Appearing as a guest on Friday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank compared the Republican Party to a "sea monster" as he related that "various heads" who are speaking out.
Host Al Sharpton began by fretting over whether Tea Party members have "learned anything." Sharpton:
Dana, some Republicans do admit the shutdown was horrible for the party. But with Sarah Palin getting involved and Tea Partiers ready for round two, have they learned anything?
Well, here's the problem, Reverend, is when you say "they" it's not at all clear who it is we're talking about in the Republican Party now. It's got, you know, it's become some sort of a sea monster with all the various heads it has. And yes what's left of the establishment of this party is very clear that things have to change.
But if you look at, you know, Sarah Palin, you look at Ted Cruz, Ted Cruz is thrilled with this outcome. Because it was very good for him in his bank roll and his popularity within the Tea Party. So the question here is, are the financial interests that have been bank rolling the Tea Party finally realizing that these people are not aligned with their interests and are going to push back and launch primaries against Sarah Palin's candidates in these Republican primaries.