"Tea Party forces will still win in the end," Theda Skocpol writes, unless moderate Republicans can defeat them. Skocpol concedes that the Tea Party "will triumph just by hanging on long enough" as Americans are getting fed up by "our blatantly manipulated democracy and our permanently hobbled government."
The article, "Why The Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere," was first published in the journalDemocracy, and later reprinted in The Atlantic.
Despite the fact that Democrats, the mainstream media, and the Republican establishment again were predicting the "demise of the Tea Party" immediately after the government shutdown ended, Skocpol doesn't believe so.
Excellent overview and spirit, JPH.
You are rising to the occasion well.
May the spirit become contagious this upcoming year.
The crowd is shouting B*** S***, B*** S***, B*** S*** etc., etc. And that is what more of us should be doing in ALL States across this Nation.
I hate it when anyone associated with the administration agrees with T-party success!
I know that I'm in it as long as it take, or until I'm done, which ever comes first.
Hearty 'amens' to that, Dorothy!!!!
AMEN DOROTHY WELL STATED.
Too bad the media can't spread the word and get more real Americans behind the Tea Party. Instead they choose to demonize and ridicule.
I agree with you completely except for one thing. BARACK OBAMA IS NOT INCOMPETENT OR IGNORANT OR STUPID..... he is effectively achieving his MARXIST AGENDA. If you look at Obama from a Patriot American's point of view, he seems incompetent, even ignorant and he would be, if he were trying to do what is right for our people and our country, BUT HE IS NOT!!! Barack Obama is pursuing an agenda to destroy everything Americans cherish and hold dear and he (along with his criminal coharts in Congress, including RINOS such as McConnell, Boehner, McCain and Graham) is succeeding to an astonishing degree. We must not look at Obama as one who would do good things for this country if he was not incompetent.....that is the wrong measurement. We must recognize his agenda and it is to destroy America and the American way of life.....the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and Free Market Capitalism. He intends to replace it with a MARXIST SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP. Americans had better wake up and smell the coffee......if you don't understand your enemy, you don't know how to fight him!!! Our problems at present are 1.) too many Americans don't understand what we are dealing with or don't care 2.) criminal professional politicians in Congress who will sell out the American People to the highest bidder and 3.) at present, we have no effective way to hold these criminals to account and throw them out of power.
Well said! Local & state civil and criminal JURY trials CAN break their backs! Read Article 6 clauses 2 & 3, and Amendments 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13-1 & 14-1 plus the second oath & duty of office. ALL LEGISLATIVE, JUDICIAL, law enforcement, etc. are bound to "...support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic... (with) true faith and allegiance... (taking the) obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion... faithfully discharge the duties of the office..." There is zero federal credibility - demand local justice in the district where your Civil Rights are violated! It's an election year - make sure your officials will enforce your Constitutional Rights AS WRITTEN and GIVEN TO JURIES! Force them out of office if they refuse!