Apparently the claims that the radical tea party had resurrected and not died
were wildly overblown. In reality, the tea party movement is dead.
Here's the real reason the Tea Party is having trouble: it's fighting
a war on TWO fronts. At first the R's didn't know what to make of them
while the D's spewed venom and hyperbole from the group's origin.
Against the ephemeral promises and horrendous track-record of the D's, The
Tea Party tapped a Truth ignored by both sides and made enormous gains. It was
then that the R's recognized the Tea Party as an existential threat to
their elite members and donors' interests, so the battle was joined in
concert with the D's and their associated media appendages.Within the heart of The People, the appetite for good government is stronger
than ever and the absolute need for a resurgence of morality in society is
getting more and more obvious every day. But our patrician elite is fighting to
keep the winds of change at bay and they will lie, cheat, steal and destroy this
nation if necessary to keep their status. Will we let them?
What George seems to not understand is it is not some principled stand for
governmental frugality that most Americans can't support... it is the
method and vision of the Tea Party, which at its surface is simply to say no to
everything. There is no vision of the future. There is no building towards a
better goal. It simply comes across as a self righteous pronunciation that they
alone hold the keys to what is right, and that compromise with the impure will
not be tolerated. It's more akin to a religious revivalism than a
principled quest for financial sanity.The far right somehow believes
we can contract ourselves into growth. The far left believes the immediate need
trumps fiscal responsibility. Common sense lies somewhere in between.
Apparently a sample size of one primary is enough to claim a movement is dead.
Our country needs the Mike Lee's and Mia Love's to speak the truth.
"Mainstream" Republicans and Democrats are too devoted to the pork
barrel for the Republic to survive.
The sad truth about even the Tea Party is that Americans need and love
government assistance. Does the Tea Party promote ending Social Security
(today), Medicare (today) or any other program benefitting the elderly? Does
the Tea Party advocate paying off the national debt (today) to put us on a firm
financial footing? Does the Tea Party advocate ending all corporate handouts
which results in unequal taxation (today)? I think not.The squeals
from the pigs at the trough are not about being fed themselves. Rather, the
squeals are about someone else being fed.If the Tea Party was truly
concerned about American principles and the role of government, it would
advocate reform and change rather than revolution. However, the Tea Party
really is about shouting, threats and tantrums.
Mississippi finally votes for common sense. It's a new world!