We believe the saying goes something like this “The best defense is a good offense”.  With that in mind, it appears that Tea party activists around the country have decided it isn’t enough to fight the establishment:

The Tea Party movement ignited a year ago, fueled by anti-establishment anger. Now, Tea Party activists are trying to take over the establishment, ground up.

Across the country, they are signing up to be Republican precinct leaders, a position so low-level that it often remains vacant, but which comes with the ability to vote for the party executives who endorse candidates, approve platforms and decide where the party spends money.

The National Precinct Alliance uses coordinators in most states to leverage the Tea Party movement:

 National Precinct Alliance says it has a coordinator in nearly every state to recruit Tea Party activists to fill the positions and has already swelled the number of like-minded members in Republican Party committees in Arizona and Nevada. Its mantra is this: take the precinct, take the state, take the party — and force it to nominate conservatives rather than people they see as liberals in Republican clothing.

Chicago Tea Party activist Eric Odom sums it up like this:

If you want to have revenge against the Republican Party for using you for so many years, the best way is to turn around and use the Republican Party to your advantage.

He urges Tea Partiers to:

Stop complaining about the Republican Party and “move in and take it over.”

Sounds like a plan to us!

You can read the complete article here.