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May 21, 2014

Tea Party’s Primary Mission

It’s Liberty.

Several states held primaries yesterday, and a few GOP Senate races were of particular interest. First among those was the challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell won the Tea Party vote on the way to soundly defeating businessman Matt Bevin, who proved to be a weak candidate. That’s a problem the Tea Party has battled from the outset – at least if you mean candidates backed by organizations called “Tea Party.” The Tea Party movement has had some success in shifting the GOP to the Right – though Barack Obama probably deserves some credit for that too. The struggle for the GOP’s soul is a needed one after the George W. Bush years, and it engenders hope for the future of the Party. The Tea Party certainly shouldn’t heed the Leftmedia narrative as encapsulated by Politico: “In 2014, the tea party insurrection is starting to look more like the Boston Massacre.” Politico forgets history. The massacre came before the Tea Party, which led to the American Revolution and our independence. Liberty is always worth fighting for, and that’s the Tea Party’s primary mission. But once the primary is done, stop the GOP infighting. More…

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