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(Washington Times)   Tea Party experiences rapid growth after adopting "The stupid, it burns..." as official motto   (washingtontimes.com) divider line 112
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2013-05-28 11:26:38 AM  

Uranus Is Huge!: "A recent poll broadcast on Fox News on Monday confirmed: Now, 44 percent of likely voting Americans hold a favorable view of the tea party. That's up from 30 percent a few months ago, the Rasmussen poll said."

Sounds unskewed.


Dick Morris math is amazing.
 
2013-05-28 11:41:42 AM  

kregh99: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.


Obama's reelection, case in point.
 
2013-05-28 11:45:43 AM  

General_Kala: kregh99: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Obama's reelection, case in point.


Still butthurt huh? You might want to get that looked at, it's not normal for your ass to pain you for such extended periods of time.
 
2013-05-28 11:49:24 AM  

General_Kala: kregh99: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Obama's reelection, case in point.


There was no one else a sane person could vote for.  Everyone in the Republican primary had several disqualifiers over their heads.
 
2013-05-28 11:51:11 AM  

General_Kala: kregh99: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Obama's reelection, case in point.


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2013-05-28 11:51:50 AM  

KiltedBastich: Still butthurt huh? You might want to get that looked at, it's not normal for your ass to pain you for such extended periods of time.


My butt's just fine, thank you.  I'm flattered that it's living rent-free in your head.
 
2013-05-28 11:54:12 AM  
Serious Black:

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www.reactiongifs.com
 
2013-05-28 11:59:32 AM  

General_Kala: Serious Black:

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What makes him "mad"? Laughing at your stupid ass?
 
2013-05-28 12:06:27 PM  

Serious Black: markfara: The Tea Party is concerned with taxes, not social issues, and their membership draws heavily from both parties.

Maybe in your parallel universe to this own.


Having trouble parsing this sentence.
 
2013-05-28 12:07:20 PM  

General_Kala: KiltedBastich: Still butthurt huh? You might want to get that looked at, it's not normal for your ass to pain you for such extended periods of time.

My butt's just fine, thank you.  I'm flattered that it's living rent-free in your head.


In the sense that I am pointing and laughing at you while you display your butthurt, sure.
 
2013-05-28 12:07:48 PM  

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: laughing at your stupid ass?


sbpra.com
 
2013-05-28 12:11:05 PM  
Methinks some people are biting the baited hook.
 
2013-05-28 12:12:59 PM  

coeyagi: They should just call their policy statement  "Articles of Impeachment for Barry Soetoro-Hendrix-Ayers-X" and get it over with.


FTFY.
 
2013-05-28 12:14:24 PM  

General_Kala: kregh99: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Obama's reelection, case in point.


Here, this is for you:

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Use it in good health.
 
2013-05-28 12:15:05 PM  

studs up: Serious Black: markfara: The Tea Party is concerned with taxes, not social issues, and their membership draws heavily from both parties.

Maybe in your parallel universe to this own.

Having trouble parsing this sentence.


In the sense that it's disconnected from reality.
 
2013-05-28 12:15:34 PM  

kregh99: The Tea Party taken to its logical conclusion.

http://www.vice.com/read/getting-punched-by-neo-nazis-in-hungary


sounds legit
 
2013-05-28 12:27:10 PM  

UberDave: I think they're going to climax too early.  They should have waited until June of next year.


They're still holding onto Benghazi. They can ride the IRS scandal through all of 2014.
 
2013-05-28 12:32:36 PM  

General_Kala: kregh99: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Obama's reelection, case in point.


No shiat. Obama's  first election birthed the tea party and berfers, imagine what hellspawned idiocy will float to the top of the septic tank in his second. I mean, we already have Benghazi and that's but the tip.
 
2013-05-28 12:33:55 PM  

balthan: UberDave: I think they're going to climax too early.  They should have waited until June of next year.

They're still holding onto Benghazi. They can ride the IRS scandal through all of 2014.


Republicans are not doing themselves a service by stretching out either Benghazi or the IRS scandals.  Both of those scandals are energizing the far right, but neither, especially not Benghazi, are seriously affecting the opinions of the electorate as a whole.  If this holds, come next election you're going to see a spate of far right candidates who can make some red districts redder, but will ultimately fail to win the key races.  So I hope you like seeing more of the same derp and gridlock in government, because that's what you're going to get through 2016 at least.
 
2013-05-28 12:36:05 PM  

matthew_m_g: markfara: They're also mostly college-educated.

Yes, I believe the IRS is mostly college-educated.


Well, there you have it.  They must believe in the "science" of Mathematics, thanks to them librull professors.

/Which is why the government should not be involved in education
 
2013-05-28 12:50:39 PM  

markfara: The Tea Party is concerned with taxes, not social issues, and their membership draws heavily from both parties.


funny'd

/Surely you can't be serious?
 
