What’s wrong with the TEA Party?
In the recent election several TEA Party favorites lost their seats in the legislature. Michele Bachmann came very close to losing hers as well. The reasons were simple. America is becoming much more centrist. Our citizens want Congressmen and Senators who represent everyone, not just factions of our people.
There has been much discussion as to why Mitt Romney lost to President Obama. I agree with most of them, but they can be summed up by one sentence; “He seemed to be more in favor of the wealthiest Americans, and less concerned about the average working man”.
There are 4 principal reasons why the Tea Party Is a Danger to the United States of America.
First: They claim that all their ideas are based on the Constitution. In fact their ideas are often in direct opposition to the Constitution. In order to woo the religious right, they claimed we are a Christian country, although the founding fathers stated specifically that our country would have no religion. Religious belief was to be, and should be, an individual right.
Second: They want to remove “entitlement” programs. If they are so adamant that these necessary programs be eliminated, they must have a hell of a lot of money, so they don’t care about those less fortunate.
Third: They claim to be a party of the people. The TEA Party is actually funded by big business. Big business will always take care of itself first.
Fourth: They claim to nominate qualified candidates. This has been proven to be a complete lie. Here in Nevada they ran Sharon Angle against Harry Reid. She was so incompetent that when a Las Vegas newsman asked her about her platform, she knew nothing about it. She was merely a puppet they wished to elect. The funny thing about those election results were clearly demonstrated in an after election poll. If either Loudon or Tarkanian would have been Reid’s opponent, he would have lost by a fairly large margin.
The G.O.P. has to reclaim its position in American politics. I have always been an independent and believe that positive, intelligent ideas from both sides produce good legislation that benefits the entire country. Divorcing themselves from both the religious right and extremists such as the TEA Party should be their first step.