Though headless, the tea party movement is not mindless. Its collective brain meets every Monday night.
More than 200 leaders of local tea parties — coordinators, as they usually call themselves — join a conference call organized by an umbrella group called the Tea Party Patriots, the largest national tea party organization. Organizers estimate that membership totals about 15 million.
On one Monday recently, three national coordinators began the session with a rundown on plans for upcoming rallies. The group was polled on whether to hold a second round of house parties throughout the country. A coordinator gave an update on an iPhone app for tea partiers who will be going door to door this fall to talk to voters.
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:10 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Don't mistaken the lack of having a "CEO" so to speak as being unorganized. It is more of a coordination. We are not a party. We are not an organization. We are a movement. Even movements need to be "directed" if they are to have a coherency and not unravel. If the people on the conference call weren't discussing the issues the people, like me, at home, having discussions, making calls, and letting our desires be known, we wouldn't continue to find the common ground and keep showing up. I don't follow anyone blindly. Neither do the rest of us. But, NP, you are using the Alinsky Rule 5 again by calling the Tea Party "bastards" and dismissing us as "Michael Moores". Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. But, the way I see it, if you need to ridicule us to make us seem less than we are, then we must be doing something right.
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