Progressives had hoped that a bitterly contested primary on the Republican side pitting TEA Party activists against Republicans would serve to drive a wedge between the groups and open the doors for more of the Progressive brand of Socialist Neo-Marxist One World Governance for which they stand.
Sorry Harry, Nancy and Barack – not to mention Timmy Kaine. That isn’t going to happen.
That’s not to say that there are not still some raw nerves on the right. That is expected. Some of you Hillary fans understand that better than most.
But a brilliant thing has been happening the last few days. The TEA Party Leadership has joined with the Republicans to make phone calls, knock on doors and give of their time and treasure to make sure the Progressive scourge is shoved back into the bowels of the primordial ooze from which they slithered. Again!
I have been in touch with the leadership of several major Virginia TEA Party groups as well as Republican Leadership over the last couple of days and I can report that the Republican Primary is officially over and defeating Democrats is the agenda.
Winning the White House and the Senate is probably the single most important task of our lifetimes. I know we hear that every year, but this year is truly unlike any other. America will either become a failed state like most of Europe who the Progressives want to emulate or we turn things back around and regain our status as an exceptional nation again.
Make no mistake, America is no longer an exceptional nation. We still have a lot of exceptional people, but as a nation, Barack Obama has made us as insignificant as a third world country. He is weak and projects weakness to the rest of the world. Russia and China have emerged to fill the void where America once proudly stood.
Many of my TEA Party friends have pointed out that in the next few years, at least 4 Supreme Court Justices will need to be replaced. Only one, 76 year old Justice Scalia, is a solid Conservative. Justice Kennedy, 75 is often a swing vote and Justices Beyer (73) and Ginsberg (79) are far left. All are in their 70’s and Justice Ginsberg has some serious health issues facing her.
So, the next President will potentially have the power to change the nation and the balance of power in the Supreme Court. And after the horrific appointments by Obama, there is much work to be done in fixing this situation. And most of the TEA Party and Republican activists are well aware of how important it will be to have a majority in the Senate to confirm good, solid Conservative replacements for these aging Justices.
And one important reality to consider for those who are not happy with the Republicans who won the right to face the voters in November: These people represent us. They work for us.
Often, that means that they must represent the majority of the people who elected them.
This weekend at RightOnline in Las Vegas, Pollster Scott Rasmussen voiced an observation based on polls.
Politicians don’t lead public opinion, public opinion moves first and politicians follow.
So the fact is, who we put into office is less important than public opinion. Not that who we elect doesn’t matter. It does. But they represent the people and must reflect the wishes and direction of the majority.
During the George W. Bush Administration the direction of the country was decidedly left. The Progressives were very successful at driving the direction of the national mood. Part of that was because the Conservatives were not paying attention. It is easy to win the argument when only one side argues. As a result, we added trillions of dollars to the national debt and increased the power of the Federal Government.
That’s what we get when we sit back and believe we are on autopilot because we put a lot of Republicans in office. But the fact is, that is not good enough. Winning an election is only the beginning. Our elected officials rely on Public Opinion to direct them and it is up to the TEA Party and the Republicans and anyone else who cares to keep engaged and push public opinion to the right. If we don’t, I promise you the Progressives will push it right back to the failed policies of the Left.
Fortunately, we don’t elect people to rule over us. We elect them to do the will of the people.
We moved the direction of the country with the TEA Party. That is the strength of the movement.
It is not about the individuals in the movement or the ones who are ultimately elected. It is totally about Public Opinion and the direction that opinion is heading.
In 2005, Americans for Prosperity opened an office in Wisconsin. They worked with the TEA Party and many others to move public opinion and were a big part of the reason Scott Walker was elected. When he came under attack, AFP was still there to facilitate, coordinate and motivate people and were a big part of successfully driving public opinion in Walker’s direction with phone calls and door knocks and ads.
It was not about Scott Walker the man. It was about returning the state to fiscal sanity. Walker stood up to the Unions, not because he is someone special, but because he was right and had public opinion on his side.
Despite issues some TEA Party (and Republican) members have with George Allen’s past votes, we only have ourselves to blame. Allen will listen to public opinion. He always has. But he is counting on us to sway that opinion.
We now have an infrastructure in place to drive the dialog. We have never had that before.
George Allen, Eric Cantor and Mitt Romney will go in the direction of the majority of the people for whom they work. That is what they were elected to do.
Our job is make sure that opinion is moving in the proper direction.
The ones that ignore public opinion are named Tim Kaine, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. They don’t listen to the people because they believe they are smarter than the voters who put them in office.
If we do our job, the Republicans we elect will serve us well.
If we fail, they will fail too.