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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:26 PM

Original Tea Party Activist Says It's Not Their Fault Keli Carender

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/the-original-tea-party-activist-says-its-not-thei



says it's time to copy the Obama campaign.


Keli Carender, the Seattle activist credited with being the first tea partier, knows that something went wrong this year. Marquee Tea Party candidates lost big. Voters, in re-electing President Obama, seemed to reject the Tea Party values of repealing Obamacare and slashing taxes on job creators.

But Carender doesn't believe any of this means that the Tea Party failed, or that it abetted the failure of the Republican Party in elections this year. Instead, she's setting her sights on the future, which will involve teaching tea party activists to act like the Obama campaign.

"The right got completely out-hustled and out-organized by the Obama get-out-the-vote machine," Carender said in a phone interview from her native Seattle. She now works for the Tea Party Patriots group. "You’ve got to hand it to them for their community organizing capabilities. We can learn from them."

This election cycle, the Republican establishment spending machine focused on carpet-bombing states with television ads and robocalls, while the more populist Tea Party apparatus — represented by groups like FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity — handled the tasks of canvassing voters and organizing them. But they fell far short of what they could achieve during the Republican wave of 2010




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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:29 PM

1. Why do these people think it is the campaign strategy

that wins elections and not the message? They seem to have no clue that it is their ideas that have been rejected not their sales pitch.

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:30 PM

2. To a teabagger

Organizing Voters = Suppression and Disfranchisement

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:34 PM

3. Yeah, that's what they need indeed

their crazy motherfuckers robo-calling folks all the time day or night... or going door-to-door.... I got it, driving the lunatic buses to the polls!

Yep, that's the ticket dipshits. Go for it!

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:53 PM

4. It's not they failed in 2012 but we failed in 2010

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