Emily Miller writes today in her article “It Begins: House GOP Battle Over Leadership” that “Minority Leader John Boehner (R–Ohio) led the Republicans back into power and will be unchallenged in his bid for Speaker of the House.”
I generally like what I hear from Emily and HumanEvents.com, but I have to disagree with her on this one. 2009 was an awakening of a Conservative/Libertarian movement labeled the Tea Party. Tea Partiers are educated and informed. They know the Republicans seriously failed the country and greatly expanded the National Debt and are culpable in the downfall of the Economy. Most Tea Partiers are every bit as disappointed and angry with the Republicans as they are with the Democrats.
Tea Partiers had two choices:
- Start a 3rd party
- Give the RNC another chance
Tea Partiers chose option #2. Had they chose to go out on there own, there would be no more Republican Party — Tea Partiers may not have won many elections; Democrats may have won many many more seats, but the RNC would have been destroyed.
So, the statement that “Minority Leader John Boehner (R–Ohio) led the Republicans back into power” doesn’t really describe the events that transpired. The truth is “The Tea Party opted to let the Republican Party continue to exist”.
And, the Republicans better remember that they don’t have “Power”, they have a chance to “Lead”. If they decide, like James Carville, that they have power, they’ll get whacked like a mole at a Chuck-E-Cheese. This is your last chance.
Heard of the Whigs?