Last week, Minnesota freedom-lover Michele Bachmann founded the House Tea Party Caucus. Hooray! So why's she throwing her houndstooth-clad weight behind Roy Blunt, Missouri Senate candidate, instead of "real Tea Party candidate" Chuck Purgason?
Bachmann is planning a trip on Saturday to work at a Missouri phone bank for Blunt's campaign. Naturally, Missouri Tea Partiers are gathering
their collective rotten tomatoes to hurl at her when she arrives.
Post are taking note of Bachmann's non-Tea-Party endorsement.
A sample of the indignant statements collected at the Reboot Congress blog:
"We, in the Sikeston Tea Party, do not endorse or even want Roy BluntThe Eureka Tea Party reads even more sinister signs in their tea leaves:
for our next Senator. We do not appreciate Michelle Bachman [sic] coming here
as a representative of the Tea Party and making that endorsement and
campaigning for him. She does not represent the views of the Sikeston
Tea Party on this issue."
"[Bachmann] is either working directly for the GOP as an endorser for GOP-backed Republican candidates, or she is completely misinformed and/orIt's clearly as black-and-white as Bachmann's favorite jacket: She's either masquerading as a Tea Party backer, or she's not smart enough to choose the proper candidate.
attempting to mislead the tea party groups."