Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tea Party Folks Are Getting Organized

One of the writers over at Andrew Breitbart's Big Government, Warner Todd Hutson, has a post up regarding the Tea Party and their future. In it points to the assumption that they need a leader, whether figuratively or in reality, that can bring all the various groups together under one banner.

I don't subscribe to that theory, since folks who are ardent Tea Party members know that while there are national issues that they all need to be in at least 85% agreement, the purpose of the tea party folks is to bring pressure to bear on their local politicians. For that reason that nationwide leader is not a necessity.

His bigger point though is that by having a national leader they can direct resources to those races in areas that may be hard fought in an attempt to influence them.

This also doesn't sit well with many tea party folks for the simple reason that if they wish to support a candidate outside of their area they will do so voluntarily and on their own. Much of what is causing so much anger at the RNC is the fact that they decide who is worthy of supporting and who isn't, while all the time preaching the message of keeping your eye on the big picture.

Well, as most athletic coaches will tell you, you concentrate on the small things and the big things will take care of themselves.

This post is not meant to be a rebuttal to that post, but rather to act as a response.

It appears the Tea Party Supporters are planning a get together, one which will have several prominent conservative voices in attendance. Now whether they will achieve the goal of selecting nominal national head or chair person is not known, but it does show that they are trying to get more organized on a national level.

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