Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Oh TEA Party, Where Have You Gone?!

In 2010, a landslide of new candidates and new ideas flooded the political landscape. The TEA party came to town and they shook the miry ground on which the establishment in D.C. stood on. But since then it seems that the TEA party influence at least on a national scale is diminishing. We see the disasters of Todd Akin and Mourdock like candidates who say things that leave us looking like kooks. We have the fact that party establishment get's their way a majority of the time. Case in point, Mitt Romney.
This could be due to the negative campaigning and propaganda that has been spewed by the leftists in the media. Every ill and every evil seems to originate from the TEA party and their "obsession" with the Constitution. According to the media, the people who make up the TEA party are old, white supremacists who only rise up because a black man is in the White House.
Now of course none of this is true. The TEA party is a diverse organization that spans the spectrum of American society. It is made up of the religious and the non-religious. It includes all races and ages. It is not like the Democratic and Republican Party who's designs stamp out local innovation and promote top down backroom candidates who's loyalties lie not with the people but with the elites. The TEA party is an idea. It is a concept. You can call it many things. The Evangelical Right, The Conservative movement, Libertarians, or TEA party. Labels aside, they all share one universal goal. The scaling back of government to a Constitutional level. The protection of moral values and religious liberty. The preservation of freedom. The protection of our homeland and sovereignty. These tenets should unite us all on the side of freedom.
Sadly there is infighting among all these groups. The battle is not over ideas or over doctrinal issues. It boils down to the basest of all human desire, power. Everyone wants to be number one. Instead of uniting and fighting as one, we on the right are fractured. Libertarians are running as third party spoilers and handing races to the democrats like in the Virginia Gubernatorial race this past year. The evangelical right is fighting the TEA party as too obsessed with the economy and taxes. While the TEA party for the most part shuns moral issues like abortion and gay marriage. All the while the establishment continues to have their way. They continue to beat back our candidates and they continue to implement their leftist policies.
In NC we have the perfect example. Thom Tillis was the establishment's choice. Karl Rove spent millions to get him elected. The Washington elite endorsed him. He was the fair haired boy. The Conservative movement needed just one candidate. Based on the numbers of votes split between the other candidates in the race, a majority of voters voted for someone other than Thom Tillis. If we had unified that effort behind one candidate instead of five, than who knows. We might actually have a conservative choice for US Senate against Kay Hagan. Instead, we have a "hold our nose" candidate.
I'm not going to get into Brannon or Harris debate. That time and place has passed. I will say that instead of fielding two candidates that basically agree on everything let's unite behind one person and get on with it.
We see TEA party candidates being beaten back by people like Boehner, McConnell, and Rove. Frank Roche was the conservative choice yet he loses to the well financed and well coached charlatan Renee Ellmers. We have already discussed Thom Tillis. We see it all across the political landscape. We cannot agree on budget issues. You have great ideas like the Penny plan or even the Ryan budget but those plans are not only attacked by the left and their lapdogs in the press. They are even attacked by our own side. We cannot agree on tactics when it comes to defeating Obamacare. Instead of fighting Barack Obama we have too many on our side who thinks that Ted Cruz is the enemy.
We cannot win a two front war. We are facing an uphill battle against Washington D.C. and it's elites. We cannot win against a better funded and better organized foe while fighting each other. If the TEA party, or better yet the Constitutional movement in this country wants to succeed we must unite. Libertarians, Evangelicals, Neo-Cons, and whoever else resides on the right needs to stop shooting our own and start firing back at the leftist agenda in this country.
If we do not unite we will fail. We may win a few races but not enough to turn the tide. We will be powerless and our nation will continue down the path to destruction. The Conservative movement needs to stop fighting each other and start fighting the true enemy. We'll see what happens.

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