The Tea Party Movement is trying to transform itself from a loose coalition of uninformed anger into an actual movement with goals and organization. They are trying to do this without becoming a top-down organization; the goals are now being suggested and voted upon in a democratic process.
Although I giggle and groan at the Tea Party Movement*(1), I am watching with interest and a glimmer of hope that the T-Partiers can come up with a better platform than the GOP's current "oppose everything without offering anything" strategy. It's only a glimmer though, because the current T-Party is a bigger oppositional force than the GOP.
Their vote is being done online now at Contract From America
. It's definitely worth looking at. There is a "Contract From America panel" that selects the topics to be voted on,*(2) and the voting is democratic-ish, being that it is a loosely controlled internet poll.
Just for fun, I'm posting their current top 10 in a poll for us here:( Collapse )
There you go folks. Have at it!
EDIT: Sorry, I should have made that last question on a scale of 0 to 10, not 1 to 10. My apologies to the fascist marxist America-haters that couldn't find one thing they agreed with in the Tea Party platform. ;)
*(1) I'm being careful not to call them Tea Baggers anymore, even though they were the ones who initially chose this name. After word spread about the definition of Tea Bagging on Urban Dictionary, movement members considered their original name to be a pejorative, and got very indignant about it. Although this is one of the most hilarious aspects of the movement, I'll respect their new PC naming convention.
*(2) Which dashes my plan of starting an "Establish a new monarchy now!" write-in campaign.