In other corners of the country, Republicans talk of launching a counteroffensive against the tea party forces that engineered this month’s government shutdown. But here in Georgia, opinions are quite different.
At GOP gatherings across the state, rank-and-file members express frustration that the shutdown ended in a whimper and concern that not enough die-hard conservatives are in office.
While many are upset that the effort to gut the health-care law by holding up essential funding didn’t work, they do support the spirit of the fight. And they are letting Republican leaders know it every chance they get.