Barack Obama has been pushing back against the rhetoric coming from the so-called “Tea Party” movement. In his latest Town Hall meeting, the Prez has put the question directly to the Tea Partiers: What Would You Do?
The reason for his stance is straightforward: the Tea Partiers are either unable or unwilling to talk in specifics. This has the benefit of making it difficult for the Democrats to pin them down on tax or spending commitments, and whether they would keep or cut certain Government programmes.
It’s interesting to see him looking to press the Tea Partiers on the point, but it will be no surprise if the response is more non-specific and unnecessarily hyperbolic verbiage from his opponents and their backers.