There's a political movement percolating in North Georgia, and it's picking up steam.They're starting small, but building...I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them begin to elect people not just locally, but nationally next year.
Catoosa, Gilmer and Walker counties have tea party groups, and new ones are forming in Dade and Whitfield counties.
"My desire is to go through all of the (Georgia's) 9th Congressional District and organize tea parties," said James Groce, a leader with the Tea Party of Walker County.
But if their candidates do not win Republican primaries, will Tea Party activists support their own third-party candidates in the fall elections, prompting what Republican strategist Bill McInturff conceded would be a "disaster" for the GOP? Will their supporters simply not vote? Or could their movement, born of concern over government spending even when Republicans were in control, end up taking down incumbents of all political stripes?In other words, either you support the goals of the Tea Party, or they will actively work against you...Go Tea Party!
"Right now the Tea Party movement has higher favorables (in polls) than either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party," said Democratic pollster Fred Yang. "Eleven months from now, the enemy could be all of us."