The Myth of Tea Party “Leaders” … Teapers have Eyes on the Prize.
The senate “a” focus, definitely. However, we’re not interested in diverting our attention from electing a Libertarian-Conservative President. (Nice try, Dick!)
And NO, FreedomWorks and Tea Party Express are NOT Tea Party “leaders.”
The game shows and beauty contests have given us nothing but Presidential RINOs with but one exception in living memory, granted.
Where Kibbe and Armey are wrong is this: Teapers are not falling in line with FreedomWorks. It’s not the Presidential nomination race nor the Senate that is the prime concern – it’s taking-over local Republican clubs and Republican precincts and State parties that Teapers are infiltrating. Kibbe can’t be there to help in the grass-roots; no major Tea collective can.
Moreover, Teapers are tired of supporting teams and cheering heros delivered to us by our… betters. That’s fine for NFL football.
The irony of FreedomWorks and the Express is that they are collectives. Armey and Kibbe aren’t “evil” as such, but Teapers must vet for themselves candidates at all levels.
We owe it to our kids never to trust FreedomWorks or any other “Tea” collective that pretends to speak for a collective of independent thinkers and activists. Ditto Express, ditto them all.
I’m not saying that Tea PACs are a bad idea: I am rather saying they are deluded if they think they are “leading” anyone. The free market of ideas has a capitalist result: FreedomWorks and the Express and their kin will succeed only if they respond to customer demand.
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I shall be away for the next few days. See you Sunday! have a great weekend.