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Today’s article features an op-ed that we feel is appropriate considering the massive losses the grassroots have faced this week at the capital.
Is it time for a new strategy? New grassroots leadership? New strategists?
Do we keep doing the same thing with the same people hoping for different results?
Many people are asking this.
Via James Peacock-
In late 2007, a new movement began known as the Tea Party. It was made up of people across the country that would push a strong rightward shift and see many successes in 2010 and 2012 elections. It slowly started to fade and was eventually replaced by the more populist movement known as Make America Great Again or MAGA championed by former President Donald Trump.
Both of these movements, along with the Ron Paul Revolution, brought in a large swath of new passionate activists to the Republican Party.
In Texas, we would see the rise of fire brands like Jonathan Stickland, Matt Rinaldi, and Briscoe Cain. In the Texas House, the Freedom Caucus was birthed with over a dozen members ready to push back against House leadership. They had a strong strategy with Stickland often taking the heat while others worked to kill bad bills.
Slowly the overton window moved right until bills such as banning red light cameras, banning abortion, and constitutional carry would become a reality.
But while the wins would follow afterward thanks to the momentum of the movement, the strategy began to die following the elections of 2018.