In February of this year, Michelle Malkin wrote: “This is war.” She was referring to Karl Rove’s plan to use his Super PAC, American Crossroads, to put an end to the Tea Party movement. Rove and his big money backers want to make sure that statist GOP incumbents do not lose in the primaries to Tea Party backed conservative candidates. Ms. Malkin is right. It is war! And, now we learn that another regiment has joined in the battle to destroy the Tea Party conservatives.
Maggie’s Notebook has what I consider a “must read” post for any conservative who wants to know what they are up against from the party, GOP, they are trying to reform. Maggie links an article at National Journal by Beth Reinhard. Ms. Reinhard begins her leftist screed with these words:
It took a tea-party insurrection that disabled the federal government and wrecked the Republican brand, but after months of handwringing, establishment Republicans are preparing to attack ultraconservative ideologues across red America.
So, we conservatives have disabled the federal government and wrecked the Republican brand. If that were true, we conservative bloggers would have nothing to write about, would we?
And, how are the establishment Republicans planning to attack us ultraconservative ideologues? Maggie fills us in:
Former Ohio Republican Congressman Steve LaTourette’s “Defending Main Street” Super PAC has been endowed with a reported $400,000.00 from labor unions to stop Tea-Party-minded politics. Defending Main Street was formed to stop the TEA Party, a clear irritant to Speaker John Boehner, with whom LaTourette was, still is, joined at the hip.
So, this so-called “Republican”, LaTourette, wants to “defend” Main Street from the Tea Parties with $400,000 of seed money from unions. Maggie has a lot of information on Steve LaTourette, which I hope you will read. The Nation Journal article, however, tells us that LaTourette has big plans:
“Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, whose new political group, Defending Main Street, aims to raise $8 million to fend off tea-party challenges against more mainstream Republican incumbents. “We’re going to be very aggressive and we’re going to get in their faces.”
There you have it, my friends. The battle line for America has been drawn. On one side you have the Democratic National Committee, the Republican National Committee, the respective PACs of both parties, the unions, the radical environmental groups, Obama’s Organization for America, countless community organizing groups, feminist groups, gay pride groups, 90% of all Black Americans, 70% of al Hispanic Americans, 100% of illegal immigrants, and the Main Stream Media: while on the other side you have a bunch of small Tea Party groups in each state and the partial support of Fox News.
Okay, so the odds aren’t great. But, we have “right” on our side. Maybe the biggest problem we face in this war against overwhelming odds is the fractured nature of the Tea Party movement. What was once considered a plus because the enemy could put a face on the Tea Party movement may now be a minus. I wondering if it isn’t time for the Tea Parties to become a national political party; the Tea Party. In the opinion of this humble observer of the asylum we all have to live in, we conservatives need a national organization that supports our principles, that can raise the hundreds of millions of dollars needed to fight against these overwhelming odds, and to support our candidates in whichever of the fifty states. It is going to take a lot of organization, a lot of money, and a lot of boots on the ground to compete with those aligned against us and to get our candidates elected.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?