Tea Party Blasts Lawmakers for Fearing Town Hall Obamacare FightSubmitted by meekandmild on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 21:51
Reports of the tea party's demise are greatly exaggerated, or so its leadership would have us believe.
Sure, the 4-year-old movement is maturing and all those attention-grabbing headlines from 2009 are much harder to come by in 2013.
But conservative activist Brent Bozell, who is attempting to build support for defunding President Obama's health care law, said establishment Republicans are running away from their constituents, a sign that bucking the tea party's grassroots agenda is fraught with peril.
"Isn't it interesting how times change; that just three years ago, Republicans were rushing to have town halls and now they're running as fast as they can from town halls," Bozell, the chairman of For America, told ABC News.