A serious question for the Tea Party members here.

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  1. JimH52
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    Do you not see the long term ramifications of what is happening here? The Tea party, or one of its affiliates, are slowly removing moderates from the GOP ranks. I assume the goal is to return the GOP to a far right party, and yet I wonder if the GOP was ever that far to the right.

    Can't you see that eventually, you will be pushing the indepdendent voters out from the GOP tent, so to speak. Your effort will lead to less people being "accepted" by the ultra-conservatives that will soon be calling the shots in the GOP.

    Of course, there is the possibility that the Tea Party is aspiring to be a seperate power, leading to three major parties. You still lose.

    Either option is not good for the Tea Party, nor is it good for the GOP. Short term the GOP will make gains, some due to Tea party efforts, but not as many as they could have gotten.
    In 6 years, the GOP could be extent and the Tea Party will emerge with a small tent of ultr-right voters.

    DON'T YOU GUYS GET IT?

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    You mean slowly removing liberals from the GOP.
     
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    No, look at the records and the facts. You are slowly removing Moderates from the GOP. BAD MOVE!
     
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    I'm not a tea party member, but I fully support their movement, because we need a little shaking-up of the status quo in this country. It's a revolutionary spirit that is taking hold, and much better an ideological revolution, than a bloody one. It's obviously apparent that the old two-party system is barely more than one party, and many of us are sick of the road to insolvency we are currently on.
     
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    Short term gain, long term loss.

    You win the election in the middle. You can get away with purging moderates in the midterms due to the sheer low turn outs you'll get from moderates and independents.

    But in 2012, if you're still leaning hard right in order to get nominated in the GOP, good luck winning. You always always always win in the middle. That means the GOP will either have to move to center to win in 2012, or find a way to make their positions convincing to moderates to move them to you.
     
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    We have one liberal party; we don't need two. It's high time the GOP returned to conservatism.
     
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    Not that I am a tea party member.. only a conservative

    But the GOP has been steered more and more to the left... shifting the definition of what you call moderate...

    Any move further to the left would be disastrous and only serve to weaken conservative stances...

    Now.. this, of course, is in the sphere of governmental outlook, spending, etc... not in terms of social stances...

    Moving further left, THAT is bad.... digging your feet in on your principles (after too long of not doing it), THAT is good
     
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    Absolutely...

    What the OP and other far-lefties fail to grasp is that the Tea Party movement is not about socially conservative issues, but rather a desire to return to fiscally conservative roots... The leftists try to paint the Tea Party folks out to be right-wing evangilist Christions out to indoctrinate the heathen liberals, but if they were to actually "listen" to the message the true goals are quite evident:

    Less gubmint, stop spending what we don't have, lower taxes...

    It's not anti-abortion, anti-Gay, pro-Christian... Sure, there are those types involved, but the overwhelming message is financial responsibility.... It's a message that resonates with the people (who self-identify as conservative) when they don't listen to the idiot left's inacurate portrayals...
     
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    What's moderate about supporting a $1 Trillion + budget deficit?
     

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