The Tea Parties have largely focused on Republican Primaries since fiscally the Tea Parties tend to align themselves with Fiscal Conservatives, which Republican candidates pretend to be. In actions, however, it is clear that the Republican establishment is not any more interested in the fiscal welfare of the middle class than is the Democratic establishment. Republicans are perfectly willing to keep budgets running up and make it more difficult for middle class families to get ahead as are the Liberal Democrats. Witness the latest vote to raise the debt ceiling yet again despite the effect it will have on middle class families who will end up paying back all of this debt.
The Democratic party has traditionally been the party of the middle class and of the worker. There are a lot of individuals who vote Democrat because they always have who don't realize that the party has changed. These are people who are hard working and only want what is best for their families. They share the views of the Tea Party that taxes are too high, people who can work should work, and corporations who fail should not get bailed out on the backs of the middle class.
In listening to the speeches at the Democratic Convention, the goals the speakers expressed would fit into any Tea Party rally. They spoke of freedom, providing a better world for our children, growing jobs, and providing for one's family. The difference is that the current Democratic candidates have no intention of providing any of those things - they just use the rhetoric to get votes and then blame the Republicans when those things don't come to pass.
The Democratic voter is right that the Republican Party has become all about getting tax breaks for the rich. Republicans allow deficits to continue to grow so long as various tax breaks stay in place. They scream about 3% increases in the top rates but don't scream about the National Debt increasing by $1T per year. They allow regulations to be passed that keep the little guy from entering the market because the established corporations can afford to pay the compliance costs and pass them onto the consumer while the start-up cannot afford to comply.
I think we should start running Tea Party-backed Democratic candidates, particularly in regions where there are extremely Liberal establishment candidates. We could point out that the path the Liberal Left has chosen is leading to less prosperity, not more, with high unemployment, jobs being sent overseas because regulations are too tight here and taxes are too high, poor public schools and a stranglehold on education money by the NEA, and huge amounts of waste on personal expenses by Democratic lawmakers (remember all the food and liquor costs on Nancy Pelosi's private Air Force One?
Why should we let the Republican party see it's vote split while the Democratic party gets to run their Liberal elitists unopposed. In the least we would be forcing them to spend campaign money and stand up to some grilling before they get to the general elections. Thoughts?