Peggy Noonan Nails It

From the Wall Street Journal:

Tea Party to the Rescue

How the GOP was saved from Bush and the establishment.

Two central facts give shape to the historic 2010 election. The first is not understood by Republicans, and the second not admitted by Democrats.

The first: the tea party is not a “threat” to the Republican Party, the tea party saved the Republican Party. In a broad sense, the tea party rescued it from being the fat, unhappy, querulous creature it had become, a party that didn’t remember anymore why it existed, or what its historical purpose was. The tea party, with its energy and earnestness, restored the GOP to itself.

Read the entire piece here.

Posted: October 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Tea Party | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Peggy Noonan Nails It”

  1. Gene Baldassari said at 11:02 am on October 22nd, 2010:

    Late last year, the quickly emerging power of the Tea Party surprised me.

    We’ve experienced that power locally and nationally.

    Although I hope that that the symbol of contrast with the status quo can remain, it will probably fizzle out in future elections.

    Here is why:

    Branding, in a marketing sense, can only survive when there is some person or group controlling it. There must be someone to defend the trademark and keep it on subject.

    The Tea Party is a movement that has no platform or Trademark. Anyone can use that phrase for any reason.

    That will eventually create such contradiction that the phrase will become meaningless.

    But that is no a bad thing.

    The current members of the Tea Party know their power and will become the pressure valves of the mainstream.

  2. Russ said at 5:37 pm on October 22nd, 2010:

    Too little, too late Peggers. Take a walk.

    Oh and don’t forget to vote Obama in 2012.