A coalition of representatives from some 3300 Teaparty and other activist groups held their first ever National Conference on Friday, Feb 26th in Phoenix, Arizona. Among the noted speakers were Tim Pawlenty and Ron Paul. What is also noteworthy, were the missing Republicans, most of which had the weekend off .
Invitations were sent out and pretty much ignored, and this shows us just how the Old Guard GOP big spenders are afraid to face the real issues of today and the Teaparty members who stand for limited government. This was a missed opportunity for Republicans to make amends for their involvement in the big spending habits of the past decade that could very well haunt them in 2012.
The people want answers and accountability, plus they would like to see some politicians admit their past mistakes, and make the pledge to get on the side of restoring fiscal sanity back into our government today. At CPAC 11 this year we saw Senator Orin Hatch step up to the plate and answer the question of why he voted for the first bailout package. It was an evidently painful experience for him, but it also showed a willingness to accept responsibility for his actions just by being there. My respect for Mr. Hatch went up a bit right there. As far as my respect for all the GOP elitists who chose to ignore the TeaParty base on Friday? That is an unacceptable show of cowardice and lack of true responsibility and accountability in this Independent voter’s eyes.
Former Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty had the guts to take the stage Friday and was very well accepted. While holding up a copy of the U. S. Constitution, Mr. Pawlenty spoke of his long list of vetoes as Governor and even the partial shutdown of the Minnesota State Government at one point. He described today’s Federal Government as a “royal traingle of greed,” which was formed by a rapidly growing government, powerful Unions and bailed out businesses. The tri-fecta of fiscal insanity that is bankrupting America today.
Ron Paul also spoke at the TeaParty National conference on Friday. He said the following about Teapartiers: ” “It’s a well-defined, loose group. They’re well-defined that they know what they’re unhappy about, but it’s loose in the sense that it’s a grassroots, bottom up organization,” Paul said. I couldn’t agree more with that statement there, well said Sir. Take a close look at the picture included in this article. Those are true Patriots, who also helped form the Government of the United States. Every single of them is carrying a sword, that says they will defend America with their lives and many of them did just that. They gave their lives for our freedom and liberty, just like our soldiers are doing today acrossthe globe. We are once again facing an internal war within our own country today. We need every Patriot we can muster to stand up to the big government Liberals hell bent on Socializing America into a third rate country. The TeaPartydidn’t ask the Republicans to show up with a sword strapped onto their belt and actually put their lives in danger last Friday. On the contrary, all they were wanting was a showing of respect for their grassroots movement that turned the tide in the 2010 elections and maybe someone who would prove to them that they would join the battle against big government spending today.
And the GOP pulled a no-show for the most part. Not a single Republican Senator or Congressman showed up. Not a single sitting Republican Governor attended. Not a single representative of the RNC attended. 2012 just got a whole lot more interesting, as far as the GOP side of the elections are concerned. Don’t say you folks weren’t warned.
So far there has been a lack of complete information on just who attended this conference. If I missed any Republicans who got up the courage to attend, let me know please.