As an organic grassroots organization, it is amazing to me to see the outline of success self forming. For years the left has somehow owned female and minority issues. This has been confusing to me since at the heart of liberalism they use these issues as a power base and give lip service reform in return. Congratulations to conservative women and minorities for stepping to the plate! The liberal left loves to shout cries of racism, sexism and bigotry at the primarily white male conservatives who have led in the past. Conservative women and minorities can safely dismiss those accusations and force liberals to defend their policies and positions. It also shows the public that at its heart, conservatism does not care who leads, but what values they lead with. Conservatives do not care if your black, white, yellow, green, or if you have 6 toes on your left foot. What we care about are the values and principles that our founding fathers demand that we must defend. For almost a century we have dealt with creeping Progressivism with intervals of intense Progressive policy agendas. We are in one of those intervals and the only cure is our strong conservative women and minorities. The rise of these new conservatives reminds me of Muhammad Ali‘s “Rope a dope” tactic. The liberal elites almost reflexively go to racism and sexism. That is the fight they know. It is what has kept their power. Now they do not know how to handle a opponent who can take those blows and fight them on the issues. I am proud to see how adaptive and capable our TEA parties have become. We are a big tent where all are welcome. We are now in a stage where we have to adapt to being a powerful third-party on the field. If the Republicans can listen to the people and return to small government they will find a powerful ally in the TEA Parties. If they continue to Tread on the Constitution however, they will find a powerful defensive force in their way.