“…This influx of new energy and new talent is likely to inject new life into small-government politics around the nation. The mainstream Republican Party still seems limp and disorganized. This grassroots effort may revitalize it. Or the tea-party movement may lead to a new third party that may replace the GOP, just as the GOP replaced the fractured and hapless Whigs.…”
I’ve been playing with the Tea Party “thing” for several days, accumulating information, all of which points to the majority of Tea party attendees being third party. Yes, there were Republicans present. There were some who were organized by Republicans with Republican speakers, but – just hold your nose and listen to a rerun of Glenn Beck and you will see how anti-GOP the whole thing was/is.
If what went on in Greenville, SC during their little tea party is any example of the third party loons who are trying to alleged that they have no political ideology, is any example of the tea party system, I’m glad I STAYED HOME!
I’ve had this theory about the tea parties. It revolves around the issue that the entities promoting them the most were NOT Republican. The more I read about them, the more I find, I think my theory was correct. If you don’t believe it, check Malkin. At least she’s just about to come out of the closet and admit she is NOT a Republican, but some third party loser – which all third parties are. Then PJ Media has a piece, truly denigrating Republicans.
Is Glenn Reynolds just another third party wannabe when he wrote those words? I do not like what I am seeing or hearing. When Newt goes on Hannity’s radio show and is thrilled to report this mess is like the 1992 movement that propelled Ross Perot, I shuddered. They’re trying to create a third party, thus dooming us to Democratic rule forever.
I hate being such a cynical jerk, but how many people would have participated in the “Tea Parties” if FOX News had not turned it into a tailor made media event – the perfect showcase for Hannity and Beck to trash talk the GOP? The Politico seems to think the whole thing is driven by FOX. I agree.
“…It’s probably pretty obvious that I’m ambivalent about these protests, because I think they’ve been coopted to a large extent by Ron Paul nuts and other fringe groups. I know there are also a lot of decent people participating, but unfortunately almost nobody seems to be interested in denouncing and keeping out the kooks, and that’s a real shame. Instead, people who try to sound a warning are being attacked and smeared.
This is not a recipe for success….”
This evening a friend called, thrilled that there were at least 3000 people attending the Tea Party here in Ruidoso. That’s great – but will it to any good?
Where the heck were those 3000 people a few weeks ago when we were trying to prevent that deplorable stimulus package from being passed in the House? Trust me, 3000 well timed calls to Harry Teague’s office would have made a world of difference.
I truly hope Karl Rove is right and it will help the GOP in the upcoming governors’ races. Unfortunately, Glenn Reynolds in his WSJ commentary lets the skunk out of the bag and admits that we’re not dealing with a GOP friendly crowd.
“...There’s good news and bad news in this phenomenon for establishment politicians. The good news for Republicans is that, while the Republican Party flounders in its response to the Obama presidency and its programs, millions of Americans are getting organized on their own. The bad news is that those Americans, despite their opposition to President Obama’s policies, aren’t especially friendly to the GOP. When Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele asked to speak at the Chicago tea party, his request was politely refused by the organizers: “With regards to stage time, we respectfully must inform Chairman Steele that RNC officials are welcome to participate in the rally itself, but we prefer to limit stage time to those who are not elected officials, both in Government as well as political parties. This is an opportunity for Americans to speak, and elected officials to listen, not the other way around.”…”
Why is the right wing extremists best friend, Michelle Malkin, threatening good and decent Republicans? Isn’t it about time we admit she is not a Republican and does not have our best wishes at heart?
Why on earth did Texas Governor Rick Perry, go a little nuts about succession? Strata thinks this is going to hurt Perry, dearly. If so, it is also going to do serious damage to Sarah Palin who has backed him in the primary against Hutchinson.
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