Despite continuing efforts by the far left of the Democratic Party, some in the Republican Party, and many in the lame stream media, The Tea Party movement continues to pick up steam. I have met Tea Partiers and can tell you of their mind-set. They mean business and fully intend to bring this country back to the ideals of a center right nation, free markets, limited federal government, and adherence to the Constitution.
In one case I listened to a conversation between a Republican conservative candidate for Congress and a Tea Party voter at a Tea Party event. It was not pretty. The lame stream media will have you believe that the Tea Party is the Republican Party with a new face, but don’t believe it. I watched that Tea Party voter challenging the Republican candidate with “How do I know if I vote for you, you are not going to be like the rest of them in Washington?” “How do I know you are going to be honest and listen to the people?”
These people are Republicans, Libertarians, Democrats, and Independents, both with a lowercase and upper case “i”. They want limited but effective government at all levels of government, cuts in spending, cuts in taxes, and adherence to the Constitution of the United States. They don’t want what our Congress and current Administration are selling. They seek a strong economy with free market solutions.
Read an opinion piece about the Tea Party convention by Glenn Harlan Reynolds in the Wall Street Journal.
If you continue to believe that the Tea Party is the Republican Party in disguise, think again. Fox News reports that the Tea Party is targeting a Republican Utah Senator and just finished derailing Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s senate campaign. Does this sound like they are the Republican Party?
For over a year, the lame stream media has either not bothered to learn about or understand and provide factual reporting on the Tea Party or they just blatantly have been intentionally misreporting on this movement, because the movement is certainly not good for the socialist progressive direction we are being pushed towards.
Here is a quote from a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Richard Brookhiser; “The tea parties have made history, though. They stopped a monster of social engineering, stole a president’s halo, enraged their enemies, and made a fashion statement. Stockings and hair powder, anyone?” You can find the article at “Tea Parties and the American Political Tradition”