The Morphing of the Tea PartyAsk former Senators Robert Bennett and Richard Lugar about that last part. Key word being former.
By Lee Cary, American thinker
The Tea Party movement morphed from protest signs to campaign signs. That's how a Texas Tea Party activist succinctly put it when I asked him what's become of the movement. He said, "We put down our protest signs, and picked up campaign signs."
He said that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's victory lap after passing Obamacare was a "wake-up call." It signaled that mass demonstrations would not bring significant changes. Change would only come through the ballot box.
Hearing the call, the Tea Party vacated the town squares and hit the streets where it began organizing for the long-term.
It was always a grassroots phenomenon, so no territorial shift was required. And since it enjoyed little, or no, support from established GOP county structures, it didn't need to ask permission from the local GOP leadership, or accept its judgment as authoritative. [link]
And ask presumptive Texas Senator Ted Cruz about how organized and effective the Tea Party is right down to its local bases of operation.
And on that last matter, ask the unions in Wisconsin about local organization. Where once they were the masters of the grassroots, last year they were overwhelmed by a much more powerful machine. And the rest is history.
No, the Tea Party is dead only in the dreams of those who have had it their way in this country for decades. Decades spent driving this country to the precipice.
We the People are once again taking charge. As that saying goes, you can help us lead, you can follow, or - if neither - get out of the way.