Saturday, February 13, 2010

What I Saw at the Tea Party Convention

The Tea Party movement is not a Republican movement, it is a movement to restore freedom and Constitutional government here in the good ole USA. This article in the WSJ by Glenn Reynolds helps define what the movement is all about.

Excerpt: It's easy to see why. A recent Investor's Business Daily/TIPP poll found that three-fourths of independent voters have a favorable opinion of the tea party. This enthusiasm, however, does not translate into an embrace of establishment Republicanism. One of the less-noted aspects of Mrs. Palin's speech was her endorsement of primary challenges for incumbent Republicans, something that is already underway. Tea partiers I talked to hope to replace a lot of entrenched time-servers and to throw a scare into others.

2009 was the year of taking it to the streets, 2010 is the year of taking it to the polls. With ordinary Americans setting out to reclaim the political process, it's likely to be a bumpy ride for incumbents of both parties. I suspect the Founding Fathers would approve.
Read the WSJ article here.

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