It is quite predictable and even expected. All that is missing is the strains of the Darth Vader theme. The Republican Empire is striking back.
From 2001 to 2007, the GOP controlled the House, Senate and the White House. They did such a good job of totally screwing things up that the public took all three away from them. The American people were so disgusted with the GOP that they kicked them out, replacing them with the most socialist crowd of leaders this country has ever seen, including a President who can fairly be called a Marxist and who may not even be eligible to be President.
After being shellacked two years earlier, the GOP came roaring back. Why? The Tea Party brought the GOP back to life. Two years ago, we called a priest for the GOP and everyone was planning the Republican Party’s political funeral. Even James Carvelle had written a book subtitled, “how the Democrats will rule for the next 40 years.”
Since the GOP is now not only alive, but on the verge of controlling congress again and probably the presidency, how does the GOP thank the Tea Party? A knife in the back is how the GOP thanks the Tea Party.
In Louisiana, Tea Party favorite Jeffrey Landry was redistricted into another district and saw his base shattered among several districts, as Louisiana lost one Congressional Seat. The GOP establishment is working hard to make sure the Tea Party candidate, not an establishment candidate is the casualty.
In Ohio, instead of acting against RINOs, like John Boehner, as Ohio loses two congressional seats, the establishment is making sure that two Tea Party candidates are on the losing end of redistricting.
The GOP establishment is trying to get their message out. The Tea Party is hijacking the GOP. What a pity they can’t get messaging out on something important like the budget or the debt ceiling, but they can seem to get their messaging out on this.
RINO ex-Bush administration official Bradley Blakeman, writing an op-ed piece for Fox News says: “The Republican Party has allowed itself to get bogged down on non-issues like Obama's birth certificate and Republican lawmakers who seem to have more of an affinity for the non-Party Tea Party than the Party to which they were elected.”
What kind of a moron is he? What was going on when his people ran the party? They did so well that the Democrats ended up with a super-majority in Congress. The only thing the GOP could do for the last two years was field a team for the Congressional Softball game.
If I were a little more petulant, I’d simply say, screw the GOP, let’s launch the Tea Party as a third party and let the GOP fade into history right next to the Whig Party. Unfortunately, that is a recipe for ensuring control of the White House by the party of treason.
The RINOs are running scared and well they should. But in many places, RINO’s are still in a position of power and that is something we have to address. I have said this before; we need to take over the GOP. If you are not involved as a Precinct Committeeman you need to be. If you have not joined your local GOP, you need to. If you have not volunteered for their steering committee you need to. We do not need Tea Party volunteers to go and answer phones for the GOP. We need them in places where they can do some good. We need good Tea Party volunteers to run as City or County and State Party Chairmen. We are going to have to rework the GOP from the inside out.
As for Blakeman, who was the Deputy Assistant to the President for Appointments and Scheduling, can go hang out with his liberal DC friends and look down his nose at the people that brought the GOP back to life. Deputy Assistant to the President for Appointments and Scheduling? That sounds like a glorified secretary.
I wonder how many words per minute he can type?
Judson, I think this is about business. Money! However we slice and dice and parse campaign laws and lobbying ethics, most of the time the business of legislation and regulation is strictly "pay to play." If the Tea Party were a lobby hardly anyone would be slinging mud at it.
I predict the backlash is going to remain fierce from both parties because we're championing ourselves, not Monsanto or George Soros or whatever. I certainly hope that never changes, but the temptation will always be there. ALWAYS!
Lizzie, I so agree with you. I have nothing against corporate tax cuts…. But you don’t give them out until you have made arrangements to pay for them by cuts and/or other tax increases.
Did we? NO!
And what do we have? DEFICITS!
The same goes for increased government expenses.
You want wars? Pay for them.
You want an expensive drug plan for seniors? Pay for it.
Our current representatives seem to have a war on reality.
They cannot say no to those who pay for their campaigns.
They cannot make the cuts.
So here we are drowning in red ink.
Obama is a criminal
why is he not investigated
cry over this Boehner
The link just took me to my GMail account...