2013-05-28 12:56:24 PM  

markfara: They're also mostly college-educated.


Graduating from Liberty University means you're college-educated.  I feel ill just typing that.
 
2013-05-28 12:59:47 PM  
So is this the Mooney Times quoting a Rasmussen poll from Fox TV? I believe them.
 
2013-05-28 01:01:15 PM  

The Name: SnakeLee:  I am all for this though,  I am sure they will free up some of those nice Old Guard Republican seats given their track record

Yup.  Sounds like the Republicans didn't think their cunning plan all the way through.  Inspiring sympathy and righteous anger for a movement that has been nothing but a thorn in your side for the past four years . . . yeah, not the best idea.


Or maybe House Republicans feel it is part of their duty to oversee the working of the executive branch and are holding hearings in an unbiased search for the truth.  Maybe they just want to see the government running well.

I actually laughed out loud as I wrote that.  *snert* witch hunt...

\Issa is a thug.
 
2013-05-28 01:02:05 PM  

markfara: The Tea Party is concerned with taxes, not social issues, and their membership draws heavily from both parties.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2013-05-28 01:15:38 PM  

lilbjorn: UberDave: I think they're going to climax too early. They should have waited until June of next year.

I suspect that the premature climax thing is a problem for a lot of Tea Partiers.


Yep. I hear your mom's collecting their premature left-over nut one gulp at a time, cutie.
 
2013-05-28 01:16:49 PM  

Serious Black: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Uranus Is Huge!: "A recent poll broadcast on Fox News on Monday confirmed: Now, 44 percent of likely voting Americans hold a favorable view of the tea party. That's up from 30 percent a few months ago, the Rasmussen poll said."

Sounds unskewed.

A 14% jump in a month doesn't sound sustainable, even if it is accurate.

My big growth is hardly ever sustainable.


Snap a rubber band around it.
 
2013-05-28 01:23:19 PM  

plewis: \Issa is a thug


Unpossible.  Only unionists and people from Chicago are thugs.  Fox News said so.
 
2013-05-28 01:43:02 PM  

markfara: They're also mostly college-educated.


and come from a diverse group of ethnic backgrounds!

keep going - this is hilarious!
 
2013-05-28 01:43:46 PM  

FlashHarry: Uranus Is Huge!: "A recent poll broadcast on Fox News on Monday confirmed: Now, 44 percent of likely voting Americans hold a favorable view of the tea party. That's up from 30 percent a few months ago, the Rasmussen poll said."

Sounds unskewed.

rasmussen + fox... yeah, i'd say it's "likely voting republicans," not americans.


Can't even get above 50% in their "hometown."
 
2013-05-28 01:44:09 PM  

SnakeLee: Here is something I just noticed.  The Contract with America was the big kick off for the Tea Party and it happened on April 15th, 2009 (aka Tax Day).  The whole point of it was to lead up to the midterm elections in 2010.  Now we are seeing the IRS "scandal" dominate conservative newspapers and the Tea Party is getting a huge influx of money at basically the exact same time leading up to the 2014 midterms.  I am all for this though,  I am sure they will free up some of those nice Old Guard Republican seats given their track record


Wasn't the contract with America Newt's deal from 1994?
Did the Tea Party really co-opt that term?
 
2013-05-28 01:46:03 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: "A recent poll broadcast on Fox News on Monday confirmed: Now, 44 percent of likely voting Americans hold a favorable view of the tea party. That's up from 30 percent a few months ago, the Rasmussen poll said."

Sounds unskewed.


Yes it does,  I  came here to ask if there was  polling from anybody else that showed the same thing.
 
2013-05-28 01:48:12 PM  

markfara: The Tea Party is concerned with taxes, not social issues, and their membership draws heavily from both parties.


citation
 
2013-05-28 02:29:14 PM  
First a WND article, and now a WTimes one?  Come on, my poor brain can't process all that stupidity at once!  Next we'll see a Brietbart greenlight...*ugh*
 
2013-05-28 02:38:31 PM  

Citrate1007: This feels like conservative unskewed math.....even if it isn't that means a significant majority of 56% of Americans hold an unfavorable view of the tea party.


Source, backtracking to the horse's ass -- Rasmussen that is. Nate Silver showed the degree of Rasmussen's skew against empirical reality. Also note that the question order seems likely to trigger priming; and that back in January when the number was 30% support, only 8% of the US considered themselves members of the Tea Party.
 
2013-05-28 02:49:26 PM  

plewis: Issa is a thug.


Speaking of which, why isn't he being tarred and feathered by the base for keeping this secret for so long?
 
2013-05-28 03:09:30 PM  

General_Kala: kregh99: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Obama's reelection, case in point.


