In a blog post, Tea Party Nation leader Judson Phillips raged against House Speaker John Boehner. Philips called Boehner a “fool” saying he should be ousted from office, then compared him to Charlie Sheen.
Charlie Sheen is now making more sense than John Boehner,” Phillips wrote in a post to his group’s website on Wednesday.
CNN contacted Boehner’s campaign for reaction, but a spokesman declined to comment.
At issue is the spending proposal recently passed in the House that would fund the government for the rest of fiscal year 2011 – which ends September 30. It would cut $61 billion from current spending levels.
Noting an earlier pledge from Republicans, Phillips said the $61 billion is not enough.
Republicans in their ‘Pledge to America’, promised to cut $100 billion in federal spending but the recent proposal cuts only $61 billion. Tea Party members have felt betrayed by Boehner falling short on his pledge, now they want to have a candidate run against the House Speaker in 2012.
When asked if he was delivering an ultimatum, the Tea Party leader responded: “Yes.”
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