The Tea Party & The GOP

Earlier today, I received a phone call from WHSV TV-3.  The station sought the opinions of the tea party regarding the Paul Ryan budget, Speaker Boehner’s negative comments about organization, and the future between the Republican Party and the tea party movement.

Although my views do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Shenandoah Valley Tea Party, I was happy to offer them this afternoon.

The simple fact, as I mentioned in a previous blog post, is that the Republican Party is searching for a identity and there is a faction within it which is relatively unconcerned with political principle when weighed against political power.  As such, although they will embrace groups like the tea party when it serves their purposes, they will happily jettison these people after the politicians abandon their supposedly shared values.  I believe that Speaker Boehner is one such “flexible” individual which is why I wrote Representative Bob Goodlatte earlier this year (unsuccessfully I might add) urging him to vote against retaining Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

An equally important matter one should ponder is, what path should the tea party take?  Should it be in lockstep with the Republican Party, shun it completely, or perhaps something else entirely?

Anyway, you can find this brief clip on WHSV by clicking on the following link.

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