What’s this I hear the Long Island Tea Party has matured? You mean they were bought. Maybe Randy Altchuler will say they were acquired. I am sure he will be placing many ads on the local Tea Party’s mediocre web page. Let’s face it the Suffolk Tea Party is nothing more than an arm of the local GOP. Most are retired public sector workers once employed by the old Republican Machine whose corrupt ways led Nassau County to bankruptcy and nearly did the same to Suffolk.
What’s most ironic is that most of these “patriots” have time to be engaged in politics thanks to generous pensions they earned as government workers now want to end government pensions, Social Security and Medicare as we know it. Why should they care? The contracts their municipal unions earned through negotiation protect them for life. Now the Suffolk Tea Party wants all the government money to be saved so they can keep what they got out of it, even if that means the municipal unions that gave them a good life have to go in the process. How short sighted and hypocritical.
What’s also mind boggling is recent reports that they will be supporting Randy Altchuler for Congress. Let’s not forget how Randy made his millions. Taking our jobs and shipping them overseas. How patriotic of him. I guess the local chapter of the tea party wants to see more of that. Even when good ole Randy started a new company in 2010, a year after he ran for Congress on LI, he chose to locate it in Georgia instead of Suffolk County. That’s a start I guess and better than placing the jobs in Mumbai. In 2010, they showed principal and held off endorsing this very flawed carpetbagger of a candidate. I guess everyone has a price, I hope they were paid well.
I have met many national Tea Party leaders through my appearances on Fox News. I rarely agree with them but know they are committed to their ideals. I wonder what they think of this chapter in Suffolk run by retired second tier Republicans living on government pensions. I wonder how they feel about the chapter backing a guy who was registered in the Green Party just three years ago. I’m sure they would be scratching their heads. Maybe it’s time we stop calling the Suffolk Patriots a Tea Party Group and start calling them what they really are… Republicans.
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