They liken the Tea Party to a cancer that has attached itself to the GOP. I maintain that the cancer has been growing from within, slowly at first, and now with exponential effect.
If anything, the Tea Party, more importantly, the sentiment of millions of Americans who aren’t officially affiliated with the Tea Party, are the white blood cells of the body politic.
Oh, absolutely. I’m still fuming about the NRC not supporting Cuccinelli in my neighboring Commonwealth of Virginia. The demonization of the Tea Party by pubbies is a killer.
More and more obvious is the effort to run the Tea Party types off, into a Third Party. Out of their hair and with TP in a minority would suit the Establishment purposes very well.
Chances are that floating a third party would prove a ghastly expensive endeavor for grassroots alone to finance, to ever hope to get off the ground. Especially up against an era of Big Money and the accompanying battalions of Big Lobby, with real exchanges of value to lure outcomes.
Many/most corporates are far more interested now in global profiteering than bouying the American economy, or even America’s best interests. TP seeks simple things, as the Founders, but carry no gifts.
The NYT and liberals in general are desperate to show the Right in a bad light. They will seize on anything, magnify it all out of proportion in order to take attention away from the horrendous failures of this Administration and the Democrat party.
This disagreement, or infighting is imo a healthy sign and will ultimately accrue to the benefit of the Party and the Country.
Politics is a nasty, nasty game and not for the faint of heart. If folks are not willing to stand and fight vigorously for what they believe, we will simply cease to exist as the great and successful nation we have been up until a few short years ago when this slide we are seeing began.
I love it! I am getting sick and tired of the rhetoric about how sick "Tea Partiers" are! Just because we don't come firing back every time they insult us, doesn't mean we've retreated with our tails between our legs. We're just not the types to always be in the forefront!
We are still here! And we are listening, watching and getting ready to vote our mind!
Without the TEA party, the Gop would be nothing more than a rotting corpse.. as it is, the smell is already nigh unbearable.. it may well be time to let this one just rot .. and move on.