Boehner Feels Heat over Cuts in Budget; Some Tea Partyers Aren't Satisfied

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Boehner Feels Heat over Cuts in Budget; Some Tea Partyers Aren't Satisfied


Byline: Seth McLaughlin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Senate Democrats say the tea party is holding House Speaker John A. Boehner's leash, but in reality the grass-roots movement is anything but unified over the Ohio Republican and how he is handled the spending scrap on Capitol Hill.

One tea party leader has dismissed Mr. Boehner as worse than TV actor Charlie Sheen and called for his ouster in 2012. But other tea partyers say Mr. Boehner needs more time to deliver on the GOP's pledge to slash federal spending.

Anyone who thinks these guys are going to come to Washington and turn things around within a three-month period - that's unrealistic, Amy Kremer, the head of Tea Party Express, told reporters Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. We didn't get here in three months, we are not going to change it in three months. So, I think we have to be practical and realistic about it and give them a little bit of room to do the things they said they're going to do. But I can tell you patience is wearing thin.

Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, said his group is more focused on fiscal discipline over the long haul than going after Mr. Boehner.

We had relatively low expectations in the first place and we don't expect to see the country to change overnight, he said. These institutions have been around a long time. The way they operate and the way power is utilized, the ways budgets are passed, we expect that it is going to take us several electoral cycles to really institute serious change to push the country back toward its founding principles.

But Judson Phillips, the outspoken leader of Tea Party Nation, has railed against Mr. Boehner, vowing that if he doesn't start fighting on behalf of the conservatives who put him in office, he will be replaced.

We are looking for a good, solid conservative, Mr. Phillips told The Washington Times. He has not kept his word about cutting the budget. Under his leadership, it is just business as usual. We can no longer afford business as usual.

The diverging views on Mr. Boehner's performance in the early innings of the 112th Congress is a reminder that while the tea party and the GOP share the basic goal of cutting federal spending, they don't necessarily see eye-to-eye on other fronts, like forcing a government shutdown rather than compromising on budget deals with the Democrats. …

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