OTOH, I think sometimes we Tea Partiers despair too much when we don't win every battle. That is wrong, too.
Change takes time...incrementally is often the only way to reach the goal.
You know - I never thought about it but you’re right! You can count on the media ignoring the obvious so that they can keep pretending to the public that the Tea Party is a “fringe group” - especially now that their “pet group” of Occupiers is being exposed as nothing more than lazy criminals and terrorists. Funny how the planned bridge explosion news died the same day it started when it was Occupier organizers who were involved. Had this been Tea Party organizers, we would STILL be reading about it every day and the Tea Party would be all but eliminated as a credible group.
All this fretting about the demise of the moderate republican amuses me. Please find me a moderate democrat. Please, anywhere. Find me a democrats who’s not a socialist.
America doesn't want Liberals and it doesn't want squishy Moderates!
Thad Cochran needs to retire
Thank you for your thoughts. They give us hope.
The peons and peasants are gettin uppity...
Once enough Tea Party candidates win I hope a move is made for term limits.
The tea party completely blew it and got hosed with the presidential primary by not selecting, backing and uniting behind a legitimately small-government (but not Ron Paul wacko) candidate after the 2010 victories.
Tea Party wins - back page.
Will some commies now cross the aisle to the conservative side, same as a looger did for commies.
scumbag johnny kerry [insider trader extraordinaire] po’d that looger lost, now it’s one less commie...
I agree. We don't need to adopt the dishonest tactics of the left, but we should emulate their doggedness in pursuing their goals.
I can tell you this. When either one of my Georgia Senators comes up for a primary, I will vote for the other contender if there is one. I cannot in good conscience vote for either of them again.
, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said, assessing Lugars problems.
And own a house, he added.
.....it won’t be enough for you Graham.
Fox and Friends just finsihed with former NJ senator Tom Bradley, lamenting the ‘death of compromise’ and blaming the Tea party. These people make me ill.
Do they not remember what started this? President “We won, Eric”, Nancy Pelosi running her side roughshod over the opposition on that frikking healthcare bill and completely shutting Republicans out of any discussions, all while the so called ‘compromisers’ on our side were in a collective ‘oh dear’ sigh, lamenting the “tone” in Washington?
All the Tea Party did was run and elect candidates that will bring the fight right back to their doorstep with a loud and clear “NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL” The hell with the permanent political class.
Goes to show that the TP movement is NOT DEAD.
My take on these matters is those elected officials who worship at the alter of compromise are more enamoured with the process than with the substantive issues. Large numbers of voters long for candidates who have well defined principles and are willing to take the heat for abiding by their principles. These feelings may not be explicitly articulated, but if you carefully listen to when the average person is given the opportunity to express his or her views it is clear they what principled leaders.
Right you are! This mess didn’t happen overnight and it will take more than a few voting cycles to correct our course, but staying on course is a must. We are
not astroturf, but rather deep rooted in our thinking and stamina. The Tea Party is alive and well.
I wanted to run down to the Church and ring the bell.
Let the fight begin here!