It is difficult to arrive at a single, concise definition of the Tea Party, the issues that drive its participants, and what it represents for America. Some sub-groups within it are primarily focused on the fiscal excesses of the Federal Government, while others reflect a broader concern over the general abandonment of constitutional principle by those sworn to uphold it. Still others disingenuously seek to hijack the entire Tea Party movement in service to their own special interests.
However, it is safe to say that among sincere Tea Party adherents, the notion of allowing “business as usual” inside Washington is universally abhorrent. Without exception, those who join together in celebration of this newfound voice among people of the Heartland have a visceral disdain for the manner in which Beltway insiders seek to preserve the status quo, and their determination to maintain their hegemony at the wheels of power.
Embodying such sentiments, this groundswell of grassroots conservatism is regarded as a mortal threat to liberal Democrats as well as their nearly indistinguishable counterparts, the “moderate” Republicans. So, despicable as it may be for both parties to openly combine forces against real America, that is exactly what has been transpiring in recent days among those who claim to represent the “mainstream” of their respective parties as they stump for Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels as the preferred Republican nominee in next year’s presidential race.
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