The Tea Party is wanted: dead or alive

Greetings from Houston, Texas where yesterday I had the pleasure to address the C Club on the topic of a “Conservative Policy Agenda” as it relates to economic, energy, and national security. I’m heading up to Dallas to speak at a dinner event this evening. Tomorrow I’m off to Jackson County (Spring Arbor) Michigan to speak at the annual Lincoln dinner there.

Anyway, we just came through the big primary season “Super Tuesday” and it’s interesting to hear all the post-primary election pundits. Most interesting are the conflicting assessments on the constitutional conservative grassroots movement, the Tea Party. First of all, this isn’t not a political party, it’s an ideological movement.

On one side we hear the Tea Party is done, dead, stick a fork in it, because its candidates aren’t successful. Not too long ago many were singing the praises of Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse who won his primary in the Cornhusker State. Now, after yesterday, the sentiment is that the Tea Party isn’t an influencer and irrelevant.

The thing is, it’s not about individual candidates, but about influencing a policy agenda — and that’s what makes this conservative grassroots movement so very viable. How is it that anyone can disagree with the fundamental principles of America; limited government, fiscal responsibility, individual sovereignty, free market system, strong national security, and traditional values?

And with that comes a policy agenda that focuses on fiscal/economic reforms, monetary policy reforms, governmental structure and organization reforms, development of an energy security plan and program, and a focus on strengthening our foreign policy and national security that promotes peace through strength and military deterrence.

Well, that’s in direct opposition to a progressive socialist agenda that has exploded our debt and deficits, but more importantly has expanded a welfare nanny-state and dependency society all as a means of political bribery using the largesse of the public treasury. I find it quite interesting that during the Bush administration when the average price of gasoline hit $2.50 the liberal media went apoplectic — heard from them recently?

And so, it is in the same vein that we have liberal progressives such as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz who says there’s a “civil war” in the Republican party and the Tea Party has overtaken the party — what?

So is the Tea Party losing and irrelevant or is it running the Republican Party? Can’t be both!

It’s obvious The Tea Party has become the “boogeyman” — the Alinsky target for the liberal Left, all because they fear a strong grassroots movement, and what happened in 2010.

That’s why this administration unleashed a government agency, the Internal Revenue Service, against everyday American citizens who seek to participate in the political process of their country — heck I thought that was a fundamental principle of America? But then again I forgot we’re in the midst of a “fundamental transformation.”

I can tell you one simple thing. Americans are hurting — and that’s not Democrat or Republican. And the American people are seeking principled leaders who will provide a better way ahead, a Reaganesque “Morning in America.” I like to think of it as the “Dawn of a New America.”

The restoration of this Constitutional Republic is happening, and it’s not about this candidate or that candidate. It’s about one thing, the one thing that should matter: the American people — not the poll-tested politically-manipulated collective being subjugated to a growing federal government.

Constitutional conservatism is rooted in America’s fabric. It is far from dead, quite to the contrary. It is quite alive, and quite impactful.

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Brendan
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The Tea Party’s greatest success has been getting out the vote and motivating the conservative base. Compared to most other first world nations, American elections have always had low voter turn out because many people on both sides of the political spectrum are either disillusioned with the process or completely apathetic. It doesn’t matter which side has more support. What matters is which side can get more people to turn out to the polls on election day. Local elections and midterm elections have always had even lower voter turnouts. The Tea Party has been very successful in motivating conservatives to… Read more »
carolchristine
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Why are they not grass roots?

Brendan
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Many Tea Party groups are grass roots… but the initial explosion of the Tea Party was heavily promoted and endorsed by main stream conservative pundits, with TV talk show hosts and radio personalities urging people weeks in advance to come out.
At the initial Tea Party Tax Day protests in 2009, for example, FOX News broadcast live, not as news coverage, but as hosts with on air personalities like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity giving speeches.

Reba
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Good post Brendan!

ShiekYerbouti
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Wow, this is the 1st Brendan post I don’t disagree with.

mcrognale
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Run Allen. RUN! We need you!

