View Poll Results: Will the Tea Party Succeed?

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    Question Do you think the tea party will succeed?

    The tea party's been busy lately. Do you think they'll succeed?
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    Re: Do you think the tea party will succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by XPG4M3R View Post
    The tea party's been busy lately. Do you think they'll succeed?
    No, it's too emotionally charged, public opinion is against them, and the tea party has weak leadership. The best they can hope for is a positive shift in politics.
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    Re: Do you think the tea party will succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by XPG4M3R View Post
    The tea party's been busy lately. Do you think they'll succeed?
    Succeed at what?

    Electoral success? On a national or state level? Legislative or Executive level or both?

    Ideological success? Changing the core of the Republican Party? Affecting the conversation going on regarding fiscal and governmental issues in America?

    How are you meaning success?

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    Re: Do you think the tea party will succeed?

    They had great success in WI just a couple weeks ago.


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    Depends on what you mean by success.
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    Re: Do you think the tea party will succeed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Succeed at what?

    Electoral success? On a national or state level? Legislative or Executive level or both?

    Ideological success? Changing the core of the Republican Party? Affecting the conversation going on regarding fiscal and governmental issues in America?

    How are you meaning success?
    Well i guess i mean with their goal, they believe that if we exercise their beliefs, america won't go over the same cliff as Greece (and that's where were headed), but if I had to choose from your choices i'd say national level, more of like an overall kind of thing.
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    That is too presumptive for me. If we don't go the way of Greece, it would be far more uncertain that the Tea Party accomplished even a bit of that.

    The Tea Party would rather more be able to exercise a revitalized interest in some matter of fiscal conservatism and populism. That's almost it.
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    Re: Do you think the tea party will succeed?

    No! they are already half dead and have lost much of their original influence. They got all the initial media blather because most of the supporters were senior citizens who turned on Obama because of Obama care and the 500 billion he was taking out of the Medicare fund.
    I went to 3 or 4 of the first teaparty rallies in my area of florida and it was ALL blue hairs....Since then seniors have turned on the Teaparty...thanks to Paul Ryan and his candy store for the rich take it off the seniors budget proposal...that was flatly turned down twice.

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    Re: Do you think the tea party will succeed?

    If by success you mean return the U.S. to a constitutionally limitted federal gov't, then not at all likely, until after the financial collapse, perhaps 6 to 8 years away. If you mean get more "constitutional conservatives" into the congress then yes, they will likely make some progress, just as they did in the 2010 elections. They will hold their noses and politely vote for Romney, yet that is true of many ABO voters. ;-)
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    Re: Do you think the tea party will succeed?

    How do you measure success? They have both succeeded and failed. In the long term I don't think we will have something called the Tea Party per se. We may however see a redefined conservative movement take place that as the Tea Part as the seed. I frankly don't see any political movement on the liberal or conservative side I can buy into. How about the Reason ad Fairness Party?
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