The Tea Party movement has taken the nation by storm, in spite of attempts by the media and establishment to first ignore it, then dismiss it and now use all the tools in their Alinsky toolbox against it. Initially protesting high taxes, spending and bailouts, it is maturing into a political movement that advocates a return to a constitutional republic, fiscal prudence and restoration of liberties.
Tea Party Threat Made Good
How should the Tea Party address that? Protests? Voter education? Advocacy? Evaluating public officials and candidates? PACs? A third party? Turn out the vote?
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Please let us know "What Should the Tea Party be Doing?"
Include such things as:
- Specific event ideas
Let us know what role you would like to play
Some ideas for upcoming meetings discussed until after 10:00 PM, following a recent meeting
- More on the VC Biology (environmental) guidelines
- State budget, incl taxes, attempt to kill Prop 13, state pensions, etc. etc
- Education funding
- Federal budget
- Political Comedy (sounds redundant)
- Lecture by well-known CA political writer
- Constitution- general, 10th Amendment, 5th amendment, major Constitutional issues
- Obama impeachable offenses
In order to accomplish this one critically important goal, WE the TEA PARTY PEOPLE MUST continue to become better organized, form more strategic alliances and establish better communications, local and national. We have to actively work to get well-vetted candidates elected, not just talk about it. Boots on the ground phone banks precinct work, media, Internet campaigns and lets not forget the “mother’s milk” money!
I couldn't agree more. It will take PEOPLE to be willing to spend their time, money and effort to help the process. I think many people will vote and talk to their friends, but getting them out from their everyday lives into the political working mode seems to be the problem. The computer and technical stuff may help. Any ideas?
There are plenty of tools, vehicles, political parties and soon campaigns to become involved in. "Just Do It" then encourage- prompt no PUSH others to do so as well.
Check out FreedomWorks "Swing State" campaign already started.
Another Anti-Tea Party
Jim Foster is Editor of the Germantown Newspapers
From: Jim Foster
Sent: Feb 21, 2012 11:25 AM
Subject: IS THE TEA BECOMING TOO TEPID?Tom,I would like to respond to your comments in this morning's Inquirer regarding the perspective that the interest level within the GOP is on the downslide.It may be true that after months of debate promos and what appear to be power-shifts, that the public is just not as interested in the political tennis matches as the press is in covering them. This is easy stuff for the lazy mainstream media and the prognosticators can have a field day talking about who will win the next debate and for what reasons. No one will remember those individual debates when we get close to the final nomination and the general election.But I think the larger point that I take issue with is the merging of the concept that the Tea Party is an arm of the Republican Party and the two should be discussed in the same sentence. Yes, the Tea Party Movement was created as a conservative rebuttal to national policies, but not necessarily by folks who wanted to be identified as Republicans first and Tea Party activists second. It would be natural to think of conservatives as likely Republican, but the two are not synonymous. Many Tea Party types are just as disgusted with what happened in the Bush years as the Obama years as the decline in fiscal policy as they see it did not take place with one decision, and certainly not with one congress.The backlash in the 2010 election that turned the House back to the Republicans was unexpected, even by the Republican old guard. Grass roots voters were "throwing the bums out" in the traditional manner when an electorate gets made enough - - and who else was there to throw out but the Democratic majority? I believe if more Independents and third party types were running in those races, they would have had as good a chance as the Republican candidate.In the meantime Tea Party influenced Republicans have to decide whether listening to the fiscal message the Tea Party has sent, and is still sending, in the run up to 2012, and some Democrats have the same problem as more of them might be jettisoned by supporting spiraling debt, high unemployment, inflation in basic food and fuel, and weak unreliable promises of debt and deficit control that are years out in the planning.When "most likely voters" have had enough of what is right in front of their eyes, as they did in 1994, the outcome can be a major reversal. During that election I think 6 serving members (5 House and 1 Senate) changed parties to survive. I would not rule something like that out again this time, but the switch may be to Independent as they are now a full 40% of the voting bloc.Jim FosterEditorGermantown Newspapers Inc
U.S. Army Planning for Tea Party Insurgency?
Martin's not-so-shocking report states that
The brainwashing against conservatives by this administration has had a definite impact on the military. One analyst who works for retired U.S. Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely told this reporter that now over half of Pentagon personnel are solidly in Obama's corner and share his values and world view.
And with the publication of the Benson and Weber article, it is now clear that the U.S. Army considers it a valid proposition to assume that a future civil war will be sparked not by extremist Islamists with dirty bombs or left wing insurrectionists inspired by Alinsky or Ayers but by the tea party and the conservatives who participate in it.
We've known that the MIAC document originated under G.W. Bush, the paper that listed Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and former Congressman Bob Barr as "domestic terrorists" along with many of their followers, so this is not surprising.
However, the question Patriots must ask themselves is...Will this change under President Romney?
My thanks to americanpatrol.com for posting this piece.
The Morphing of the Tea Party
It's come of age and is still very much here
Ram the Constitution home hard. Give Exact Examples. DEMAND ALL THE potus HISTORY BE REVEALED - COLLEGE, LAW SCHOOL - EVERYTHING. Hammer it home in EVERY SPEECH, Every Debate, and just keep at it.. Plus we need to educate every friend, child and neighbor we have.
|In a recent interview, NBC's anchor emeritus weighed in on the election and the Tea Party. 'I’ve been talking to them. It’s an insurgency – and they’re going to continue,” Brokaw added. “However large or small, their success is in this election, they have found their purpose in life.” See the full clip HERE.|
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