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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:51 AM

Metro Atlanta transit measure fails; Teabaggers rejoice

By Craig Schneider
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


A big loss for the T-SPLOST was a big win for the Georgia tea party, whose leaders didn't shy away Tuesday night from claiming giant-slayer status.

"We took on the governor, the lieutenant governor, the mayor, big business and slick political consultants. We emerged victorious," crowed tea party leader Debbie Dooley, celebrating with other T-SPLOST opponents at Hudson Grille in Midtown.

Looking ahead, some pundits read the T-SPLOST leaves as foretelling increased tea party clout on other state and local issues; others said the loosely knit group still lacks the muscle and the money to achieve sustained influence.

Many agreed, though, that the tea party, more than anyone else, placed its stamp upon the effort to tear down the $7.2 billion transportation referendum. With Tuesday's resounding victory, the group made liars of critics who had months ago written it off as as a passing fad whose power had peaked. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.ajc.com/news/transportation-referendum/tea-party-notches-a-1488517.html



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:13 PM

1. and what do they gain

by this? 0

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Response to EC (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:07 AM

2. Black folks won't pollute their lily-white neighborhoods with their presence

That was the fear that motivated their campaign.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 06:39 PM

3. My favorite Atlanta DUer voted No!

When I called her on it, she said she thought too much of the money went to one county (Gwinnett) and not enough to her county (DeKalb). So she voted with the teabaggers.

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