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The Tea Party Goes Local

jeffersonpayne Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 10:08 PM
The Founders very presciently set up a political mechanism wherein power is divided so that the opportunities for tyranny are limited. That means that to get anything accomplished, a movement, no matter how philosophically rigorous, must be pragmatic in its political game plan. We in the Tea Party movement haven't given up our philosophy; if anything, our continuing studies of the old books & wisdom are making for an even more profound contrast with that flawed mental model we call Liberalism. However, like any grown-ups, we don't throw a temper-tantrum over it. Like all good Conservatives, we research, study & plan how to accomplish the necessary ends. This is what I believe Mr. Tyrrell has observed.

WASHINGTON -- All is bleak. All is woe! I speak of the tea party movement, the movement of 2009 and 2010 that was the hot news story of those years and led to the Republican rout of the Democrats in 2010. Now the tea party movement is, according to reports in the media, in decline.

Was it extremist? Was it racist? Distinguished Americans such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton said it was. Yet their evidence when it came under objective scrutiny kept falling apart, as so many of their hoaxes over the years have fallen apart -- Ms. Tawana Brawley,...