Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tea Party to hold significant local power.

Tea Partiers helped Scott Brown win in Massachusetts, Conservatives secured Bob McDonnell's win in Virginia, Republicans clung to Chris Christie in New Jersey, and Independents won all of three of these elections for steadfast Republicans. In the coming months, and possibly years, we will witness the greatest local political movement in decades, as Tea Partiers will spread across America, and America's local power structures.

As I wrote a few evenings ago, when I attended a local Tea Party in a Republican dominated area, I didn't expect more than two dozen individuals to attend, including myself, however, over two hundred American Patriots attended! The entire conference room was packed, dozens of local citizens were standing in the back, and dozens more were listening in from outdoors. I couldn't believe it.

I never saw a political meeting with over 200 attendees before, besides for a Republican BBQ last year, and never before with a conference room, meeting place, or local eatout with dozens leaning in to hear what was being said. What does this mean? Well, in a electoral area where several hundred voters could impact a Sheriff's election or anyother election for that matter; significant local power could be in the hands of "Tea Partiers".

Think about it: Most American elections are local elections; Townships, Cities, Villages, County's and State Legislature. This is where the Tea Party movement will be at it's strongest, I'm not doubting their national or federal power, but all power is local, and in a County of 30,000 folks, 250 Tea Partiers can make one hell of a difference.

Don't doubt me. Republicans lost a Sheriff's election by under 50 votes last November, a seat our party controlled for decades, worse the candidate we lost the election to was a former member of the Republican Party, who joined the Democrats in the middle of the night. Imagine hundreds of elections such as the one I mentioned across the Nation - coming down to 200 Tea Partiers per County. This is a movement to be respected, at all costs.

Tea Partiers might hold national power, but they hold significant local power.

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1 comment:

Montana said...

The simpleton Birthers along with the Tea baggers are the same whiners that were crying when the McCain/Bailin ticket lost. Now that their yelling and screaming failed to stop the health care debate and the bill from passing they are crying again. Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. The Republicans are good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. Instead of participating in the health care debate of ideas the Republicans party turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy roots). In my opinion the Republican Waterloo loss was caused by the party allowing a small portions (but very loud) of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to take over their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some Republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them, having no game plan/ vision for our country, are just going along and fanning the flames. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that? All I can say to you is remember Waterloo.