In response to Suezette Griffin’s guest column (“Wayne Faircloth should apologize to constituents,” The Daily News, Feb. 10): You missed the point of my letter (“Middleton campaign owes Faircloth an apology,” The Daily News, Jan. 25). The point is that it is, at a minimum disingenuous, and probably dishonest to advertise a forum where one of the attendees has not accepted the invitation. I can only speculate as to your motivation — but I will not.
However, I will commend you on your attempt to “spin” the issue to say Faircloth should apologize for not accepting your invitation. I’m really not sure when it became good manners to apologize when an invitation is not accepted. Then again, I can honestly say I don’t understand the tea party of 2018.
The tea party was formed in 2009 as a purposeful reaction to the liberal sweep of the 2008 elections. It was formed to crystallize the conservative base to promote fiscal reform in government. The goal was smaller government and better fiscal responsibility; admirable goals.
Today, the number of local tea parties has shrunk from a high of 1,000 in 2010 to less than 600 in 2012 and probably far fewer in 2018. The tea party has only four of 100 U.S. senators and 48 of 435 U.S. representatives. Instead of promoting and compromising on conservative fiscal reform, these congressmen are only causing gridlock. In addition, the tea parties have wandered into social issues as well. Maybe the tea party is yesterday’s news.
Let’s not let Texas be subject to this tea party gridlock. Join me in voting for Republican conservative Wayne Faircloth for Texas Representative District 23. He has a proven record for getting things done for our district.