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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tea Party - Time To Call The GOP's Bluff

  The rise of the Tea Party in 2010 was a movement like never before. Political protests were the domain of aging hippies, wearing tie-dye shirts, who may or may not be aware that the 60's are over. Suddenly, grandmothers, stay at home moms, and just ordinary Americans who had never before been politically active or protested the government, were now gathered by the thousands, waving Gadsden flags, and demanding that their elected officials hear what they had to say.
  The Tea Party carried quite a bit of political clout. Enough to win the largest number of seats by Republicans ever in the House. They were instrumental in the election of a few Senators as well. It is those Senators who seem to forget who brought them to the dance.
  The "test vote" on the Senate's version of the immigration reform bill passed on Monday by a vote of 67-27, with 15 Republican Senators voting to advance the 1100 page bill that almost no one has read.
  This vote by these Senators, we will call them the "gang of 15", has now very clearly illustrated the problem the GOP must tackle if we are to win even the 2014 mid-terms, much less the 2016 presidential election. The Republican Party is slowly splitting.
 There is the Party of John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Dinosaurs whose usefulness has long since dried up. They really were not interested in principles, or winning elections. They just wanted Democrats and the media (interchangeable) to like them. There is the Party of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Staunch Constitutionalists who are not so much interested in Party as they are in upholding and maintaining the principles and values on which our nation was founded. But they also know what is expected of them by the people who sent them to Washington. There is the Party of Marco Rubio and Kelly Ayotte. Tea Party favorites in 2010, who seemed to know what those Gadsden flag wavers wanted out of their representatives. They promised to deliver.
  But something has happened on the way to 2014. Republicans who claim to be Conservatives, are voting for a massive big government monstrosity that rewards illegals with a path to citizenship, promises to build a fence that was supposed to be built 7 years ago, and leaves the building of that fence, along with a whole lot of other things, up to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet  Napolitano. The Gang of 15, in their frantic quest to make new Hispanic friends before 2014, believe the way to do that is to vote for what amounts to amnesty for 11 million people, and creating a whole new generation of Democratic voters, while putting securing the border on the to do list.
  When the Tea Party Favorites were elected, they were told that they would indeed be held accountable, and if they did not adhere to basic Conservative principles, they would suffer the same fate as their RINO predecessors. So what now? If these so called Conservatives are not called out, does the Tea Party lose credibility? They were certainly quiet in 2012. Whether or not that was the fault of the IRS, who knows. Will the Tea Party faithful throw their hands up and throw the bums out? We all know there is no such thing as the "perfect" candidate, but many feel they were at least misled, at most lied to by the likes of Rubio, and his gang.
  The bill is expected to have trouble in the Republican led House, but if the bill passes the Senate as  is expected, is it time for the Tea Party to put on it's poker face, and call the GOP's bluff?
  Game on.



  2. Folks, what we have been doing isn't working. The next step is peaceful marches across America and in DC. We must follow the example of Martin Luther King, Jr. I hope you watch The Blaze TV or at the very least listen to Glenn Beck on the radio for further information. It's time we take action. This administration is a nightmare that never ends and never eases up. They have done insurmountable damage to our country. They have gone so far from the Founder’s Vision that we don’t look like a Republic for which it stands, we are no longer ‘under God’ we are divisible, and our liberties and justice are fading fast. It’s time we unite, the Tea Party, 9/12-ers, and every other type of group along these lines. Our talk show buddies need to join forces so that they are a force to be reckoned with. They must put their egos aside and swallow their pride of self. United we stand, divided we will surely fall.