Derek Hunter

As the media ignores the delays and waivers President Obama and his magic pen have imposed upon the country for this settled law called Obamacare, there are more troubles brewing in the fight to restore liberty. For all the enthusiasm Tea Party members bring to the political world, their biggest opponent may not be progressives on the ballot but the very groups who claim to be their champions.

You’d think with this current crop of gun smuggling, kiddie-porn loving, bribe taking, family enriching corrupt Democratic Party clowns, the electoral pickings this November would be easy. When your opponent produced, supported, celebrated and elected to positions of leadership some of the vilest, most crooked, dishonest politicians this side of a banana republic, beating them at the polls should be a tap-in putt, right?

But if there’s one thing at which Republicans excel, it’s snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The 2014 mid-term elections should rip the Senate from the hands of Democrats and significantly strengthen Republicans’ hold on the House. But given the current state of affairs, don’t be surprised if the voters most needed to make that happen simply stay home.

Tea Party members are ready for the fight, but “Tea Party groups” may well end up being their biggest obstacle.

What are the Tea Party groups’ plans for November? Who knows? The campaign has started, and there’s work to be done now. Voters need to be educated. That is a long process and needs to begin promptly. But aside from a few organizations, the messaging is lacking. People want an alternative to the current failure that is Washington, but no one is presenting it. We’re waiting, outside groups.

Given all the material anyone could hope for to inspire the country to reject progressivism once and for all and embrace the principles that made this country great, these groups offer an alternative of symbolic pointlessness that raises their profile, inflates their bottom line … and that’s it.


Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.