Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:57 AM
DonViejo (19,521 posts)
Is it last call for the tea party?
The tea party is losing a few of its revelers
By Dana Milbank, Published: January 29
Consider these recent developments:
Late Thursday: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible presidential candidate in 2016, ridicules fellow Republicans as the “stupid party” and urges Washington Republicans to get over their obsession with cutting budgets.
Friday afternoon: The office of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, another would-be Republican presidential candidate, declares that he will not go along with a plan, hatched by conservative legislators, to rewrite the state’s election laws in a way that would stack Virginia’s electoral votes against Democrats.
Late Friday: Fox News says it has parted ways with Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and tea-party darling whose following had shriveled.
Saturday: Reports emerge that House Speaker John Boehner had given a speech in which he referred to “hard heads” in his Republican caucus.
Monday: Sen. John McCain, who during his 2008 presidential run backed an enforcement-only approach to immigration, declares his support for a plan for undocumented immigrants to become legal. Joining him on the stage is Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the party’s brightest stars for 2016.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:17 AM
pipoman (15,981 posts)
1. Patiently awaiting an alliance
between Occupy and Teabaggers on issues of common interest. Both parties have the same masters and are more worried about party donors than about the will of the voters and issues of most concern to voters. An alliance on issues of labor, drug policy and war would be a place to start and would likely take the vast middle with them...Change...I have become pessimistic about the possibilities of change for the better with the corporate ownership and monopoly of our current political leadership on both sides..