What is the Tea Party? ~ Not GOP!

by Chris | October 3rd, 2011

Okay I’ll start here since this is precisely where I started with my local Tea Party group and offended a bunch of uptight Republicans.

I understand the strategic need to use the Republican Party to get candidates into office.  However, some well-meaning GOP’ers simply can’t wrap their conditioned mind around the concept that we are not a “plank” of the GOP, we’re not a bunch of disenfranchised members of the Republican Party, and we’re not capable of being bullied by their usual tactics!

Let me state our relationship with the Republican Party plainly and clearly:  Like it or not we live in a two party system.  The Tea Party is strategically using the GOP to get conservative candidates in office.  We are doing that by replacing Liberal Republicans then winning elections against the other party.

Allow me to share two quick stories to illustrate this point.  My first meeting as a leader of our local Tea Party was in a friend’s house with about 20 other people.  As I shared this concept I was met with some blank stares and some confused people nodding their heads.  When this concept was applied to voting I asserted that I would not vote for a candidate who was not conservative simply because he/she had an “R” after their name.  There was a group gasp followed by days of angry and concerned calls and emails.

Several months later I was having a breakfast meeting with the Chief of Staff for my local Congressman.  He patiently explained to me how we needed to put up more liberal candidates in some areas so that we could win those seats to ensure a larger voting bloc in the house … blah, blah, blah.  I chuckled and told him, “That’s not the way it works anymore.  Here’s how it works.  You put up conservative candidates and we will vote for them and they will win.  You put up RJINO’s and we will not vote for them and you will lose.”

The GOP thinks the Tea Party is a fringe of the Republican Party that they can use.  They have it backwards.  The Tea Party is a distinct voting bloc that is resolute.  They are not using us, Rather we are using them!

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  36. Chris, GREAT job here BUT, I Disagree with the last part.. It seems many in the GOP are now trying to paint the Tea Party as a bunch of nuts, sending out FALSE emails making it look like they are really liberal.. Keep up the pressure… The GOP needs to go back to being the GOP… Joe

    • Good point Joe. Your point is one that I wrote about a long time ago, that the Republican party will be the worst enemy of conservatives when they realize that we will no longer play by their “good old boy” rules anymore.

      Stay strong my friend.

    • Wrong, Joe. If the GOP goes back to being the GOP they are part of the problem rather than part of the solution. If anything Conservatives should be running for the precinct committee person slots and guide the GOP back to being a party which actually stands for REPUBLICANISM.

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