Despite a President Obama win last night, the Tea Party Patriots are vowing to keep fighting against big government and out of control spending in Washington D.C. They've also expressed great disappointment in Mitt Romney being what they describe as "handpicked" by the GOP establishment and is holding that establishment responsible for the loss last night.
“For those of us who believe that America, as founded, is the greatest country in the history of the world – a ‘Shining city upon a hill’ – we wanted someone who would fight for us,” Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots. “We wanted a fighter like Ronald Reagan who boldly championed America’s founding principles, who inspired millions of independents and ‘Reagan Democrats’ to join us, and who fought his leftist opponents on the idea that America, as founded, was a ‘Shining city upon a hill.’
“What we got was a weak moderate candidate, hand-picked by the Beltway elites and country-club establishment wing of the Republican Party. The Presidential loss is unequivocally on them.
“While it might take longer to restore America’s founding principles with President Obama back in office, we are not going away.
“With the catastrophic loss of the Republican elite’s hand-picked candidate – the tea party is the last best hope America has to restore America’s founding principles.
“Our work begins again today. We will turn our attention back to Congress, to fight the battles that lie ahead including balancing the budget, repealing Obamacare, cutting the debt, holding the line on the debt ceiling, and the many other issues that will arise to threaten America.”
Michelle Malkin points out the success of the Tea Party on Election Day 2012:
*Diligent Tea Party activists grew the limited government movement and organized — producing winning candidates across the country at the local, state, and national levels.
The Tea Party was also responsible for the historic Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 2010 and made huge efforts to get out the vote for Romney once he clinched the GOP nomination earlier this year.
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