The political left is making a big deal in Indiana about recent polling that reveals a “high unfavorability rating” for the Tea Party. This is the latest round of discussion about the alleged death of the movement. I think that is the 17th or 18th time we’ve heard this in the last few years.
What is not reported in this poll, of course, is the favorability/unfavorability rating of the ideas espoused by the Tea Party. Fiscal responsibility, paying down the debt, government living within its means, opposition to oppressive government bureaucracy – all tea party positions – poll very well. In other words, what is really polling low is the media-driven narrative of who the “tea party” is. And if I believed everything the media suggested about the group, I’d have an unfavorable view of them too.
But I don’t. I know who and what the tea party movement is about, and I know the ideas they embrace are the ideas that will save the Republic. That’s why I am proud to associate with them, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to speak to the Kokomo Area Tea Party again this Thursday at the Howard County Courthouse rally at 6:00.
On today’s show, I invited event organizer Kenlyn Watson on to talk about the rally.
Hear our conversation here.