The Tea Party Patriots, led by local Mark Meckler, held a rally at the Elk’s Lodge in Grass Valley last night outlining the 40-year plan that has been leaked on the Internet.
The plan is far reaching. “Meckler suggested it would tackle four areas: educational, judicial, political and cultural, infusing them with traditional values by supporting conservative teachers, judges, politicians and musicians,” according to the Internet reports. The Tea Party also will target voter fraud.
“In a weird mix of religious language and Madison Avenue jargon, TPP’s 40-year-plan states that its goal isn’t necessarily to take over Congress or elect any candidates. (It’s a nonprofit and can’t endorse anyway.) Instead, the tea partiers are looking to convert people. They write, ‘Tea Party Patriots plans to convert sixty percent or more of the population to support our core values of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets,’” as Mother Jones writes.
This will cost millions and millions of dollars. “TPP has other ideas for drumming up with funding, too, namely running ads on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show and the Drudge Report, which they’ve already started doing. According to TPP, these ads will help with its ‘brand awareness, donation requests and issue-driven buys,’” as Mother Jones said.
Can we expect it here? You bet. Mark Meckler lives in our county and Tom McClintock and Dan Logue — both tea party supporters — are our elected representatives. One goal is to elect like-minded candidates in local politics, including the supposedly “nonpartisan” posts.
We’ve already had a taste of it here in July and November. We’ve already seen the ballot handling in Truckee questioned in November by tea party supporters.
Why isn’t the local media writing about the tea party’s plans? Our local population needs to be better informed.