Monday, January 09, 2012

The G.O.P. Race Proves the Tea Party Is Dead

Seriously, folks; this developing preference for Mitt Romney (or, for that matter, Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich) shows that the optimism, fervor and idealism of the Tea Party movement have all run off the cliff.

And the only people happier about this than the deep pockets of the Republicans In Name Only are the leftist media...and the leaders of the Democrat Party.

Writes Kevin McCullough

I don't know what happened between November of 2010 and January of 2012, but from the looks of things the Tea Party died.

How else do you explain it?

Rewind to November of 2010, race after race, congressional seat after congressional seat, Governorship after Governorship. Only a little more than eighteen months after President Obama had packed the mall in Washington for his historic inaugural, the Tea Party held it's historic event in which nearly the same size audience had attended--according to maps supplied by the USA Today. That event catapulted a state by state tsunami-like momentum where grassroots, low tax, small government, pro-founding principles, pro-life, pro-national security, and pro-God forces aligned and an election victory of historic equivalence shook America in 2010.

The driving force of that agitation then as it is still today was the effect of a poor economy, government intervention, federal overreach, bureaucratic mandates, and punitive taxes on the nation's beleaguered small business community. Entitlements, bail-outs, and criminally reckless spending ensued.

The Tea Party believed that the buffoons authoring the mess should be dealt a blow. And in 2010 they leveled power in the Congress...

Yet only a little over a year later and the goal of the Tea Party to complete it's work and overturn Obamacare is all but dead.

In 2010 even Ann Coulter was making speeches at CPAC warning that if we chose the candidate who had authored Obamacare to become the nominee, then President Obama would be easily re-elected. She was right of course.

But somewhere along the line instead of being bold, defiant, grassroots, and in control, someone started feeding voters the meme that the man who saw to it that $50 state-subsidized abortions were included in his vision of mandated government health care, was the best of poor choices.

Even Ann Coulter 2.0 drank the kool-aid.

Worse yet the choices that are left in the race are establishment folks who ate earmarks for a living in Pennsylvania, embraced government involvement in the biggest hoax of our time--man made Global Warming, and who could forget the man that as Governor of Massachusetts raised taxes on everything from gasoline to "certificates of blindness."

Read the rest of Kevin McCullough's penetrating column, "When the Tea Party Died," right here.