Originally Posted By: MacBozo
No one has ever answered my question: Why is "everyone" so afraid of the TP? They are a vocal minority!Why are they allowed total control?

Tonight the House could have voted on the clean Senate CR and over a hundred republicans would have voted for it. But Boner is afraid of the extreme TeaParty wingnuts and their money.
Everyone = GOP (establishment, moderate, whatever). Because they're backed by groups like the Heritage Foundation and the Koch brothers and unless they vote lockstep with the TP they will face a well funded primary challenge

Everyone being Obama and the democrats, "afraid"? not so much. Except for the possibility that the GOP may continue to shift even more to their radical extreme.