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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    A better question is what happens if Barack Obama wins again. My guess is that you'll start to see even more automatic weapons and racist signs appearing at their 'rallies'.

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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    A better question is what happens if Barack Obama wins again. My guess is that you'll start to see even more automatic weapons and racist signs appearing at their 'rallies'.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Yes, because if the Republicans continue on with fiscal irresponsibility the Tea Party will protest and hold them accountable.
    I disagree, once there's an (R) in the White House, the Tea Party will go away. Except in local Congressional elections, and then in 4 years, they'll come out to protest the Democratic candidate.


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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    A better question is what happens if Barack Obama wins again. My guess is that you'll start to see even more automatic weapons and racist signs appearing at their 'rallies'.
    Heh, if you think the Tea Party would be scary...imagine the Occupy movement after a GOP victory. Oh I forgot, they're only scary and uncivil if you disagree with their political platform.

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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

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    The tea party never was relevant.
    I'm coming to see that no matter what law we regulate, be it the stand your ground act, there is never an objective morally right answer to any morale question; in fact, since there are multiple objectively right answers to every moral question that leaves us with a lot of grey area and a lot of black area (not in the racial since).
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
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    The tea party never was relevant.
    Can you elaborate? It would seem to me that they significantly impacted the outcome of the 2010 midterms.

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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Zawisza View Post
    With these points in mind, do you think that the Tea Party will remain politically relevant if the Republicans win in 2012? Or will fiscal conservatism be relegated to the back of the bus once the GOP is in power?
    Hmm- good question. It's my guess that fiscal conservatism *might* be relegated to the back of the bus, but otoh, there are many tea partiers who don't support republicans as a rule either.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
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    The tea party never was relevant.
    It was quite relevant. The Tea Party movement has been the primary force in getting people aware of our fiscal problems. Prior to their emergence on the scene, it was mostly just a few libertarians here and there who would dare say anything negative about our growing fiscal problem at the level of the federal government. Anyone who thinks this is not an important issue is hiding their heads in the sand.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

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    The tea party never was relevant.
    It's relevant enough for the liberal media to foam at the mouth over it and for partisans to throw around sexual slurs to describe the movement.

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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    The tea party faction of the Republican Party has already made a major error in this election year allowing themselves to be placed in the position of a eunuch in a brothel doing little more than standing there and watching. That hurts their power and their influence and it will take lots of time and effort to turn that around. Political parties in presidential election years have one goal above all others and that is to take the White House. The tea party faction badly misplayed their hand and allowed their lack of national organization or leadership to leave them without a candidate. That only weakens them.
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