Skip to comments.It is time for the Tea Party to become a political party
Posted on 09/05/2013 8:41:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It is time for the Tea Party to divorce the Republican Party and start its own political party.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and the Tea Party swept into the political vacuum left by the Republican Party in 2009. There was no voice for conservatives. The GOP had surrendered to its big government wing. And because of that, the GOP had been shellacked in 2006 and 2008.
The GOP would not stand up for conservative principles and the Tea Party was born.
In 2010, the Tea Party swept the Republicans into power in the House of Representatives.
What does the Tea Party have to show for it?
For the last two and a half years, the Tea Party has watched House Speaker John Boehner raise his freshly laundered white flag of surrender time and time again.
While the Republicans come back home to tell the voters how conservative they are, the truth is quite different.
The Republican leadership has not held the line on spending. They have capitulated repeatedly on the debt ceiling. They have surrendered on taxes. They have wanted to get along on Amnesty even though it is political suicide. They have given us meaningless, symbolic votes to repeal Obamacare, while making no real effort to do so. With barely disguised contempt for the base, they have ignored the calls to defund Obamacare.
Now they are giving the conservative base the middle finger by rushing to war in Syria.....
(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...
The biggest Tea Party victory to date: pushing an Amnesty Bill through the Senate.
I’m glad they think we need another party to raise taxes and take freedom. :)
I think they should do it for a 6 year period. Then in the charter, vote to disband it if it does not reach certain outcomes. Or members can re instate to continue.
I’d like to see it called, The Taxpayer Party.
What the Hell are you talking about?
The last successful third party was the Republican Party. That was over 150 years ago.
Oh yes, we do need the new Tea Party with real leaders.
I’d join in a minute, wait I already joined a couple of years ago. I’m thinking Searchlight. The Tea Party Woodstock!
So far you seem to only have a heckler from the RNCC cheerleading section.
The tea party is already a viable political party; it controls the republican party. The RINOS are on deathwatch and are being picked off one by one.
Nothing happens overnight.
Praise the Lord!
“What the Hell are you talking about?”
Good to see I’m not the only one.
To the original story, YES! YES! YES!
I think its time for a Conservative party.
The Tea Party has attracted many Libertarians and a Libertarian is and never will be a Conservative.
It makes more sense to me to let the GOP and the Libertarians and the Tea Party have the GOP and the Conservatives form their own party.
The biggest Tea Party victory to date: pushing an Amnesty bill through the Senate.
It’s been 2 1/2 years. And that’s all they’ve really done.
They ran on making the government smaller (it’s bigger).
They ran on cutting spending (spending is higher).
They ran on killing Obamacare (it’s only been slowed by the President himself).
The Tea Party hasn’t done a single thing other than sound and fury.
Which branch of our government does the Tea Party Control?
Being as the GOP-E Republican party has just accomplished suicide, I would say yes and note that the TEA party is already are fairly effective.
Is this the Huffington Post, or Politico?
Yes, the country could use a second political party.
The founders warned against factionalism, not pluralism; as it is now, we’ve got the Republicrats and Democrats: one political party with slight differences.
Conservatives have huge differences with both factions.
Not true, you’re talking about those who betray the tea party.
The demoncrats control the senate, not the tea party. Though we do have at least one notable traitor in our midst. FUMR!