The defund Obamacare movement and subsequent shutdown represent a mammoth victory for the Tea Party grassroots that was months in the planning. But not everyone in the party likes it.
Big donors expressed their dismay at a DC meeting for supporters of Karl Rove's SuperPACS. "People are totally annoyed," said one anonymous attendee.
Outside of Rove's gathering, other donors were critical too. "The fact is, donors have had it. I will only give to individual candidates who get it," said Bobbie Kilberg, a longtime GOP donor from Virginia.
The Koch brothers have sent a public letter to GOP Senators to make clear that they do not support or endorse the shutdown as a means to defund Obamacare. That's a surprising revelation, since the Kochs were behind some of the most effective anti-Obamacare advocacy.