December 4, 2102
Last night I went to the monthly meeting of Triangle Conservatives Unite. This is a Tea Party group that was founded during the Tea Party revolts in 2010. The meeting was held at Golden Corral in Cary. When I first arrived I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed – Golden Corral was no longer serving their sizzling sea food skillet entrees. Alas I was still able to enjoy what appeared to be steak that was allegedly medium rare. I bought my video camera to capture some of the magic of the meeting since the featured speaker was Susan Bryant, Chair of the Wake County Republican Party. Wake County is among the most populous of all counties in NC and this is also reflected in the Republican party – no county had more registered republicans than Wake at the state GOP convention in 2012. I was genuinely appreciative of Susan’s willingness to visit a Tea Party group – perhaps she thought all who identify with the Tea Party had been co-opted.
If you remember at the inception of the Tea Party there was widespread criticism of both political parties. At one early Tea Party rally I attended in 2010 in Raleigh no elected “official” – Democrat or Republican – was invited to speak. The essence of the Tea Party is fidelity to the US Constitution over and above fidelity to any political party. John Boehner, Speaker of the House (R –OH) is a typical example of a corrupt party leader who’s more committed to the GOP than the US Constitution. Boehner like most in the District of Criminals needs to be constantly reminded that they took an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution NOT their political party. Unfortunately Boehner is currently busy purging the House leadership of those who refused to vote for his agenda as opposed to voting according to their principles as directed by the Constitution.