As I wrote a few days ago, the GOP primary race for Congressional District 9 is probably the most important of all primaries in Florida because it will almost definitely determine if the detestable shrill leftist bigmouth Alan Grayson makes a return to congress. Most political pundits living in reality acknowledge that conservative Republican candidate John “Q” Quiñones is the Republican Party’s only hope to defeat Grayson in November. Grayson also knows it, which is why he has taken the unusual step of openly attacking John Q in the GOP Primary a lo descarado in hopes that he won’t be the Republican he squares off with in November.
One person actively campaigning against John Q is not once, but twice convicted criminal and phony Tea Party “activist” that goes by the name of Doug Guetzloe. The guy’s an overall shyster who among other things has been accused of using the Florida “TEA Party” name to undermine conservative candidates. Continue reading
I got a call today from someone who is supporting Steve Stewart for City Commission here in Tallahassee. They asked me, as one of the founders of the Tallahassee Tea Party, to make it public that Steve Stewart is not a member of the tea party. What I learned is that one of Stewart’s opponents, Scott Maddox, held a bizarre press conference today and blasted Stewart for being a member of the tea party.
Oh, the pandemonium!
This whole episode is telling. This person, who identifies with the tea party herself, feels the tea party must have such a negative perception among Tallahassee voters that she was nervous that Stewart would be grouped in with the tea party and that there would be a backlash against him from independent voters.
I had to stop her and tell her – let’s not forget – the tea party is not a political party. Heck, it’s not even partisan! The tea party is a movement of ideas built on the constitutional principles of limited government, personal responsibility, and fiscal conservatism. The last time I looked, these are not conservative or liberal principles. These are bedrock American principles that more than 70% of Americans agree with. And those that don’t agree with them are fiercely opposed to the U.S. Constitution itself. These principles are what make this constitutional republic what it is! Continue reading