Keep Tea Party A Movement of The People – Part 2
The following has been updated with important information by The Daily Rant (TDR) contributor RoseAnn Salanitri. Please read and share. It is imperative for us to understand the keys to turning things around and for us to get involved.
When the Tea Party was a movement of the people, we were an uncontrollable force feeding on our frustration with our government vis-a`-vis our elected officials ignoring our concerns. And we were growing in intensity based on an increasingly disrespectful and dismissive government.
But as soon as the movement of the people was encouraged to transmogrify into a political entity that could be labeled, the Democrats fired up their useful idiots by playing the race card; and the Republican hierarchy — fully understanding the threat such a movement represented to them — sat passively silent, and some believe, even secretly encouraging the malcontents to play the race card against the Tea Party.
As Joseph Farah, founder and publisher of WND.com, wrote: “No more games. No more nuance. No more straddling the fence or talking out both sides of the mouthThe Republican establishment is going nuclear on the Tea Party movementIt’s an all-out war. (The GOP Establishment’s War on Tea Party; 4/1/14)
It should be clear by now that neither Party is interested in what We the People want. They are interested in taking money from hostile activist groups and retention of office which allows them to continue to enjoy their lifestyles while amassing multimillion dollar retirement packages and becoming multimillionaires in the process.
The Tea Party is a movement of the people, all people. That is what made it so effective. It was truly about the things that were destroying our present and future, i.e., a runaway, fiscally unsustainable government.
RoseAnn Salanitri, contributor to The Daily Rant (TDR) writes:
As the 2016 race for the White House heats up, concerned citizens and a growing list of TEA parties around this great nation have united to send the GOP a message loud and clear.
It is time for the GOP to choose a candidate who reflects the values and core principles that were once that of the Republican party, and propelled Ronald Reagan to landslide victories in 1980 and 1984 – namely: smaller government, lower taxes and respect for the rule of Constitutional law.
The real question is: will the political cabal listen?
Given that the TEA parties that united in the effort have stated that they will not support moderate or liberal GOP candidates, the GOP may have a problem. Of course they realize that their hard core supporters will turn out regardless of their nominee, but mainstream Conservative Americans that believe in liberty, prosperity, smaller government and fiscal responsibility are no longer in the GOP’s pocket. This is good news for America but it can be bad news for the GOP, who has attempted to minimize the TEA parties’ influence in order to protect their powerbase.
Rich Luzzi, President of the Morris County TEA Party, (NJ) stated:
While the GOP symbol is an elephant, and elephants have long memories, the GOP establishment has a very short memory. The establishment continues to push left of center Presidential candidates and calls them “moderates”. But being “socialist-light” is not the way to reach the masses.
Most people want to live the American Dream, and pass a better life on to their children. But both parties policies are doing the opposite, leaving us worse off and a darker future for our children. Voter dissatisfaction with both parties can be seen in the steep decline in voter participation since 2008. If the GOP wants engaged voters, and overwhelming victories, it needs to nominate and back a conservative candidate who can synthesize and communicate the conservative message, because the conservative message IS the American Dream.”
Mr. Luzzi is not alone in his sentiment. Ralph King, Co-Coordinator – Cleveland TEA Party Partriots, said:
The GOP has shown they are unable to win elections with weak candidates that do not embrace the values of the Tea Party movement that brought them historical & landslide victories in 2010.
Mr. Priebus, Speaker Boehner and the rest of the GOP establishment elite, please be advised, that in no uncertain terms – should you choose to ignore the message from undersigned groups – it will be at your own political peril.
I am even more intractable. People say, “Mychal, aren’t you afraid that your opposition will help get Democrats elected.” I ask them what the difference is? Our political forefathers faced the same situation in 1856 when they wrested political authority away from the Whigs to become the Republican Party. The Whigs had done some good things over the years preceding, but they were defiantly pro-slavery, and honorable men of conscience refused to abide same. We, today, must be honorable men and women of conscience, and end our support of a Republican Party whose hierarchy spits in our faces.
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About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here