May 16 2012

Tea Party Movement (not any political party) Alive & Kicking Butt

Published by at 11:15 am under 2012 Elections,All General Discussions

Update: Ed Morrissey has a good post and lots of comments at Hot Air end update

News out of Nebraska in yesterday’s GOP senate primary is a good sign there is yet hope for this country. The Palin-Cain candidate took the honors in garnering another US Senate seat for We The People:

Nebraska state Senator Deb Fischer pulled off a surprise upset victory against Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning in the state’s Republican Senate primary Tuesday, marking the second contest in two weeks in which an establishment favorite was upended by a dark horse candidate in a Senate primary.

Fischer secured the endorsements of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and former presidential candidate Herman Cain, and she also got a boost from Joe Ricketts, the owner of the Chicago Cubs and founder of TD Ameritrade

I am glad to see more and more establishment candidates failing. We don’t need any more deadwood in DC right now. We need change. Palin change.

Last night we also got to watch the Palin documentary “The Undefeated“:

All I can say is please, please, please watch this movie to understand what we are up against, and what kind of candidates we need to fix this country. The movie had me a bit blue, after being reminded of how much Palin stood for that is right and at the core of the Tea Party movement. I am still frustrated we lost that moment, and many others since. As the documentary indicates, it was Palin who really produced the flame that lit the 2010 election results. She was the first Tea Partier.

I only wish she had not bowed out this round.

As a shorter reminder, I also suggest people listen once again to her acceptance speech in the 2008 convention. While we have been derailed by a spineless GOP leadership in Congress and a pathetic Democrat led Senate (which has taken “do nothing” to a whole new level), we must occasionally reconnect to the core message of Palin and the Tea Party.  We cannot lose site of the end goal here, because it will take years to achieve.


7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Tea Party Movement (not any political party) Alive & Kicking Butt”

  1. Redteam says:

    I, too, share your view that I wish Palin had been in the race this year. I think the TP’s would have pushed her ahead of Romney and we could be well on our way to getting lots more dead wood out of DC.

  2. Layman says:

    I like that the “insurgents” are fighting from within, producing viable conservative candidates who will fight for principle. Note they are not “Centrists” or “Moderates.”

  3. Redteam says:

    while it’s “not any political party” I find it interesting that no Dimocrat is running as a TP and so far as I know everyone that has been elected as a TP is a Republican.

  4. Frogg1 says:

    Redteam, there are definately conservative Democrats in the tea party movement. I guess these would be the Reagan Democrats. Gallup put them at 15% of the Tea Party the last poll I remember. But, you are right that no Dem candidates align themselves with the Tea Party. I think it is a “kiss of death” in their eyes because the DNC villifies the Tea Party. However, in the Pennsylvania Repub primary for US Senate last month the candidate that won, Tom Smith, was actually a conservative democrat his whole life. He also founded a tea party group in 2009 as a democrat. He switched parties to run for office as a tea party candidate this year. I suspect he knew he had to switch parties to win.

  5. Frogg1 says:

    I agree with you, AJ. ‘The Undefeated’ was an amazing documentary of who Sarah Palin was, her principled stand, and her bold actions. Palin is right where I like her now. The ‘Slayer of Liberal Presidential Policies’ and “Conservative Kingmaker”. I only wish someone would put her in charge of cleaning up government waste, fraud, abuse, and cronyism in DC.

    More Palin effect:

    Palin Makes Ted Cruz Campaign ‘Sun-Spot Hot’

    And, for a good run down on Tea Party making gains in the Senate:

    Tea Party sees gains in Senate

  6. Redteam says:

    Frogg, thanks for the info. I grew up in the South (Georgia) back in the days when all Dimocrats were conservative. Then all that got reversed and the Dims became the Libs. (but yes, many of the dims remained conservative) I can see why they have to change parties tho, it is the kiss of death for a Dim to be a conservative in the dimocrat party in most states.