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Who Founded the American Tea Party?

January 25, 2014

The answer may surprise you.  Take a moment to read the following two articles which were recently recommended to me and see if you don’t agree that the T Party has been around and fighting the good fight for a lot longer than Obama’s two terms of office.

Our Mission Statement

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/223549/our-mission-statement/william-f-buckley-jr

(Oh how the mighty have fallen)

and,

Buckley Rule — According to Bill, not Karl

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/340485/buckley-rule-according-bill-not-karl-neal-b-freeman/page/0/1

(One man’s opinion on how to answer the age old question of whether one should vote for a conservative or a Republican.)

We should all keep these two articles in mind as we move into the next election cycle.  It does seem that there is general agreement that this election cycle will see a “civil war” break out between the two major factions within the Republican Party.  The interesting thing about the two factions is that the one is made up of the rank and file while the other consists of the leadership who ostensibly is elected by and supposedly represents the very rank and file they are opposing.

One might suggest that the Republican Party is exhibiting the very same qualities as Obama’s National government.  It would seem that decisions are being made from the top down with little, if any, attention being paid to petty little technical details such as the rule of law or whether there is any disconnect between the leadership and the membership.  The point being that voting for the “lesser of two evils” is simply no longer an option if we wish to retain any semblance of order and greatness.

It has really become quite obvious that the only sub-group of any size and significance within the electorate whose primary purpose is to truly represent the American people is what most people know as “the Tea Party”.  The fact that it faces vehement opposition from the other three groups (the Republican leadership, the Democratic leadership, and the Democratic rank and file) should come as no surprise and this election cycle may well determine whether there is any hope for America in the future.  Our future lies in the hands of those who now consider themselves to be “independent”.

Whether or not the Republican Party’s leadership realizes it, electing a Republican is simply not a priority for most conservatives.  The truth of the matter is that the so-called compromises that so many advocate within the GOP as a way of retaining or regaining a modicum of influence are nothing but ways to ensure that the proverbial frog stays in the frying pan until it is too late to jump out.  Conservatives are ready to move on and the Republican leadership should consider switching parties and become Democrats.

In any event the fact that the label of Republican is not synonymous with being a conservative is why you will need to excuse me while I act less than excited about any Republican gains whether they be at the national or state level.  The good news is that this election cycle may finally separate the wheat from the chaff meaning the unresponsive leadership from the membership.

As the man said, let’s nominate and vote for “the rightwardmost viable candidate”.

 

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4 Comments
  1. Chloe permalink

    ” The truth of the matter is that the so-called compromises that so many advocate within the GOP as a way of retaining or regaining a modicum of influence are nothing but ways to ensure that the proverbial frog stays in the frying pan until it is too late to jump out. Conservatives are ready to move on and the Republican leadership should consider switching parties and become Democrats. ”
    ….

    Agreed. They are more than half-way there already. I see no other answer.

    Well-written and expressed article, too.

    • Thank you…hope all is well.

      • Chloe permalink

        Thank you. I’ve asked a few times is “all” is well with you – specifically regarding the health issue you once discussed here, but in more detail in one of your other discussions to WP bloggers, but you don’t answer that to me. I’m not sure what that means – if things are better or worse, but I’ll think positively.

  2. Chloe permalink

    Should be – If… not “is” …all is well with you..

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