Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Tea Party

You may have sensed a certain lack of enthusiasm on my part when it comes to the Tea Party movement.  It's not that I stand in opposition to their objectives and ideals.  It's that I'm certain it's doomed for failure.

"Oh come on, Vulture!  How can you say that?"  How?  Quite easily.  Let's start with the basics.

The Tea Party hasn't officially aligned itself with Team Elephant, but Team Elephant is doing its damnedest to align the Tea Party with it.  This is bad.  Very bad.  I knew from the very beginning that if the Tea Party didn't align itself with an existing third party or create a political party of their own, they would be co-opted by the Elephants, who would run candidates who pay lip service to the Tea Party ideals but are beholden to (and thus, voting in every way like) the Rockefellerites.

"But Vulture!  The Republicans have changed!  They've seen the light!"  No, no they haven't.  They are still promoting Taxachusetts health care creator Mitt Romney as a conservative.  They still have RINO Michael Steele as their party chairman.  And they have actively worked to promote "establishment" candidates over newcomers.  The Elephants will ruin the Tea Party and destroy the movement forever.

The other problem the Tea Party has is that it's "solutions" (for lack of a better word) revolve around getting people elected -- and the people around whom they've rallied leave quite a bit to be desired.

The first two "endorsed" candidates put forward by the Tea Party are Scott Brown and Marco Rubio.  Brown is a total RINO, and Rubio is showing signs of being the same.

Then there is the person who comes closest to being the face of the Tea Party, Sarah Palin.  Let's cut to the chase, shall we?  She's a Big Government Republican through-and-through.  Yet, to hear the Left and Big Media (the BM for short) -- or is that redundant? -- tell it, she's somewhere to the right of Ghengis Khan.  The Tea Party is being duped by Caribou Barbie.  She isn't any more conservative than King George the Dim was.

It pains me to rain on the Tea Party parade.  It really does.  I would have loved for them to succeed.

But they won't.  Not so long as they continue to believe that the Elephants are their friends.