I’m on the mailing list of Tea Party Nation, and got an email from them, today. Tea Party Nation has published ugly, disgraceful claptrap on it’s website; the one that I clearly remember involved calling the Occupy Wall Street encampments “rape camps”. Cenk Uyghur got Breitbart on video, wherein he basically admitted that this was payback for smearing the Tea Partiers as racists. Apparently, the Tea Party smear merchants flunked 1st grade Sunday School….
In spite of their character defects, the Tea Parties nevertheless show more political intelligence and backbone than progressives. Furthermore, there are signs that they’re getting smarter, politically. Which is more than I can say about progressives.
No matter what happens on election day, it sure seems to me that the Tea Party will grow more influential in the weeks and years, following. At least, they have such a notion, in their heads. I suppose that the Tea Parties are roughly analogous to the PDA. However, I don’t see that the PDA rises to this level of purposefulness in growing their organization right along with 2012 electioneering.
Here is their latest email, where I have added bolding:
Monday is Labor Day, the official start of the “campaign season”, and I need your help.
We need to raise $23,562 by Monday to pay for our recruitment efforts, to help build tea party organizations across America and to make sure every single American understands what the Obama agenda of higher taxes and reckless government spending has done to our great country.
Victory over the big government liberals starts today.
Please make a generous contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100, $250 or more to Tea Party Patriots right away.
The sad truth is that we can’t really depend on the politicians – even the Republicans – to always do the right thing and fight for our conservative values.
The Tea Party movement was started because ordinary Americans like you and me concluded that we needed to take matters into our own hands. We needed to take to the streets and rally. We needed write letters to the editor and phone our congressmen.
We needed to take a stand.
So, we stood. We fought. And we won a great many battles.
We’ve helped rejuvenate the Republican Party and are slowly dragging it back to its limited government roots.
However, we still have so far to go.
Please make the most generous contribution you can to Tea Party Patriots right away. This fall we need to fight harder than ever to defeat Obama’s big government agenda. And to make sure the Republicans do the same.
America’s fate is in our hands.
It is so important to for us to get organized now. We need to build new Tea Party organization where there are none.
And we need to help established Tea Party groups grow bigger and stronger.
That’s why we’ve set this goal of raising $23,562 by Labor Day.
This fundraising drive will help pay for the largest national organizing and voter education blitz in Tea Party history.
Please donate what you can.
Remember, Tea Party Patriots is not a big bureaucratic political party committee or a special interest PAC funded by one or two super-wealthy donors.
We are a true grassroots bottom-up organization comprised of local Tea Party groups in every state in the union.
And we can make a HUGE impact this fall. If we have your help.
Please make the very most generous contribution you possibly can. Our goal is to raise $23,562 by the beginning of the campaign season on Monday!
Thank you in advance for your help.
Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder and National Coordinator
And the National Coordinator Team
PS: A great way to help assure the long-term health of our movement is to join Tea Party Patriots’ First Brigade program. Just click here to learn how you can make small automatic donations to help us keep fighting!