View Poll Results: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

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  • Hijacked! Its the Republican Party in disguise!

    14 38.89%
  • Not Hijacked! Beck & Palin want this new Party to change America away from Republicans!

    10 27.78%
  • Beck & Palin (the Republicans) are TRYING to take it over but have NOT done so!

    6 16.67%
  • OTHER / I Dont Know

    6 16.67%
  • I thought this was a party! Now give me a cup of tea and a scone you jack-ass!

    2 5.56%
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    JohnW said,
    Not really considering the Tea Party supporters such as Beck and Palin have turned on a lot of very prominent conservatives, and Palin just last night was talking **** about the Republican seantor from MA Scott Brown for not being "constitutional" enough, and has even turned against the guy that brought her into the limelight, John McCain, so John McCain from 2010, had to run against John McCain from 2007 just to beat his tea party supported opponent.
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    Palin endorsed John McCain, not the tea party candidate.
    Not something I agreed with on her on. McCain is far from Conservative.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Then I stand corrected at least she has the decency to do that. Also Barb you know if not for McCain you wouldn't even know who she is right?
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Then I stand corrected at least she has the decency to do that. Also Barb you know if not for McCain you wouldn't even know who she is right?
    Yes John,
    I do. I hold Mr. McCain close to my heart and in my nightly prayers just because of that little fact.
    I can't imagine life without Sarah Palin. ;-)
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    I chose: Beck & Palin (the Republicans) are TRYING to take it over but have NOT done so!

    But I think there really is no such thing as the Tea Party that we see in the media. Movements need central leadership and broad appeal. Right now, the Tea Party is so poorly defined and organized that it's hard to say what they represent other than fiscal responsibility and limited federal government. My guess is that one of two things will happen:
    A. The Tea Party stops receiving media attention after the 2010 elections and its members split up evenly between constitutionally minded Republicans and libertarians who will vote across party lines
    B. The Tea Party's association with libertarians diminishes and the group becomes a wing of the Republican party as the entire GOP readjusts their platform on social issues to attract young voters
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustachio View Post
    I chose: Beck & Palin (the Republicans) are TRYING to take it over but have NOT done so!

    But I think there really is no such thing as the Tea Party that we see in the media. Movements need central leadership and broad appeal. Right now, the Tea Party is so poorly defined and organized that it's hard to say what they represent other than fiscal responsibility and limited federal government. My guess is that one of two things will happen:
    A. The Tea Party stops receiving media attention after the 2010 elections and its members split up evenly between constitutionally minded Republicans and libertarians who will vote across party lines
    B. The Tea Party's association with libertarians diminishes and the group becomes a wing of the Republican party as the entire GOP readjusts their platform on social issues to attract young voters
    Here's how I can imagine it.
    Let's pretend each individual Tea Party org.. (such as the Tea Party Patriots, or Freedom Works) is a State. Each state has a governor (the founder) and maybe a few representatives (organizers) but there is no President that ties all the states together.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    John, the 9/12 Movement (as Beck created it) had nothing to do with politics. It was a collection of values and principles .... getting back to the united country we were on 9/12/01.


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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Here's how I can imagine it.
    Let's pretend each individual Tea Party org.. (such as the Tea Party Patriots, or Freedom Works) is a State. Each state has a governor (the founder) and maybe a few representatives (organizers) but there is no President that ties all the states together.
    Exactly. And I think that Rand Paul running as a Republican really set the whole thing back. They can't continue to exist as their own organization if their idols are playing partisan politics. Which is a big reason that I tend to think November, 2010 will mark the end of the Tea Party. Come December, they'll be as relevant as Joe the Plumber. Their ideology may continue to be increasingly influential, but their organization will not.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    John, the 9/12 Movement (as Beck created it) had nothing to do with politics. It was a collection of values and principles .... getting back to the united country we were on 9/12/01.
    Even though several organizers that identify with the tea party movement regularly attend the 9/12 thing. Also no, 9/12 is Beck's way of trying to make money off of a tragic time in our nation's history. It's the same as anyone else trying to make money off of the tradgedy, and not to long ago Beck was on the "9/11 was perpetrated by the government" boat until that fad died down and just went to the total whackos.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Even though several organizers that identify with the tea party movement regularly attend the 9/12 thing. Also no, 9/12 is Beck's way of trying to make money off of a tragic time in our nation's history. It's the same as anyone else trying to make money off of the tradgedy, and not to long ago Beck was on the "9/11 was perpetrated by the government" boat until that fad died down and just went to the total whackos.
    Wha? When was Beck a 9/11 Truther?? LOL!


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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Wha? When was Beck a 9/11 Truther?? LOL!
    He never was exactly on the truther side, he amused the idea though on his site while at CNN.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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