The ongoing campaign to redefine and co-opt.
The Tea Party was about one issue and ONE ISSUE ONLY.
They want to cut gov’t spending.
The left tried to tie them to a broad array of right wing extremism. The GOP tried to co-opt them to all GOP positions.
That’s not what attracted voters to them. The voters wanted gov’t spending cut. Their voters, some of them, may have cared about abortion, but others did not and maybe were pro choice. They ALL cared about cutting gov’t spending.
The Tea Party needs to loudly get back on point. It’s not about taxes. Raise them if you want. It’s not about flag burning. Don’t care.
It’s about CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING. Stay on that message and ONLY on that message.
What does the acronym "TEA" stand for?
“The Tea Party needs to loudly get back on point. Its not about taxes. Raise them if you want. Its not about flag burning. Dont care.”
Most Tea Party members and sympathizers DO care about raising taxes. Taxes rarely result in increased revenue at higher marginal rates. Taxes are a way for the Left to punish its opposition by depriving the productive sector the financial resources to fight back. Tax increases are used by the Left as a justification and means for more spending, despite the fact that revenue often does not increase. Taxes are the most effective way of centralizing power. You better believe that advocates of limited government care about raising taxes.