Early next year, we will mark the third anniversary of the Tea Party movement. It is hard to believe that three years ago, this movement did not exist.
While it is good to look back and remember, it is more important to look ahead.
What does the future hold?
Shortly after the Christmas holidays, we will have the Iowa caucuses and then the New Hampshire primaries.
As we head into the New Year, things are not looking great for the Tea Party. While no votes have been cast, the polling does not look good. A series of good conservative Tea Party candidates have gone up the polls and then down. We have had Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain and now Newt Gingrich. They have all surged to the top and with the exception of Gingrich have all fallen. Gingrich’s support is now falling.
The two leaders in the polls today are Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. For me, this is a scene out of a horror movie.
First we do have Ron Paul. Paul rants on like a crazy old man and many of us think that is exactly what he is. If there is one Republican who can guarantee a second Obama term, it is Paul. He has his cult of personality that surrounds him and that is it. His nutty views like there is nothing wrong with Iran having a nuke and 9/11 was our fault, generally scare the hell out of any sane voter.
Then there is Mitt Romney. Romney is a liberal. There is no other word to describe him. Mitt Romney has no core values other than Mitt Romney. He has no plan other than being President. He has only recently reached out to the Tea Party because until now he did not believe he needed us. The only real difference between Romney and Obama is Romney has better hair.
The Tea Party has a few days left to get a conservative back on top. Be it Gingrich, Perry or Bachmann, one of them has to rise to the top.
If we fail to do so, Mitt Romney will become the nominee and if that happens, the Tea Party will have failed.
In 2010, we swept the GOP into power in the House of Representatives. What was our thanks? Was Obamacare defunded? Was spending cut? Was government brought under control? The answer to each of those questions was a resounding no.
House Speaker John Boehner was too busy raising his freshly laundered white flag of surrender and giving Harry Reid and Barack Obama everything they wanted.
If the Republican Party will not run conservatives, then we need to look at alternatives. I have been a lifelong Republican but if Mitt Romney is the nominee, I will not vote for him.
Some people will shriek in horror that I am just helping Obama by not voting for Romney and saying this publically. Folks, there is no difference between Romney and Obama.
Romney has constantly proven himself to be a big government, liberal Republican.
Three years ago, history could have been different. If John McCain had won the Presidential election, about 80% of what the Obama regime has done would have gone through and yet because McCain would have been a Republican President, it would have been much harder to form opposition and the Tea Party might not have formed.
While many of us in this movement are Republicans, our loyalty is to the nation and the Constitution. It is not to a party and if the GOP is going to be a liberal party, we are going to have to find a conservative party.
If we cannot transform the GOP into a conservative party, then we need to leave it to the RINOs and let the GOP join the Whig Party in the dustbin of history.
Maybe, after Obama is out. We need to take a "Hard Look at Who is Representing us"!.
We do get caried away with assisting countries, without receiving a adequate response, but to become a isolationist country is wrong. Prior to WW2 the US did not attempt to help others to fight Germany. Roosevelt, not a favorate president of mine, started the lend lease program to provide equipment to the UK still keeping away from our isolationist attitude. Then Germany sunk our merchant ships and Japans Pearl Harbor attack all hell broke loose. We cannot position the US into the same position in the Mid East.
I believe we have little choice but to get behind Michele Bachmann who is one of the only ones behind the Tea Party movement. She and Santorum have always been the only candidates who can be trusted to do as they promise. Who's remaining? We need to promote Michele and get behind her as she did for the Tea Party. She needs to get some tips from Sarah Palin at this juncture.
M. James: I believe that Ron Paul has been very consistent and honest about his plans I met Santorum and on taxes he want to increase the Tax Credit for childen from $1,000 to $3,000 per child. All this would do is increase the number of people not paying any federal income tax, including himself (I believe he stated he had 7 children) by reducing his income tax by $21,000 instead of only presently $7,000. Quite a savings, but not for people who are empty nesters and probably pay more federal income tax that 47 percent of the population.
As expected the mainstream media is pushing Romney. They tell us Gingrich numbers are falling and reluctantly mention that Ron Paul is soaring. You never hear anything of late about Michelle Bachmann, and any of the other candidiates.
While I am behind Gingrich one thing that I disagee with said here is that Ron Paul is a liberal. Go to his website and look at Pauls plan to balance the budget and you will see plans for a far smaller government laid out in detail. The numbers are all there. Ron is pro constitution, pro gun, pro life, pro family, pro states rights, against socialized health care but most importantly against the globalists who are young people are fighting and dying for. Maybe he won't/can't win but in todays crazy times who knows? Keep your eyes on Iowa for some surprises.
An article for everyone's consideration:
Is the Tea Party About to Get Knocked Out?
Could the original Tea Partiers have accepted a monarch's promise of halfway reforms in exchange for remaining loyal and obedient subjects
why can't someone set up a website to record how everyone voted???? I would tell the WORLD THAT I VOTED AGAINST OBAMA!!!
I disagree with the idea of the Tea Party should leave the Republican Party. If this happens it will only insure that Obama will be reelected and then what will happen to the Senate in 2012. The Tea Party in Mississippi made a strong effort to change the political enviorenment. For the first time since reconstruction, 135 years, the Republican Party now has control of the House, Senate, and all state offices except for the Attorney General. In Mississippi the Tea Party has 49 groups throughtout the state within congressional districts. With a websight each group can provide comments for their group or on a statewide basis. With 4 congressmen 2 Democrats were with Republicans with Tea Party support. We still have work to do for local offices but continued effort will continue. We are in constant contact with our representives. Each state should build within their state and push the RINOs out with conservative replacements. There is a Tea Party in the House which we should support.
You have hit the nail on the head!
While this article is written from a British perspective, I feel that it can be applied to America/any country around the world--a history reminder for everyone's consideration:
The spectre of 1932: How a loss of faith in politicians and democracy could make 2012 the most frightening year in living memory
Now, more than ever, we need to come together and continue to . . .