Well, tea party conservatives, the RNC thinks you’ve had your fun, but it’s time to let the “very serious people” in the Republican party take charge:
The tricorner-hat wearing, Gadsden-flag waving insurgents were nowhere near the Republican National Committee’s annual meeting of state chairman, which wrapped up at a posh resort here Saturday afternoon. [...]
GOP elders sympathize with the movement’s ideas and want to channel whatever energy the decentralized groups offer for November. But when asked about the tea-party’s influence in interviews here, the movement was always spoken of in the third person and as one constituency in the larger Republican coalition, sort of like defense hawks or fiscal conservatives. [...]
Many Republicans here said that tea-party activists now understand that things will run more smoothly if those with experience are in charge rather than those who put a premium on ideology over process.
Got that tea party conservatives? The GOP bigwigs are very happy to use you to get elected but they don’t really give a flying leap about your policy preferences. You’re to basically vote for them, shut up about your “extreme” ideas, and then let them take charge of all the decisions. So how do you like your Republican party leaders now?