Saw Jenny Beth Martin this weekend, speaking to our local tea party group. She is one of the founders of the Tea Party Patriots movement (NOT to be confused with the Tea Party Express, which is a partisan GOP operation). She said the media does not understand the Tea Party movement. She predicted the media will be very surprised when the movement melts GOP phones when they violate the movement’s three core principles:

  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Constitutionally Limited  Government
  • Free Markets

The Bush I & II administrations violated those principles. If the GOP fails to stop Obama in his Socialist tracks and defund his agenda (especially Obamacare), then it will face a 3rd party challenge in 2012.