Despite what some in the Tea Party may think, the deal reached between the President and leaders of Congress is a victory for the Tea Party. How can one tell? Easy - just look at the reaction from the left. Speaking for all but one member of the Congressional Black Causus (Rep. Allen West of Florida), Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-MO) called the deal a "satan sandwich." Paul Krugman, convinced that American democracy itself is threatened, wrote that President Obama surrendered to Republicans in a piece at The New York Times/Joe Newby, Spokane Conservative Examiner. More here.
- White House, congressional leaders reach debt ceiling deal/Washington Post
Question: Was the Tea Party the overall winner after the dust settled from the near debt ceiling train wreck?