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Tea Party vs. the Bush Wing Establishment

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2012

The Tea Party is in the process of replacing the Republican Establishment. It will take a few Presidential elections, but it’s happening. The Establishment can see it: Democrat and Republican. There is nothing it can do about this.

Leftist New York Times columnist Frank Rich sees it and explains it from the liberal point of view. If he sees it, then the Republican Establishment feels the heat.

I begin with the Bush wing of the Republican Party, as presented by Bush, Sr. in less than 40 seconds. This video presents all you really need to know.

The Tea Party has undermined this agenda.

Joe Scarborough has listed the Tea Party’s victories.

— They energized a conservative movement battered by eight years of bloated Republicanism,

— they shocked the political world by taking Ted Kennedy’s seat,

— they put Obama Democrats in a constant defensive crouch,

— they led the resistance against Obamacare,

— they helped bring about the largest legislative landslide in U.S. history in 2010,

— they grabbed six seats in the U.S. Senate that year,

— they helped elect six governors,

— they helped win 700 seats in state legislatures, and

— helped elect a Republican majority that included the largest number of Republicans elected since 1946.

If you were to associate all this with one politician, which would you choose?

Hint: the only Republican Congressman to run for President on the Libertarian Party ticket.

Ron Paul.

The Republican Establishment knows that he did it. He voted  “no” ever since he was first elected on 1976. He never got a single piece of legislation signed into law. Yet he tossed an ideological grenade into the “smoke-filled rooms” of the national Republican Party. Goldwater didn’t do it. Reagan didn’t do it. Ron Paul did it.

For this, he is despised by the Republican Establishment. Ben Bernanke doesn’t much like him, either.

The Tea Party is now beginning to focus on local politics, where the Republican Establishment has no direct influence. The Establishment does not pay attention to races at the county level or small town level. That’s where the Party is vulnerable.

When Washington’s checks finally start bouncing, the Republican Party will find that it has lost half of the nation’s 3,000 counties to either the Tea Party or the Democrats.

Washington’s money is the heart of the Establishment. When it ends, so does the Establishment.

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31 thoughts on “Tea Party vs. the Bush Wing Establishment

  1. Admiral America says:

    There should also be a movement on the left to replace the Democrat establishment with real liberals. Unfortunately many liberals are totally out to lunch with a screw loose so they think the Democrats are actually caring, and loving individuals who want to help the people.

  2. REMOVE THE RINOS! Bring us back to a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!

  3. Abraham NoBama says:

    I think you have your facts wrong. Ron Paul had little to do with this movement. The Tea Party started in response to ObamaCare and the governments push to enact laws despite the will of the people.

  4. Well, the "Tea" in Tea Party stands for "Taxed Enough Already". Obamacare (or Pelosicare or whatever DC politico has the bigger ego) is certainly part of the reason but it goes beyond that to the larger fact that both parties are owned by the same special interest groups.

    The Tea Party is true grassroots in that there is not one person at the top of the organization like Ron Paul who can be conveniently demonized by its detractors. A lot of establishment politicians (like Michelle Bachmann) have tried to jump in front of the parade and proclaim "I Am The Tea Party" but they are still establishment politicians trying to co-op a grassroots movement.

  5. Delmar Jackson says:

    if the Tea party does not pass mandatory e verify, end anchor babies and close the loopholes and fraud in legal immigrant visa programs, then immigration will doom the Tea party as easy as it does the GOP. Too much of the Tea party has been taken over by Grover Norquist robots that only want tax cuts for the rich and an end to social programs and entitlements while keeping the foot on the working class necks by promoting endless flood of cheaper and compliant immigrant labor.
    by the way, Ron paul SUCKS on immigration.
    Ask Ron how he plans on a smaller government while letting immiggration grow our population to a half a billion in a few more decades who will be made up of mexifornia democrats and newly minted affirmative action candidates from india and china overstaying their visas?

  6. There are a good many of them joining the Repub party this election, there are even a few that have gone Tea Part! Thank ya Jesus!

  7. That may be true, but it was Ron Paul who became the rally point, once the movement had a face it grew by leaps and bounds!

  8. Regrettably, the Tea Party has few more answers for America than do the Republicans and Democrats. Until their platform reflects Yahweh's morality as codified in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-11), they ultimately can fare no better than any other humanist party.

    Had the framers not failed to expressly establish American government on Yahweh's law, we would not find ourselves in the mess we are. Consequently, the only hope of saving America from the precipice upon which she teeters or the chasm she's about to fall into is a return to our true 17th-century Christian heritage when the colonialist established governments of, by, and for Yahweh, based upon His immutable morality as found in His commandments, statutes, and judgments.

