I went to the local Tea Party meeting tonight. Maybe 150 people meeting in a conference room at the local puddle-jumper airport, and a calico cat greeted me at the front door. (No small airport is complete without a resident mouser.) My Gunwalker shirt was a huge hit, and I sat with a couple of my favorite library patrons. One of them lent me her "Agenda" DVD, and I'll be watching it Friday.
Not surprisingly, it was mostly a bunch of recycled Republicans, chasing the myth. After a bit of campaigning from a few Republicans, the guest speaker gave a presentation on Agenda 21. He was a good speaker and it was interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEEgtOFFlM "Agenda 21 For Dummies"
Everything he said was true.
The thing is, that's all they do, tell the truth about what the eeeeevil Democrats are up to. And the eeevil Democrats tell the truth about what the eeeevil Republicans are doing. And they're all correct, because BOTH parties are eeeevil!!! Are we seeing a pattern yet? Why can't these people see more than an inch beyond their own noses? Do they really think that if every Democrat in congress suddenly dropped dead, the Republicans would solve this country's problems? The Republican party ditched the real conservatives decades ago; haven't they noticed? Do these Tea Partiers really think they're doing something different? They're making deals with the Republican party, just to get in (and accepting its limitations) they're taking funding from the likes of the Koch brothers (whose billions came from having congress in their pockets) and they're accepting the agenda dictated to them by FoxNews (THE Republican mouthpiece.) Dudes! Really?
The Tea Party will NEVER change a thing in this country if it aligns itself with ANY entity that has a vested interest in maintaining a massive corrupt government!
The preceding statement deserves a paragraph all to itself. If the Tea Party wants to succeed, it absolutely must be a completely independent third party. It has cut off its own balls and handed them to its oppressor. On a silver platter, no less. If it doesn't take them back, it will be just another passing fad, unfortunately at a time when this country might actually be ready for a third party.
I think there were a few independent thinkers in the house. If I attend any more meetings, I might just raise a little dust. Not normally my style, but what the hell - why not? (Menopause is a bitch; goodbye, estrogen, helloooo testosterone!)