Tuesday’s slew of Tea Party candidates’ primary victories may have stunned and upset some Republicans, but there are many conservatives who have been energized by these results. They have also blasted GOP leaders for not understanding how angry and disappointed many voters are with their policies.
Among the most vocal activists was Richard A. Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, who said that leaders such as Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Boehner (R-Ohio) have lost control of the Republican Party and are about to be unseated by grassroots constitutional conservatives.
“All across the country Americans feel betrayed by Republican politicians,” Viguerie stated, adding that the recent primaries “show that the grassroots anger is directed at more than just the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Democrats.”
Family Research Council (FRC) Action representatives expressed similar views, saying that conservative voters have had enough of moderate Republican candidates who “don’t stand for anything.”
FRC Action is scheduled to hold its annual Values Voter Summit this weekend and has invited Christine O’Donnell, the newly elected GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party-supported candidate from Delaware, to deliver a speech at the event.