Skip to comments.Tea Party Turning Into A Tidal Wave
Posted on 09/01/2010 5:33:43 PM PDT by Kaslin
Politics: The defeat of Alaska's Lisa Murkowski by a little-known conservative lawyer is the latest evidence of a tidal wave building that may sweep aside an out-of-touch establishment. "We the people" won't be ignored.
Shays' Rebellion, an uprising of 1,200 farmers led by one Daniel Shays, angry over conditions in Massachusetts in 1786, prompted Thomas Jefferson to write to James Madison that "a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" for America.
A more peaceful rebellion is now occurring across the country, and we believe it's a good thing for America. Considering the excesses of this administration and Congress and their abuse of power to the point of ignoring the Constitution itself, it's also a very necessary thing, an idea whose time has come.
With her concession, Sen. Murkowski became the third incumbent to bite the political dust this season, joining Utah Sen. Bob Bennett and Pennsylvania party switcher Arlen Specter. The old argument about seniority and influence no longer flies among voters who increasingly believe, as Jefferson did, that government is best which governs least.
Joe Miller, a 43-year-old Yale-educated lawyer, West Point graduate and Gulf War veteran, was a little-known Fairbanks attorney before he was endorsed by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express.
The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, who knows a little about shaking up the establishment, has become a political power, riding and leading a wave of political discontent with the country's current direction that manifested itself last Saturday at Glenn Beck's "Restore Honor" rally on the National Mall. Palin is woman, hear her roar.
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..."betcha Pelosi has astro rash on her butt"
Thank you Sarah.
For both giving us the great NEW Joe the #3 sweep of the old trash.
And NOT for giving us number 4.... John McCain.
In My book, that means a TIE not a win.
Joe Miller's quick resume sounds like he has the background and intelligence to provide real, qualified leadership for the US.
Hey Tea Partier, tell em all thanks! Like seeing the American Revolution, something I always wanted to see...
..and a breath of fresh sweet air.
It really doesn’t matter. The 2010 elections will be rigged.
Then we will see what *really* is going to happen. (Note: this is not an advocacy for any potential course of action)
The tea party movement won’t work. Or at least it won’t work any better than the 1994 “revolution” or when Bush got elected with a Republican congress in 2000. It won’t work because the Federal Reserve controls the money and therefore controls the country. They want us in debt and they want big government.
“The tea party movement wont work. Or at least it wont work any better than the 1994 revolution or when Bush got elected with a Republican congress in 2000. It wont work because the Federal Reserve controls the money and therefore controls the country. They want us in debt and they want big government.”
You are so right. But who REALLY controls the FED?
this is the RNC’s idea of the Tea Party...
Never underestimate the American people when they get riled up. We are now riled.
Now you know why a lot of us do not send money to the rnc, a bunch of rinos who want to be luvvved by the democraps.
Er, not to rain on the parade, but didn’t Shay’s rebellion get put down with force by the father of our country, George Washington?
That’s disgusting in a John Kerry sort of way.
Shays' Rebellion occurred in 1787 and was put down by the Massachusetts Militia.
Oh, my bad!
At least I had the right continent...
..yeah ..but its a good caricature of the “ruling class” as they now like to be called....
“...the people are telling their government: Don’t help us anymore; we can’t afford it”
I didn’t know who Joe Miller was until about 5 days before the primary. I couldn’t tell you what he stands for. But he is new and he is change. Go Palin!