So conservatives are responsible for 8 years of a "fiscal conservative" who pissed away a government surplus, a "compassionate conservative" who lied us into a pre-emptive war with a country that had nothing whatsoever to do with a attacking us that cost us a billion dollars a week (Bonus:  a veep who got off on torturing people), Yale "graduate" who couldn't find his ass with both hands and a map, and a "decider" who decided to put an incompetent horse trainer in charge of one of the nation's largest natural disasters... and you have the stones to criticize anybody who voted for Obama?

In examining why your guy lost, you need to consider the possibility that maybe the majority of America is just tired of conservative bullshiat.
 
2013-05-28 03:10:07 PM  
the IRS scandal

It's not a scandal to target groups whose ultimate mission is to abolish the 16th Amendment.

The fact is we couldn't fight the Tea Party by getting people to straighten up, fly right, and not vote for these total selfish morons, so finding other legal ways to take them down is totally all right with me.

And yeah, it took the IRS to get Capone.
 
2013-05-28 03:21:17 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: I still fail to see how the IRS is a scandal other than some piss poor decisions to lump a group of applications under a bad title of names, for the purposes of making their jobs easier.


If you'd had 25 Tea Party applications in a row that looked extremely fishy, you'd file Tea Party applications for review as a matter of course from then on, too.
 
2013-05-28 03:27:44 PM  

pornopose: markfara: The Tea Party is concerned with taxes, not social issues, and their membership draws heavily from both parties.

funny'd

/Surely you can't be serious?


By both parties he means White and Republican
 
2013-05-28 03:35:19 PM  

Serious Black: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Uranus Is Huge!: "A recent poll broadcast on Fox News on Monday confirmed: Now, 44 percent of likely voting Americans hold a favorable view of the tea party. That's up from 30 percent a few months ago, the Rasmussen poll said."

Sounds unskewed.

A 14% jump in a month doesn't sound sustainable, even if it is accurate.

My big growth is hardly ever sustainable.


www.painfulpleasures.com
 
2013-05-28 04:11:46 PM  
The original tea party was originally more libertarian oriented.  The Republicans hi-jacked it shortly after it's inception and made it their own.  Now like Frankenstien and his monster the tea party will be the ultimate downfall of it's creator/sponcer.
 
2013-05-28 04:20:34 PM  

RedTank: The original tea party was originally more libertarian oriented.


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2013-05-28 04:34:13 PM  

The Name: RedTank: The original tea party was originally more libertarian oriented.

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it's true, but it's not relivant anymore - I despise what the tea party has become.  The two parties will continue to stifle any real new party movement like they did with the tea party.
 
2013-05-28 04:51:05 PM  

RedTank: The Name: RedTank: The original tea party was originally more libertarian oriented.

[lh4.ggpht.com image 273x351]

it's true, but it's not relivant anymore - I despise what the tea party has become.  The two parties will continue to stifle any real new party movement like they did with the tea party.


The Tea Party was never libertarian.  It may have adopted a libertarian tone from the RON PAUL movement that preceded it, but no movement known as the Tea Party has ever actually been libertarian.  From the beginning it has been primarily a cover for old school Republican bigotry and extreme social conservatism.
 
2013-05-28 05:00:46 PM  

RedTank: The original tea party was originally more libertarian oriented.  The Republicans hi-jacked it shortly after it's inception and made it their own.  Now like Frankenstien and his monster the tea party will be the ultimate downfall of it's creator/sponcer.


Yeah, but it was still stupid.
 
2013-05-28 05:02:55 PM  

The Name: The Tea Party was never libertarian.  It may have adopted a libertarian tone from the RON PAUL movement that preceded it, but no movement known as the Tea Party has ever actually been libertarian.  From the beginning it has been primarily a cover for old school Republican bigotry and extreme social conservatism.


Fair enough.  I can't argue against that point - It's merely my opinion that the Tea Party was at its most relevant and promising during Ron Paul's rise around the 08 elections.

/I just want a 3rd party so badly....
 
2013-05-28 05:05:42 PM  

whidbey: RedTank: The original tea party was originally more libertarian oriented.  The Republicans hi-jacked it shortly after it's inception and made it their own.  Now like Frankenstien and his monster the tea party will be the ultimate downfall of it's creator/sponcer.

Yeah, but it was still stupid.


Perhaps, but it had potential.
 
2013-05-28 05:05:57 PM  

RedTank: /I just want a 3rd party so badly....


They don't grow on the trees, you know.

How is it that so many want one "so badly" and yet there isn't one?

I know, I know. Rhetorical question.

/men or mice?
 
2013-05-28 05:09:59 PM  

whidbey: RedTank: /I just want a 3rd party so badly....

They don't grow on the trees, you know.

How is it that so many want one "so badly" and yet there isn't one?

I know, I know. Rhetorical question.

/men or mice?


Something to the effect that the vast majority of people must actually be happy contrary to everything politically minded people tend to argue against.
 
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