It has been less than twenty-four hours since John Boehner hauled up his freshly laundered white flag of surrender.
Dick Morris today does an excellent analysis of the sell out on his website (dickmorris.com) and I highly recommend his piece.
Andy Warhol once said everyone gets their fifteen minutes of fame. One of my favorite sayings is there is no problem that cannot be solved with fifteen minutes of uninterrupted thought. I will also add to that, we all have the constitutional right to fifteen minutes of complaining.
Our fifteen minutes are up. While I will gladly lead the bitching brigade against Boehner, we have better things to do with our time. Such as fifteen minutes of uninterrupted thought on how we solve this problem.
Queen Victoria once asked her Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli who Britain’s friends were. Disraeli answered, “Britain has no friends, only occasional allies.” The GOP is not our friend, but an occasional ally. This was proven last night.
There are some good people in the GOP. There are some that are fairly worthless. Many in the Tea Party movement support the GOP, particularly since there is no alternative. Many in the Tea Party movement are active Republicans. Almost all are distressed by what we just witnessed.
Over the last few hours, I have received numerous emails on this subject. Some are from GOP loyalists who exult about the great things the GOP has done. If they have done some great things up there, they need to toot that horn a little louder. As a famous Tennessee lawyer once said, “he who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted.” Other emails have expressed angry and absolute fury at the GOP. A few have suggested it is time for a third party. Even one major Tea Party group is now pushing that. A third party is a very bad idea.
What about the GOP?
The simple truth is at crunch time, the GOP leadership in the House, primarily Boehner, would not fight for what they allegedly believe.
We need better Republicans.
There is a way we can do this. We need to take over the GOP.
The Precinct Committee project is a strategy by which we put Tea Party people in the important positions in the county party structure. In some counties, many of these positions go unfilled. The Precinct Committeeman can have a huge impact on what the party does and how it operates. Committeemen are those who candidates listen to.
On Tea Party Nation, we have a group for the Precinct Committee project.
We can make a change but we need to start now. If you are outraged, disgusted or simply furious about what happened yesterday, your fifteen minutes of complaining are over.
Get involved and lets enact change.
FRED... Thanks ... interesting. It's five in the morning and I think I'll go to bed but I'll probably return when I wake up and read the full story. Looks like it might be worth the effort. Best always, John