In late 2011 the NY Times came after the Tea Party in their ‘Does Anyone Have a Grip on the GOP? – The Republican Elite Tries to Take Its Party Back’ article. It was essentially another effort to divide, this time taking advantage of the republican establishment we have focused on for quite some time. The establishment sought to takeover the GOP and portray the Tea Party as outside and infantile, not yet having earned their stripes. Obama saw opportunity.
The theme of term one was why look at my mess when we can create garbage for others? Obama liked it and the news media followers like Obama.
The House pretty much remained in place while the Senate GOP lost, it was the Tea Party that built the House.
Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator spoke about the GOP presidential selection: “We wanted a fighter like Ronald Reagan who boldly championed America’s founding principles, who inspired millions of independents and ‘Reagan Democrats’ to join us… what we got was a weak moderate candidate, hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country club establishment wing of the Republican Party.”
How many people did not start believing in or accepting Romney until the last month? Was he their best chance or the answer? Why are all of the experts now telling us where the GOP must improve in it’s efforts next election?
Kristol was quoted in the NY Times article: “I’ve been slightly, not worried, but I’ve just regarded it as one of the things I can do as a genuine Tea Party sympathizer to counsel Tea Party types to be sensible, not go overboard and not go in the wrong direction. From my point of view, I wouldn’t want ‘em to win all of their fights.” The republican establishment is happy to play back-up, Kristol said it OK to lose. The GOP media sites hand picked Romney and titter-tattered throughout the campaign. They too fear the Tea Party.
Who do you fear most, Obama, libs, republican establishment, the people who voted Obama, Tea Party, conservatives, terrorists, SCOTUS… ?