|Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) could be defeated!|
Merely three years ago, hundreds of protests began in February 2009 on the whims of conservative outrage to the first Black president. They've masqueraded their crusades against the president based on claims of massive spending, taxes and socialism.
Things that portrayed a "NIGGERIZATION" of the first Black president. Spawned by online activism and borrowed from Congressman Ron Paul's (R-Texas) supporters came the Tea Party movement. The first massive Tea Party movement started in April 2009 and was sponsored by the conservative Fox News Channel and its then lead agitator Glenn Beck.
Signs were aplenty and controversy was there. From comparisons to Hitler to pictures with bones in President Barack Obama's nose, the Tea Party was dubbed by its foes as the last remnants of racism in the modern history. While the Tea Party roundly dismissed this, they've brought on Black, Hispanic, Asian and even gay activists who were supporters of the Tea Party. They were the stooges to a growing movement in a sea of White faces.
They were pushed by Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska. She was dubbed the "Tea Party maven" or the "Mama Grizzly" of the movement. She spawned activism and became the voice of the movement in 2010.
Her endorsements of Minnesota Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), Joe Walsh, Allen West, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Kristi Noem, Scott Brown, Tim Scott, Rick Scott, Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), Paul LaPage, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Pat Toomey, Nikki Haley and others. Some made it to the governor's chair, the state house, the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate.
|Counting the days! Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) is facing a tougher election this time.|
In 2010, the Republicans won control of the House of representatives, state/territorial governorships and the voice of the American people.
Now in 2012, the Tea Party is hardly mentioned. The signs and protest are gone. Sarah Palin is barely mentioned in the news. It seems like even forefront members like Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), Glenn Beck, Herman Cain, Dick Armey, Christine O'Donnell, and even Fox News were caught off guard by this. They were beaten by the Establishment.
The Establishment (or moderate Republicans) were the thorn in the Tea Party. The moderates were willing to help President Barack Obama when it came to major legislation. The Tea Party wants none of that.
Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and then senator Bob Bennett of Utah were defeated by a Tea Party backed candidate. Congresswoman Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio), Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Illinois), and Congressman Cliff Sterns (R-Florida) were defeated in GOP primaries.
They were sent home even though they're highly conservative members of the House of Representatives.
Now it's likely the Democrats dream of winning back the House is far fetched. They have to build a new coalition of progressive, moderate and even slightly conservative members willing to sacrifice their principles for the good of the country.
|Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin) is working harder to keep his seat. The former reality television star is among some of the Tea Party endorsed candidates who are facing tougher elections this time!|
Artur Davis, a former Alabama congressman who served as a Democrat reemerged as a conservative Black Republican. He was the only Black legislator from a deeply conservative state such as Alabama.
Democrats hope that the Tea Party mishaps could bring fortune! Already we had Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Illinois), Congressman Allen West (R-Florida), Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin), Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) having tougher races. They could be defeated.
The real prize is getting Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) out! She's a prime target for defeat by a stronger Democratic challenger.
We'll see in the coming days.
But anyways, please vote early.
Help put Barack Obama back into the White House!