Teatards against Tillis: free market nut-jobs attack corporate donors

But don't expect them to support campaign finance reform:

Protesters are Republicans who oppose the tactics used by both Karl Rove and Speaker Tillis that promote corruption, cronyism and unconstitutional practices. The protest will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Thursday outside of the fundraiser to be held at the Bank of America Stadium at 800 South Mint Street.

“A growing contingency of Republicans oppose how both Thom Tillis and Karl Rove wield power to influence elections and legislation through their corporate donors,” said Chuck Suter, video reporter and founder of Constitutionalwar.org.

You're kidding, right? The vast majority of Republicans love how their leaders can rake in the cash and push people around. These are admirable traits, to be emulated whenever possible to make the GOP a stronger political adversary. But by all means, continue to bang the drum about corruption and cronyism. Just don't expect more than a couple of dozen Republicans to listen.


I'm waiting for the Citizens United protest

Tick tock, tick tock...

Seriously, the disconnect displayed by these people is one big reason they'll never get more than a handful of followers. Either big campaign donations are good or they're bad. They can't be both. And when you attack donors and then attack those who would restrict donors, you might as well be wearing a t-shirt that says, "I'm not with the idiot, I am the idiot."

Us versus them

This is really a little pissing contest, with Koch-Pope Teabagger money going up against the more traditional Republican forces in the party that aren't passing their "purity" test. Expect to see much more of this as we head into the next election cycle, with the Baggers challenging "liberal" Republican candidates and mainstream Republicans wringing their hands about how to keep their "big tent" from collapsing on their heads.