The Tea Party claimed not to be of the Republican Party but just a little old grassroots organization formed by regular everyday Americans seeking to take their country back. People who say that they are tired of the same old Washington game that’s played each and everyday. They say that they want to send their people in to clean it up and restore their country back to the good old days. There were also some who claimed that the Tea party was not affiliated with the Republican Party. Those in the Republican Party tried to say that they did not stand on some of the premises that the Tea Party did and they also said that they were not trying to hone in on their momentum. So much change in so little time.
“Kentucky Republican senatorial candidate Rand Paul is seeking fundraising help from GOP lawmakers who voted for the massive 2008 financial bailout, flip-flopping on a campaign promise to shun those lawmakers.” “The libertarian-leaning Paul, who condemns taxpayer-backed bailouts of the private sector, will benefit from a Thursday night fundraiser at the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Washington, D.C.” “Nine of 12 GOP senators listed on the invitation voted for the $700 billion bank bailout in 2008.” “Tickets to the event went for $1,000 per person, with sponsorships up to $5,000 per group.” “During the primary, Paul pledged not to accept contributions from any senator who had voted for the financial bailout.” “That promise was included on his campaign website at the time but has since been removed.” (Schreniner, Bruce; 6/22/2010, Associated Press, Rand Paul flips, seeks money from bailout senators, Retrieved from [email protected]). Looks like the pancake shuffle is alive and well in all parties and just like the others, the Tea Party is no exception. I wonder if these nine GOP senators support Rand Paul’s stance on civil rights, the Fed, Social Security and all of the other darn good ideas that he espouses. One would have to assume that they do since they showed up at the fundraiser and donated. It also begs to question as if this means that since he flipped on seeking their money would he also flip on his stances which got him nominated over Trey Grayson?
I guess we will find out sooner or later. Then again may be we already have the answer because even though “the first-time candidate slammed his main primary opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, for taking campaign cash last year at a Washington fundraiser hosted by a number of senators who backed the bailout.” “That was then, but now the Paul campaign is welcoming support from lawmakers it once shunned.” May be his campaign manager said it best. “We considered that the primary was a fight over the direction and the soul of the Republican Party,” Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton said this week.” “By Rand taking that hard stance in the primary, we think that those ideas won.” “Now that Paul is the nominee, “it is great to see so many leaders lining up behind” him, Benton said.” (Schreniner, Bruce; 6/22/2010, Associated Press, Rand Paul flips, seeks money from bailout senators, Retrieved from [email protected]). So say or do what ever you have to win and once you do then you must adapt in order to achieve your next objective. Sounds more like a military strategy instead of a man trying to get elected so that he can help those that want their country back get it. If this sounds familiar may be it’s because every single politician that has ever ran or won office has done the exact same thing. Promise much but as soon as they win suddenly they get amnesia and forget who got them there. Appears that Rand Paul has learned that lesson well but then I could be wrong.