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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:51 AM
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Are there any Teabaggers running in Republican Primaries in Your State?
Rand Paul running and ahead of Trey Grayson here.
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A wise Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:54 AM
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1. If they are Republicans.....
then they are running
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:55 AM
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2. Oh yeah
Virginia has at least two that I think are self identifying as tea-party. The other four are at least paying lip service to the tea party supporters. Wouldn't be terribly surprised though, if we ended up with a tea-bagger running as an indy, which would be great for our party.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:59 AM
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5. Yeah, we have several down here who are aligned with the Tea-set
or are at least trying to cater to their votes...

Va. Beach was doing the teabag thing before there was an organized name for it...
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:01 AM
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7. We don't get it quite as bad up here in the D.C. beltway
But I see the articles. The stuff I've read though, makes the meetings sound like a cross between a klan rally and bingo night at the seniors home.
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meeshrox Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:56 AM
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3. Ya! I'm in Florida...
got nuthin' but teabaggers running here except Crist, who is trying to be centrist. He's being demonized for it...not that I would support him, though. But, Florida is a completely different bag than the rest of the south.
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meowomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:02 AM
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8. Yep, but they'd never vote in a right winger
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 08:02 AM by meowomon
Rubio can't win in the general.
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meeshrox Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:21 AM
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15. I haven't been following Rubio closely
mostly because of my gag reflex...


"Rubio can't win in the general."

That all depends on if the dems show up. With the healthcare passage, I think they'll be fired up.
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meowomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 12:26 AM
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28. I'm fired up and ready to go!
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meeshrox Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 08:03 AM
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29. I'm with you there!
:woohoo:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:59 AM
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4. We have one running as a Democrat!
She is the leader of the teabag group here and she registered as a Dem and is running in the primary against a good Dem state rep.
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:34 AM
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17. what? What kind of chance does she have of winning?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:37 PM
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26. Hopefully slim to none
We plan on giving the Dem as much support as we can.
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:01 AM
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6. Do the teabaggers have as good, better or worse chance of winning the general election against a dem
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NeedleCast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:05 AM
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9. Worse in most areas
Despite their vocal dipshittary, they're a relativly small chunk of the population. Witness the recent size (or lack thereof) of their "big" rallies against healthcare. The latest nation wide call to arm turned out about 300-500 tea baggers in D.C. to whine against health care.

Hopefully they will Ross Perot this election for the Republicans.
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:18 AM
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14. "Ross Perot the election" I like that phrase! I may donate to teabaggers in primaries in order to
help the dem candidate win.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:07 AM
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10. They are apparently too busy throwing bricks through windows. Damn Nazis!
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Sedona Donating Member (715 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:11 AM
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11. checking in from Arizona
JD Hayworth


ugh
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:12 AM
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12. Does he have a pile of bricks, or just a pile of Abramoff's stolen money?
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 08:13 AM by lonestarnot
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:13 AM
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13. no. associating with teabaggers is a political death knell here.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 08:22 AM
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16. Christine O'Donnell is running against Mike Castle in the repuke primary senate race here
O'Donnell is a joke and typical teabagger. She still owes about $20k from previous senate runs (She ran against Biden in 2008 for senate. He didn't even bother campaigning in the state and still got 65% of the vote). She also is in trouble with the IRS and almost lost her house to forclosure (she luckily got a campaign staffer to buy it). She now rents a $2k townhome and uses campaign funds for half of it claiming it's her campaign office.

She's a joke. Oh she's a 32 year old woman who claims she's a virgin, claims Ben Affleck hit on her and is now living with a man who she says there is no relationship between them. She lies just like any other teabagger does.
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SteveG Donating Member (833 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:51 AM
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24. A couple of corrections
Fist, she is 40, not 32. She ran in the Republican Senate Primary in 2006. You have to be 30 to be a Senator. The thing is that many of her voters will not, under any circumstances vote for Castle in the General Election, and she will attract a large portion of the Republican Base (independents cannot vote in primary elections in DE). This could suppress the independent and Republican conservatives, which could aid the Democrat in the General election.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:41 AM
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25. If she decides to go independant during the main election
I was off with the age, my bad. But she was also Biden's opponent in 2008. There was a big stink that some idiots thought the 2nd place finisher in the election should get the seat if Biden steps down (yeah constitution never meant much to these folks). Also when I would drive home from work I would pass her old house on Lincoln Avenue. It was funny - the street was awashed in Biden signs and her house was plastered with O'Donnell. Even the neighborhood wouldn't vote for her.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:26 AM
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18. We've got one running against Virginia Foxx - cause she's too "liberal"
Woman hasn't had an original thought in her head for 30+ years that someone from the RNC didn't keep repeating for her until it stuck.

Fortunately, there's a good Democrat running this year with a decent chance to finally unseat her if the tea-bagger can pull enough votes away from her. Actually given the polarity up here, I could see the Dem and Teabagger being the top vote getters
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:37 AM
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19. How can anyone be crazier than Virginia Foxx? She's like the Michelle Bachmann of the South!
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:44 AM
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20. I'm in Oklahoma
Take your pick :(
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:46 AM
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21. what a convenient name... I'm sure the teabaggers will confuse
him with Ron Paul.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:58 AM
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22. If Rand Paul wins the primary, we can use teabagger antics
as a weapon against him in the general
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:46 AM
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23. Its way worse than that - Orly Taitz thinks she's going to be Calif Sec of St
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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:47 PM
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27. yes
my Democratic congressman (an author of the house hcr bill) is being targeted big time by the GOP, especially since the Burger King governor won his district in November 2009. THere's currently a two way primary to unseat him--- one candidate is a Wall Street billionaire's wife who does not live in the district and the other is a teabagging mayor.

As far as I know no Democrat is challenging him, but I'd vote for him regardless. Part of me would love to mess with the Republican primary, but since I will be on the Democratic ticket in the primary (running for county committee), I really want to vote for myself
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