Monmouth GOP Chairman John O. Bennett III invited Bayshore Tea Party Group Co-Founder Barbara Gonzalez to speak at the GOP Unity Breakfast last Saturday.
Gonzalez and fellow co-founder Robert Gordon responded on Monday by issuing a statement to say something that Gonzalez forgot to say to the Unity gathering on Saturday: Every Republican can expect a primary if they don’t do what the Tea Party wants them to do.
Here’s the statement:
Sometimes, we have the opportunity to say what we think to a group of people, but later wish we had said more. MOST times, we still need to get our opinion out there one way or another regardless of who is or isn’t listening or who does or does not care. Barbara had the opportunity to speak at the Republican Unity Breakfast on Saturday. We truly appreciate that opportunity since we are not elected officials. We thank John Bennett for giving us the opportunity. Since Barbara did not expect to speak, she wasn’t able to have anything prepared but we think she covered it pretty well. We did want to add one thing however, in thinking back on the points that were made. We wanted to add that as angry as we are at the left, we are also very angry with the Republicans. Some of the decisions that have been made not only on a national level, but on a local level, would have our Founding Fathers turning in their graves. The GOP needs to understand that THIS is why there is a TEA party. Not just to defeat Obama but to make sure that the Republican party, whom we are more closely aligned with, will do what they promised to do. Some have drifted so far left, that one would think they were progessive democrats. Some have hurt feelings because we did not support them. This is not about feelings….this is about doing their job and doing what they were elected to do. Most of us admit that we haven’t paid enough attention and it’s partially our fault for letting this happen, but now that we see what our representatives have done, we are very much aware and awake. There will be no more compromises. We did not come on board for this election with our tail between our legs. It was because of the constitutional ruling on Obamacare that we see what we must do. Make no mistake……if Senator Kyrillos, Anna Little and Mitt Romney do not do as they promised, We can predict how the TEA party groups will react. We see every Republican being primary-ed no matter what the result. We see a new party arising. We implore the Republican party to get on board with the TEA party and participate in a full scale grassroots campaign to raise awareness and turn this election into a landslide. After announcing at the “UNITY” breakfast on Saturday that we were having a Repeal Obamacare Rally the next day, and asking the Republicans to join us….one man and his son came. ONE MAN AND HIS SON!Not an auspicious start!We will leave it at that.
These people must think they’ve actually won something.