it will be tea party or republican....who is the tea party gonna drain votes from?

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    just a comment...a small aside...


    as the conservatives or whatever they are called...rally around the tea party...(all what few thousand of you) have you considered what party you will damage?

    it will not be the democratic party, it will be the republican party. seems 3rd parties always pull votes off the republicans and this party most certainly will as it bills itself as the true americans etc...

    so does anyone find it ironic that the tea party may aid the democrats?
     
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    of course you're right about the tea baggers pulling votes from the repubs.

    but not all "third party" votes take from repubs.. don't forget, Ralph Nader probably did damage to the dems in 2000
     
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    Why assume that this movement is going to drain votes? They might actually be the group to put some over the top. What I find interesting is the old mind set which simply does want to even consider anything new. Yes, in the past different groups or movements have drained votes from one party to help another, but, this group seems to be defining its self fairly well, so if a GOP front runner wishes to gain their support and still keep their GOP base, it seems that they have a clear line to follow.

    I would also take caution in making light of their numbers and how that might play out at the voting booth.

    Nevertheless, the climate today is a bit different from the traditional, so over the next several election cycles it will be interesting to see how it shakes out. I think we will see both parties making efforts to redefine themselves and possibly making more of an effort to interact better with those they serve. Maybe if anything some can grow beyond party politics!

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    Tea Baggers will do three things.

    1. Draw votes from mainstream Republican candidates

    2. Force mainstream Republicans to accept unwinnable platforms

    3. Ensure the election of marginal Democrats
     
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    rfrom what i am reading...the tea party is setting up to run against REPUBLICANS

    as for making light of their numbers....why is stating a fact making light....palin spoke to what...600 people? that is hardly a sweeping movement....there are more than that at legal pot rallies...but i digress....

    this party will do nothing but drain votes from conservatives...who are just fed up with the gop....its not gonna attract your moderates or your liberals...they will write those votes off totally and go after former gop voters...

    jillian please...i am trying to forget nader and what he did ...and what happened due to what he did....


    valet my corvair please
     
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    What planks are in the Tea Party Platform? Isn't that the question potential voters will want answered?
     
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    'Tea party' movement faces uncertain future - More politics- msnbc.com

    Some would-be attendees balked at the $549 ticket price and Sarah Palin's $100,000 fee to give the keynote address Saturday night, worried the cost was sullying the grass-roots image and preventing activists from attending. Two featured speakers — Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee — pulled out, citing ethics concerns


    for profit....as in matching funds? like david duke?
     
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    Over the course of the last 40 or so years, the Republican party has moved further and further to the right. That occurred because extremists had no other place to go. Now that they do, they will abandon the Republican part in favor of the Tea Party. This will hurt the Republicans in the short run but might allow them to reclaim some credibility eventually.
     
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    It is?
     
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    Consider the Demoratic Party split in 1948 and 1964, in both cases the Democratic candidate won the election easily beating third party candidates who had split with the national party.
    I don't believe the Tea Party is much different than the American Independent movement by Wallace, Maddox, et al in 1964, or the State's Rights Democratic Party lead by Thurman in 1948. Both of these and the Tea Party stand for State's Rights, Social Conservativism and Racial Segregation (though the last is unasserted today). All three are fringe parties whose followers are members of the long established idiot fringe of American Politics.
     
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