North Georgia Tea Party Wants To Elect Democrats

It’s common knowledge the Tea Party is fed up. If you missed their agonizing screams during session, you might have seen their disgruntled social media presence. Regardless, the Tea Party is taking unorthodox action to gain power.

At a meeting of the North Georgia Tea Party Alliance, first reported by zPolitics, a 50-slide PowerPoint detailing their path to power caused a disturbance in the force. The PowerPoint acknowledged their lack of political power in Georgia, their lack of money, and their lack of outreach. Their past remedies included challenging incumbents with more conservative candidates; however, it has by and large failed.

Their new path to power in the Republican Party is to join the Democratic Party.

For a group dedicated to principle, this development is radically different from their founding doctrine. In 2009, they wanted to restore the Constitution and limit government. It seems their 2015 doctrine is to elect big-government Democrats and raise money. Sounds very establishment if you ask me.

Here’s their plan:

  1. Continue to primary sitting Republicans
  2. Unite the various Tea Party groups
  3. Find candidates to run as Independents to pull votes from both Democrats and Republicans
  4. Identify swing districts and support the Democratic candidate
  5. Inflict pain on Republican leadership
  6. Start a PAC

In theory, their support of Democrats will take the Republican Party back into the minority. After a term in the minority, the Tea Party will back conservative Republican candidates to replace the Democrats they had just elected and return the Republican Party back to the majority.

This, my friends, is their pathway to power. Check out their battle plan in full.

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24 comments

    • Will Durant says:

      Pinky: Gee, Brain. What are we going to do tonight?
      The Brain: The same thing we do every night,
      Pinky. Try to take over the world!

  1. jpm says:

    I am NOT republican, democrat or tea party – so I find it very ironic that the author wrote; “For a group dedicated to principle, this development is radically different from their founding doctrine.” when I see the State republican and the rnc drifting so far from their promises and promised principles. One only has to look at the power sharing the republican Senate has made with the Executive Branch allowing the Lt. Governor more power regarding committees than specified in the State’s Constitution. My house member is a republican – I asked when he planned to hold a town hall and was told by his campaign chairman that I needed to understand that my representative was too busy running the State’s business to hold town hall meetings. Remember all those promises if we voted the US House regarding defunding the Affordable Care Act? Two years later we were told the republicans just needed the Senate AND the House to defund the Affordable Care Act. The list of failures by the republicans goes on and on which is what created the tea party. Yes, the tea party only exists because of status quo republicans. Adhere to the promises and promised principles and the tea party will go away – until then the republicans feed dissention and the risks. I noted some have mocked the tea party – but those same people fail to understand the tea party folks came from the republican party…so much for ‘big tent’.

    Republicans need to go look in the mirror to understand why their is dissatisfaction with the republican party. The dems are certainly no panacea. The tea party has proven it can deliver decisive election votes at times, and it has proven it can be utterly confused once they morphed away from their 3 principles.

    It would be nice if the republican actions and its 1st cousin the tea party matched their rhetoric.

  2. ATLguy says:

    Yeah, it is a wild pitch. But what do you guys offer as a solution to a Georgia GOP that consistently elects the likes of (ethically challenged and unaccomplished) Sonny Perdue, his cousin David Perdue, (ethically challenged and unaccomplished) Nathan Deal, (ethically challenged and unaccomplished) Newt Gingrich, (ethically challenged and unaccomplished) Mack Mattingly, (ethically challenged and unaccomplished) Bob Barr, (ethically challenged and unaccomplished) Saxby Chambliss,(moderate/Cynthia Tucker’s favorite Republican) Johnny Isakson and is almost certain to elect (ethically challenged and unaccomplished) Casey Cagle as the next governor? And we are not even talking about Kathy Cox, a lot of the folks in the Georgia Legislature, and some of the bullets that Georgia avoided by not electing the likes of Herman Cain (scandal) and the infamous Guy Millner/Mike Bowers/Mitch Skandalakis slate back in the day. When your the GOP produces one Paul Coverdell and a bunch of guys who are, well, not of that caliber in the last 30 years of its ascendancy into one party rule, what else do you propose to shake things up?