    Find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared Biblical government. Take our Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/Constituti… and receive a free copy of the 85-page "Primer" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective."

  9. Abraham,
    Here's the first tea party rally – tickets cost $17.76 and was bigger than the Republican convention next door. http://articles.cnn.com/2008-09-02/politics/paul….

    Here's why the tea party name was applied to the Ron Paul Movement described by CNN above: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/politics/elec

    Note that the "money bomb" (which by the way is another word coined by the Ron Paul movement) was "timed for the 234th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, a day meant to resonant with the Libertarian sensibilities of his supporters."

    This this Dec 16, 2007 money bomb raised over $6 million dollars in 24 hours – a single day fundraising record unmatched by any candidate in either party.

    What other politician could put 10,000 people in a room just by announcing that he was having a convention – oh, and he was doing it right on top of another political convention? He could do it because these large scale national gatherings were built on countless local grassroots organizations that sprang up in counties and villages all across the country. They were called "Ron Paul Meetups"

    Has the tea party grown to include many other people who don't all share Ron Paul's philosophy? Sure.

    But if you think this article has the facts wrong about the origin of the tea party, you would need to show an earlier use of "tea party" by an organization or person which has a continuing presence today.

  10. The only good that can come from the election of Obama is the destruction of the democrat/communist party.

  11. I don't believe we will get another chance to save America if Obama wins this election. There will only be one party then, and it will be the communist party. With the 900+Executive Orders signed by Obama he will have no need for the Congress or Senate. All rules will come from Agenda 21 through the UN and the Constitution will have NO bite any longer for America. If you think things are bad now, you have not seen anything in your life time that even comes close. The left wing voters don't have the picture yet but by the time they do it will be to late, and all of us will have to suffer with their greed for free money we know there is no free money, but the dumb are just that DUMB. The government does not give to one without taking it from another. And if they give it, they can take it just as easy.

  12. Personally I think the US of A is going to collapse like the Soviet Union did. The parallels are legion: overextended military trying to police and occupy the entire planet, but we no longer have the "boots on the ground" and tax base to support such an empire; bogged down in Afghanistan for the last 10 years just like the Soviets were; meaningless elections and rampant vote fraud (only difference there is, instead of 1 candidate owned by 1 party, we have 2 candidates owned by 1 party).

    Cant happen soon enough.

  13. John Englehutt says:

    Establishing a "New World Order" as George Bush Sr. talks of in the above video clip has been a goal of the reprobates since the Tower of Babel. But the only legitimate law-order, at any jurisdictional level, is one establsihed upon and grounded in the Commandments, statutues, and judgments of Yahweh, the Almighty God. The Tea Party movement DOES NOT, so far as anyone can tell, grasp this truth anymore than the current establishment in either party. We Christians, as God's people, must lead on this, starting by bringing our own lives, families, and churches under the full dominion of God's Law. Until we can do that, it is folly to speak of governing on a larger scale, yet we must get ourselves to the point where we can govern on a larger scale, because Our Lord commands us to " Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
    This is our mission–let's get at it!

    20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matt 28:19-20)

  14. Texas Chris says:

    The DNC will not end until the US government ends. Same with the GOP.

    Plane and simple, they are so entrenched in DC and the media that the entire system will have to collapse for the parasites to finally die off.

  15. Texas Chris says:

    The TEA PArty started on Dec. 6th, 2007. Before Obama was nominated. Before Obamacare. It was in response to Bush's TARP bailout, and GM bailout.

  16. Texas Chris says:

    "Immigration" is a side issue, a symptom of the welfare state. End welfare, and you end the immigration "problem".

    And, for the record, Ron Paul is CONSTITUTIONAL on immigration. Stop vomiting what NumbersUSA spews about Ron Paul.

  17. Texas Chris says:

    Free yourself from the dogma that the US needs saving. It doesn't. Kingdoms come, and kingdoms go.

    Safeguard your freedom. Regardless of which group decides they rule you, if you are free, they do not. YOU don't need a government. THEY need YOU.

  18. Texas Chris says:

    I agree.

    And by God I hope you sane folks are in Texas when that happens.

  19. The tea party is trying to fix the Republican party. There is no HOPE for the democrat/communist party. If we must collapse, I am ready.

  20. this speech disturbed me so much at the time that I immediately went downtown and changed my Republican voter registration to Independent. It is also the biggest reason, I believe, that Bush lost to Clinton!! I ended up voting for Perot.
    The problem is, Clinton embraces this ideology as well, most of them do!!
    Thank God for the grassroots organizing of the Tea Party. Let's pray it is in time!!

