Lloyd Marcus
The tea party, Trump and the loss of a great patriot
FacebookTwitter
By Lloyd Marcus
June 18, 2016

I was in the paint department. I placed the color sample next to the vase I brought from home. "Excuse me ma'am. Do these colors match? My wife says I'm color blind." She replied, "Yes." Then she said, "Lloyd? You are Lloyd, right?"

It was Lisa Feroli, one of the originators of the Orlando Tea Party. We had not seen each other since 2009. After catching up a bit, Lisa made a few interesting comments about the Tea Party movement. Not as active as she once was, Lisa feels some of the passion is gone. She said the movement was started by and should have remained controlled by We The People. Lisa said unfortunately, politicians were allowed to worm their way in, citing a rally at which RINO John Boehner spoke. Lisa feels, and I concur, that too many people made the movement about them. However, I do not think opportunists jumping on the Tea Party bandwagon did any serious damage to the movement.

Republican betrayals discouraged and harmed the movement. After we tea party activists worked our butts off to award the GOP the House and Senate, Republicans broke their vow to repeal Obamacare and stop Obama's executive amnesty. Outrageously, the GOP even supported Obama's anti-American policies. Now, arrogant GOP knuckleheads are puzzled why so many tea partiers have said screw you to professional politicians, we're backing Trump.

Sadly, Sen Ted Cruz, a true warrior for the Constitution and We the People, became a casualty of conservatives'/tea partiers' frustration and anger with politicians. Still, I am confident that Cruz will be back, strengthened by his faith and his struggle.

There is good news in Trump's remarkable popularity crossing all demographics. For decades, liberals have used their control of mainstream media and public education to drill into our heads that America is the greatest source of evil on the planet. Every day, the liberal media bombards us with fabricated news stories designed to sell us their lie that a majority of Americans hate their country as much as liberals hate it. Liberal media's message is America is sexist, racist, mean and must be punished.

Liberals' mantra is the world has too little because America has too much. They say this is why the world hates us (the USA). It is only fair that we open our borders and welcome all the world in to share our misbegotten stuff.

Then, along comes presidential candidate Donald Trump who vows to put America's best interest first. The American people respond with wildly overwhelming approval. This tells me that American patriotism has survived despite decades of liberals' attempts to cause Americans to hate their country. A majority of Americans still love their country and long to see it restored to A-number-one, top of the heap, top of the list, king of the hill – A-number-ooooonnnneeee!!! That feels good, folks.

It is probably a bit much to declare that Trump won the general election with his response to the terrorist attack at the Orlando nightclub. However, I believe millions, including me, cheered him on. In his speech void of political correctness, Trump told the truth while offering common-sense solutions to terrorism. Trump defined the bad guys who seek to kill as many Americans as possible. Trump called out Obama and Hillary for their typical, ridiculous, liberal blame-America-first response. He explained the dangerous consequences of Obama and Hillary's weak mamsy-pamsy ways of dealing with terrorism. Trump was refreshing.

Listening to news feeds of Obama's and Hillary's responses vs. Trump's, I thought, "These guys (Obama, Hillary, and their media operatives) still don't get it – clueless regarding the hearts, minds, and concerns of everyday Americans. Trump gets it. Trump may have just won the presidency."

Orlando Tea Party organizer Lisa and I agreed that we will vote for Trump.

As for the Tea Party movement, it is alive and well and will never go away. We tea partiers have simply matured – become more politically savvy – more focused and specialized in our efforts to take back our country. No, Trump is not a conservative. However, for the moment, Trump is our best weapon against another Democrat president vomiting more vile anti-Americanism upon the American people.

Speaking of the Tea Party, June 5, 2016, we lost a great patriot. Danita Kilcullen, founder of Tea Party Fort Lauderdale, America's longest running tea party, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ due to complications with Multiple Myeloma Cancer.

I spoke and sang for Danita's tea party group a year ago. Danita and her group were as passionate and engaged as ever. Danita and her group love America and are committed to saving her. A week before Danita passed, I thought she was on the road to recovery. Her email said something like she hoped to be back fighting for freedom at their next meeting. I was shocked to hear she had passed.

Wow, what a great patriot sister.

© Lloyd Marcus

 

The views expressed by RenewAmerica columnists are their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of RenewAmerica or its affiliates.
(See RenewAmerica's publishing standards.)

Click to enlarge

Lloyd Marcus

(Lloyd Marcus passed away on July 24, 2020. His obituary can be read here.)

The UK Guardian declared prolific writer, singer and songwriter Lloyd Marcus the Tea Party Movement's most prominent African American, seen on Fox News, CNN and more. Rejecting hyphenating, Marcus is renowned for proclaiming, "I am NOT an African-American! I am Lloyd Marcus, AMERICAN!!!"... (more)

Subscribe

Receive future articles by Lloyd Marcus: Click here

More by this author

 

Stephen Stone
HAPPY EASTER: A message to all who love our country and want to help save it!

Stephen Stone
The most egregious lies Evan McMullin and the media have told about Sen. Mike Lee

Siena Hoefling
Protect the Children: Update with VIDEO

Stephen Stone
Flashback: Dems' fake claim that Trump and Utah congressional hopeful Burgess Owens want 'renewed nuclear testing' blows up when examined

Matt C. Abbott
Vatican-acquitted priest: Diocese was unjust

Peter Lemiska
Last chance to save the soul of the nation

Linda Goudsmit
CHAPTER 15: Conflict Theory and the Hegelian Dialectic

Michael Bresciani
The fine line between ignorance and idiocy

Jeff Lukens
Congressional spending goes full Weimar

Rev. Mark H. Creech
Scriptural sobriety: Rethinking wine in the Lord’s Supper

Cherie Zaslawsky
April 13th, 2024: Iran’s shocking dress rehearsal

Jerry Newcombe
Is America a 'failed historical model?'

Victor Sharpe
The current malignancy of America's Fourth Estate

Tom DeWeese
The University of Tennessee uses our taxes to advocate radical energy agenda. I took them to court!

Bonnie Chernin
Pro-abortion Republicans

Cliff Kincaid
Make Sodom and Gomorrah Great Again
  More columns

Cartoons


Click for full cartoon
More cartoons

Columnists

Matt C. Abbott
Chris Adamo
Russ J. Alan
Bonnie Alba
Chuck Baldwin
Kevin J. Banet
J. Matt Barber
Fr. Tom Bartolomeo
. . .
[See more]

Sister sites