View Poll Results: Is the Tea Party relevant anymore?

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  • They will be in 2016

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  • What's the Tea Party?

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Relevant Anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I'm not sure what "true Tea Party person" is, but then again, the Tea Party isn't an official party yet is it? I thought it was loosely affiliated but independent groups.
    Yes, me too. But I found a lot of them to be very 'missinformed'. All I had to do is ask a friendly question about the sign they were carrying and have the leadership at the demonstration help them out with a answer.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Relevant Anymore?

    The media relently villified old white people as ignorant bigots, Obama severely retaliated against old people in general opposing him via ObamaCare, and while the words "Tea Party" have mostly been abandoned, I suspect the actual real attitudes behind it have hardened due to hate for hate as human nature.

    The winner is corporate America and international corporations via their shill in Obama himself.The "Tea Party" personalities offse the liberals and visa versa, for which then corporation czars hold the balance of power - something Obama figured. The core of the Tea Party is the Mom-Pop mechant class people, for which Obama is crushing small business on behalf of mega corporations.

    The "Tea Party" as an entity doesn't exist much anymore, but the relentless villification of the people of if (old people primarily in small business) has generated permanent counter hatred. In that regards, the "Tea Party" people are more influential than ever - but at the local, state and regional level. Obama has successfully created hate-level divisions that will exist long after he's gone. Governance is increasingly diametric opposite, no compromise hate battles.

    Contrary to the national media declaring only the federal government is relevant to anything, local and state government still often affects people more.

    Nor is it just about how people feel. Even down to the individual level, increasingly even people in government openly defy other aspects of government and of law. For example, while state FWC (fish & wildlife) used to also enforce federal statutes, now we openly don't give a damn what federal regulations and rules are. Let them enforce their own rules and laws since we're not part of the process anyway.

    As an organization is the Tea Party as relevant? No. In terms of individuals? More power than it was.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Relevant Anymore?

    They played themselves out!!

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Relevant Anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lopan017 View Post
    They played themselves out!!
    Oh I would say they are still very relevant today. There are around 70 house members that claim membership in the tea party and at least 10 senators. These numbers can definitely effect legislation today. But they are going down hill as the energy they captured in 2010 to take back the congress for the GOP is not there to elect new members.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Relevant Anymore?

    I'm wondering if impetus will be regained as the realities of "Obamacare" sink in.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Relevant Anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post

    Have you been to a Tea Party demonstration and talked to them? I have.

    Partisan hacks who rage again the Tea Party have no clue what it is or who attends it.

    Most people who go to Tea Party rallies are mom-pop business owners and seniors who actually like what the United States was.

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    What gives us that impression is the whacky people the TP backs. Palin goes without saying but another perfect example is mourdock here in Indiana.
    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Partisan hacks who rage again the Tea Party have no clue what it is or who attends it.

    Most people who go to Tea Party rallies are mom-pop business owners and seniors who actually like what the United States was.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Relevant Anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    What gives us that impression is the whacky people the TP backs. Palin goes without saying but another perfect example is mourdock here in Indiana.
    So is just about partisan hackery.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Relevant Anymore?

    No it is about stupid ideas endorsed by the TP. For example: Mourdock added: "I just struggled with it myself for a long time but I came to realize: Life is that gift from God that I think even if life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen. Richard Mourdock under fire for rape remarks - POLITICO.com No, that is not partisan hackery, it is pointing out stupidity when you see it. Partisan hackery is still voting for a dummy like that, which by the way, most partisan hacks did.
    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    So is just about partisan hackery.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Relevant Anymore?

    I meant nationally.

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