However, Tea Partiers have come out of the gate with even lower approval ratings than the Socialism they accuse Obama of wearing. Sound like a strong statement? Then consider this:Americans overwhelmingly describe the tone of political discourse in the country as negative, verging on angry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, but more than half say the culture did not contribute to the shootings in Tucson that killed six people and wounded 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).
1) From the polling data:
11. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the political movement known as the Tea Party? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
------- Favorable ------- ------ Unfavorable ------ No
NET Strongly Somewhat NET Somewhat Strongly opinion
1/16/11 35 16 19 52 21 31 13
9/2/10 38 18 19 45 24 21 18
6/6/10 36 17 19 50 25 24 14
3/26/10 41 21 21 39 16 23 20
2/8/10 35 20 15 40 20 20 25
That's a 35% approval rating, with only 16% strong approval.
From a Gallup poll, conducted last year, 36% said they approved of Socialism.
That's right, folks. The Tea party has even less approval than Socialists. but how can that be? The answer is that, while the Tea Party originated as a grass roots movement, it has been co-opted by elements within the Republican Party, thus negating the grass roots which began the movement. It is now just another entity in the political spectrum, run by the same dishonest politicians that poisoned the movement.
However, the idea of a Tea Party is still a good one. But for it to be successful, it is going to have to distance itself from the discredited Tea Party Express of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and others who don't give a damn about America, or anything else, except their own self aggrandizement. This puts the Tea Party at a turning point in their brief history. There are 2 ways to go here:
1) Conduct a tea party against the Tea Party
leadersusurpers, throw them out, and take the movement back.
2) Go with the status quo, and accept the fact that the Tea Party is a nothing more than a collection of whores, much like the Democrats and Republicans, and a collection of whores that is rapidly losing it's appeal, and therefore it's power to do anything worthwhile. After all, if you have less approval than Socialists, how are you going to accomplish ANYTHING?
Tea Partiers - The ball is in your court. 4 more years for Obama? That's up to you. The White House can be taken back, but before that can become even remotely possible, you are going to have to take your own movement back from the thieves who stole it.
Finally, the world doesn't revolve around you. You are going to have to convince a majority of Americans, and at a 35% approval rating (even lower than Socialists), and with more than half the country disapproving (52%), you are doing a lousy job. Time for you to step up to the plate, or forever lose the ideals that you are striving for.
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