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.....
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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!
the Tea Party swept into the political vacuum left by the Republican Party in 2009. There was no voice for conservatives.
Willard shut us out of the republican convention in 2012..
Our Conservative leaders like Gov Sarah Palin were not allowed to speak and Willard’s own political agenda was put forward..
Willard changed some of the rules making sure that any delegates in 2016 would be handpicked or rejected by he and the GOPe in 2016...,
2016 will be full of the Paul Ryans, Marco Rubios, and the old guard...Willard, McCain, Rove and the other usual liberal suspects...
We have no place in “moderate progressive” Willard’s 2016 convention..
Let’s have our own...
I doubt Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee etc will be recognized by the GOPe...
They will be available to represent a Conservative party...
If the GOP puts up a Jeb Bush or Rubio (or fill in the rino blank), it must be destroyed at the Federal level. Otherwise, it will essentially form a national unity party with the Dims (in effect this has already happened). A unity party will shut out all grassroots initiatives. The tea party, as currently constituted, is not a unified political organization.
I think the best idea is to form some organization that promotes reforms via the state level and along the lines of Mark Levin’s liberty amendments.
See my tagline.
We need to get rid of all political parties. Candidates should present their ideas and people can vote for or against them based on those ideas. Political parties force people to choose between tweedldumb and tweedledumber. I would like to vote for the candidate who most reflected my belief in following the Constitution and not between the lesser of two evils.
I’m all in. I quit my position in the GOP. Disgusting.
Lincoln and Johnson ran as the National Union Party, not Republicans and won, in 1864. One more thing they don’t teach in school, anymore. Too busy talking about Harriet Tubman, MLK, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson and Obama, I guess.
Past time to start a Third Party. Shell shocked that we didn’t begin the task the evening Romney was nominated, and prepare for 2016. Time,
money, leadership and organization can’t happen in a vacuum. We’re in one, and the RINOS have screwed the lid down.
And a fine time to do just that...
We have the US Attorney deciding just what laws they will and will not enforce, we have States attempting to disavow themselves from the Union, We have the stupid Republicans still trying to act macho by standing up for war. Just who are you going to vote for now? Law and order is going the way of the Whigs...
All of this is happening when our beloved Republican Party that is suppose to be the “other” party is doing the same or worse as the Democrats. What to do now? Yes, Drudge has it right! He is just a few years late to the party.
Well, the obvious is no longer vote Republican but who else is there to vote for? You got me there since voting for another party is just going to split the vote and probably make the Democrats the winner - what a problem.
Another alternative? Still looking but not sure that there is any alternative that is possible during my lifetime.
How about getting a candidate who has a chance of defeating Hillary before we kill each other over what to name it
If you’re talking another Republican that is just a delaying game and will do nothing to advance the conservative cause.
If she runs no one is going to beat her.
I've got to thinking lately who could survive a defeat and come back 4 or 8 years later....
I'd say someone fairly unknown, who put up a good fight, and more than anything was likable coming across on TV as a star...Cruz comes to mind
Is this from the Tokyo Rose school of propaganda?
I hear what you’re saying, and kind of agree, but I don’t think we control the GOP nor will we. We are too balkanized. Would love to see a Third Party so that every election cycle it’s not “I’ll hold my nose and vote for ...”
I hate to rain on the picnic but the Tea Party will never be serious political party.
One reason is because the people who consider themselves Tea Party members are too divided.
Conservatives can’t even agree on a primary candidate long enough to get one into the general election.
But the biggest reason is because of time. Most conservatives are aging and the younger generation has a totally different set of values.
Gay marriage is a prime example. Younger folks are alright with the gay agenda the same way they’re alright with big government.
I’m in my 50s and I come to FR because like a lot of Freepers I miss the America I grew up in.
Sadly the wheel has turned and it’s not going to turn back,
No, the GOP is big business and politics, the Tea Party is the rest of us folks - or normal as I like to call us.
There will never be a time that we can agree most of the time it seems as all politics seem to be about power and only the rich can control with their funds. We do control with votes but will never outvote those that have the money.
I’m down. The GOP is a party of pansies and eunuchs. Let’s have us a second party.
You can start voting based upon principle as opposed to fear.
The fools suggesting the GOP is still somehow a legitimate party which can be salvaged or somehow made right, are FOS or are just part this epic con-game.
Nice of you... Do you really think the Republican Party is your party and supporting your views? My views are not overnight thoughts but have been fermenting for years.
Maybe you should rethink your own viewpoint.
Do me a favor, if ya have something to say to me, do it here in pubic and stay out of my PM.
They’d have my vote. I haven’t voted for the GOP since 1996. I vote Libertarian whenever I can. But I”m more of a conservative than a libertarian, so Tea Party would work for me.
Best idea on the thread. The Founders abhorred political parties, and for the very reason you stated.
I'm sick of being forced to choose between two sides of the same despicable coin. Show me that you're a person who loves this country, and has the same mindset as the Framers, and you've got my vote.
The parties can go to hell.
We need a third party. I was hoping the TEA Party movement could infiltrate and take over the the Republican Party. But the GPO/RNC firewalled us and the Obama IRS cut off our legs.
We seriously need to start a third party, constitutional conservatives. The mantra that third parties are spoilers is no longer true when both major parties have become idiots. If we cant right the wrongs through the ballot box, I fear a messy revolution where the outcome could be a disaster for all.
When Paul Ryan seemed to be a thrifty budget wonk we in Wisconsin loved him. His position on the illegal amnesty/open borders immigration bill shows he is really a big government, big business toady who cant be trusted. Most of the GOP has failed conservatives, we need to form a third party.
Amen! Everything you said is true and needs repeating!
I don't believe that for a second, and I wish that Freepers (of all people) would stop cowering in fear of her.
If Hillary runs, and the GOP-e has their way again, we'll wind up with Jeb or Chris Christie as our nominee. If that's what transpires, then yes, she takes it.
But if the people can somehow get behind a worthy conservative early in the running, and resist all efforts of the Roves and Schmidts to force their Democrat-Lite candidate on us, we'll have a real chance to evict the Democrat Socialists from the White House.
note that the TEA party is already are fairly effective.
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Thought I was being ‘anal’ but it appears that the largest number of TEA Party ‘mentioners’ misspell the Organization they are either vilifying or supporting.
Maybe it does mean ‘nothing’ but I liken it to the people who refer to Seals........
It is a good idea to be aware of what one is ‘talking’ about.
but I liken it to the people who refer to Seals....
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When they are trying to say SEALs......
It is a good idea to be aware of what one is talking about. Hmm