Confessions of a Tea Party Casualty

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    Confessions of a Tea Party Casualty | Mother Jones

    See folks, a 93% rating from the American Conservative Union is not Conservative enough for the Tea Party. This is quite a telling article to say the least, a insider who's had a first-hand look at not only the people who's support he had to try and garner but the GOP in the House.
     
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    Anyone can get a 93% rating on the easy issues...Like Bob Bennett, it looks to me like Inglis is getting called to account for supporting bailout nation and amnesty for illegals.

    To bad so sad for him.
     
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    Uh, when did he support amnesty for illegals? The only time the border issue is even mentioned in the article is the following line:

    Maybe I missed the line where he supported amnesty, but please do point it out.
     
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    Let's look at the whole picture, shall we? Instead of just taking one line out of the entire article.


     
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    We're not talking about you or me. We're talking about Inglis' constituents.

    Two of the big issues that have pissed off the GOP base, more than anything else, have been republicans who've supported the bailouts and amnesty.
     
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    In fact, Bob Inglis also had the support of the NRA and

    National Rifle Association | Political Victory Fund

    Anti-Washington Trend Threatens South Carolina’s Inglis in Vote - BusinessWeek

    100% by the National Right to Life.

    The district he's running in is Very Conservative.
     
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    Looks to me like people don't have NRA or NRL issues ranked as highly as the bailouts and amnesty.

    That's just the way it is.
     
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    Oh I understand that. What I'm talking about is that same base seemingly refused to look at his complete record on the issue when it comes to Immigration. The Tea Party and his district was representative of the GOP Base. The guy is a Conservative. He's racked up Conservative endorsements and has a consistently high lifetime Conservative rating.

    However, that wasn't good enough for the base and Tea Party in his area. That sort of goes against the whole "Tea Party is open to ideas of all ideologies."

    Least how I look at it.
     
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    Who is the insider?
     

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