12/20/12, "In Stunning Rebuke, GOP Won't Deliver Votes for Boehner's 'Plan B'," The Hill, Daniel Newhauser
"Rep. Steven C. LaTourette, R-Ohio, said...“It weakens the entire Republican Party, the Republican majority. It’s the continuing dumbing-down of the Republican Party and we are going to be seen more and more as a bunch of extremists that can’t even get a majority of our own people to support policies that we’re putting forward,” LaTourette said.
But he predicted that, ultimately, the ordeal will not cost Boehner his job, blaming instead the intractable wing of the conference who refused to vote for the plan B.
“It’s like saying that the superintendent of an insane asylum should be discharged because he couldn’t control the crazy people. That’s nuts,” he said."...
12/20/12, Sharon Calvert, co-Founder of Tampa Tea Party comments:
"Gee - blame the Tea Party and not Obama, the Dems and their own bad policies?? Today trying to bring fiscal sanity and standing on your principles is insane and extreme???
Those of that mindset at every level need to go!" via Sharon Calvert, via AmericanVisionNews
Boehner calls us "knuckledraggers" on Fox News in August 2012:
8/16/12, "Boehner calls Tea Partiers knuckle-draggers on Fox." Democratic Underground