Republicans, Are You Listening?

The Tea Party has once again confounded pundits on both sides of the aisle.  In Tuesday’s primaries, a half-dozen Republican establishment candidates were upset by Tea Party-supported newcomers.  The Old Republican Guard was mortified.

Good.  Now we can get somewhere.  The Tea Party is not a political party.  It has no officers.  It has no national organization from which member take their orders.  It has emerged as one of, if not THE most important political movement in American history.  And the Republicans just don’t get it.

A wide swath of the American public still has some common sense.  They know that less government, lower taxes, and more freedom are the only things that will save us from complete destruction at the hands of politicians.  The also know that Republicans are as much to blame as Democrats.

And yet we see Republican Royalty refusing to support Tea Party candidates, arguing that they can’t win.  Right, just like they couldn’t possibly beat your guy/gal.  Here’s a clue, Sherlock.  We don’t need to win every race.  All we need to do is scare the hell out of you until you get the message.  Get with the limited government program or get the hell out of Washington.  Are you listening yet?

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Terry does not own a Go Away Gnome.  Yet.

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About Terry Noel

I am an Associate Professor of Management and Quantitative Methods at Illinois State University. My specialty is entrepreneurship.
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2 Responses to Republicans, Are You Listening?

  1. Once again, you nailed it!

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