A homeowner in Waukesha for 20 years, Steve is president of the Waukesha Dog Parks Organization and enjoys motorcycling, fishing and staying on top of politics.
While Tuesday’s election wasn’t a 7.0 on the Richter scale of political earthquakes, it was a tremor warning of big things in the future.
So called high speed rail was dealt a blow by the results of the Brookfield and Oconomowoc mayoral race. It was a message by The People that they don’t want it. The gubernatorial race is over for the Democrats and will be a race between Walker and Neumann.
Also warning liberals is a national survey showing that as high as 40% of people calling themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement are Democrat! The Tea Party movement principles are supported by 48% of the country. I believe that number will grow over time.
As to the Democrat’s claim that it is a bunch of angry white people, 79% of Tea Party members are white, closely matching the national 75% amount of white people versus other races. That means that the Tea Party is the “big tent” that is often talked about regarding political inclusiveness.
It wasn’t too long ago that Democrats were calling the Republican Party dead. As in most things, they were oh so wrong. Don’t confuse the Tea Party and the Republican Party as the same. 43% of Tea Party members are independent. The way I see it is that the Democratic Party must shed itself of the secular progressives misguiding a good portion of our national family. It will become home to the RHINO’s, Republican- In- Name- Only, and the Republican Party will renew its vows to fiscal conservatism and constitutionalism.
The Tea Party doesn’t exist to become a divider. It exists to give The People a platform to send a message to both the Republicans and Democrats. It gives The People Common Ground. The way I see it is the message to the Democrats is don’t trample the Constitution to enact your agenda. Republicans, don’t allow them to trample the Constitution without a fight and while you are at it, hold true to your conservative message.