Thomas E Sewick
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AMEN, you and DR Carson with Condi Rice what a team, please

respectful conservative
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respectful conservative

I love the idea of Allen West and Dr. Carson! They would make such a positive, respectful and smart team where each man brings very different, but complimentary, experiences to the table. What a great idea.

SB_Smith
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The last I heard, Dr. Carson supports the 2nd Amendment with a condition added. That is Wrong !…You either support the 2nd Amendment as is, period. Or I’m not voting for you.

respectful conservative
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respectful conservative

I will have to look that up. However, given the legislature must first pass a law, that is Constitutional, I’m not sure there is much the President can do on his own, unless you are king obama with a pen and a phone, of course. With so many other more pressing issues and his clear but uplifting style of speaking, I think Dr. Carson would inspire a lot of Americans to get out to the polls and vote for him. I might just be willing to take that risk depending on what I learn.

Earl Lee
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Sounds like a motivational speech after a defeat! Tea party candidates are not supported by republicans and they lost BIG TIME last night.

carolchristine
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Tea Party candidate are not supported by RINO’S. RINO’S are republicans in name only. The grass roots movement called the Tea Party, scared the Democrats and Rino’s so badly that they have been doing the Saul Alinsky tactics on them. All they are is people who believe in the Constitution. That is it. Right now we citizens are not all equal under the law.

Earl Lee
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SPINO’S, RINO’S doesn’t matter…..Tea Party candidates fell ALL across the country by the hands of the REPUBLICAN PARTY! The Tea has dried up!

James Paul Albright
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People do not think that many Tea Party Candidates can beat Democrats. Many Republicans do not want to take the risk voting for the Tea Party. I am a Constitutionalist and a Tea Party Person. Obama and the Democrats are Communist: ObamaCare, Unconstitutional BLM land grab, Communist Democrat Voters are accessories to murder by supporting 19 weeks old babies being murdered inside the mother, youtube video shows 19 week old baby who lived outside mother for short period of time, evil IRS power, evil EPA power, ownership of Government Motors, Tax and Spend policies, killing of 10th Amendment, assault on… Read more »
carolchristine
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You Said It “Unconstitutional ” programs and executive orders. Do not people see that?

Exodus2011
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*The restoration of this Constitutional Republic is happening, and it’s not about this candidate or that candidate. *

*Constitutional conservatism is rooted in America’s fabric. It is far from dead, quite to the contrary. It is quite alive,*

Amen

Team Restorers will PREVAIL

May the twin missiles of Benghazi TRUTH and the Obamacare BULLSCHMIDT failure, not only remove the Obama Regime SCOURGE, but also sink the Leftism movement, as we all witness the *Dawn of a New America*

DEO VOLENTE

#BeClingers ————————–> #AmerixcaRISING

don1144
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I amazes me how the lib-communist keep yelling about the T-Party. I have news for them it is rooted in the belief that this country was , and will be great.. The lib-communist have driven this country to it`s lowest point in history with its corruption and incompetence. The leftist are the cause of all the failures of the last 5 years. They had a chance to do something great in 2009 and 2010. What we got was a string of failures in everything they touched. The T-Party believe in the constitution and the laws of the land. They also… Read more »
Half-Evil D
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Without the GOP backing their insane little movement, the Tea Party is struggling mightily in the primaries, and that’s a beautiful thing for Americans who still love this country to see happening.

Kevin Curley
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They are for the rich……..period……They claim they are for the people but they are for a corporate run America………..They suck,,,,,,,Step down

Russell Neefe
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Kevin . . . Since when did George Soros start backing Tea Party Candidate? He has put double the money into the Democrats than the Koch Brothers have donated to the Republican Party or ‘Tea Party’ Candidates. Ten of the twelve richest members of Congress are Democrats. Blumberg has back liberal ideology while claiming to be Independent, but all of his ideas and actions are liberal. Maybe you should investigate what the “Tea Party” Ideology is truly about, instead of having Obama and the MSM tell you what they want you to believe the what the Tea Party ideas are… Read more »
Zado
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Kevin, you are what is known as a low information voter . Please educate yourself before you comment on something you know nothing about , you are making a fool of yourself.

