Democrats have said they are running against George W. Bush this fall, or at least his policies. But on Wednesday, they’ll announce that they’re really running against the Tea Party.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine will argue at a morning news conference that “the positions espoused by the Tea Party [are] the governing platform of the Republican party,” according to a DNC official who relayed details of the roll out ahead of time to The Daily Caller.
Kaine’s tack is a swipe at House Republicans for not offering more specifics of how they would govern if they retake the House. But it’s also an attempt to force the GOP to own proposals by Rep. Paul Ryan — the Wisconsin Republican who is one of the few Republican lawmakers to propose a sweeping plan to tackle entitlements — combined with an effort to taint the GOP with some of the more radical positions taken by a few insurgent Republican candidates, notably Rand Paul and Sharron Angle, the GOP nominees for Senate in Kentucky and Nevada.“The Tea Party is now the most potent force in Republican politics,” the DNC official said. “While GOP leaders are still promising to hold town halls and online forums to develop a contract of their own, it’s already clear what that agenda will be based on what self-professed Tea Party adherents have said they stand for and the Republican adoption of the Tea Party.”The DNC will circulate a 10-point “Republican Tea Party Contract on America.” It includes a flier with the 10 points, a 30-second TV ad, and a website with supporting details that includes quotes from Republicans espousing each of the 10 points. It's not that the Tea Party is an arm of the Republican Party but more so the Democratic Party has pushed all moderates and conservatives away. The DNC can give us their best shot because we are taking our government back and if the DNC doesn't become more conservative then they will become obsolete like the Wigg Party. The DNC has alienated most of the country and now they want to take on the Tea Party? Not a smart move if you ask me. Most people agree with the Tea Party and if the Democratic Party want to become the antithesis of the Tea Party then please do. It will only make it easier for the Republicans to take more seat in Nov. and after. I can't wait for the Carter years ads to run. Most of the kids now don't remember what Carter and his liberal policies did to small and large businesses alike. I'm sure a documentary will come out soon to target those years and how the Carter liberal policies killed the money makers in this country. Just like the Obama liberal agenda and policies are killing small and large businesses now. Just try and find one business that likes the liberal policies of Obama's. Finding a happy business owner right now is as hard as finding proof that the Tea Party called out racist epitaphs to the black caucus.