If you want a good indicator as to whether or not the GOP ‘gets’ the Tea Party, just take a quick look at the ‘Issues’ page on the GOP web site.
What does the typical Tea Partier want?
- Massive spending cuts
- Lower taxes
- Massive regulation reform (especially the 88,000+ pages of tax law)
- Limited Government
Most would also want…
- Repeal of the 16th Amendment
- Repeal of the 17th Amendment
- Balanced Budget Amendment
Well, if you take a look at gop.com, you’ll see only one of these mentioned:
Guess 1 out of 7 ain’t bad.
(Oh, this is why I think the Tea Party will eventually become the 3rd party / replace the Republicrat party)