Conservatives have been purged from positions of power in the GOP. Speaker of the House John Boehner and other top Party leaders, in an effort to consolidate the weak-willed message of the moderate faction of the GOP, has removed conservative leaders from committee assignments in a fashion reminiscent of the political housecleaning that used to occur in the politburo of the former Soviet Union (though no word yet on whether these conservative leaders will be sent to gulags in Siberia).
Former Governor of Alaska and Tea Party Truth-Teller Sarah Palin has made her opinion about the purge known- and it’s spot-on.
In a recent Facebook post entitled, “C’mon Now, GOP, Don’t Go Wobbly on Us,” Palin stated,
We send good conservatives to D.C. to fulfill the promises they made to the electorate, and yet when they stay true to their word the permanent political class in their own party punishes them. This won’t be forgotten come 2014. Right now the GOP establishment is more concerned about the opinion of the media and the Georgetown cocktail circuit than they are ‘we the people’ who hired them. For all this new talk of how the GOP needs a ‘populist movement,’ it would do them good to remember they already have one; it’s called the Tea Party movement, and it won for them the majority they now enjoy in the House.
We hired these people, we pay their salaries and most of us would likely agree that they have a sworn duty to listen to the people. The majority of Republicans do not want a tax increase. Period.
Americans screamed “stop” during the bailouts, “no” to stimulus spending and “that’s crazy” as America borrowed more and more to fund an unsustainable economy and the Tea Party swept the House in the very next election. The Americans saying, “No tax increases,” are the same ones that were against the other bad ideas that RINOs flip-flopped on. We have shown that we vote, and 2014 is coming.
Palin is absolutely right. The GOP has a populist movement already- it’s the people who have been fed up for twenty-plus years of the same old mainline Republican rhetoric. The Tea Party was formed by people all across the country, many of whom had been too busy working to ever get involved in political activism before, but found themselves ruthlessly abandoned by “leaders” of both parties.
The Tea Party is filled with people who have had enough- enough tax increases, enough government inefficiency, enough deviation from tried-and-true practices that in a short time made America the envy of the world and, above all else, we have had enough of a government that refuses to listen to the people.