Tea Party's impact on Washington politics
Book details last three years in Congress
- Duration 3:26
- Date Apr 25, 2012
Book details last three years in Congress
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I think Tea Party help surgery publicly take over in the house back in 2010 and has had a major impact.
On legislation well more than ever before that we to remember.
Britain now more than a year later -- a Tea Party really helping America -- just promoting more partisan gridlock during his right now is journalist and author of the new book.
Do not ask what good we do inside the US House of Representatives mr.
Robert Draper good -- to.
Hey there rob the title comes from a phrase it began with -- house correct yes exactly came from a Fisher -- one of the first congressman he was in the first federal congress he authored.
The First Amendment in fact.
He left after four terms being already tired of partisan division in the house and a lot of friends that do not ask what -- we do that is not a fair question in these days affection.
He was like a one of the original Tea Party patriot really -- yeah and that's forward to today.
You know a lot of people let's say.
Look the Tea Party that's really mess it up the political process because they're so extreme.
Well -- the -- for you can't say that these 87 freshmen have no belief system they definitely do.
You also that's refreshing by the way -- -- -- now it's -- they stand for something right that's right that's certainly did anti spam dot.
And you're gonna hear President Obama campaign trail call them the do nothing congress I don't think you can say that either it's not that they didn't do anything -- that they staked out a position much farther to the right.
-- -- democratically controlled senate or the president found palatable -- just -- -- still have lived up to expectations since -- with the -- in 2008 -- the -- the inauguration the Republicans have a meeting with Newt Gingrich Frank -- and Eric -- and others.
And they say this is that this is plotting our comeback is going to be getting twenty -- -- -- to get back the White House and 2012 had they is their plan in action a he kept now I think David that beyond your wildest dreams or even nightmares coming I think in a way the freshman because they've been so strong -- Have posed a real challenge for leadership I mean it's -- speaker Boehner has trounced especially since he doesn't have the coercive tools of earmarks and things like that.
That he can't herd the cats anymore near these scenes -- in the book where he's basically saying that to some of the old time.
Senior members of the house of look you know we we don't have.
The enforcement tools and in more than one the way we did in the past tour and one of the senior members of the house.
Was once upon a time speaker we're talking about Nancy Pelosi after she law features her gavel a lot of peoples and he's probably gonna go away she's not going away because she thinks she's coming back she -- she's this she's for one thing the most powerful fund -- the most formidable fund raiser.
Soon probably on Capitol Hill from either party.
She has more controller for caucus then Boehner doesn't hit us and and since she's ambitious she wants a back 9%.
9% approval rating of the house says that show they're successful as academic can change their -- Would do you well I mean I -- -- already sense of that this since the debt ceiling fiasco.
They've come back and they've they've had a more -- -- -- -- -- than they did in the past but nothing's gonna take place nothing's gonna happen in 2012 it's an election year but it's -- potter creator being candid when he -- could lose the house this -- -- he said here and that's a fund raising -- but yes it's also true I mean it's I think he's trying to gen up some fundraising but.
Absolutely there's at least a 13 chance it's a book behind the scenes you tamp down on Capitol Hill for year Robert Draper.
The book once again do not ask what good we do inside the US House of Representatives thank you thanks for me I'm great we're great source is great access could ever win I think you like the book it was it's really had to -- And I but I knew it was going until I read that that relies.
Now it up.