Last Thursday, The GOP released their “Pledge” to America and the only positive thing one can say about them after seeing what’s in it is that Republicans finally have shown they believe in recycling.
Their “pledge” was very general, promising cotton candy clouds and chocolate rain drops (via the same Bush policies), if you just give them the keys to the castle.
The truth is, the Tea Party is now calling the shots on policy in the GOP and this generic assemblage of the same old rhetoric was constructed as a facade to hide all of the Tea Party extreme agendas and positions from the public.
So, what if a “Pledge” was circulated that instead represented the actual pledges and quotes from Tea Party candidates and those associated with it (including Palin, Beck and GOP Congresspeople)? A document that honestly laid out the views of The New GOP could energize those unenthusiastic Dems and Indies out there, providing an urgent reason for them to vote and keep the Republican Tea Party out of power.
Here’s the plan:
Planeteers are invited to help us collect the most provocative quotes and positions by the Republican Tea Party, both in print and on video, and we will create two projects here at The Planet, a 2010 Republican Tea Party Pledge To Americans document and a video version to be posted on YouTube. Once created, we invite members to help us share links to both around the internet, arming fellow Progressives with these powerful tools to help motivate Dems to get out and vote in November.
So, when you have a moment here or there, it would help this effort if you could Google a Tea Party candidate (Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Rand Paul, Joe Miller, etc.) or a Republican aligned with the Tea Party (Michele Bachman, Newt Gingrich, Jim DeMint, Rush, Beck, Palin, etc.) and find statements that might shake up disillusioned Progressives. They can be posted in a comment below and please make sure to include a link to the source. As for videos, you can provide links or embed them so we can download them then edit them to create a montage of Tea Party candidate declarations.
We’ve got five weeks until the election and there seems to be some softening of support for GOP candidates, the tide may be turning a little.
This is a chance to take action and hopefully make a difference in this election, I hope you’ll join us in this project!