For a decade, the left owned the streets. Subsidized by George Soros and energized by the Bill Clinton impeachment in the '90s and the Iraq war since, it dominated the Internet and grass-roots campaigning. Michael Moore's movies -- however misguided -- enthused their ranks and catalyzed their efforts. ACORN worked to commit massive voter fraud in the guise of stimulating voter turnout, and the New Black Panthers worked to intimidate those with whom they disagreed. President Barack Obama was the result.
Now, finally, conservatives are answering with their own grass-roots efforts in the tea party movement. Tea party activists are bringing the battle to stop big government spending and taxes to the streets and parks of America.
And its working! The tea party movement, working closely with Americans for Prosperity, mobilized people against the Obamacare proposal and, in the end, will cost the Democrats their congressional majorities -- a fitting price for defying the will of the people.
Democrats are so threatened that they are demonizing the tea party as eccentric, extreme and racist. Speaker Pelosi compared them to the Nazis. These are the cries of those about to lose an election -- big time!
Now a new film, "The Tea Party Movie," shows the anatomy of the group and explains its motivations. With almost no funding or paid staff and all decisions made at the local level, the tea party people are reshaping American politics. A bottom-up movement, they are restoring values to our politics.
The film, sometimes moving, sometimes funny, and always interesting is available online at teapartymovie.com. Do yourself a favor, and watch it!
And, on Sept. 12, pack your bags and migrate to Sacramento, Calif., St. Louis or Washington, D.C., for the three mega-rallies sponsored by the tea party folks. It's time to get out of the grandstands and onto the playing field. We need a massive show of participation and enthusiasm to kick off, animate and catalyze the effort to throw the big-spending socialists out of Congress in November!
Go to teapartypatriots.org to learn more about the rallies. Organize your friends and neighbors to go and attend!
The tea party is not only electing Republicans, it is cleansing them. Their victories in intra-party contests in Utah, Colorado, Nevada and South Carolina show that they are no happier with big-spending Republicans than with Democrats of a similar persuasion. Many worried that the tea party would be a third party movement, splitting the vote and electing the Democrats. No way. Instead, they are winning their primaries and purifying the party.
What a great time to be alive, and what a wonderful group to support!