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As a male participant and witness of the phenomenal political change that materialized over the last two years in reaction to another “change,” and with the year coming to a close, I wished to share what should be an undeniable observation. The revolution against an elitist, out-of-control, big spending, big government establishment was spearheaded by courageous women. An often heard complaint in the tea party movement is that supposed conservatives in government seem afraid to stand for that they profess to believe in. We wish those in government would heed the example these ladies continue to exhibit.
While many sat on the sidelines and wrung their hands over what was occurring in DC, it was women who took the bold, fearless steps in opposition to it. They inspired us by the millions eventually, and ignited something never before seen in this country which came to be known as the Tea Party movement.
To be sure, there where also many deserving men to be credited as well– who were also out in front. However, the top spots belong to these lady warriors in my book.
When this observer thinks of the tea party beginnings, and its amazing growth, these five women are at the very top of the list as major catalysts for propelling the movement.
Michelle Malkin– The conservative blogger and syndicated writer who pulls no punches to expose government corruption, or their hypocrisy and irresponsibility. She constantly proves that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.
Keli Carender-An inspired Malkin reader and someone that decided to take action despite living in one of the most liberal places in the country. On February 16, 2009, Keli organized and conducted the nation’s very first “Porkulus Protest” days before the infamous Rick Santelli rant in Chicago. ( Malkin even sent trays of roasted pork for the event) Keli then went on to organize the Seattle Sons and Daughters of Liberty as a resource for other grass root participants.
Michele Bachmann-The Congresswoman targeted by Soros, and the worst elements on the left, for her outspoken and strong stance for constitutional, limited, and fiscally responsible government, who became one of the earliest elected officials in support of the tea party movement, and went on to found the Tea Party Caucus in the House.
Sarah Palin-The former Alaskan Governor and Republican Vice President Candidate in the 2008 election became an even more hated target of the left when she appeared at the national Tea Party convention in February 2010 as the keynote speaker, and encouraged the grassroots movement to continue in that vein, and resist any attempts of top down direction– and in the process pushed the “upstart” tea party movement into the mainstream political discussion for good.
Amy Kremer– An early organizer for Atlanta Tea Party, one of the nation’s largest tea party groups, and later as a spokesperson on the Tea Party Express bus tours that traversed the country, Amy often was the face of the tea party for the media in its early stages, and at other major national events.
These warrior women were not alone, but they were fearlessly out front– many, many times. You have to respect their guts, and wonder if the tea party movement would have ignited the way it did without any of them.
We are indebted to these fearless and relentless fighters, and this is just a very small blog’s recognition for what they have accomplished. These women battle for what this country stands for, and deserve to be recognized and thanked for it.
Beyond this, is the hope that their example might inspire many of our elected representatives to take the same fearless and bold steps toward restoring a principled, and respectful style of government that knows the limits of its contract with the people.
These women have shown us all how much can really be accomplished by their examples of guts and determination to do what is right, and getting it done.
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This is an absolute must read for anyone and everyone in the tea party movement in my opinion.
“Clarity is the first step toward understanding, and understanding is the prerequisite to rational evaluation.”
by John David Lewis
The GOP establishment does not get it.
The incumbent politicians will not listen.
Our country is being cannibalized by both parties.
The tea party movement needs unity enough to work together when needed.
We are in a fight to save this country and there is no time to spare or waste bickering over who has the better ideas on how to do it. We must work together now!
Support any and all tea party movement efforts you can, it is time to take the next step, replacing the problem politicians with representative government again.
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The tea party movement has enormous potential power.
The threat to the liberal agenda is obvious, we have common sense and the country’s best interest at heart.
The threat to the right is less obvious. They should- and do fear it too.
The tea party movement can bring an end to the status quo. The end to an era of business as usual at the expense of the citizens.
To explain what I mean by the right: Those who have dominated the political right from the time of Gerald Ford until now.
These are not conservatives. Ronald Reagan being an exception of course.
There are a few solid conservatives, but they are in the minority within the ranks of the right who hold power.
We know who holds power, the likes of John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, Michael Steele etc.
Despite being slaughtered in the last two election cycles at the polls, they hold to the losing proposition that they must adhere to being mired in the muck of the middle ground, that they must be bi-partisan, and that they must forever allow for compromises even to our most sacred principles as lain out by our Forefathers!
The left and their compliant media slyly have encouraged this position for the right as the only reasonable position to take.
This they have willingly complied with. As a result we are bleeding from a thousand cuts instead of dying quickly.
This too plays right into the left’s hands and has enabled them to live by a double standard resulting in a steady increase in their political power.
From filibusters of judicial nominees to watered down, but still liberal socialism plans, on S-chip and prescription drugs entitlement programs, the liberals have won their way.
There is every indication that those in the right still holding power have learned nothing.
There is also every indication that they also believe that they can continue to lead us where we do not wish to go, and to choose a strategically impossible ground from which to fight from.
Many, many people have expressed that the tea party movement should not allow the takeover by the Republican Party as it is. Agreed!
Though we cannot afford to lose to the left again in 2010, likewise we cannot allow a weak and wimpy party to lead us astray because we think we have no other choice! There is another choice. Stand our ground!
We do not have time to build viable third parties as they can only be effective if they too are built solidly- from the ground up.
Many people might disagree, yet look at their history of failure.
The answer lies in changing the leadership of the right.
How do we do this and still fight from a solid position?
We stand our ground. We make them come to us and fight from the position of republican conservative principles once again. They come to us, and stay with us, or fight alone.
This is what must happen, there is no other solution that can work in time.
The largest demographic of people in this country do not need to budge. The polls show that 63% of the country still hold mostly conservative values.
Those that wish to be on the winning team need to come to us, listen, do what we ask of them.
What we ask is what the Founders laid out-to be followed as intended.
We cannot allow our tea party movement to be swallowed up by the current failure of leadership on the right. We must guard well what we have started and organized, and beware of this inevitable attempted coup by the current power within the party, while we continue to scrutinize the left and defend against their radical agenda.
The right needs to get out of the cronyism game of ‘pay to play’ both parties use now to horse trade for votes, money, and for power.
While the elitist’s (on both sides) are busy scratching each others backs, they are crushing the peoples backs- with a burden of massive debt, over regulation, overspending, new taxation, and the taking of our liberty.
The tea party movement has arisen in the nick of time to say ENOUGH!
We now need to stand our ground- and demand that any who seek to be our leaders get on board our train!
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