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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post



    No. Breaking away and creating a national third party would essentially result in a substantial number of election cycles where both the Republicans and the "Tea Party" Paryt would be relegated to near endangered species status.
    You are correct about your conclusion of what would result in the next few election cycles.

    But if you truly believe that the American people support the tea party of right agenda, why are you not willing to risk short term pain for long term success when the American people supposedly tire and grow sick of liberal Democratic policies and government and the day of the right wing Jubilee is then at hand?
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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    They shouldn't split from it. They have been infiltrating it and taking over, one election at a time...
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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    The Tea Party did not set out to become what it is today. Today the Tea Party is the Religious Right with a new name. The RR infested the GOP and frankly there is little the GOP can do about it. It is stuck with the Tea Party (Religious Right) whether it likes it or not.










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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    The Tea Party did not set out to become what it is today. Today the Tea Party is the Religious Right with a new name. The RR infested the GOP and frankly there is little the GOP can do about it. It is stuck with the Tea Party (Religious Right) whether it likes it or not.
    This.

    The Tea Party are Republicans. While at one point it was a libertarian/minarchist movement, it got hijacked by the far-right nutjobs at one point - which I credit to Sarah Palin. Once she gave the "two breasts up" seal of approval, Glenn Beck changed his stripes from an anti-government right-fighter to a GOP shill. At that point, the Tea Party did a complete flip.

    The better question is "should Libertarians split from the Republican Party" - which would be a resounding "yes".

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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    With the recent brutal fight over the Borrowing limit and funding the ACA and another fight just around the corner would this be a good time for the Tea Party to create their own Party? I think they would draw people from both the Republican and Democratic parties. And if the public support is as large as they think it is then how could they go wrong. They have some of their own corp. donors. They could have their own platform and not have to piggy back off the GOP.
    I think it would be some interesting history to see if they did. IMHO The Tea Party represents the best chance of there being a third major party in the US.

    I imagine there would be fears that breaking up the GOP would cause the Democrats to become an unstoppable political super-power. However, I disagree. All that would need to happen is for Tea Partiers and Republicans in Congress to form a coalition majority if they have the collective numbers. In Presidential elections, strike a deal where the Presidential nominee is with the GOP and the VP nominee is with the Tea Party. They can even get the Libertarians in the mix by offering an important cabinet post or alternating VP nominations with the Tea Party.
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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    The Tea Party did not set out to become what it is today. Today the Tea Party is the Religious Right with a new name. The RR infested the GOP and frankly there is little the GOP can do about it. It is stuck with the Tea Party (Religious Right) whether it likes it or not.
    LOL...

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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    LOL...

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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram View Post
    If the Tea Party has to deal with RINOS like McCain, King, and the fat guy,,,,,,,yes,,split!
    The tea partiers ARE the RINOS.

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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    The tea partiers ARE the RINOS.
    Ooooooh....fire-starter. I like it.

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    Re: Should the Tea Party split from the Rebublican Party

    The GOP should have a major interest separating from the Tea Party. They need to get back into their own agenda, without right wing distractions that do not reflect the majority of the GOP base.

    The tea party has no interest whatsoever, of course, since they know that as a separate party, they have no - or barely any - chance to be as heard and seen as they are now. Their exposure on a national level would - as for any other party aside form the Dems and GOP - be minimal, and they would be one of the many other "other parties" out there.

    For the Democrats, it will be interesting to see how the field is leveled now after the last showdown. will the GOP majority take back control of their agenda, or can the tea party continue to obstruct The Democrats and Republicans alike, stalling any kind of bipartisan government and achievement. I would assume they are split in their take, some are looking for the greater good of the country, and wish the tea Party would just dissolve as described above, and others looking with some fun and humor on how the GOP is fighting internally and destroying itself, to the Dems benefit.

    For the majority of all actively involved in this current theatrical play, the "better for the country", and the best for the people of the US, is the least driving factor.

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