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?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    He never was exactly on the truther side, he amused the idea though on his site while at CNN.
    What do you mean he "amused" the idea? Just post what he said.


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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    @The Giant Noodle, I am not 100% but I recall making this point before and you making counterpoints against it? I could be wrong but yes, this thing has been hijacked by Dick Armey, Sarah Palin, and Glenn Beck to make some money and guilt people into thinking what they think or else they aren't American enough. It's like if you took what George W was about and filtered it into pure form, threw it in the microwave and then pissed in it. You have the tea party movement.

    Am I saying Bush W was that bad? Hell no not even close. I would say Bush did a lot of really good things, but he also did a lot of really bad things, and a lot of that was because he didn't have the know how, the oversight, and had congress by the balls. The tea party is mostly wrong now, and will continue to be wrong either way. This is the key difference.



    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.




    Bulllllllcraaaaaaap. Seriously has nothing to do with the tea party movement? Ok here let me give you 2 colorful pictures that will help you make the connection:

    Here is the 9/12 project:


    here is the Gadsen flag often used during Tea Party rallies:


    Hmm **** I wonder where Beck got the idea......

    The fact of the matter is though, you will see more people going to comicbook conventions than go to these little tea festivals. The media just pays to much attention to them.
    This really is an excellent post. I agree on most of waht you said! Alas I firmly believe that the currect Tea Party = Republican.

    Glenn Beck doesn't have much to do with tea parties and he's not a Republican.

    I support the tea parties, but I'm not a Republican.
    How are YOUR views different? And IF you are a member of the Tea Party you should have a list of what politicians have voted for. THAT is what they take pride in. They KNOW who voted for what. Plus democrats are killing the Nation.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    I've never been to a tea party, so I don't consider myself a member. How are my views different than Republicans? Um.....I'm for much smaller government and much less spending. I'm also okay with gay marriage and legalizing prostitution and marijuana.


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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I've never been to a tea party, so I don't consider myself a member. How are my views different than Republicans? Um.....I'm for much smaller government and much less spending. I'm also okay with gay marriage and legalizing prostitution and marijuana.
    Then you are a Libertarian for the MOST part. Check us OUT! Libertarian Party | Maximum Freedom, Minimum Government
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

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    Then you are a Libertarian for the MOST part. Check us OUT! Libertarian Party | Maximum Freedom, Minimum Government
    Check out my "lean".


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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Check out my "lean".
    You didnt look at our site
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Do you feel that the Tea Party grass roots movement started around 2007-2008 (and was originally started by Ron Paul supporters) was hijacked in a genius move by Karl Rove and the Republican strategists?

    And people are simply voting in another Republican thinking its "change"?

    -Or does Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck really want a change in this Country from the Republican Party to a 3rd Party called the Tea Party?
    Pffft, the tea party ain't nothing but a front for oil billionaires who didn't get their way at the ballot box. If you think the tea party was in way, shape, or form, a grassroots movement, you've been duped big time....

    ...Five hundred people attended the summit, which served, in part, as a training session for Tea Party activists in Texas. An advertisement cast the event as a populist uprising against vested corporate power. “Today, the voices of average Americans are being drowned out by lobbyists and special interests,” it said. “But you can do something about it.” The pitch made no mention of its corporate funders. The White House has expressed frustration that such sponsors have largely eluded public notice. David Axelrod, Obama’s senior adviser, said, “What they don’t say is that, in part, this is a grassroots citizens’ movement brought to you by a bunch of oil billionaires.” .....snip...


    Americans for Prosperity has worked closely with the Tea Party since the movement’s inception. In the weeks before the first Tax Day protests, in April, 2009, Americans for Prosperity hosted a Web site offering supporters “Tea Party Talking Points.” The Arizona branch urged people to send tea bags to Obama; the Missouri branch urged members to sign up for “Taxpayer Tea Party Registration” and provided directions to nine protests. The group continues to stoke the rebellion. The North Carolina branch recently launched a “Tea Party Finder” Web site, advertised as “a hub for all the Tea Parties in North Carolina.”...snip....

    A Republican campaign consultant who has done research on behalf of Charles and David Koch said of the Tea Party, “The Koch brothers gave the money that founded it. It’s like they put the seeds in the ground. Then the rainstorm comes, and the frogs come out of the mud—and they’re our candidates!” .....

    Read more The billionaire Koch brothers’ war against Obama : The New Yorker
    And that's exactly what Republicans got, a bunch of frogs for candidates. LOL
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    I don't think the Tea Party is necessarily the Republican Party, or that the Republican Party has hijacked the Tea Party.

    Rather, the Tea Party is a populist movement of conservatives that have organized together in order to protest the Democratic Party currently in power and organized against certain Republican candidates in order to maintain a certain amount of "party purity" in the GOP.

    That is, the Tea Party isn't the Republican Party but is made up of Republican voters. These include evangelical voters, libertarian voters, and conservative voters.

    So in some instances the Tea Party is influenced by Republican strategists. This includes funding for events and so forth. However, in other instances the Tea Party has opposed the GOP. This happened in the recent primary for Senate elections in Alaska. The GOP endorsed Murkowski, but Sarah Palin endorsed Miller, who won the Republican primary for the Senate elections.

    So I think the Tea Party movement isn't so much hijacked by the Republican Party as it is a method for Republican voters to organize either with the GOP party machine or to act against it when the voters think the GOP isn't acting on behalf of the best interests of right-wing voters.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    You didnt look at our site
    Of course. I've looked at it several times.


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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Do you feel that the Tea Party grass roots movement started around 2007-2008 (and was originally started by Ron Paul supporters) was hijacked in a genius move by Karl Rove and the Republican strategists?

    And people are simply voting in another Republican thinking its "change"?

    -Or does Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck really want a change in this Country from the Republican Party to a 3rd Party called the Tea Party?
    I dont think it was a hijacked movement. I think Republicans are disgusted by those within their ranks but cant see the value in leaving the party for a third party or becoming non-political. Are they mostly republican? Sure...because MOST conservatives value smaller government. SHOULD they be mostly republican? No...and I think thats the tragedy. As we see here daily there are very many ideological leftists that dont think beyind 'democrat'. But anyone with a brain...anyone that uses their head for more than a convenient place to hang their hat can look at our current state...a state arrived at courtesy of BOTH parties...and unless you LIKE the prospect of a bankrupt country then BOTH SIDES should consider alternatives...if not the tea party then SOMETHING. Fiscally conservative liberals maybe (I know...thats an oxymoron)...but SOMETHING.

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