"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Now, if they could come up with some sane candidates who had realistic ideas for cutting back the size and power of the federal government (that is what they're supposed to stand for, isn't it?) then they just might become a real power in US politics.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Real quick here. Kasich has little to do with the Tea Party. I have little complaints with Walker BUT he won the straw poll in 2007 even BEFORE there was a Tea Party. This is generally what most people do. Whenever a politician does something they dislike they scream "TEA PARTY TEA PARTY TEA PARTY".Perry every teaparty gov...Pig Christie, Rick Scott, Scott Walker, John Kasich....
O.K. again, nothing but accusations.rolled into office gave tax cuts to either corporations or the wealthy or BOTH and then categorically attacked their state workers and took from them...in the case of walker all he took from his workers went for his tax cuts NOTHING went to deficit reduction
Attacked? These programs must be reformed. We have no choice. This is an example of being extreme? Facing fiscal facts is extreme? Perhaps you do believe so. So did many others to get us 10 trillion dollars in debt.Paul Ryans plan attacked social security and medicare and medicaid.....put huge copays in play that scaled and got higher..lowered benefits raised retirement age..and in the SAME BILL...it gave a whopping 28% reduction in corporate taxs and ONLY the top bracket richest americans...it abolished the capitol gains and Abolished the inheritance tax...it supposedly cut some tax loopholes but the cbo said it didnt cut the deficit anywhere near what he said...it was a candy store bill for the rich at the expense of the middleclass workers and the poor..
I dont want to pound this horse forever...because its opinion yours and mine...and I stand by mine and im sure you stand buy yours.
If the teaparty wasnt to the right of the republican party as a whole...they wouldnt be the minority in the gop...t
Before it was done it would have been a position that liberals would have taken.
I'm still looking at Perry, but I know I'll never vote for Romney. He's a moderate in the worse sense of the word. No core values or convictions and willing to do whatever it takes to get elected.
Not to mention, I'm not sure he's that great of a candidate as far as "electability" goes. The base doesn't like the guy. Period. And I'm not sure he's all that appealing to moderates and independents, other than being somene not named Obama. He's not particularly charismatic. Romney might beat Obama due to being a fairly boring, unobjectionable candidate facing an incumbent who hasn't lived up to expectations. Then again, running a blah sack of crap and saying he's not the other guy didn't work for the Democrats in '04 despite all the baggage Bush had.
Perry may be polarizing, but at least he inspires passion.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.