I see the last post here was April 22nd, 2010. Wow! It's incredible to realize everything that's transpired since then.
As we all know, the "Tea Party" movement as such has more or less dwindled down to a "background" force, electing a few people here and there.
But I'd like to share a thought - a question, really - with whoever who may come across this:
Does the popularity of Donald Trump represent "Tea Party II"? (Or maybe - the "T Party"?)
Here are my thoughts:
- The Tea Party was about rejecting the status quo, and restoring sane government to Washington.
- The Tea Party was a reaction against the Establishment GOP. (When we announced the first local Tea Party rally here, the local GOP contacted us and asked for a table to hawk their candidates. We said NO.)
- The Establishment GOP went to war with the Tea Party, and is still at war with what remains of it.
Well - all these things are true of the Trump campaign as well.
What makes Trump different is that he provides a single point of focus, someone we can all "hang our hat on", which is what the Tea Party movement lacked.
Just a thought.