Our local left leaning progressives dismissed the Tea Party Patriots as ineffective and inconsequential, soon to vanish from the scene just like the bell bottomed pants of the 1970s. When that did not happen and they continue to cast aspersions on the Tea Party on our local lefty blogs, and it is articles like this one in the Washington Post that raises their blood pressure even more, launching yet again another attack in the Tea Party Patriots.
A growing number of Democrats are threatening to defy the White House over the national debt, joining Republican calls for deficit cuts as a requirement for consenting to lift the country’s borrowing limit.
The tension is the latest illustration of how the tea-party-infused GOP is driving the debate in Washington over federal spending. And it shows how the debt issue is testing the Obama administration’s clout as Democrats, particularly those from politically competitive states, resist White House arguments against setting conditions on legislation to raise the debt ceiling.
You can read the rest here and discover for your self the Democrats who are up for re-election and are taking the Tea Party more seriously that our local progressives.