Thursday, January 7, 2010
Rep. Ron Paul on the Tea Parties
Paul told MSNBC's Rachel Maddox on Wednesday evening, "I don't think you can talk about the tea party as a party. It's made up of a lot of different people. And I don't even see them as being Republican"
He went on to say, "I think they are unhappy. They're unhappy with the establishment party. And that's made up of the Republicans and the Democrats. If the Republicans don't catch on to that, they can't build their party."
Paul, when asked about the recent photo circulating on liberal blogs with a prominent tea party organizer holding a sign with what can be considered inflammatory and racially motivated language said, tea party activists sometimes "act to angrily, and to doesn't come off well." He added that, "If they keep doing that, yes, it may not necessarily build the party."
Paul as always a voice of reason. His advice to the GOP is sound, and the tea party organizers, particularly should the movement become a organized 3'rd party, listen to his word for them. And then heed them.