Crazy Bachmann forms Tea-Bagger caucus

Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann has formed an official Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives, a development that forces GOP leaders to answer what Politico terms an “existential question: Are you in or are you out?” For some, like Mike Pence, it’s an easy call to join. For others, like Eric Cantor, who remains undecided, it’s politically tricky territory.

They have to balance the rewards they would reap among the conservative base with the risk of alienating more moderate Republicans. “Until now, they have had the luxury of enjoying the benefits of tea party enthusiasm without having to actually declare membership,” write Jonathan Allen and Jake Sherman. “But now that Bachmann has brought the tea party inside the Capitol, House Republican leaders and rank-and-file members may have to choose whether to join the institutionalized movement.”
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5 Responses to Crazy Bachmann forms Tea-Bagger caucus

  1. Tim Waters

    July 21, 2010 at 2:19 am

    It’s a put up or shut up world…
    I wish they would…

    • MadMike

      July 21, 2010 at 9:08 am

      I wish they would also Tim….

  2. Teeluck

    July 21, 2010 at 10:20 am

    This is great! I hope it splits the Repuglicker party wide open!!

  3. Holte Ender

    July 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I think it’s a good idea to form a Tea Party Caucus, in fact it’s a great idea, at least we will know who all the nut jobs are and Republican courage will be truly tested.

  4. Tom

    July 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Hasn’t this bimbo had her 15 minutes of fame? Are Minnesotans crazy enough to reelect her?

    Can’t wait to see the list. The fear of coming out.