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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:50 AM

Is the tea party dying? (Poll Question from the Orlando Sentinel)

The sudden departure of South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint from the U.S. Senate has given new life to the idea that the tea party is in decline. DeMint took a job heading the conservative Heritage Foundation but Democrats and others were quick to point out that the departure of DeMint, an important backer and funder of tea party-favored candidates like Marco Rubio, comes on the heels of some high-profile losses. But tea party backers say the movement remains an important political force in conservative circles. What do you think? Did the election spell the beginning of the end of the tea party, or will it continue to influence U.S. politics? Talk about it!

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/os-buzz-is-the-tea-party-dying-20121209,0,3491905.story

75% say yes!

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Reply Is the tea party dying? (Poll Question from the Orlando Sentinel) (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 OP
99Forever Dec 2012 #1
RainbowOverTexas Dec 2012 #2
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #3
Ganja Ninja Dec 2012 #4
Livluvgrow Dec 2012 #5
Old and In the Way Dec 2012 #6

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:55 AM

1. Don't know about the Teabagger party...

... but stupid lives on.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:13 AM

2. The tea party

became popular because it was just about the money but then guys like Akin and Mourdock made it about the backwards social issues. Its totally dead now, attaching yourself to the tea party name is political death. The more GOP that calls themselves "tea party" the better for us.

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Response to RainbowOverTexas (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:19 AM

3. I think it was remarketing.

The Republicans were bolstered by the Christian Right during the "W" years, and when they lost their enthusiasm for the Republican party, it started to become an issue about taxes (Because the Repubs knew that after the fucked up "W" years, there would be a deficit and the only way they could suffocate Democratic programs was to keep the coffers low.) Hence, the tea party movement.

Now, people realize that our government is too anorexic to function for anyone. It will just take a little more convincing to replace the Repub obstructionist in the House.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:29 AM

4. The Teabag party will die when the rich quit funding them.

But the GOP will re-brand and the baggers will find a new home.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:41 AM

5. The tea party

was never real in the first place it was all bullshit the tea party is just the republican party. That title should be hung around their necks and they should have to live with it forever because that is who they are. Dont let them run away from it by simply dropping the name

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:57 PM

6. Anti-socialists don't do social politics very well.

By their very nature, they are incapable of doing public service.

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