Luckily my wife is one of those fortunate few that actually gets Presidents day off as a paid holiday so we took the opportunity to have our own little “Winter Fever” get away and headed out to visit friends in Missoula on Saturday. As we were pulling through Great Falls I confessed to my poor wife why I didn’t put up any resistance to taking Monday off work when I suggested that I wanted to swing through Helena to take a peek at what was happening at the Big Sky Tea Party Convention in the Red Lion Inn. While I couldn’t talk her into staying long it was readily apparent that this group has a pretty substantial following. I have really been wondering if these people actually could formulate that “Third Party” many voters are seeking. What do our readers think? The following is a clip of the event posted on the Helena NBC station. Video link here
I hesitated to do a post about the Tea Party because many that comment on this blog already accuse me of being a “tea-bagger” and other derogatory terms but it seems to me that it is time for voters to stand up and demand better from our elected officials – both Democrat and Republican. As I was reading the paper Monday night the first thing I noticed was an article about the republicans calling for solidarity (which ironically the HDN headlined as Solidity) amongst their followers. I am ok with supporting your party and their ideals but it would seem to me that both parties should take notice of the landslide victories handed to candidates advocating less government yet they seem to have forgotten that “less government” pledge as soon as they got into office. Petty bickering and fanatic isssues have again taken center stage just like they did last session when the Democrats controlled the government. Doesn’t anyone from either party get it?
(By the way – Nice job HDN
Your article titled Three Gubernatorial candidates stump Havre which was about four of the gubernatorial candidates was equally as impressive as the Solidity headline)