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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wherein Freedom Works Prepares to Commit Suicide



FreedomWorks, one of the largest and most influential national Tea Party groups, is planning to devote its considerable resources toward uniting the grassroots "movement" behind whoever emerges as the most electable alternative to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the Huffington Post reports.

“I don’t think I’ve met any groups or any local activists that like him or want him to be president,” Tea Party activist Brendan Steinhauser said. “They just don’t believe he’s authentic. That’s the biggest problem in addition to the health care thing.”

Source: Business Insider


Commentary

If Freedom Works does not want Romney to win the nomination, their best move would be to get all but one of the dozens of conservatives running in the primary to drop out. By focusing their attention against Romney, all they'll achieve is to unify the other factions of the GOP to seek Romney as the alternative to the Tea Party. The libertarians who think they run Freedom Works are nothing but trouble, and seem to prefer attacking their fellow Republicans than actually winning elections. Dick Armey and Brendan Steinhauser are not part of the libertarian wing, but have jumped onboard because they see it as a vehicle to ever more power, the same way they jumped onboard the Tea Party movement. I have video of Brendan claiming that in Franklin . Click here to see it. Before the meeting started, I approached the leader of the local Freedom Works chapter about what I should do in order to create a local Tea Party. He eventually locked me out of the process and made it a creature of his organization.

One would hope that they'd follow Reagan's 11th Commandment or perhaps his advice on political compromise. Like children, they seem focused on an all-or-nothing attitude that has previously been the position of the crazy Ron Paul Supporters.

Competing for power does ugly things to people and organizations. This is a train wreck that may end up costing the eventual nominee of the party the election.

I see nothing good coming out of this move because they will try to take ownership of the whole thing...and they'll be responsible for the chaos and destruction a second Obama Administration will sow in our Republic. I am nervous about the eventual implementation of ObamaCare and think that most people have no idea that insurance rates will soar higher than they ever were before because of the government interference in the free market. I don't know if elected Republicans will have the spine to stand up to him. Time will tell.

As for me, I believe that Mitt Romney will be the nominee of the Republican party. If that happens, I will work as hard as I can to get him elected....because, despite his shortcomings...he would be a better choice that Barack Obama. Anyone who can't see that is a fool who deserves to live under a second Obama Administration.



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