Now leading tea partiers are joining the gay group GOProud in reminding the new Congressional majority not to misread their mandate.
"On behalf of limited-government conservatives everywhere, we write to urge you and your colleagues in Washington to put forward a legislative agenda in the next Congress that reflects the principles of the Tea Party movement," they write to presumptive House Speaker John Boehner and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell in an advance copy provided to POLITICO. "This election was not a mandate for the Republican Party, nor was it a mandate to act on any social issue."
It's not just the right thing to do; it's also the politically smart thing to do. The fastest way to lose the independents and moderates you just won is to go all Jerry Falwell on us again.
The full text of the letter is here.