Tea Party Moves To Influence GOP
Now, this, I consider good news, and a good move by the Tea Party activists.
Conservative activists who once protested the political establishment are now flooding the lowest level of the Republican Party apparatus hoping to take over the party they once scorned — one precinct at a time.
Across the country, tea party groups that had focused on planning rallies are educating members on how to run for GOP precinct representative positions. The representatives help elect county party leaders, who write the platform and, in some places, determine endorsements.
As I said about 10 months ago, the next step for the Tea Partiers was to start making their voices heard at the local level… city councils, GOP precincts, etc. Looks like they’re doing it, which I think is good.