Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tea Party Movement No Longer Funny

"We the people" did it and they're not laughing anymore! I think they finally HEARD US But are they Listening?

Mark Tapscott weighs in..

"the Tea Party movement - have in less than two years not merely changed American politics, but reversed its direction entirely.

Tuesday's results make clear the Tea Party is the most dynamic and successful grass-roots political movement since Thomas Jefferson and James Madison organized the Democratic-Republican revolt against John Adams and the Federalists in 1800.

They did so because they did exactly what they should have done. Instead of fighting specific issues and causes like Card Check and cap-and-trade, they ignored their critics while focusing their energies on finding, fielding, funding and fueling candidates for elected office at every level of government, but especially for Congress.

They worked within the system in the most direct way possible by defining the decisive issues of the 2010 campaign and putting forth candidates to replace Washington officials who refused to listen to the people during the long, hot summer of Town Hall protests in 2009.

Tea Partiers should prepare for a Long March rather than a quick fix. As Ronald Reagan put it, we didn't get into this mess overnight and we won't get out of it overnight either.

That means finding another great crop of congressional candidates for 2012 and 2014. It also means the presidential race should NOT be a Tea Party priority. Presidents stand on the bridge barking commands, to be sure, but we can thank the Founders for putting Congress in charge of the rudder.

There is, after all, a reason the Constitution makes Congress the first branch.

Here is the entire article

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