Late Night “Huh?”
Staying up a little later than usual tonight to process some video, I noticed this quotation from Steve Peoples’s report about the Tea Party meeting:
The Statewide Coalition’s Business Network, which is trying to raise $500,000 to support pro-business candidates this fall, has no relationship with the Tea Party either, according to the head of the initiative, Jeffrey Deckman.
“The Tea Party is more a taxpayer group,” Deckman said. “I’m in the business of getting people elected and unelected, and I don’t see them becoming that relevant on the political level.”
Does anybody understand what Mr. Deckman is saying, as a presumably coherent point, or what he intended to accomplish with this statement?
Political turf guarding is an ugly thing. In an upstart movement that might have already lost too many potential constituents to emigration, it would be fatal.