Slowly starting out after the 2008 General Election, with steadily growing momentum, Tea Party groups have been making their voices heard around the nation. Summing up the movement quite well is Mark Noonan, who wrote an April 16th, 2010 article for the website Nevada News & Views.
In it, he states, “These people are, indeed, angry – but not shouting angry. Determinedly angry. Steely angry. Never gonna quit until America is rescued angry. These people are America – young and old; married and single; white, black, Hispanic... working people; educated people; veterans. The people who make America work and who have, at long last, had enough.”
Their voices and votes are starting to make an impact, as recent election outcomes are proving with first-time US Senate candidate Rand Paul handily defeating Trey Greyson in the Kentucky Primary last week. But others find Tea Party participants to be anger- and hate-filled people with a mob-like mentality, spewing nothing but political rhetoric.
The topic prompted this week's Bank of Sheridan / sheridanmedia.com poll question: Is the Tea Party movement playing a positive role in American politics?
Let us know what you think. Cast your vote on our homepage, and feel free to leave appropriate comments. Then be sure to tune in to NewsTalk 930 KROE to hear the results this Friday morning on the Jackson Electric Open Line.