Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tea Party Choices: Purity of Principle or Maturity of Method

Excellent post. What is the right balance between pragmatism and ideology? How can the tea party win friends and influence people? Will the tea party overreach and self destruct? How do we best advance the cause? Rod

By Ken Marrerro, Blue Collar Muse

I was listening to some Tea Party leaders recently. They were unhappy some Representatives had not yet made their position on a bill public. They decided to find out those positions and if a Rep was voting “wrong,” to threaten him with a primary challenge.

Disagreements, even among allies, are inevitable. How we handle them defines our relationship’s future. In the aftermath of successful influence in 2010′s elections, some Tea Party activists are choosing coercion over cooperation. (link)

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