Skip to comments.Why It's Time for the Tea Party- Populist movement is more a critique of the GOP than a wing of it.
Posted on 10/03/2013 11:16:04 AM PDT by Dysart
This fact marks our political age: The pendulum is swinging faster and in shorter arcs than it ever has in our lifetimes. Few foresaw the earthquake of 2008 in 2006. No board-certified political professional predicted, on Election Day 2008, what happened in 2009-10 (New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts) and has been happening, and will happen, since then. It all moves so quickly now, it all turns on a dime.
But at this moment we are witnessing a shift that will likely have some enduring political impact. Another way of saying that: The past few years, a lot of people in politics have wondered about the possibility of a third party. Would it be possible to organize one? While they were wondering, a virtual third party was being born. And nobody organized it.
The second thing is the clock. Here is a great virtue of the tea party: They know what time it is. It's getting late. If we don't get the size and cost of government in line now, we won't be able to. We're teetering on the brink of some vast, dark new worldstates and cities on the brink of bankruptcy, the federal government too. The issue isn't "big spending" anymore. It's ruinous spending that they fear will end America as we know it, as they promised it to their children.
So there's a sense that dramatic action is needed, and a sense of profound urgency. Add drama to urgency and you get the victory of a tea party-backed candidate.
That is the context. Local tea parties seemso farnot to be falling in love with the particular talents or background of their candidates. It's more detached than that.
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Just wait until the pendulum swings on all things gay.
And it’ll be their loathsome activists that pushed it too far...thus gaining the potential energy that’ll make such a pleasing swingback.
We’re insurgents bent on taking over.
Separately, Peggy has become too enamored of her own writing to accurately or succinctly describe anything.
This article is three years old.
Yes. And it’s like fine wine.
That article is from 2010?
The only hope we have is the Tea Party. This is America and if they do not get better organized and more vocal with ads on the MSM we will be in a heap of trouble. Do not depend on the GOP, which is made up of too much dead wood. Town hall meeting alone will not get the job done.
Why does anyone who styles themselves a “conservative” still pay any attention to what this dumb colleen says?
Articles need to have the date of publication up front on your original link - regardless of flavor.
No 3rd party. We will get a New Republican Party!