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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:26 PM

5 signs the Tea Party is history

When South Carolina senator Jim DeMint made the stunning announcement that he would resign from Congress to lead conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, it represented a major blow to the beleaguered Tea Party movement. Not long ago the dominant force in the Republican Party, the group now struggles both in the polls and at the ballot box.

But DeMint's departure may be the least of the right wing's problems. Here are five more signs that the Tea Party's time may be up:

The 2012 elections were tough on the Tea Party's favorite congressmen. Although creative gerrymandering protected the GOP's congressional majority, voters sent Allen West, Joe Walsh, and several other high-profile Tea Partiers packing on November 6th.

Those Tea Partiers who survived the election may not like the Congress they return to. House Speaker John Boehner is consolidating his power by removing Tea Party favorites David Schweikert (R-AZ), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Justin Amash (R-MI) from their plum committee assignments - and has also served notice that other Reps. who aren't "team players" could suffer a similar fate.

http://rimcountrygazette.blogspot.in/2012/12/5-signs-tea-party-is-history.html

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:29 PM

1. Yet they just elected two more Senators, Cruz and Flake. Believe me, this is going to hurt.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:34 PM

2. Palin, Armey, DeMint

Three revered Tea Party leaders; three quitters.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:05 PM

3. Murkowski vs Teabagger

A little dated but very red state Alaska re-elected Murkowski in a write in campaign in opposition to super funded tea bagger Tom Miller. I was secretly enjoying the howls of tea bagger disappointment that week.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:54 PM

4. They're called teabaggers

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:14 PM

5. I don't want to see them go away yet

They've totally fucked the GOTP now, so I want to see them finish the job and consign the rethugs to the dustbin of history once and for all.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:26 AM

6. I wish the teabaggers in my NC county

would realize this. They are alive and well - we have a steady supply of retirees who move into the area from up North and they make up the bulk of our local TP. They're the only ones who have the time and money to make a second "career" out of rabble rousing.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:09 PM

7. All Tea Baggers Must Go

 

Any Idiot Can Go To Congress And Just Say No

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