In yesterday’s Daily Jolt by the AJC Political Insiders, it mentioned that outgoing Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA-10) is looking to be hired to begin his post-congressional endeavors. He’s said that he’d be interested in a paid board position of a corporation or even a leadership position in an existing organization if it is offered to him. If not? He’d be willing to go it alone and create another TEA Party-type organization:
If an organization doesn’t offer me that opportunity then I’ve begun the process of even starting my own – Restoring Liberty in America.
He went on to say that he’d be willing to join on in a leadership position for existing TEA Party-type organizations like FreedomWorks or Americans for Prosperity.
Congressman Broun has a passion for liberty and freedom, but does Georgia need yet another TEA Party/Liberty organization? The organizations, in my mind, have the same goal, but have different faces and names.
This isn’t critical of the passion or objective of the movement, but at what point do you stop and ask yourself “how many TEA Party meetings and organizations do I need to belong to in order to prove that I liberty enough?”
Serious talk though since we will see plenty of these booths surrounding the vestibule of the halls of the state convention.
Of course, the cynics in the crowd may point to the fact that he hasn’t ruled out a run for office in the future, and that him leading a TEA Party/Liberty-type organization will keep his name out there…at least, among those of his supporters and folks who follow the inside baseball of politics, but not necessarily the voters at-large.