• Written By: Gary DeMar
One way to gin up support for getting out the vote on Nov. 2nd is to advertise and host post-election-night TEA parties. Super Bowl parties are all the rage each year. It’s time we transfer some of that enthusiasm over to issues that have significance for all of us. As excited as I get when the Pittsburgh Steelers win the Super Bowl—six of them, but who’s counting?—their wins don’t do anything for me in a tangible way. Try asking a pro-athlete for a loan or rent money.
There’s a great scene in the film A Bronx Tale (1993) where a young boy is upset that Mickey Mantle cried after losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1960 World Series. Sonny, a local crime boss, asks, “Mickey Mantle? That’s what you’re upset about? He makes thousands of dollars a year. . . . If your dad needs money, go ask Mickey Mantle. See what happens.” My taxes don’t go up or down when a team wins or loses. Kids don’t get any smarter. Schools don’t get better. Democrats are still in control of our national government no matter who wins. But what happens on November 2nd will impact all of us.
Here’s what I suggest. Host an after-election TEA party at your house. Only those who can show an “I Voted” sticker can attend. Make sure you have lots of wings, chips and salsa, and those little wieners to remind everybody how many RINOs and liberal Democrats were voted out of office. Make it an event. Tell stories on how you’re going to run the next batch of bums out of Washington. Then lay out a strategy for the next election. We have to remind ourselves that each election is one battle in a long war. Liberals never quit. Conservatives rest on their laurels. This has got to change.
The Media and polls are telling us that the Democrats are in trouble. They’re doing this for a reason. If it’s going to be such a political bloodbath, maybe you and I don’t have to vote. There are enough people already enthusiastic enough to carry the day. Don’t fall for it. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!