Hey Tea Party People. What does it feel like to be had?
Rand Paul was to be the hero of the Tea Party Republicans. A Leader for The Tea Party in the Senate.
Tea-baggers jumped up and down and got all their white sheets in a twist. They did everything possible to secure a stomping victory.
Now once the votes are in and once the title is soon to be placed, Tea Party hero Rand Paul does a complete volte-face.
He wants his
In a Wall Street Journal profile this weekend, Paul signaled an about-face on his earmark position, committing to “fight for Kentucky’s share of earmarks and federal pork.” After all, he’s “not that crazy” of a libertarian:
Father and son, age 47, have different styles. Asked what he wanted to do in Washington in a Wednesday morning television interview, the senator-elect said that his kids were hoping to meet the Obama girls. He has made other concessions to the mainstream. He now avoids his dad’s talk of shuttering the Federal Reserve and abolishing the income tax. In a bigger shift from his campaign pledge to end earmarks, he tells me that they are a bad “symbol” of easy spending but that he will fight for Kentucky’s share of earmarks and federal pork, as long as it’s doled out transparently at the committee level and not parachuted in in the dead of night. “I will advocate for Kentucky’s interests,” he says.
Oops. Fancy a cup of coffee instead?
Throw the bums out.