Tread7
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Amen Allen West !

Ognar
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The people of the Tea Party need to be willing to let GOP candidates lose to their opponents and vote instead for Libertarian or if you are a religion before freedom type the Constitution party candidates. The only way to make the GOP put America ahead of their parties preferred interests is to show them that they can’t win without the people of the Tea Party, Otherwise they can ignore us and do as they like.

kcir321
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I agree after 40 years a republican I changed to Independet,donations now go to tea partyand I will stay home and not vote for Rinos or write in conservatives I think it will be bad for the republicans who assume we will vote for them anyway

carolchristine
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All Democrats voted yes for Obamacare. There are some good Republicans. So my advice is to first get rid of the Dems by voting for Republicans. Even though there are some RINOS . If we sit out we will just let the progressives still sitting in office. We can get rid of the Rinos after we get rid of the Democrats. Also I do not call myself a Republican any longer either. I am an independent also. Now !!

aebe
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Did you and Ognar maybe notice that we have the same Presidunce , as we did the previous term ? the very same creature that vowed to fundamentally change our America ? And not for the better . All those that sat on their thumbs because Dr. Paul was treated so rudely by the GOP , or had a problem with Mittens being a Mormon did just as much damage as did the dead that voted , and also the cartoon characters that voted for the Presidunce . When there is not much of a choice , is it not… Read more »
kcir321
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And the Rinos stood by and let Obama have his way they have no courage at all they are the same let the GOP fall apart we don’t care its not our party anymore if its yours vote for them

Truthbrigader1
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YOU Traitor, kcir, – is America still your country? Then VOTE for the BEST of the 2 “in the race”. It’s YOUR fault we ended up; with OsamaBAMA for 4 more years, you BABY!

kcir321
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They love voters like you who have no brains,they know whatever they do they can count on your vote,,its your party now not ours vote for who you want

MotherBatherick
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Dawn of a New America is in our DNA and something we strive for every day. I refuse to let Lib-Commies bring me down. I am sick of obama and find him offensive, oppressive and evil. But we are not going down with these psychopaths, not as long as we can still see daylight every morning…”Dawn of a New America”.

Tea Party, “Let’s Roll”!

Ohiogunr
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We need to stop calling them leftists, or communists, or socialists. The group that has held America hostage for the last 6 years are DEMOCRATS! A political party. They have voted as a block, and therefore are ALL COMPLICIT! Their votes on the myriad of gun control proposals tells the story of their criminality! DEMOCRATS are to blame. Throw them ALL out!

blowfish
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You are mistaken! The group that is held America hostage for the last umpteen years 1st reared it’s ugly head with Woodrow Wilson. Even Teddy Roosevelt was one of them. They are “Progressives”. George W. Bush was a progressive. Bill Clinton was a progressive. George HW Bush was a progressive. Progressives expand government. Progressives take power away from the people and give it to the courts and the administrative branch of government. We are up against a far more sinister bunch of people than just “Democrats”. Read Saul a Linsky! Read the other progressive papers. No, Barack Hussein Obama is… Read more »
Ohiogunr
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Democrats is a good place to start. All Democrats are progressives. Not all progressives are Democrats, (McCain, J. Bush, etc.) But here’s the thing, We have waited so long that if we do not take a major slice out of their power grid, two more years will reign the END of the Land of the FREE! RIGHT NOW is 911 time for Freedom! Democrats first then sort out the rest of the despotic Royalists. Call them Despots, Royalists , Liberals , Progressives , one world government, Whatever, but we need to start somewhere NOW!

carolchristine
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Progressives is just another name for Communists.

ConservativeMe
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Whether they believe or not there’s a little tea party in every right leaning patriot and we must stop being afraid of being called tea party and racist and just get our message out there. There is no arguing with facts and the truth.

Kim Snyder
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You are so right! It will be what the voters want. I want it back where more people working and being on welfare is the worse thing possible. Will it ever get back that way again? Probably not but its time that American people as whole step up and say we have had enough! The goverment is not your babysitter or your banker or there you don’t have to work because you are living higher than those who is paying taxes and working.

