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

    The Republican Party controlled all three branches from 2001 to 2006, and the federal government only grew under their watch.

    Furthermore, a big chunk of the public outrage over Guantanamo, the USA PATRIOT Act, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a whole host of other things evaporated as soon as Bush left office and Obama came in (IMO, anyway, we can debate over this too).

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

    The Tea Party will be relegated to the back of the bus until it's politically expedient to trot them out again. Then they'll suddenly reappear.


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

    Furthermore, a big chunk of the public outrage over Guantanamo, the USA PATRIOT Act, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a whole host of other things evaporated as soon as Bush left office and Obama came in (IMO, anyway, we can debate over this too).
    I HAD! To touch on this first. Those that were angry about those things are also very angry with President Obama. Also...the war in Iraq is ending and the war in Afghanistan is starting to finally have an end date.

    Anywho....the Tea party movement...I think they will be relevant. I think the idea of using the primary system to challenge incumbents is a great way to keep Republicans feet to the fire. I don't know how much attention they will get from the big Conservative Print or TV media after winning. I guess it will be the true test as to whether it's an actual movement or has been completely co-opted by the Republican establishment.

    I do think you won't hear near as much about them and it will entirely be up to those Tea Partiers to keep themselves relevant. I think money outside of actual Tea Partiers will dissapear and go back into the RNC machine.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    I HAD! To touch on this first. Those that were angry about those things are also very angry with President Obama. Also...the war in Iraq is ending and the war in Afghanistan is starting to finally have an end date.
    Precisely, just as the (consistent) fiscal conservatives were angry at Bush. I see this as two problems: one, the Washington establishment ignoring the conservative and liberal base, and two, partisan, selective outrage on both sides of the aisle.

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

    "The Tea Party Movement" = Conservativism in resurgence. Until the Libbos have managed to destroy the basic fabric of this nation, Conservatism/The Tea Party Movement will always be relevant.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    "The Tea Party Movement" = Conservativism in resurgence. Until the Libbos have managed to destroy the basic fabric of this nation, Conservatism/The Tea Party Movement will always be relevant.
    That would be the same with the OWS, which was a reflection of American Leftism. Yet, we still can make the argument that the OWS is surging or falling into irrelevance. The Tea Party Movement, so far as its message, platform, and organizations are concerned, those are tangible and capable of being popular or being irrelevant.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Yes. Just like the formerly apolitical religious or the unions, once the political party caters to a group, they will always be somewhat beholden to their wishes no matter how successful they become.

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

    Yes, because if the Republicans continue on with fiscal irresponsibility the Tea Party will protest and hold them accountable.
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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.
    Yes.

    I don't really see a Tea Party party, per se; it's more of a movement of fed-up folks who are disgusted with "business as usual," one that's not organized on a national level.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That would be the same with the OWS, which was a reflection of American Leftism. Yet, we still can make the argument that the OWS is surging or falling into irrelevance. The Tea Party Movement, so far as its message, platform, and organizations are concerned, those are tangible and capable of being popular or being irrelevant.
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