Response to Letter Published in Columbus Dispatch dated 12/13/14

Titled: Republican’s to TEA Party: Stop Costing us elections

Dear Mr. Smith,

I thank you for writing your letter to the Editor is the 12/13/14 edition of the Columbus Dispatch. It gives me the opportunity to correct the misinformation you presented, that has been invented and propagated by Karl Rove and the Republican Establishment to hide their failures and corrupt activities by blaming the TEA Party for their election disasters.

Let me begin by correcting your first misstatement, when you say “they attack Republicans, not Democrats.” Would you accept our defeating the sitting Ohio Democratic Party Chairman in the past election as factual evidence that we “attack” Democrats as well as Republicans? Not to mention the five year war we have waged, at times with little Republican support, with President Obama, whom I am pretty sure is a Democrat, over Obamacare?

Next let me help you see how Rove and company have lied to you and other Republicans to distort the election results you site from 2010 and 2012 to cover their corrupt activities. In 2010, you sight the losses by “TEA Party” Republican candidates Ken Buck in CO, O’Donnell in DE, and Angle in NV. However, Rove and company don’t want you to remember the “TEA Party” wins by Mike Crapo in ID, Mike Lee in UT, John Hoeven in ND, Jerry Moran in KS and Tom Coburn in OK do they? But here is the real secret they don’t want you to know. Buck lost in Colorado by less than 1% and Angle lost in NV by only 5.2% and Mr. Rove and company did NOTHING to support these REPUBLICAN candidates. Both of whom experts agree could have won if Rove and the Establishment did not INTENTIONALLY withhold funding.

In 2012, if is a fact that Establishment Republican Senate Candidates lost more races than TEA Party Candidates, and by larger margins, despite Chief RINO herder Carl Rove spending a BILLION dollars on their candidates. Ever since 2012 they have been trying to distract the gullible GOP donors, like you, by trying to blame the TEA Party, when Rove and Company deserve all the blame. See here is the other secret I will let you in on. After TEA Party Republicans have won Senate primaries fair and square, Rove and company not only don’t support them, the Republican candidate, they actually undermined them. Proving, once again, that the Liberal Republican Establishment you have been misled by, would rather have a Democrat win than a Conservative Republican they don’t control.

Your statement that we don’t understand that we must win the general elections is as inaccurate as your saying that the TEA Party cost “us”, meaning the Republicans, the Senate in 2010 and 2012. Funny how you don’t count the HISTORIC 64 seat TEA Party fueled House wins in the 2010 GENERAL ELECTION as our understanding the process. Do you see any inconsistency here? We can win House seats but not Senate seats which are much more expensive to run. Who controls the money, the TEA Party or Rove and Company? Who’s fault is it when we don’t win Senate seats due to our candidates not having enough money? Who cost the Republicans the Senate the Establishment or the TEA Party?

The latest Gallop Poll (Sept ’14) showed that 24% of ALL Americans affiliate with the TEA Party and that 42% of Republican consider themselves TEA Party members. So your statement that only 1 in 5 Republicans are in the TEA Party appears to be grossly inaccurate. This was never more evident in November 2014 when it was the TEA Party that caused the Republicans to take control of the Senate. You point to Roberts, McConnell, Cochran, and Graham – all of whom withstood TEA Party Challenges in the primary. However, you and Rove fail to talk about Tom Cotton (AR), Joni Ernst (IA), Thom Tillis (NC), Garnder (CO), Sullivan (AK), Lankford (OK), Enzi (WY), and others who are TEA Party through and through, and many of whom came out of the House after the TEA Party elected them in 2010. Not to mention the fact that it was TEA Party support in the General Election that allowed Roberts in (KS) and Cochran in (MS) to win after the establishment BEGGED for our support.

So Mr. Smith, you should be clear on three things. The enemy of the Republican Party is not the TEA Party, but the corrupt Republican Establishment that is controlled by the US Chamber of Commerce and the K-Street machine that has sold out you, and the rest of our nation, for 30 pieces of silver and trillions more. Second, that the only reason that the Republican party will be in control of the US House and the US Senate in 2015 is because of the incredible selfless commitment and effort of the heroic common citizens who make up the TEA Party and defend our Constitution against Karl Rove and your Republican Establishment friends. Third, that the TEA Party will make sure that no Republican wins the White House in 2016 if those who we elected to the US House and Senate in 2010, 2012 and 2014 do not keep their promises to the American People to defund Obamacare, stop the Illegal Immigration Amnesty, cut oppressive government regulations so the businesses can create jobs, and cut taxes. As for Senator Portman, he will have to stand on his record in 2016, just like everyone else.

Tom Zawistowski


Ohio Citizens PAC

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