To me, the Tea “Party” was, is, and ever shall be a hostile takeover of the Republican Party.
We will know we have won when the platforms and statements coming out or the GOP mirror the TEA attitudes on issues.
As usual, the Opposition and their supporting Enemedia will entirely fail to get it and will assume the Tea Party is moribund.
Problem is look what Romney did in MA. He might be for free markets, but keep studying him and you will be surprised. (Don’t tell anyone I told you to look into who Romney reall is. The GOP, several establishment people and Romney himself, wants to TELL you who he is. Don’t look behind the curtain) I’m praying for a miracle at the convention.
The Tea Party movement is a grassroots movement of millions of like-minded Americans from all backgrounds and political parties. Tea Party members share similar core principles supporting the United States Constitution as the Founders intended, such as:
Limited federal government
Returning political power to the states and the people
As a movement, The Tea Party is not a political party nor is looking to form a third political party any time soon. The Tea Party movement, is instead, about reforming all political parties and government so that the core principles of our Founding Fathers become, once again, the foundation upon which America stands.
You describe my political philosophy exactly. That, and most of the party rank and file I would like to believe.
The party professionals, though, are content to be Discount Dems; always ready to pass the Dem agenda, just cutting the rate of growth a couple percent. I'm tired of our party being the Discount Dem Party. Whatever they're for, we just want to knock a couple of percentage points off the rate of increase. Thats it. Don't ask the GOP grandees to get into any deep discussion beyond tax cuts. Ask them for a moral or philosophical argument and you just embarrass them.
If anything, Romney represents the backlash from the GOP-E against the Tea Party. They “played” us in the primaries, pitting all the Conservatives against each other while their boy grabbed the nomination by hook or by crook. The next time, we need to be ready before the primaries even get started, and have one viable candidate vetted and selected by US to rally around. Then, we need to stick with that choice, no matter who else throws their hat into the primaries because they think they see an opening.
If the Tea Party can do that, we’ll never see another Bush/McCain/Romney nominee from the Republicans again.