May 14, 2011

What happened to the Tea Party?


What has happened to the Tea Party? I’m to the point where I don’t even want to use the #TeaParty hash tag on my Twitter Profile any more.

In the beginning it seemed as though like-minded people were coming together for a common cause: Traditional Conservatism, Less Government and the idea that we are Taxed Enough Already. Isn’t that what TEA stands for?

I’m seeing so-called Tea Partiers arguing about non-issues. I cannot believe people are still talking about Obama's birth certificate. They are still overwhelmingly debating this non-issue. Seriously? Come on!!!

I’ve also witnessed a lot of Tea Party in-fighting going on. What for? Why are Tea Partiers fighting with each other?

Then I hear that the original Tea Party is not the same Tea Party that some politicians have latched on to. Really? I thought the Tea Party was supposed to be one united cohesive movement of people who believe that we are Taxed Enough Already?

I’m not sure I can associate myself with the Tea Party any more. It’s getting out of hand. People are losing their way. I can’t stand what this country is turning into. The extreme sides of both aspects and/or political parties I find to be disgusting.

I’m to the point where I have to question your intelligence if you are debating these non-issues. That’s pretty sad. Then there are those that want to make EVERYTHING about race or racism. Seriously? I’m over THAT too!!! As you already know I AM NOT A COLOR.

I have a lot of reorganizing to do. The wind is shifting here at Casa Divapalooza and THAT is all I’m gonna say…FOR NOW.

3 comments:

  1. First off, I love the verse!!
    I think one reason the tea party is where it is right now, is that it's not a party as the politics go. These groups have nothing to do since there isn't an active election going on right now, so they are trying to stay relevant for lack of a better term. They have lost their way because of this, being co-opted, infighting s, non-issues, etc.
    This has caused them to forget what brought them together in the first place. They need a huge breath of fresh air. But that's my opinion.

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  2. Don't write it off until the coming election season. I agree with Kountrydoc in that it is not a political party in the common understanding of that word. Grassroots takes a lot of energy that isn't funded by the establishment, tax dollars or corporations looking to buy influence. Keeping that kind of energy alive for three years might be too much to ask.

    As for the infighting, this sort of thing goes on in any group. The media likes to exploit this, and to discourage and cause despondency if they can by caricaturing tea partyers as birthers and kooks. Are there still birthers? Sure, but only in the liberal media do they constitute the heart of the tea party. We can't pull the trigger too early. steel resolve is in order.

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  3. You both made great points. Thank you for that.

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Thanks for the comment