," she said. "I think we have not been as successful as we like. It is an impermeable steel bubble. We are really, really realizing that in order to have an impact it is going to have to come from the ground up — from the cities, the counties and the states."