View Poll Results: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

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  • Yes, it should have done this a long time ago.

    25 39.68%
  • If Republicans capitulate on the fiscal cliff, then yes.

    3 4.76%
  • Go ahead, make my day and do this!

    19 30.16%
  • No, out of sheer necessity.

    2 3.17%
  • No, not now, not ever.

    7 11.11%
  • Badger, Badger, Badger, Mushroom, Mushroom!

    7 11.11%
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Why become a third party and deny yourself all the advantages of being part of the Republican Party
    Exactly. Steering an existing ship back on course is far easier than trying to build a new one and entering the race from 100 years behind.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    The "Tea Party" is a media creation. There is no such united movement. It is made up of millions of individuals all over the country that have joined geographically isolated groups voicing their own beliefs at a local level.

    That is what I believe the movement should keep doing - AT THE LOCAL LEVEL - until such time as they can reform the system biased towards two major parties not allow others to advance an agenda.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    It would certainly make it easier to identify those without a clue on economics, and would help the republican party weed out the extremist idiots.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    It's simply a revolt against Obama's policies, so it would be short-lived. If they want to be recognized after that, then I think they should create a party.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    The Tea Party, strictly speaking, is not a political party. Should this change? Should the Tea Party establish itself as an official political party?
    I've always thought that they represent a lunatic fringe of the Republicans, so no. The problem I have is when they go and define who's a "real Republican" and who isn't. It bugs me when someone like Orrin Hatch, who's been a Republican for a long time, gets suddenly told he isn't by a bunch of wingnuts.

    In a way, they represent the waning of the power of the GOP as they start listening to their populist wing. It's only temporary. The GOP will be back as soon as they relegate the TPers to the fringes of the tent.


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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordenkalt444 View Post
    It's simply a revolt against Obama's policies, so it would be short-lived. If they want to be recognized after that, then I think they should create a party.
    Maybe they can organize around Second Amendment rights.

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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    I thought that was their whole point in the first place, to be their own political party.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    I don't want the Tea Party in the Republican party. So yes, they should.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Exactly. Steering an existing ship back on course is far easier than trying to build a new one and entering the race from 100 years behind.
    Back-on-course doesn't appear to be the direction the tea party has been steering the GOP since their political influence began after the 2010 election.
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    Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    If they were smart, they shouldn't. But just in case they are not, perhaps it would be better that they should. Third parties are mostly useless, aside from the rare moment that they actually influence the Party platform. It's a fool's game.
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