How the Tea Party Will Lose The 2014 Election
Yes, I do believe that conservatives will wake up in November 2014 to find that they have lost the senate and maybe the house; though I will admit we just might retain the house. Maybe.
All because there really is no Tea Party. There are the Tea Parties, plural and they don’t talk to each other. They each have their own agenda. They don’t even agree on their basic tenets. There is the “Tea Party Patriots” with a web site here that states their mission as being simply …to restore America’s founding principles of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets.
Then there is the Tea Party Command Center with a web site here with 15 ‘basic tenets’.
And of course the Tea Party express with six points in their mission statement. Their web site is here.
On each page if you want to see their mission statements for yourself just click on the ‘about’ link at the top of their home pages.
There are others but I think you get the point. Each of these has their own agenda and each goes after their own political ogres. And I am sure each will have their own favorite candidates to endorse. There is no focus within this hodgepodge of political theologies. They can’t even focus enough to get very detrimental Presidential appointees disapproved! Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor??? WOW. If he has his way, forced unionism will be a federal law that will supposedly override any and all state laws, the tenth amendment not-with-standing. How about Obama’s socialist bed mate Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services overseeing the dreaded Obamacare.
Ok. OK. I’ll get back to the point.
With this much diversity among the so called Tea Parties, they accomplish nothing. The speaker of the house, a republican in name only (RINO) is touting the immigration reform acts as they come down from his new bosses in the senate. Who would have thought that a Speaker would go on national TV and call himself a “facilitator”. Gee I thought he was supposed to be the Leader of the majority party. I guess with the mind set of our esteemed politicians that just ain’t true anymore. He has other leadership issues and broken promises, but I said I would try to get back to the point of this blog.
The next point about the fractious Tea Parties is the local organizations. They, for the most part, are far from local in their focus. They want to be on the main stage so they go after national issues. The Tea Party in my own county even refuses to endorse candidates for public offices claiming that they are ‘educational and therefore can’t do that. I have some news for them. There are basically only two entities that can’t endorse political candidates. Any registered religious group due to the separation of church and state and any organization that receives the bulk of their funding from the tax payers such as PUBLIC schools. Private non religious educational organizations that don’t receive funding from the tax payers are completely free to do so. The local groups really need to focus on getting local issues made into laws. Want to take back the senate? Get behind a good conservative candidate and PUSH! Want to stop the amnesty? Deluge your own states senators and representatives with faxes, phone calls and letters telling them to represent their constituents. Now there’s a revolutionary idea. An elected representative representing. I would like to start a new Tea Party in my county. One dedicated to the two items of interest to our population. Political education of the issues of local interest and the backing of conservative candidates. We might call it the Local Tea Party, or some such.
It is up to us, the people that provide the Tea Party leaders with their incomes to make our individual voices heard and demand and accounting. Why can’t they sit down with the leaders of all of the national Tea Parties and work out a concerted effort on one or two issues and a bunch of national conservative candidates then FOCUS or lose yet another election and perhaps an entire nation. Let’s face it folks, WE THE PEOPLE pay these people too and they should reflect our needs not their own.