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    Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    WASHINGTON — Campaign donations to some of the House's most prominent Tea Party insurgents tumbled in recent months, and several of the chamber's most conservative new members struggled to match the fundraising pace of their business-backed primary challengers, new campaign filings show


    Some insurgent Republicans see weaker fundraising

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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by paul alan View Post
    WASHINGTON — Campaign donations to some of the House's most prominent Tea Party insurgents tumbled in recent months, and several of the chamber's most conservative new members struggled to match the fundraising pace of their business-backed primary challengers, new campaign filings show


    Some insurgent Republicans see weaker fundraising
    No doubt, the fight is on and big business has too much at stake to let the bagger movement destroy it with extremism. If the GOP has it's wits about it, it will finish the job quickly because if it doesn't then the party will be severely divided before the next election.

    Baggerism will destroy the status quo because it's agenda is in taking away far too much, far too quickly.

    It's almost a tossup for the ordinary people on whether the baggers are destroyed quickly or the GOP becomes fractured. In any case it's likely a win for a return of the US to some sort of normalcy.

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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Not really a surprise. Their brinksmanship creates an unstable environment for business to operate in.
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not really a surprise. Their brinksmanship creates an unstable environment for business to operate in.
    They meant to win of course but their slanted view of reality led them to take on a losing fight. There's no indication that they won't do that again with truly disasterous results. Most of them won't learn anything from defeat.

    Business simply can't operate in that sort of environment. Their agenda of eliminating taxes is consistent with big business but only in a controlled way in order to keep up the façade of greed. Not through racism and hating of Obama that is counter productive.

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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not really a surprise. Their brinksmanship creates an unstable environment for business to operate in.
    I've recently heard about how there was a big money rift on the right with the Koch money funding or threatening to fund uber conservative tea party primary opponents to incumbent republicans that didn't do everything the kochs told them to do and the Chamber of Commerce saying they would fund the campaigns of those who were threatened by these koch funded primaries. Mostly because of what you said. The economic destabilization that these tea partiers have made is bad for the members in the Chamber of Commerce.
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Business owners are by nature conservative...
    Teabag congressmen have demonstrated that they are not conservative, they are radical and anarchists.
    Much of the GOP's funding has historically come from business owners.
    Not anymore;
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Business owners are by nature conservative...
    Teabag congressmen have demonstrated that they are not conservative, they are radical and anarchists.
    Much of the GOP's funding has historically come from business owners.
    Not anymore;
    CNN Poll: 75% say most GOP in Congress don't deserve re-election - CNN.com
    What some right-winger will drop in here and tell you is that that 75% doesn't matter if that 75% isn't from within their own district. And they'd be 100% right unfortunately.
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by paul alan View Post
    WASHINGTON — Campaign donations to some of the House's most prominent Tea Party insurgents tumbled in recent months, and several of the chamber's most conservative new members struggled to match the fundraising pace of their business-backed primary challengers, new campaign filings show


    Some insurgent Republicans see weaker fundraising
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

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    Why do you lefties always always use left wing rags for your links....I will never understand that.
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Because....sensible people invest in winners, not the angry rabble and yokels of the Tea Party.

    They are the fringe, Cruz shot his wad and made a fool of himself (but the true believers still love him, there is always a 15% wingnut vote)
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