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Thread: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    I don't see the democrat party separating themselves from the leftist radicals that are running their show.
    And that means what?










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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Third parties really don't seem to make much of an impression. OTOH, you can share out the donations to a much smaller group. It would be very revealing but I seriously doubt the possibility.
    Agreed. The Tea Party wouldn't want to be a third party as they wouldn't do very well as a third party. Nobody does well as a third party. Now, if they could take over the Republican party and get the more central Republicans out they'd love that. Let's get rid of the RINO!

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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    It's both. Democrats almost never play to their "liberal base" because it wouldn't matter anyway. A few radicals will vote for the Green party, and the rest will grumble and vote Democrat because the alternative is far worse.

    For whatever reason, Republicans don't get that about their base. They think that they have to appease the furthest right wing of their party, despite the fact that they will vote Republican in the end no matter what. The only logical reason they listen to them in the first place is because individual Congressmen will be "primaried" and then lose to the next guy in line. I don't know why Democrats don't have to worry about this, maybe it's because the tempers of Republican and Democratic voters is just that pronounced.
    The difference is that liberalism is centrist in nature and liberals (both among the public and representatives in Congress) think they are morally required to compromise. Far right-wing people do not share that perception.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    Yes...it would be the appropriate thing to do. Give the reasonable Republicans back their party and let the teabaggers go off on their own. Of course, the teabaggers don't have the integrity to do such a thing....they will continue to hold the GOP hostage.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    If you are a Dem you are hoping and praying they stay together because the Tea Party is polarizing the Republican party and trying to force the Republicans away from the middle and to the right. It works right into the hands of Democratic planners trying to appeal to Moderate Republicans.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    The possible issue is that it could divide the Republican Party's numbers at the polls; perhaps not as large as the Progressives in 1912, but a sizable portion nonetheless. This would be the Democrat's gain, but it could also allow Republicans the chance to figure out a better pecking order. My preference is just that you pressure the Tea Partiers to stay silent and marginalized, with the more persistent types being forced to choose the Libertarian Party or the Constitution Party. You then work to moderate the tendencies of the passive or malleable Tea Party types so that they become a bit more tolerating of the establishment.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    Agreed. The Tea Party wouldn't want to be a third party as they wouldn't do very well as a third party. Nobody does well as a third party. Now, if they could take over the Republican party and get the more central Republicans out they'd love that. Let's get rid of the RINO!
    Despite the odds, third parties do stick around. It's probably a pretty cushy life, like winning 2nd prize in the lotto. Politics are a business as much as a lifestyle. So, it's not impossible.

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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Despite the odds, third parties do stick around. It's probably a pretty cushy life, like winning 2nd prize in the lotto. Politics are a business as much as a lifestyle. So, it's not impossible.
    Oh, I'm sure the party could stay around for a long time as a third party. Look at the libertarians for example. But they have no shot at winning the presidency or most political offices. Look at the last libertarian president.

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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    And that means what?
    That leftist extremists are running the democrat party.

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    Re: Should the Tea Party break away and form an official party?

    Quote Originally Posted by FederalRepublic View Post
    That leftist extremists are running the democrat party.
    That is half to reason I am an Independent. Frankly, I'm sick of both parties. I'm fed the hell up and then some with partisans.










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