'Tea party' activists feel slighted by GOP

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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...sts-feel-slighted-by-gop/?feat=home_headlines

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    A.) Why should a grassroots campaign feel slighted like a girl after her date doesn't call her back when they are suppose to be separate from the GOP?

    B.) Why would forcing out a moderate be seen as a tea party victory?

    The mind; it boggles.
     
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    Golly....People involved with politics wanting things both ways?

    Be still, my heart! :rolleyes:
     
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    Careful there Dryden. :)
     
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    You realize that the Tea Party movement is highly decentralized right? and that local Tea Party organizations pursue their own objectives based on local issues and local points of view?

    To simply it for you, there is no national leadership for the Tea Party Movement, that's why it's a "grass roots" movement, the only common thread being an anti-establishment sentiment and yes the GOP has as much to fear from the Tea Party Movement as does the DNC (well nearly as much since they aren't in the majority and thus have fewer incumbents to target).
     
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    This is what kills me about the Tea Party movement. No cohesion. They are supposedly a movement rooted in limited federal government. So why feel slighted when a big government party ignores you? Aren't they supposed to be separating themselves from the establishment? And where the hell have these fruitcakes been for the last sixteen years?
     
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    Would you say that all local Tea Party organizations have the same goal?
     
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    Of course I realize all of this. However, the common thread is a joke if they're calling up one of the primer establishment groups like a slighted ex-girlfriend. That was my entire point.
     
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    Shenanigans.
     
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    The same basic goal (reducing the size, cost and power of government) but widely varied ways of going about it and diverse individual organizational objectives usually relating to local issues.
     
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    The real problem here is that the "Tea Party" is not similar to the Dem or Rep parties. They dont have unity

    Its a bunch of local groups scattered across the country. The views, membership, and opinions vary greatly from town to town within each state and from state to state across the country.

    It seems that you Dogbert, and many in the media from these articles I keep reading, dont understand that at all.

    One group may have been slighted while say the boston group was made happy by it.

    Hence my little shenanigans post.
     

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