My jaw dropped in disbelief yesterday when the votes were read out at the local tea party gathering. 56% voted that the local tea party support Rick Santorum! Thank god we needed a 66% majority vote to actually endorse a candidate, otherwise I may not have been able to bring myself back to another meeting. I honestly could not believe that over half of the people in that room were supporting Rick Santorum, a guy who stands for big government, and massive deficit spending.
Here was a group of people, who were for small limited government, and had done so many great things on the state and local level, but somehow managed to completely miss the point on the national level. Were they really so misguided? Were they really so misinformed? Or were they really crazy enough to believe that Rick Santoram is a fiscal conservative?
The sad conclusion I made after I got home, my head spinning, was the sad fact that many of these people were greatly misinformed, and most of whom probably watch fox news each night; which puts as much spin on the facts as any progressive channel.
For anyone who was at the Tea Party last night, who is reading this. Please look into each individual candidate’s past. Please look at what they really stand for.
I’m still completely stunned that so many people could get behind such a counterfeit conservative. Did they learn nothing from George W Bush’s term? Are they really so brainwashed to think that the republicans are the custodians of all freedom, and the democrats are the anti-Christ?
The sad truth is that many of them are simply misinformed and misguided. They’re not crazy kooks, they just want to do what is right and get our country back on track. That is why I challenge everyone and every group in this blog. It is not about left vs right, it is about liberty and freedom. That is why I point out all the flaws, and the strengths in everything I write about. We cannot move forward unless we study all the angles, and are willing to see others view points.
Last night was not all bad though, there were a couple of great speakers, two of whom I admired, and one of whom I will be voting for later this year. I’ll talk about them both later in the week. I simply had to get this article off my chest. Rick Santorum! Really? That’s what the majority of the room choose as a ‘fiscal conservative’ who stands for liberty and limited government? Wow! What a shocker, we really have our work cut out for us!
Education, education, education! Thank god that this tea party wants to educate its members and families on the constitution. Perhaps I can point out the strengths and weaknesses of candidates, on both national and local issues, so at least we can start digging away at the fundamental problems.
If Rick Santorum is what the majority of the room thinks is a good candidate for limited government, we’re in trouble.
It’s time to take a stance and stand up for principles, not the establishment.
Wake up people; do your own research and stop following the lamestream media. The ‘mainstream’ does not have our best interests at heart. You do.