Saturday, April 18, 2009
Grassroots Are Just A Beginning
There have been endless accusations from the American Pravda, i. e., the networks, CNN, the NYT, the LAT. etc., that the Tea Parties were not true grassroots efforts. Of course, they are shameless liars. But I hope this whole movement doesn’t develop a drive to remain grassroots and only semi-organized. The Democratic Party is receiving massive infusions of federal money and backup from the full weight of the federal bureaucracy. Those of us who believe the federal government needs to be saved from the Democrats can’t stay just grassroots and hope to win. I am not sure what form or direction the organizing should take. But much more organization and coordination will be necessary. I am not so sure the national Republican Party is worthy of our support. All of the Republican national leaders are more concerned with chasing after a few dollars from lobbyists to even give much time or attention to the issues that move the Tea Party people. I don’t know what the answer is. But that answer will have to include becoming more than grassroots.