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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Has the Tea Party Vanished?
Has the Tea Party Vanished?
The scene in 2014 was a revolt in a way, it pitted the
establishment GOP against the “people.” Those people had enough of the good old
boys’ network and set a course to elect candidates who promised to change the
way things were done in DC.
Although it never really gained a full momentum the
results held the House and retook the Senate. Some candidates have actually
done what they were elected to do under the umbrella of the Tea Party, others
not so much.
We call those who didn’t actually follow the direction of
the Tea Party push, RINOs (Republican in Name Only.)
The Republican side has plenty of mainstream candidates,
ones who borderline on the RINO idea, but as we are finding out, not everyone
identifies with the Tea Party. They are the moderates or independent voters who
see the political landscape as being right center. Most are happy with big
government and just want to see everyone get along.
These same voters like to claim they are tired of the way
government works, but they vote the other way.
Although there are a few candidates who were the darlings
of the Tea Party in 2014, one defected from a stance of no amnesty to working
in the “Gang of Eight” and supporting amnesty along with his democratic
counterparts in the Senate. Another Tea Party favorite has slowly moved away
from the Republican and Tea Party values by taking a decidedly libertarian
stance and now has faded into the same obscurity suffered by his father’s
We have two political outsiders, one of which is a
retired pediatric neurosurgeon. This man is a gentle soft spoken person, he has
lots of good ideas, but his stances and specifics are often muddled to the
point of not really knowing which side of an issue he rests.
The other outsider is a loud brash bombastic businessman,
who uses profanity and vulgar insults at his campaign stops much to the glee of
his rather strange group of followers. He rarely speaks in specifics of how to
fix America’s woes, instead claiming he will “hire the best people” and “you
will really be happy!” His insults and falsehoods rarely seem to be aimed at
the Democratic candidates, but rather at his fellow Republican Candidates.
Only one candidate was elected as a Tea Party favorite
and has done what he promised to do. He has defended the Constitution not only
in the Senate but also in the Supreme Court as Solicitor General of his home
state. He has adhered to the Republican values even when the leaders of his
party seem to have abandoned them.
Has the Tea Party just become a footnote in history and
along with it the values we fought so hard for in 2014? Or do principles, values,
and honesty still matter to the voters who have chosen the Republican Party?
Fifties something guy, with a political view, but not in your face with it. Don't ask my opinion about politics if you don't want it, but I don't start conversations about it when meeting you for the first time. I have so many interests, that I don't pigeon hole into one catagory. I have written a book, and been published, it's about the care I gave my parents in their last years, it's a story of love, care, and dedication.
“Even sadder that so many of us are so blind and stupid, just living our lives daily and letting "smarter" people 'run' our lives."
"Thank God for people like you.”
“This is so horrible....how can one be so advanced and so naive at the same time..”
“Well if you were a politician, you would have my vote. I have a great deal of respect for intelligence...especially when I agree with most of your thoughts, almost visions."
"So many things 'we' stood for are getting lost and no one seems to be taking notice.”
"Your ideas, and thoughts are well researched, great job!"
"I really felt like you are really ‘in tune’ to what is really happening…so I ‘depend’ on your wisdom.. "
"Thanks for sharing all your findings Al. You have been such a big help with my decision. I knew in my heart that McCain should be our leader, but you sure made me all the more convinced…and the people I have forwarded your emails to feel the same way, I’m sure. I still think you ought to ‘run’ for an office, open some eyes around here"
I just want to thank you for being such a great American. I have always been interested in politics but now that I have a son, I really am quite interested. And to be honest, I really feel for him and what he is going to have to put up with in the future. My one saving grace is the fact that when I was his age we also had an awful President in office and fortunately the Great Ronald Reagan came riding in on his horse to save us. Hopefully in 2012 someone will come swooping in and save us. I appreciate the posts that you put on letting the world know of the crimes that most of the press won't let the world see. Well I am just in one of those moods tonight and I am rambling on but I just wanted to thank you. I would always love to get more involved in politics and if there is ever a place that you think I could come in and help please don't hesitate to ask.
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My Personal Beliefs ( so you know where I'm coming from)
I believe, that the United States of America is the best country in the world bar none.
I believe, the founding fathers wrote the Constitution of our country based on their belief in Christianity, and encouraged the practice of all religions but not at the expense of the others.
I believe, the Supreme Court should interpret the Constitution and not legislate from the bench.
I believe, the Constitution is a legal document, and not a living document subjected to constant change.
I believe, the course to peace is based on strong military, strong principles, and not a pacifist denial approach.
I believe, the second amendment is the right of every citizen in our country, and people not guns are the cause of murder.
I believe, in the death penalty as a form of public compliance to our laws.
I believe, a declared “hate crime” should not just be limited to describe the victimization of one race, or religion, but should be applied equally.
I believe, taxes are necessary to run our country and benefit our citizens, and not to give to foreign governments to “buy” friendships.
I believe, the government should have no right to tax a dead man’s estate on money he has already paid taxes on.
I believe, the President should have the power of the Line Item Veto.
I believe, that Senator’s and Congressmen should have term limits the same as the other elected officials.
I believe, that Senators and Congressmen should eliminate the word “entitlements” from their vocabulary.
I believe, that taxation in our country is disproportionate according to annual salaries, and serves to polarize citizens within the system.
I believe, “Affirmative Action” is neither affirmative nor action, and should be eliminated, as it’s just another form of prejudice.
I believe, that “pork barrel” or “earmarks” should be eliminated, as they are detrimental to budgetary constraints of our country.
I believe, in a balanced budget amendment with the exception of a declaration of war.
I believe, that if it’s so easy to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for a Presidential Position that pays $400K a year, then the amount raised should be taxed.
I believe, in governing our own country, and never handing power of a New World Order to the United Nations for any treaty.
I believe, to insure the safety of our citizens, we need to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration, and hiring laws.
I believe, that English should be formally declared our official language, and should be used in business dealings at home, and English should be taught in school systems to mainstream students.
I believe, that immigrants to our country should be made to assimilate to our culture, and not the other way around.
I believe, global warming is a reality, but to declare that man made emissions are the main cause, based primarily on computer based models, is akin to believing that weathermen can predict next week’s weather based on a “preponderance of evidence.”
There is one areas I don't agree with the official Republican Platform:
I believe in Gay, and Lesbian Rights
I do not believe in same sex marriage though
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