Mike Huckabee ran interference for Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) the other day by lecturing tea party activists and organizations for their criticism of the recent budget deal crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA).
Huckabee, a former baptist minister, compared the tea party groups’ adherence to conservative principals to religion:
When the movement becomes, sort of, focused in a handful of groups that are raising funds to attack Republicans and the criteria for being attacked is the difference you might have in the tactic of the party, not the philosophy of the party, I think that is what Boehner and the others are really reacting to. Governing is tough politics is not theology. It’s easy to be pure when you are talking about theology.
Watch the segment here: