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Where did the tea party go? Into the trenches
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/16/2011 | Patrik Jonsson

Posted on 12/22/2011 3:50:22 PM PST by JediJones

Yet for folks like Bill Evelyn, a founder of the State of Georgia Tea Party, the revolution has only begun. Having learned lessons from the past two years – including the necessity of vetting big-office candidates and trying to channel endorsements to avoid splitting tickets – the loosely organized tea party movement has thrown its anchor in the muddy trenches of local politics, reviving the GOP's moribund precinct nomination system, grooming candidates from the ground up, and setting into motion an audacious ground game patterned in part on the Democrat playbook of door-to-door canvasing and kitchen-table convincing.

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Interesting stuff about the Tea Party operating in the grass roots and local elections. We may need to study these tactics and get similar action expanded nationwide. This article includes discussions of activities in the states FL, GA, IN, OH, SC, TX, TU and WI.
1 posted on 12/22/2011 3:50:26 PM PST by JediJones
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To: JediJones

The Tea Party is behind the Anybody But Romney (ABR) movement which is sending the RNC Bush loving insiders scurrying like cockroaches.


2 posted on 12/22/2011 4:01:58 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

It seems the whole government is in cahoots against the conservatives, because they have been the only thing that has been able to stop their advance over the years.

I can see Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Reid, Obama, Schumer, etc. all in meetings together plotting to stop or demoralize conservatives, from the constant drumbeat for Romney to the multiple worthless government deals.

It’s clear as day what they’re up to. And I hope this article is right, that the Tea Party has gone underground and will make its presence known when voting time comes!


3 posted on 12/22/2011 4:16:41 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: JediJones

I hope we are in the trenches, demonstrations are one thing, political action is another.


4 posted on 12/22/2011 4:35:33 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: cotton1706

All the more reason one Tea Party member should say NO to the unanimous consent vote Boehner wants on the 2-month payroll tax cut(?); to force Boehner to call the House back into session for a recorded vote.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 4:37:48 PM PST by OrioleFan
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To: JediJones

Those who fool themselves into believing the TEA party is gone and over do so at their own risk.


6 posted on 12/23/2011 9:44:04 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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