How the Tea Party is Killing the Republican Party

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    It was all giggles and grins when those funny tri-corner hat wearing, misspelled sign carrying, long form loving zealots were yelling and screaming about Obama.

    The GOP and Fox news lifted them up as if they were Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Paul Revere reincarnated. Fox lied and inflated their numbers at rallies. Scotty Rassmussen lied and said 123% of Americans agree with them.

    And Republicans giggled over their brandy and cigars. (or in the case of the sourthern GOP, over their Pabst Blue Ribbon and Pall Malls).

    Now that they've radicalized your party to the point that you lost the White House, you lost seats in the Senate, and you lost seats in the House of Representatives, the damage is clear. But if you moderate your stances back into line with mainstream America - they'll scream "RINO" and go after you hard in your primary.

    See what happens when your number one goal is not to govern well and wisely but to try to beat the hyper-partisan drum with any stick you can find?

    Still grinning?
     
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    The Tea Party served its purpose and will be an interesting historical footnote in four years. They were a tool invented by Fox News to bring down the Obama administration at all costs

    it didn't work
     
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    they were created to avoid being tied to the complete failures of the Bush admin
     
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    fuck you
     
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    Awesome!:clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2: Awesome!
     
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    And the GOP thought they could make the objectionable objections without any of the mud splashing back on Republicans.

    That didn't work either.
     
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    A popular movement comes along and the establishment politicians and their brainless minions go gaga!

    What a joke.

    And - the joke will be in 2014 when the Tea Party puts a lot of pro-big-government pols into the unemployment line. And, if the Libertarians play their cards right, they could swell the ranks immensely by getting their message out to the conservatives who are sick and tired of the GOP establishment.

    :cool:
     
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    Was Romney a TEA Party candidate or establishment candidate?

    How did Ted Cruz and Jeff Flake do last Tuesday?
     
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    I will give you credit for your loyalty. Are you a Detroit Lions fan by any chance?
     
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    Mitt Romney had to reach out to the Tea Party in order to get the nomination. Romney used to be a moderate. But for eight years he courted the far right (same as McCain).

    On abortion, gay rights, immigration and climate change and other issues, Romney at one time aligned himself with moderates, only to swing back to the right when the politics of the moment demanded it. On one key issue, he led not only his party but the nation – bringing universal healthcare to Massachusetts as governor only to downplay his singular achievement when Republicans turned against President Obama’s comparable law.

    When Rick Perry criticized Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme.’’ Romney savaged Perry’s rhetoric as too extreme and pitched himself as a steady steward of the trust fund. But when it came time to choose a running mate - he pandered to the far right again (just like McCain) - and selected Paul Ryan who is determined to remake the nation’s safety net for the elderly and the poor.

    It's amazing to me how the GOP takes moderates candidates who have a real chance of winning - and then they force them into a makeover that renders them unelectable.
     
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