Our momentum as becoming a party to contend with has slowed considerably over the last couple of years. The midterm elections were a huge victory for us, and the country, but we can not let us forget that at our root is less government involvement and a country that really is for its people.
One of our biggest highlights since our movement began happened over 2 years ago. Since the Chic-fil-A incident, and our massive rallying of supports, there has not been any unification of our party at that magnitude since.
To give a little background to those who are new to Tea Party politics, in 2012 we stood behind the fast food chain Chic-fil-A as their company was being verbally assaulted all over the internet for true comments made by its CEO Dan Cathy. The comments openly admitted to the company being opposed to gay marriage.
This of course brought on an onslaught of hate from the liberal side, where apparently it is not okay in America to be opposed to anything other than common sense. We stood by our Chick-fil-A friends and encouraged our party members to block the boycott and go on a boycott.
Laughingly I must admit that it is a good thing the chicken chain makes such good food. From grilled chicken to chicken cooked in the deep fryer, our party members feasted on the entire menu. Again, if you don’t know, Chic-Fil-A is a chicken chain that does wonders with poultry and deep fryers though we wonder how they’d fare with a more ‘health conscious’ oil free option like one of these.
Our members lined the streets waiting for their chance to indulge in deep fried goodness while protesters stood behind yellow tape hurling obscenities at them. The entire situation was quite hypocritical when you consider that we were being criticized for expressing our support of freedom of speech. By groups who consistently try and accuse us of doing the same.
Now I am not saying that we need another big CEO to get honest in order for us to get publicity. There are plenty of issues right now where we could be gathering forces to show the injustice. Pro immigration reformists are a constant sight in Washington right now, why aren’t we there expressing our side?
This lax attitude is what is going to make us lose the upcoming election. Again. It is not enough to have a heavy hand in the house and senate. We need to take over the White House again if we want real reform that makes real sense.
Start by getting riled up again like we did in 2012. During that time our party showed solidarity at a time when no one thought we had any. Deep fryer food aside, it was a coup for our party and a way to show the country that we stand behind what we preach. Start standing again and let’s get to work on making our words count.