Skip to comments.Georgia Tea Parties' Police Targets GOP
Posted on 12/13/2011 5:38:55 AM PST by Billlknowles
A few years ago, I was an early, enthusiastic supporter of the Tea Party movement. Its essential belief in limited government and individual freedom form the core of conservative principles. The group's message of low taxes, deficit reduction and fidelity to the Constitution resonated with me.
However, my Tea Partying days are over.
The shot gun wedding between the Tea Party and the Republican Party after the 2010 midterm election has been consummated. It definitely wasn't a match made in heaven.
Unelected Tea Party police chieftains are calling the shots. They demand acquiescence to their agenda and intimidate Republican officeholders adhere to it or face a primary challenge.
The Tea Party purist police - with their rigid ideological orthodoxy - presume to know who's a "true" conservative. Now various Tea Party groups, most notably the State of Georgia Tea Party, wants to purge the GOP ranks of heretics.
Tea Party groups around Georgia are mobilizing to challenge Republican state elected officials theyve deemed RINOs - Republicans In Name Only
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Seems to me that the tea party has been co-opted into the GOP.
I hope the purge is true and is happening.
Hey, the RINO's are free to form there own moderate party if they want. But I would prefer that the RINOS' buck and support the Conservatives, RINO's have no place to go.
>> The Tea Party purist police - with their rigid ideological orthodoxy - presume to know who’s a “true” conservative.
We have plenty of those right here on FR.
It seems to me that the Tea Party is doing its job. Good for them.
The article doesn't state it but I bet that “regional transportation” could be solved though private means with a single penny of tax money.
So what does your comment mean? Does Jim Robinson make it clear what FreeRepublic's vision of conservatism means? You have a problem?
“We have plenty of those right here on FR.”
Yes indeedy! ....unfortunately.
Why, yes, I **do** have a problem.
Please allow me to illustrate.
Is Newt Gingrich “conservative enough” for you, Oh Great Arbiter Of Conservativism? Oh Divine Keeper Of The Conservative Flame, please impart your wisdom upon me and answer this question.
So Mr. Jackson likes liberals. If he doesn’t quit the Tea Party, I hope they throw him out.
The Georgia Republican party is full of RINOs. The current governor and previous governor were at one time a Democrat.
Newt may not be perfect but he’s about the best chance we got from the choices left. Too bag Perry couldn’t debate. He might have had a chance. But it’s too late now baby.
Yeah, Perry and Gingrich are my picks too — in that order.
Perry would make the best president of the two (IMHO) — unfortunately he makes a lousy *candidate* for POTUS. :-( So for me, it looks like Gingrich at this point.
But these two are often disparaged by those self-appointed Keepers Of The True Conservative Flame as not being “conservative enough” — which is my point, actually.
The author sounds miffed that the Tea Party’s messin’ with the GOP establishment’s fun and games.
>> So what does your comment mean? Does Jim Robinson make it clear what FreeRepublic’s vision of conservatism means? You have a problem >>
Wow, in addition to being a shameless attempt to polish the teachers apple - that misses a couple huge points:
A: JR allows for much dissent from his version of conservatism to go on freely on FR.
B: JR’s version includes a full throated support of Newt - which I’m betting CVA missed.
And man oh man, what a brown noser.....
That is pure bs. It’s people like you who want to stir up trouble. Now we have the word purist. Oh what fun. You know as well as anyone what conservative means and if you don’t want America to make it; leave.
From the article:
“My Tea-Partying days are over” and “The Tea Party’s a malignant Achilles’ heel on the body of the Republican Party, to wit:”Achilles heel is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, that can actually or potentially lead to downfall.”
Translation: I am a career Republican Party Hack who is tired of dealing with citizens who do not look at elected Republican politicians as owning “their seats”. I do not want to have to work primary campaigns once my boss is elected to office and somebody challenges him from within the Republican Party.
>> Its people like you who want to stir up trouble.
“People like me” in what way?
God bless the Sons of Liberty !