Monday, August 15, 2016

"How We Killed the Tea Party"

I don't trust Politico any more than I trust MSNBC, but this is an interesting article. And having lived through the rise and fall, I'd say he was pretty correct.

How many "Tea Party Candidates" did we get elected, only to have them turn out to be RINOS?  How did so much good energy, good intentions, and good money end up with, essentially, no results?

"What began as an organic, policy-driven grass-roots movement was drained of its vitality and resources by national political action committees that dunned the movement’s true believers endlessly for money to support its candidates and causes. The PACs used that money first to enrich themselves and their vendors and then deployed most of the rest to search for more “prospects.” In Tea Party world, that meant mostly older, technologically unsavvy people willing to divulge personal information through “petitions”—which only made them prey to further attempts to lighten their wallets for what they believed was a good cause. While the solicitations continue, the audience has greatly diminished because of a lack of policy results and changing political winds." 


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