It appears everyone and his brother is seeking to categorize, direct and control the incredible increasing powerful phenomenon known as the Tea Party Movement. Some say it is doomed to fail because it does not have a single charismatic leader. Some say taking a stand on social issues such as abortion is death to the movement. Stick to the Constitution is their mantra. Some fret, what about the in-fighting and groups splintering off to form new groups? Ticket prices sparked controversy at the first Tea Party Convention. Some believe the movement should forever remain grassroots. Some say the GOP is hijacking the movement. Some say we should not pick candidates. Some say it is silly not to pick candidates.
During CNN and BBC radio interviews, I was confronted as a black conservative with, “And what about those racist signs at the Tea Parties?”
Yes, the feelings, thoughts and opinions of Tea Party patriots are all over the place. What a mess! Well, I say how wonderful! I mean, think about it. Millions of Americans who have been passively watching our country slipping away for years are suddenly passionately seeking to restore it. So, frankly, I do not care that the movement is a bit wild and free. Scott Brown’s shocking historic win in Massachusetts confirms that we are making a huge difference.