Over the weekend, I asked Jenny Beth Martin, co-director of Tea Party Patriots, whether the organization backed the deal.
I think we're going to see Tea Party activists rally or express second thoughts as we learn more about what's in the CR. This is what the House Appropriations Committee has announced so far.
$2 billion in spending from transportation and housing programs - including $1.5 billion from High Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service Capital Assistance, $280 million from Capital Investment Grants, $149 million from the Public Housing Operating fund, and $25 million from the University Community Fund.
These are not the deep cuts the Tea Party cares about, but they are cuts that will anger liberal constituencies, and the reaction is going to flow from there.