Some think the Tea Party may become meaningless for two reasons.
- The Tea Party message was taken on by Republicans. Their goal was to make the word Tea Party synonymous with republican or conservative to help with 2010 elections.
- Now that Republicans have won the elections, they will find a way to disassociate themselves and diminish the Tea Party message.
As President Obama and Democrats began their string of reckless spending, bad economic policies, government waste and big government legislation, more and more people became discontent. So, they looked to the Tea Party.
The longer the Tea Party movement has gone on, the more Republicans have tried to associate themselves with it. Despite what some may have been told. The term Tea Party originated with a Ron Paul fund raiser back on December 16, 2007. This Tea Party was steeped in the philosophy of liberty. It was anything but party line Republican thought. Nor was it any where near neo-conservative thinking.
If the Tea Party becomes synonymous with Republican, does the Tea Party really mean anything?
These days the Tea Party is associated with the likes of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin. There is even a Tea Party caucus started by Republican Michelle Bachman. Wasn’t the Tea Party a grass roots movement whose purpose was to restore liberty and speak out against the failing two party system?
A Thought For The Tea Party
If the Tea Party wants to preserve its original meaning and remain relevant, it would be wise to remember it is not in favor of or associated with either major political party.