Some recent polling has shown the Tea Party losing national relevance, something I think would have a catastrophic effect on our ability to win in 2014 and going forward. Could the liberal gun grab attempt we’re currently seeing out of Washington reignite the energy that got the whole movement started in the first place? Possibly, and it appears that February 23rd is the day we’ll find out. It’s being called a Day of Resistance, and Right Wing News has more information:
While Barack Obama is calling for Americans to give up their freedom, their rights, and their guns, we’re calling for Americans to resist. We’re calling on Tea Partiers, moderate Republicans, Libertarians and even moderate Democrats to stand up one month from today, on the 23rd of February and say, “No more!” Right Wing News is joining Dustin Stockton, Western Representation PAC and The Tea Party.net in calling for rallies all across the nation next month on the 23rd. It’ll be a Day of Resistance where gun owners and patriots can peacefully gather and show Barack Obama, the media, and the knockkneed Republicans in Congress that we may have lost a battle last November, but we haven’t lost the war. Don’t meekly give up your 2nd Amendment rights when you can stand with us and RESIST!
Hawkins also notes that over the next month plenty of rallies will be announced, big name speakers will line up behind events and publicity will grow. Here’s to hoping, because as someone who helped organize one of the initial Tax Day events back in 2009, it’s time to see the fire come back. Without it, I don’t know if we have the electoral majority to keep the Republican Party relevant. We’ll see.