Why Tea Party women lead the charge

Posted on October 22, 2010

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By Tammy Bruce…

Sarah Palin is an icon, but she’s not the reason – women have simply had enough of being taxed and told what’s good for us.

We are 13 days out from 2 November, a date all observers (with the quaint exception of the White House) admit will be a midterm election political “tsunami”, and we are seeing a genuine meltdown of both the media and political elite, two groups not happy at all with the new American revolution called the Tea Party. Especially irritating to American Nobility is the fact that women are in front of this storm, leading the way and calling out the political establishment for disdain and punishment on election day.

On Monday, after over a year and a half of the Tea Party emerging as a political force, a cable television roundtable of “experts” in media wondered why the heck so many women were involved in the Tea Party. CBS’s Lesley Stahl baffled her panel constructed of a New York Times reporter, someone from Newsweek and other Anointed Ones, when she asked, “I wanted to ask all the gurus here, why so many of the Tea Partiers are women. I find that just intriguing and don’t quite understand why that has happened,” Stahl said. Their first answer: “Sarah Palin?”

Actually, the answer is: taxed enough already. Women control the household accounts and we know when spending is unsustainable, threatening the very fabric of our families, or our country as the case may be. As one Tea Party rally sign aimed at big government succinctly put it, “My kid isn’t your ATM.”

The Tea Party represents stakeholders in the American system; people who were never involved in politics or thought they had to be, yet realised that political corruption and incompetence threatened not only their families, but the future of the nation itself. Economic collapse, the shocking spending by an Obama administration that most analysts agree is in over its head, combined with remarkable contempt shown citizens during the debacle of the healthcare debate and legislation, have mobilised those stakeholders – including women and their families – to take action.

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