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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Really? Name any TP congress critter that has voted for increased federal taxation/borrowing authority.
    I can't name anyone in the GOP that has voted for increased taxes either, see my point.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    It's obviously good for the tea party people to have an influence on the republican party. Third parties don't matter. Is it good for the republican party to be under the influence of the tea party? If the tea party ever ends up a third party, it won't be because they choose to be. It'll be because they were forced to be.

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

    Yes, then maybe the Republican Party will finally move toward center after decades of moving ridiculously far to the right. Let the Tea Party be the ridiculous fringe group that it is.

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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?
    No. It would be politically foolish on their part, save for creating said party in a more local than national sense.

    One, there's not a strong enough national message for the Tea Party. The message coming out of the tea Party of South Carolina is unlikely to be the same message coming out of the Tea Party of New Hampshire. Why? Because while they likely will agree on fiscal and some governmental issues, the reality is to be a POLITICAL PARTY you need a broad platform...and on the social issues the various segments of the Tea Party will not agree.

    Two, there will still be a whole heap of people attached to the Republican name. What you'll do is basically fragment the voting base and assure that both the Republican Party and the Tea Party Party would have no shot at winning a national election.

    Their best bet is to continue and attempt to produce change from within.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    I said what needed to be done, not what was actually going to be done. I already realize the nation is going Southleft.
    The Tea Partiers are not "true conservatives". A true conservative would be anathema to them; a true conservative would loathe them as populists.

    The essence of genuine conservatism is elitism, and an opposition to democracy. As Fiddytree said, the Tea Partiers are democratic populists who rail against "elitists".
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    Re: Should the Tea Party form its own political party?

    Oh, yes. It would kill two birds with one stone: split the American right and break open the political field for third party candidates. I shudder to think what they might do in power, but with the demographic shifts of the nation, that won't be an issue for long.

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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?
    Sure, let'em have their own party. Why shouldn't they?

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

    yes that way they could get out of the GOP's way and the GOP may actually get something done.
    "Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".

    "There are those who will debate the necessity of wilderness, I will not, either you know it in your bones or you are very very old". Aldo Leopold - Sand County Almanac

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