  21. adamenochnoah says:

    Everyone needs to tune in Tuesday, October 23 for a special two-hour 3rd party debate between 2012 presidential candidates Jill Stein (Green Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party). Unlike the “debates” between Romney and Obama, these candidates aren't afraid to provide more than rehearsed talking points for answers. Moderated by Larry King.
    freeandequal.org

  22. "It is also the biggest reason, I believe, that Bush lost to Clinton!!"

    Bush Sr. handed off the White House to Clinton because the Iran-Contra guns-for-drugs scandal was getting too close to the Oval Office for Bush to survive a second term. Also because Clinton could be counted on to keep the lid on the scandal (since the Mena airstrip where the cocaine coming back from South America was being dropped happened on Bill's watch as Arkansas governor). .

  23. Son of the American Revolution says:

    NDAA is Treason and a Declaration of War on
    We the American People

    I am in my late 60’s and have been politically active since high school.
    I was personally and individually doing over 25 years ago what the Tea Party openly did beginning in 2008. I am an original Tea Party insurgent before there was a Tea Party.

    My view from here is that the original Tea Party movement has been overthrown and co-opted by the Republican House Tea Party Caucus and become a top down hierachical dominated organization (rather than the original grass-roots bottom up movement) censoring anything and anybody that does not conform to the current “Republican Ticket,” including but not limited to Ron Paul, inter alia.

    The Republican Ticket’s support of the National Defense Authorization Act is indicative of this.

    The NDAA is treason and a declartion of war on We the American people.
    Voing for the lesser of two evils has never worked, I have heard this vain refrain for over 25 years and things have only gotten worse.

    Poison will kill you quickly or slowly.

  24. adamenochnoah says:

    Ron Paul is not the author of the immigration problem, we are. It is us that voted the carpetbaggers & scalawags in office.

  25. All this raises the question of why, if the Tea Party really is about overthrowing the Country Club wing of the Republican Party, they are voting for the RINO in Chief, Mitt Romney. What happened to the Tea Party's alleged principles??? The lesser-of-2-evils argument is simply a betrayal of those principles after all.

  26. DEMOCRATS CALL THE TEA PARTIES "EXTREMISTS" AFTER READING THE ABOVE I AM BEGINNING TO THINK , <HORROR, THAT THEY ARE RIGHT…..!!!!

  27. Son of the Amer. Rev says:

    Indeed

  28. Robert Alexander says:

    Jeremiah 18:
    10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.

  29. Son of the American Revolution says:

    NDAA is Treason and a Declaration of War on
    We the American People
    I am in my late 60′s and have been politically active since high school.
    I was personally and individually doing over 25 years ago what the Tea Party openly did beginning in 2008. I am an original Tea Party insurgent before there was a Tea Party.
    My view from here is that the original Tea Party movement has been overthrown and co-opted by the Republican House Tea Party Caucus and become a top down hierachical dominated organization (rather than the original grass-roots bottom up movement) censoring anything and anybody that does not conform to the current “Republican Ticket,” including but not limited to Ron Paul, inter alia.
    The Republican Ticket’s support of the National Defense Authorization Act is indicative of this.
    The NDAA is treason and a declartion of war on We the American people.
    Voing for the lesser of two evils has never worked, I have heard this vain refrain for over 25 years and things have only gotten worse.
    Poison will kill you quickly or slowly.

    Read more: http://teapartyeconomist.com/2012/10/22/tea-party-vs-the-bush-wing-establishment/#ixzz2A5zFmu7n

  30. Patriot Diva says:

    I agree John. I support the Tea Party, but so many of them are clueless about the New World Order. Even my 14 year old son noticed that Paul Ryan was wearing a freesmasonry pin with the American flag on it. I have been studying the masons since they are mentioned in connection to the NWO. I am trying to get to the truth about secret societies and how the actually impact our leadership. I've discussed this with my son since he takes an interest in politics as I do. So far, it seems that political leaders with memberships in these groups take blood oaths (forbidden in the bible as you probably know) of allegiance to their "brotherhood" first and foremost. This would mean they are loyal to the society and not to God.

  31. Patriot Diva says:

    You make a good point Nik. I am a Tea Party supporter. Just as in years past, we have been given false choices, chosen for us in advance. The vast majority of Americans, even the Tea Party, are yet unaware of this. They know they certainly do not want Barack Obama in office, but they also know that if they vote their conscience and place a vote Ron Paul or Gary Johnson, Obama would still win. So, they will vote for Mitt. If he wins, I hope the Tea Party "holds his feet to the fire"!