The GOP hopped on the Tea Party bandwagon in the hope that it would bring votes and in 2010 it did just that but then the GOP discovered that some of those who were elected were actually serious about getting some of the changes made. At that point the GOP had a choice to make; they could adopt a true fiscally Conservative agenda and stand against Stateism or they could try to play the middle again and ride the coat tails of their new found "base". They chose the latter and a whole lot of Conservatives bailed. It was really pretty reminiscent of the way that the GOP bailed on Conservatives in the 90's because they were afraid of causing too much bad blood by going after Clinton.
Unfortunately, the GOP are not fighters. The Democrats have no qualms whatsoever about gouging your eyes out or kicking you in the nuts if they think they might get an advantage that way but for some reason the GOP just curls up into a ball when the fight comes their way.
I was heavily involved in a particular campaign this year (at the state level) and must say that I met very few candidates from either party that didn't make me want to use a brillo pad during my next shower.
Good news indeed. There are still plenty of reasonable people left within the GOP and they must regain control of the party from the rabid idiots.
Now part of the GOP is realizing if you accept the american taliban into your ranks you have to deal with every crazy thing they say, and you have to continually go more and more right until you are pretty much asking for papers and running anyone who isn't white and christian out of town. Have you ever seen the tea party gatherings? The last time i saw that many pasty white people crammed into one area was a klan video.
Sorry guys, but the tea party is over. They can keep having their meetings and donating to their PACs, but it is all just a method to strip them of their money and power and place it into the hands of the GOP who will be catering to them less and less. But if i am wrong then let us make a law opening up the books of PACs and seeing where their donation monies end up going, and who owns them. personally i would love to see how the tea party ends up ruling. the comedy would be amazing if we could give them some unowned patch of land to destroy. Without any minorities or dems to blame they would turn on themselves. It is part of the blame culture. there will always be problems, but people in the tea party do not want to own up to them so they blame everyone else. Could you imagine screwed up tea party land without an Obama to hate? They would be shooting each other in the streets and starting up purity groups to war with each other. It would look a lot like the middle east.
this is why no one wants the tea party but the tea party. Even the republicans grow tired of their crap.
It is discouraging to see that the braying loons actually believe that if Obama can just steal a few more bucks from somebody, that their free ride is going to continue.
The election is over, why would Obama or anyone else care what you get or don't get? Why list all the names of the Americans that you believe are stealing your rightful entitlement as a border crosser. You are of no further use to anybody on either side. Some of these clowns sound like they come from countries where subliteracy has been elevated to an art form alongside shrieking victimhood. Silly, silly, silly.
Last edited by Ray410; 12-05-12 at 04:33 AM.