What happended to the large Tea Party rallies of 2009 and 2010?

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For the first two years of the Obama presidency, the Tea Party groups were able to get TENS OF THOUSANDS of Americans to protest things like government spending, Obamacare, and other stuff.

After the 2010 mid-term elections, the Tea Party public protests sharply declined in the number of protests and the number of people participating in a Tea Party public rally.

There are still some local Tea Party groups, but here in 2015 the public Tea Party protests of five or six years ago are mainly history.
 

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They just went back to their nightly meetings with hoods.
 

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For the first two years of the Obama presidency, the Tea Party groups were able to get TENS OF THOUSANDS of Americans to protest things like government spending, Obamacare, and other stuff.

After the 2010 mid-term elections, the Tea Party public protests sharply declined in the number of protests and the number of people participating in a Tea Party public rally.

There are still some local Tea Party groups, but here in 2015 the public Tea Party protests of five or six years ago are mainly history.
Hi Newmarduk

Some of the hard core Constitutionalists are split far right as reactionaries against the left,
while the ones willing to work with the given system are successful in electing Ted Cruz and other
candidates who can maintain a broader base of support. They tend to work on STATE levels,
which makes sense since the point is limiting federal govt and shifting more direct representation and
responsibility to the people and to the States.

The Tea Party groups, including Latino's, have been meeting locally and some
focus groups have been working on immigration proposals and reforms.

We generally don't hear about the Latino community in the national mainstream media,
but working out those issues has been going on, and so have the Tea Party coalitions, on local levels.

The media tends to jump on conflicts, that can be easily polarized as this side vs. that side,
but all the real work to form unified solutions is done behind the scenes and takes a longer term process.

The last time someone from the newspaper tried to interview me on some coalition work and parternship between prochoice and prolife activism, they dropped the story because it didn't fit their paradigm of these sides being in conflict. The writer couldn't even understand how we could be working together at all, so how can you write about something you can't even describe? So don't expect media coverage of broad based solutions and activism that crosses over traditional party lines.

If you want to find out what's going on behind the scenes, then go behind the scenes and go right to the source. Don't rely on media because all sources are going to be biased.
 
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The more rational elements have been co-opted by the mainstream GOP.
 

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FoxNews moved on and stopped calling them out
 

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Think most Tea Party rally people died from obesity-related problems.

 

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The two men arguing on the Houston Tea Party listserv
were caught in a deadlock over
1. whether a Constitutional Convention means rewriting the entire thing from scratch
and risking opposing political groups taking over as they already have with the current system
2. whether war is inevitable and there needs to be change, and this person was saying a total rewrite

I came in and said we already have chaos, people not following the Constitution at all,
and others completely imposing their political beliefs and calling that law.

I suggested to organize Constitutional conferences to address political beliefs.

I recommend working with and including the various parties, such as asking the
Veterans Party of America to address reform of govt back to Constitutional standards
and transitioning any social legislation deemed outside Constitutional duty of federal govt
to be reverted back to people, states or parties to revamp privately.
And asking the Greens to facilitate so there is consensus on all the points,
which I recommended to post online so the entire process is transparent and freely accessible to all.
 

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For the first two years of the Obama presidency, the Tea Party groups were able to get TENS OF THOUSANDS of Americans to protest things like government spending, Obamacare, and other stuff.

After the 2010 mid-term elections, the Tea Party public protests sharply declined in the number of protests and the number of people participating in a Tea Party public rally.

There are still some local Tea Party groups, but here in 2015 the public Tea Party protests of five or six years ago are mainly history.
It's no longer a populist movement, it has representation in the government which was the goal.
 

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