Before the mainstream media focused its biased efforts into painting the Tea Party Movement as a violent and racist group of disgruntled people promoting incendiary and threatening rhetoric, ie: “targeting” certain representatives and “fire” them all, the media has bent over backwards to claim that the movement is just an arm of the Republican Party. While it is true that many tea partiers hold Republican voter cards, independents and democrats are beginning to embrace the ideals that the Tea Party Movement is based upon and have begun to attend rallies. Polls taken over the last couple of weeks reveal that Independents and Democrats combined make up a larger group of tea party attendees then Republicans.
CNN reported, “Some Americans who say they have been sympathetic to Democratic causes in the past — some even voted for Democratic candidates — are angry with President Obama and his party. They say they are now supporting the Tea Party — a movement that champions less government, lower taxes and the defeat of Democrats even though it’s not formally aligned with the Republican Party.” The recent passage of ObamaCare seems to be stirring more of this “buyer’s remorse” in Democrats. The idea that a government would cram an unconstitutional bill down the throats of a public that has overwhelmingly rejected that bill, does not sit well with anyone regardless of party affiliation.
Some on the left believe that support in the conservative grassroots is waning and that opposition in November will be low. They still assume we are a Republican phenomenon. They assume that the loss over ObamaCare has sent us home with our tails between our legs. They believe we have foggy memories and will forget about how angry we are with the government. They think we will not show up in November 2010. They are dead wrong! We are not going anywhere and we are still mad as hell!
I have attended several tea parties and stood next to registered Democrats, Independents and Libertarians. Most speakers at tea party events do not rail against the Democrat Party, but against the government in its entirety with special focus on the Republican Party’s failures since the GOP has long been associated with a platform of lower taxes, less spending and less government intrusion. The typical Democrat would feel quite welcome and find some of their same concerns addressed as well.
And most Americans who are paying attention, realize that saving our country and restoring it to a Constitutional Republic is based on principles and not party. This week is “tax” week and the media and naysayers will witness that the Tea Party Movement is still strong and will still be a force to be reckoned with. Well over a million people are esxpected to turn out for Tax Day Tea Parties across the nation. Our apathy in the past helped lead us to this place. We take responsibility for that and are dedicated to not allowing our country to be fundamentally transformed into anything other than a Representative Republic.
FreedomsWings is a conservative libertarian gay female blogger and radio host. Co-founder of the Conservative Alliance Media Network and Founder of Freedom’s Wings Politics.