I've spent the last of my patience reading an article by a well-meaning, but ignorant, Star Parker. Ms. Parker appears to believe, as the Democrat and Liberals do, that the Tea Party is an actual political party.
Only it's not, and never will be if the people involved have a thing to say about it. Yeah, Michelle Bachmann, I'm lookin' at you.
Tea Party folk are not, by nature, joiners. They are too busy actually living their own lives to care about anything else, with the exception of keeping the government out of their lives as much as possible. They are the ones out there with small businesses trying to keep their heads just enough above water so that they don't have to fire or lay off any more employees, or trying to earn just enough to keep paying their bills.
The folks who belong to the Tea Party don't sit about wringing their hands and crying about children, minorities or the "down trodden". It's not that they don't care, but they are busy working, donating, and giving of their time and talents to help in those areas where they feel they are best applied. They are the ladies in the nurseries rocking crack babies. You know, those kids the liberal elites wouldn't touch if their lives depended upon it. It's all well and good to talk about helping the great unwashed, just as long as they don't have to actually see them in reality. The poor and needy are a great thing in theory. Not so much in practice.
Tea Partiers are the guys down at the Quick Mart gassing up their trucks and filling up coolers with ice to go fishing because they finally have a weekend to go relax and perhaps even enjoy the fruits of their labors.
So, to respond to Star Parker, the Tea Party does not need a "leader", it has thousands of them. Everyday they lead by example. I know, it stuns Californians because they haven't seen that since Ronald Reagan. If you're lucky, you may see it again.
But never in California. Just as Andrew Breitbart. It amazes me he allowed her to post that article.