Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips wrote an op-ed in today's WaPo detailing why the tea party refuses to bend on raising the debt ceiling. And it only proves how clueless he is about this debate.
Some of the more laughable statements:
As the founder of Tea Party Nation, I feel confident in saying that the Tea Party understands what so many in Washington seem to have forgotten: We do not have a debt crisis. We have a spending crisis. There is only one way you get to a debt crisis — you spend too much money.
So in order to solve the spending crisis, you want to put into doubt whether we're going to pay on what we've already spent?
Americans are angry at the federal government and do not want their taxes raised. Nor do they want Congress to borrow more, considering how poorly lawmakers have managed the money we give them.
Let's say it all together as a group, Judson--raising the debt limit isn't giving us the authority to spend more. It's to give us the ability to pay back what we've already spent.
We in the Tea Party understand a basic concept that Washington has forgotten: When you are in a hole, quit digging.
So in order to stop us from digging, you instead want to put us in a new hole instead by putting the faith and credit of our nation at risk?
We suspected that the teabaggers really didn't understand the nuances of the debt ceiling debate. And now the head teabagger has confirmed it.