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Who is Behind the Tea Party?

July 2, 2009
Commentary contributed by Eric Odom · Tax Day Tea Party

Is the Tea Party tied to the GOP? Of course not. The reality is, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has been about as effective as a lead balloon in actually engaging the free-market-minded grassroots with regards to political action.

Why do we use “Silent Majority” as our national brand? Because the vast majority of those involved in the Tea Party effort are people who have sat at home yelling at their televisions for the past few years.

This is a group of folks who have gone on with their lives in an attempt at the American Dream, only to be shell-shocked by a sudden and bold surge toward full-scale socialism... and we’ve had enough!

Most of those involved in the Tea Party Movement do not wish to see something with RNC or Democratic National Committee involvement.

We do not want the failed two-party structure injecting itself into this movement for political gain.

That’s not to say that there aren’t Republicans or Democrats involved, because we have people identify themselves as both involved all across the country.

But there is certainly no evidence whatsoever that the Tea Party Movement is some kind of orchestrated GOP effort disguising itself as nonpartisan.

In fact, the evidence suggests quite the opposite.

Indeed, the funded organizations and media outlets of the left are swinging at this movement from all angles, attempting to paint this as a GOP-backed effort.

But the reality is that thousands of free-market-minded Americans don’t see it that way.

The Don’t Go Movement was attacked last year by these same groups who claimed that we were taking oil money, and now they claim we’re under the spell of the Republican Party.

What part of “We’re just Americans and we’re mad as hell” do they not understand?



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