The media don't get it. They don't understand the TEA party movement.
But the movement has found common ground with the Republican party mainly because the Republican party has begun to listened to the people. If they stop listening, the TEA party will leave them and find a party that will pay attention.
So what is it that unites all these Americans of various political persuasions? Doug Giles has identified at least six common principles of the TEA party that are not partisan values; they are American values.
Six Objectives of the TEA Party Movement:
1. We are Taxed Enough Already. Its our money. We earned it and we believe we should be able to keep most of it.
2. Reduce Government Spending. The United States doesn't have a shortage of income. It has an out-of-control spending problem. We all have to live within our means and balance our budgets. Government should too.
3. Reduce the national debt and the federal budget deficit. Uncle Sam is acting like a spoiled teenager with his father's credit card. And when the bill comes, he borrows more money to pay the interest on the loan.
4. Respect the United States Constitution-ALL of it, not just the parts you like. We want our government to be controlled by our charter documents-not the way they want to reinterpret them, but the way the original writers intended them.
5. Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government. We can manage our own lives, families, and businesses without all your rules and restrictions. Get off our backs and out of our faces. The government that rules least, rules best.
6. And finally, we don't like and don't want your government-run health care. We didn't was it when Hillary tried it and we don't want Obamacare either.
Any elected officials who respect these principles and fight for them will be able to keep their jobs. Those who don't will be fired.