Well, that might explain it…
Leading Tea Party activists are complaining that the Republican Party is ignoring them, despite the growing clout of their movement, the Washington Times reports.
Dale Robertson, who runs TeaParty.org, tells the paper:
I have called into the RNC many times, and they still haven’t called me back. I’ve called them, lots of times. I called them this morning. I called them yesterday. It’s like they ignore you as they try to figure out a strategy on how to defeat you.
But here’s one possible reason — which doesn’t seem to have occurred to Robertson or the Times — for the lack of love from Michael Steele and Co.:
This photo of the Houston-based Tea Partier holding a sign that compares taxpayers to “niggars” — which led Robertson’s local Tea Party group to cut ties with him. (As we reported recently, Robertson appears later to have photo-shopped the sign to a milder message — which you can see above — and posted it on his site. It’s since been removed.)
Seems like that might have something to do with it.