        • Michael Silver says:

          Their love of Garner and hatred of Speaker Ralston is a demonstration that they have no idea of who is on their side and who isn’t.

          Sen. Perdue is racking up an impressive record of conservative / Tea Party like votes, bills, and actions. Someone has to have their head up their butts to suggest he is a closet liberal or a Chamber of Commerce lackey. Check out the vote to renew the Ex Im bank. Perdue voted against it.

          The Tea Party attacks Speaker Ralston, which is bat-$#!T crazy. If you look at the records of Gov. Deal, Lt. Gov. Cagle, and Speaker Ralston, the only one of those three that moves Tea Party like legislation forward is Ralston. He shares more of their views than the other guys.

          Speaking of the term RINO. There is no such thing. RINO’s represent the views of the majority of Republicans, eg McCain and Romney. Conservatives are probably 1/3 of the people who think of themselves as Republicans. The rest hold positions more like Gov. Christie and Lindsey Graham. RINO positions are what Republicans stand for.

  3. David C says:

    Eh, at least on a Congressional slate it makes some sense. I’d call it the Mark Foley/Tom Delay/’Dollar Bill’ Jefferson approach: If the current Rep. is an utter sleazeball, you vote him out one year and 2 years later you can vote in a clean person with minimal real impact (1 legislative seat probably isn’t making the difference).

  4. SallyForth says:

    Obviously none of the N Ga T/P’ers are familiar with the waaaay far-left and gone Atlanta bunch now running the Democratic party. Just wait til they run into that buzz saw. Get your popcorn ready.

  5. Rick Day says:

    Hi guys, long time no see! Taking a hiatus from social networking and commentary.

    Any of you TP guys out there?

    If you email me, I’d be willing to run as an I or a D against Ralston, or Collins. As long as you can go with a “we need regulated cannabis” position, you can tell me to stand on my head and poot “Dixie” for all I care.

    Business owner, entrepreneur, intelligent White, Male Boomer.

    As long as I don’t have to wear a clown suit I’m good with the circus.

    BBL, going kayak fishing on the Toccoa *grabs crotch, adjusts tackle*

  6. Three Jack says:

    All those slides and hardly any mention of issues they want to advance. How do you advance a movement to gain ‘POWER’ without money if you don’t even know where you want to advance? Are they focused on illegal immigration? Tax reform? ‘Religious freedom’? How do they even know if a candidate supports their cause if they themselves have no idea what they are collectively pissed at?

    TP had a real opportunity. Too bad they became just another fringe group of pissed off folks with no idea why they are pissed.

  7. Dave Bearse says:

    It’s just Tea Party animosity toward anything that smacks of compromise, and thus the ability to govern, on display.

  8. seenbetrdayz says:

    I think the line of thinking is, if you can’t take it over, destroy it.

    I’m totally fine with that . . . except how do you propose to destroy the democratic party when they’re all that’s left? Democrats are the world’s worst about taking a simple 51% vote majority and thinking it means the whole country supports whatever they want to do, forever and ever amen. You can’t go back and vote for the republicans because their party will have imploded.

    In any case, it’s about time a major political party died in this country, and someone’s gonna have to go first. The last one to go the way of the dinosaurs was the Whigs and that was oh, 150 years ago. We’re long overdue.

    • Salmo says:

      For that to happen, there has to be an alternative (or, I suppose, multiple alternatives) to siphon off the dying party’s votes. Obviously, based on this article, the Tea Party isn’t capable of this. There is a huge populist trend in this country right now between Trump, Cruz, and Bernie Sanders, but I can’t see the two sides of the populist spectrum being capable of linking up. Besides, we’ve had populist movements before that didn’t kill one of the two parties. I’m thinking this fad won’t last through this election cycle.

      It would probably take an extremely charismatic, fiscally conservative Democrat to form a coalition of libertarian-leaning (yet pragmatic) individuals from both parties to have any chance of breaking one party up. At that point it would probably kill the GOP and jettison the SoCons to a fringe wing…though somebody would ultimately court them because that will remain a considerable voting bloc.

      • seenbetrdayz says:

        You’re right. It probably wouldn’t happen.

        I could vote for a fiscally conservative democrat if there was such a thing anymore.

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