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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    Well you know how the republican party (currently the worse right now) and the democratic party have trouble defining their base and separating themselves from the complete nut-ball loons? well the TEA-Party would be even worse at it and it would be a complete failure of a party.

    The tea party would go nowhere because its polluted with complete morons and this is how it would "stereotypical" be displayed in media
    Precisely why we should encourage a system where more than two political parties can exist. Right now the democrats and the republicans have to try to represent all americans, no matter how crazy they are. If we went a little more parlamentary, where multiple parties can have power, the people could be better represented.
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    Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Aside from the inherent difficulties in achieving useful coalition governments, it's idle chatter. The fact of the matter is whether you like it or not, third parties are about as useful as wearing shoes on your knees at the same time as your feet.

    Anyone who wants to dabble in it can if they wish, but it is foolish to help them in doing so unless you want your man to succeed by dividing the other man's base.

    Those in third parties should be used as fools and then disposed of immediately.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Precisely why we should encourage a system where more than two political parties can exist. Right now the democrats and the republicans have to try to represent all americans, no matter how crazy they are. If we went a little more parlamentary, where multiple parties can have power, the people could be better represented.
    well that wasnt the question was it, didnt say anything about a system, i said the tea party, party would be a huge failure

    in threads about how to fix politics i support mainstreaming multiple parties.

    Id love a direct vote popular election under the following circumstances.

    minimum three main presdiental parties at debates etc.
    NO majorities allowed in the houses(voting wise anyway), more strict rules on filibustering
    no VPs, the second place guy is leader of one house and 3rd place candidate is leader of the other house

    of course this is just a skin and bone fantasy but i was just giving a small scale example of things ive said in threads about what you are talking about
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Both sides generate debt, which is why you probably can't name the last Republican Administration that came close to a balanced budget. Its all about spending priorities right now. Some Americans support spending priorities that predominantly benefit the wealthy and many support spending priorities that benefit the working class.

    I'll know the Republicans are serious about our national debt when they agree to stop waging optional wars and spending almost as much on the military as the rest of the world combined.
    I assume you are now attempting to equate the TP and republicant ideals, thus totally missing the point of having a TP label at all.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    The tea party needs to remain with the Republicans like a moronic stone tied to their neck.
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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?
    Yes, so those candidates won't get elected, nor have the support of the GOP in regards to campaign funding.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I assume you are now attempting to equate the TP and republicant ideals, thus totally missing the point of having a TP label at all.
    As far as spending priorities go, which is what I was addressing, I've seen no distinction in spending priorities between the TP and the GOP.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As far as spending priorities go, which is what I was addressing, I've seen no distinction in spending priorities between the TP and the GOP.
    Really? Name any TP congress critter that has voted for increased federal taxation/borrowing authority.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Which Tea Party? Honestly, I don't know which one everyone is talking about. Even the Tea Party doesn't seem to agree as to what exactly the Tea Party is. Initially they seemed to have been for fiscal responsibility. Later, they became much more than that. Often to me it seems as if the Tea Party is sometimes another name for Neocons. Other times Libertarians or Theocrats or something else.

    IMHO the Tea Party will continue to hang out and suck the life out of the GOP. Not that the Tea Party will be the only people doing it.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Have the democratic populists lecture everyone about conservatism? That's rich.

    The Tea Partiers can spare us the purity lecture. The conservatism of John Adams, Burke, and Hamilton had been long since abandoned. Hell, most of them believe in the moderate welfare state. All they have to offer is vague semblance of fiscal policies, irresponsibly prefer to cripple the ability of the government to function with a balanced budget amendment, mixed with fanciful rhetoric about how the average person knows better than their leaders, and refuse to accept the art of compromise and instead favor rebelliousness.
    I said what needed to be done, not what was actually going to be done. I already realize the nation is going Southleft.

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