We are now less than one month (29 days) prior to election day 2010. This is a day that many of us in the tea party movement have been eagerly anticipating. In the last 18 months we have come a long way from protests, rallies and marches, to voter education and GOTV efforts in advance of next months historic election.
Assume for the moment that we are successful, and “take control”as much as a tea party movement can, of one or both houses of congress. By which I mean that members who are believe as we do in fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets are now able to attempt to push back against the avalanche of progressive programs which are threatening our future as a nation.
There is no longer, going to be a need for us to scream at the houses of Congress: “Can You Hear Us Now!”
Instead we should look forward to a Congress that wants to actively listen and act on the concerns of the tea party movement.
As we strive to advance a legislative agenda which is in line with our views however, we will come up against a renewed Left. Just as the passage of the Obamacare bill was offensive to us, so will its repeal be offensive to the Left.
Just as spending is offensive to us, real cuts in spending will be offensive to the Left. We will see them turn out in large numbers to attempt to derail our legislative agenda, just as we did theirs.
And the battle will once more be joined.
But it is a battle of which must be fought. And won.
The tea party movement is not over. Far from it. This is a movement that will be working its way through the American political scene for years to come.
November 2 is not the end.
It is not even the beginning of the end.
But it may be the end of the beginning.