TEA PARTY TARGETS BOEHNER
Potential political woes are creeping into the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol. The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC has declared House Speaker John A. Boehner a conservative foe, and is acting, well, accordingly. There’s a public petition against the Ohio Republican, a $25,000 advertising buy and a new website — all coordinated by a group that claims to be the nation’s largest political action committee for the grass-roots movement.
“John Boehner has declared war on conservatives,” says talk radio host Rusty Humphries, spokesman for the new campaign. “Today we declare war on him. We intend to send a message to his fellow ‘Republicans In Name Only’ that such ideologically bankrupt leadership must come to an end.”
Mr. Humphries points to consistently lower favorability ratings for the GOP in recent polls.
“Voter identification with the Republican Party is at historic lows. And no wonder. The Republicans don’t stand for anything except surrender,” he says. “By collecting 1 million petition signers by Jan. 31, we will show John Boehner, the liberal media, and every other congressional sellout that the tea party is serious about returning America to greatness.”
The Tea Party Leadership Fund PAC has declared House Speaker John A. Boehner a conservative foe, and is acting, well, accordingly.