Tiger66 of the Charleston Tea Party has this guest blog for us today!
Last Sunday’s New York Times magazine carried a painfully hard-to-read article entitled “Does Anyone Have a Grip on the G.O.P.?” If you’re a conservative and you don’t like the thought of a Romney presidency, you should definitely read what the Times has to say. While the article is behind a paywall, the Camp of the Saints blog had some good excerpts. Here’s the link: CampoftheSaints
According to the Camp of the Saints, the NYT article contains “solid evidence that the Republican Establishment has declared war on those of us who are members of the TEA Party Movement.” Although there are too many takeaway lines in the article to summarize here, look at this one quote from a veteran GOP lobbyist and operative named Scott Reed who is no doubt a member of the GOP establishment. (You can look Reed up with your favorite search engine.) Here’s what Reed had to say, “And that’s the secret to politics: trying to control a segment of people without those people recognizing that you’re trying to control them.” That quote alone should make your hair stand on end.
The article also has a rather interesting quote from Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, who says, “I think we’re going to have to have at least one more election cycle before people get that this [i.e., the TEA Party movement] isn’t just a typical wave in the business cycle of politics, if you will.” Mr. Kibbe may be right, but I’m not sure our country can make it through “one more election cycle” with plutocrats like Romney and Lindsey Graham running the show.
We must get the word out. Everything is on the line. If the GOP establishment marginalizes the TEA Party now, this thing is O-V-E-R.
Keep the Faith
Update: More of the same (and also worth reading) from Andrew Klaven