Amy Kremer, director of the Tea Party Express, one of the many organizations that try to steer the Tea Party movement, appeared on The View, recently. She stayed on point, talking sense, on the whole:
- The movement is all about fiscal issues, limited government, responsibility, and free markets. No social issues, she said.
- “We have no leader, the leaders are all across the country.” Sarah Palin is not the Tea Party’s leader.
- The Tea Party is non-partisan, crossing “all party lines,” with independents, Democrats, Republicans and libertarians participating.
- Tea Party folk are most angry at the GOP because “there’s no denying that the spending started under Bush.”
Ms. Kremer ably steered the conversation away from the traps that The View folk might have liked to see her fall into. Co-host Joy Behar appeared quite pleased that Kremer acknowledged Bush-era Republicans as responsible for starting this current trend in over-spending.
So, good talking points. Other Tea Party folks should emulate her. I say this in part to reiterate points I made on Townhall not long ago. To seriously tackle our massive fiscal problems, the Tea Party will have to confront spending across the board, including a Sarah Palin/John McCain-style foreign policy.
How is it that people from across the political spectrum can work together in this movement?
It’s simple: No one but a fool would flirt with government insolvency and ruin.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.