Frankly, while my spirit was always “Tea Party,” I was never a ‘joiner’. I learned that back in 1968 when I ended up serving overseas 7 out of the 8 years I was in the military.
I own guns, and inevitably some gun store gets my email and sells it off. I got a dozen emails a day from multiple groups claiming to be some element of a “Tea Party” or another. Each one asking for money.
Sometimes, I saw people on TV claiming to be the head of this or that “Tea Party” and I never heard of them. Some of them were making claims that I didn’t agree with. Honestly, I think there are power hungry people in all walks of life and they will glom onto anything to get it.
In its present state, a “Tea Party” cannot exist as a sole entity against liberalism that coalesces all the disparate factions of conservatism: the Ron Paulistas, the Constitution Party, Libertarian party, conservatives and Republican discontents, et al.
I believe the “Tea Party” sentiment is still there - strongly, but the competition to claim it is immense. Personally, I believe it won’t focus until liberalism becomes so extreme, so oppressive that they are forced to go after the worst first.
That time is going to come, sooner than one might think.
Personally, I believe it wont focus until liberalism becomes so extreme, so oppressive that they are forced to go after the worst first.
Liberalism is already quite extreme. To wait longer would be foolish. Here in Tennessee....the Tea Party groups from all over the state have joined together and are organizing in a more cohesive way. They are beginning to plan together how they can best serve our state.