Swed.
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TEA PArty and Proud,the pathetic libtards will have to get over it, they will lie no matter what. Stop watching the Lamestream media, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC all broken and with ratings plummeting. They even fired Crazy Ed in an attempt to boost ratings.
Like trying to bail a sinking boat with a teacup.

hank_reardon
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It is simple really. The Tea Party is the voice of the Constitutional conservative and thus the rule of law as it was intended in the United States of America. There is no other widespread party or movement that I know of that speaks for the conservatives in an effective manner. Thus, the Tea Party is currently the ONLY hope of the conservative. It is obvious the opposition knows this. Hence the Tea Party being obstructed and hindered unlawfully by the IRS. Hence fake conservative groups like the “Conservative Victory Project” popping up to confuse and discredit. So unless something… Read more »
carolchristine
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Exactly.!!

Robert Crenshaw
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Dr. Ben Carson.

Mark Talmont
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I would like to see a Carson/West ticket just so I could watch Wasserman-Shultuz’s head implode and Al Sharpton choke to death on his tongue.

FRENCHIE1369
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AND THIS, COLONEL WEST, SIR, IS PRECISELY WHY YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016 !!!! THIS ARMY VET’S GOT YOUR 6……HOO-AHHH, SIR !!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert Crenshaw
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Your an Idiot. The Republicans smeared/screwed West. He can never run for prez. Do you not read? also ,West is a jerk as he continues to be a Cheerleader for the Republicans.

Ron Coon
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There is a cure to the insanity that plagues Washington, D.C. That cure comes in the form of two men: Newt Gingrich and Allen West.

Gingrich/West 2016: Welcome to the liberals worst nightmare.

Brendan
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The Dems would love it if that was the best the Republicans could put forward.

Truthbrigader1
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All YOU IGNORAMUSES who did NOT vote in 2012 (due to your WackoBird, Ron Paul, being put in his place – he IS WACKY!) to “show the GOP What For”, well, YOU are to blame for OsamaBAMA getting the Whitehouse for 4 more years, ASSHOLES! I KNEW Romney was NOT the man to beat Obama, but we STILL MIGHT HAVE BEAT him IF ONLY YOU IDIOTS would have VOTED…but NOOOOOO! It IS ALL YOUR FAULT! DAMMIT…JUST VOTE for the best of the 2. Santorum had the best shot, but that egomaniac, Gingrich, wouldn’t get out of the way. Do your… Read more »
TingleMoops
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but, Mitt Romney received more votes than any other republican presidential
candidate ever in the history of Virginia, and Mitt still lost the
state. So, either the election was rigged, or getting out and voting
didn’t make a difference. Sad but true.

gail v
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we are not irrelevant and we are not dying. we are going to fight for our great country and we will win. there is no doubt, we are battling for our country’s existence. although I don’t relish the idea of dancing with the devil we must work with the republicans to ensure the democrats do not stay in power. we have some very credible possible candidates and enough treasonous ammo against the current administration to discredit most of their possible candidates. the media is going to be an obstacle. we are going to need to be highly visible, feet to… Read more »
Guest
Guest

Mitt Romney received more votes than any other republican presidential candidate ever in the history of Virginia, and Mitt still lost the state. So, either the election was rigged, or getting out and voting didn’t make a difference. Sad but true.

carolchristine
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Massive voter fraud. People were not even going to Obama’s campaign events. It was rigged !! It was obvious all over the country. A lot of our votes were counted by a Company sold to Scytyl, a company bought by a George Soros friend , from what I read.

Mark Talmont
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A tangled web, probably deliberately so. Scytyl has been bought and sold a few times and is in fact based offshore in Barcelona, Spain. They are set up to be a one-stop-shop for electronic vote tabulation and reporting over the internet, internet-based voting being something of a Holy Grail for the fanatic left that drools over the prospect of total centralization. The Soros connection was debunked, curiously, by both right-wing TheBlaze.com and left-wing Snopes. Yet an interesting analysis of some depth can be found at: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/16724-soros-connected-vote-counting-firm-expands-in-u-s which of course is sponsored by the John Birch Society. Which of course means,… Read more »