From the Tea Party Express comes this missive, with a few comments added from me:
“They didn’t want Ted Cruz.
They didn’t want Rand Paul.
They didn’t want Mike Lee.
And they sure don’t want you!
Some call them ‘the establishment.’ [Yes, both Political parties have an ‘establishment,’ although Democrats use it as an unflattering label aimed at Republicans – with vitriol and derision]. Others prefer to describe them as ‘the professional political class.’ And some go with ‘Washington insiders.’ Whatever they are called, the stone cold truth is they don’t want YOU involved in picking Republican candidates.
They want to sacrifice Conservative principles and offer a candidate who can best be described as ‘Democrat- lite.’
Not only is this absolutely outrageous . . . it’s also a guaranteed LOSING STRATEGY. To see that, all you need do is take one look at the results of the 2012 election. On Election Night 2012, the Left, the media, and many in the Republican establishment all pushed a false narrative of devastating losses in the Tea Party’s Conservative ranks. What is true is that establishment Republican candidates failed almost across the board, while the Tea Party voice in Congress grew by:
. . . 27 new Tea Party Congressmen
. . . 3 new Tea Party Senators
Let me say that again. In 2012, the Tea Party movement once again exhibited electoral strength while the GOP establishment stumbled badly.
This isn’t new. It’s been going on for years. The establishment did everything they could to stop Ronald Reagan from being the Republican nominee in 1980. They even put up a Republican Congressman, [John B. Anderson, a Representative from Illinois], to run as a third party candidate in the General Election. Reagan crushed Jimmy Carter and the RINO Republican.
In 2012 they literally wasted hundreds of millions of dollars without achieving a single noteworthy victory! Now they want to spend even more trying to push more bad candidates no one will support. They fail to see the reason the Tea Party movement remains a major force in American politics today is that people are sick and tired of the tax-and-spend policies and crony capitalism of BOTH political parties. If you don’t have candidates with a strong Tea Party message of economic growth and fiscal responsibility, it won’t matter how much you spend; you won’t win.
Even after all this time, the Republican establishment [apparently] still doesn’t get it. But now, after two election cycles, the Tea Party has established a Conservative core in the Senate. We have great leaders like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, Kelly Ayotte, Pat Toomey, Jeff Flake, Deb Fischer, and Tim Scott. [But] The establishment worked against almost all of them at one time or another. Why? Because they stand on principle and push for real reforms, fight to get our fiscal house in order, and work to get America working again.
And in the 2014 election, we have a great chance to add to this Conservative core of leaders. There are 7 solid red states with liberal Democrat Senators whose seats are up in 2014: Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and West Virginia.
Mitt Romney comfortably won all of these states in 2012, but right now they all have leftist Senators. These are the main states to target in 2014. The Washington insiders want to elect 7 establishment Republicans to these seats. Men or women who will say ‘yes’ to the Party bosses and Washington consultant class who tell them to compromise at every turn. We want to elect 7 Tea Party Senators to these seats. Men or women who will join with Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and fight for our values. . . .
We are 100% committed to identifying and supporting conservative candidates who will champion Tea Party values and return our country to the Constitutional principles that made America “the shining city on the hill.” Every action we take is designed to help Conservative candidates WIN elections.
Our initial project back in 2009 was our first bus tour to help rally Tea Party activists all across the country. We were blown away by the outpouring of support, and we’ve never looked back. Since that initial tour, we’ve:
***held over 400 rallies with just about every conservative leader, including Gov. Sarah Palin and all the 2012 Republican presidential candidates:
***Hosted the first nationally CNN-televised, Tea Party focused, Republican primary presidential debate:
***Outfitted a “Mobile Call Center” bus and sent it on an 81 day national get-out-the-vote tour:
*** Run countless radio and television ads supporting and electing Tea Party-backed candidates like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and many others.
[Now] We are asking for your help.
With best wishes,
Chief Strategist, TEA PARTY EXPRESS”
Since the Communist/Socialist leftist was elected as president, and before, I’ve followed events closely on the national level. I’ve seen the disastrous effects his liberal policies have had on the nation, both internally and externally. “Hope and Change?” That’s what Barack Hussein Obama promised. Some say he has not delivered. I say HE HAS. But the “change” he has brought about is a type of change that is foreign to the basic ideas upon which the United States was built and became the greatest, most powerful, nation on earth.
Now, to effect “hope and change” of a different, more productive, kind, we must remove him from office. Impeachment is an option. But, to do that, we need to take back the Senate from the hands of Socialist Democrat Senators; six of them must go, and be replaced by solid Conservative Republicans. Otherwise, any move to impeach will produce the same results that impeachment of Bill Clinton did in the 1990s: impeachment by a Republican-led House, but failure to remove from office by a Democrat-led Senate. Think about it.