For a lot of conservatives, 2010 was a year of almost unbridled hope. Thanks to the Tea Party and groups like GOOOH and American Majority it appeared as if the will and desire of the people, in regards to representative government, could be achieved. Men and women from across the country set aside their successful careers, privacy, and their anonymity and jumped into the political ring of fire.
The Founding Fathers believed that political representation should not be the domain of wealth or legacy. Having come from a country where you had to vote for the landlord’s son or the factory owner’s son if you wanted to keep your home or job, those patriots wrote tirelessly about the evils and dangers of electing the child of privilege who had no real life experience or goals outside of a career at the Capital. Similarly, they decried electing generation after generation of politicians who seemed to be only “of the people” when it came time to give a speech, pass the collection hat, or beg for a vote.
It’s not the Founding Fathers were against wealth. In fact, many of them were wealthy men. But after witnessing first hand the treacheries of politics Read more
Why isn’t the Republican Party winning?
If you were to believe Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips argument, it is John Boehner’s fault.
“Charlie Sheen still makes more sense than John Boehner because at least Charlie Sheen is winning.”
While his analogy may lack some merit about Boehner, the Republican Party has certainly not drank enough tiger blood to make any headway in Washington.
Coming off a historical victory in November, the GOP has failed the communications war to keep the party, and country, energized. Besides repealing Obamacare, the Republicans only accomplishment has been to cut a few billion from the budget.
Are they afraid to win?
Political offices have their own personalities, usually reflecting either the leadership or the party involved. However, there is an unspoken rule and understanding that whatever you do or have done can and will affect your political boss. In turn, the political leader has a consistent requirement to know pretty much everything about you and the people you commiserate with. Factors of the relationship such as a romantic involvement, professional partnership or more importantly, marriage give the information a higher ranking. Recently, information regarding Nevada legislator and party leader’s supposed lack of knowledge about an employee’s personal background reveals not only a risk to him, but also the nation.
Bassam Mahmoud Tarhini was not only an illegal alien who coerced now former Press Secretary and Immigration Reform Spokesperson Diana Tejada into marriage to stay in the United States, he was also a person of interest via the Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force. Thankfully deported recently, the reality to this aspect is not how it will hurt his campaign but how it challenges factors within legislative offices and how safe they are to handle the information given.
As we inch closer to November 2nd, a burgeoning political bandwagon finds itself emboldened day by day. It is hard to escape the constant chatter regarding its representatives and their so-far-down-the-right isle-you-might-pass-Bill O’ Reilly, ideology. There is no doubt many predict this being perhaps a ‘tea party’ election, but is it really fair to say that this brand new force in American politics will be the determinant behind a probable Republican take back of Congress?
“He jumped out of his chair and grabbed her about the neck as he slammed her into the refrigerator. He then grabbed her about both arms, shaking her as they both went over to the kitchen counter, which Mrs. Wilson struck with enough force to take the breath out of her. She then fell to the floor, hitting the bottom door to the sink. As she laid there stunned, she couldn’t move her head or pick up her arm.”
When the Pledge to America was first announced, it immediately met backlash from the other side of the aisle. President Obama began a tour dedicated specifically to breaking down the plan’s items one by one. While to many political strategists, this response may be seen as politics as usual, there are many holes in the argument that show his plans and the plans of his liberal followers may be sinking their own ship.