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2013-10-19 10:17:51 AM
Further, it must be remembered that the first TARP bill went down in flames.  McCain "suspended" his campaign for awhile. TARP 2 only passed when the GOP was able to convince a handful of Republicans to change their vote.  This would be during the last year of the Bush administration.

Then the social conservatives joined in and today's Tea Party was born.
 
2013-10-19 10:20:55 AM

parasol: ILostMyPassword: This tease has been going on for years.  Sure they will field primary candidates, but there is no way congressional/senatorial elections start having an R and a T unless there is no dem in the field so it's safe.  The whole point of gerrymandering is to win lots of districts by relatively small margins (10 points) while the others win few districts by large margins (30+).  If they start letting the tea party syphon off votes you're looking at 250+ dems in congress.   Also a third party has absolutely no function/value in our political system other than to hurt one of the two big ones.

There is a growing number of Tea Party supporters who are adamant that both parties are "part of the problem" - they don't see it (as above) at all.
They are on a mission to unseat moderate/RINOs and, because they KNOW they are right, the math of "a third party generally does nothing but split the votes" never occurs to them.

The only encouraging thing i've seen is the assertion "I'd rather not vote, or vote for a right-leaning ( D ) than a RINO" - They, right now, really hate the republican party.


When they are all alone in the darkened abyss of the voting booth, they will be unable to follow-through with that request. The more honorable ones will pull the lever for the RINO, go home, get drunk, hate-fark their catamite one last time, and then hang themselves.
 
2013-10-19 10:27:59 AM
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2013-10-19 10:32:54 AM

parasol: ILostMyPassword: This tease has been going on for years.  Sure they will field primary candidates, but there is no way congressional/senatorial elections start having an R and a T unless there is no dem in the field so it's safe.  The whole point of gerrymandering is to win lots of districts by relatively small margins (10 points) while the others win few districts by large margins (30+).  If they start letting the tea party syphon off votes you're looking at 250+ dems in congress.   Also a third party has absolutely no function/value in our political system other than to hurt one of the two big ones.

There is a growing number of Tea Party supporters who are adamant that both parties are "part of the problem" - they don't see it (as above) at all.
They are on a mission to unseat moderate/RINOs and, because they KNOW they are right, the math of "a third party generally does nothing but split the votes" never occurs to them.

The only encouraging thing i've seen is the assertion "I'd rather not vote, or vote for a right-leaning ( D ) than a RINO" - They, right now, really hate the republican party.


Sure there are always a small percentage that vote for fringe candidates (Nadir in 2000), but the vast majority who talk about both parties being the same and bad won't vote third party when they are in the booth, especially with the Kenyan Mooselim Marxist Hitler in the white house.
 
2013-10-19 10:34:01 AM
While the moderate Republicans and the Republican Party will take a serious short term hit since the Tea Party gives the GOP lots of voters; it will be the Tea Party taking the long term hit because all the money is with the national GOP. The Tea Party members who make up the "foot soldiers" are the poorest members of the GOP/Tea Party caucus. It will die the same death as "United We Stand America" after Pat Buchanan usurped the movement and Ross Perot bailed.

It's already happening:

The CEO of the nearly bankrupt tea party PAC FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe believes that the Republican Party is facing "a real possibility" of a schism within its ranks.

Now that the GOP establishment handlers put in place by the Koch Brothers ( Matt Kibbe, Dick Armey, Jack Kemp, and C. Boyden Gray) were ousted and people like "sideburn boy" replaced them; the revenue sources are drying up.
 
2013-10-19 10:36:55 AM
No true Republican would have sideburns like that. He might as well have a neck tattoo.
 
2013-10-19 10:45:54 AM

heavymetal: While the moderate Republicans and the Republican Party will take a serious short term hit since the Tea Party gives the GOP lots of voters; it will be the Tea Party taking the long term hit because all the money is with the national GOP. The Tea Party members who make up the "foot soldiers" are the poorest members of the GOP/Tea Party caucus. It will die the same death as "United We Stand America" after Pat Buchanan usurped the movement and Ross Perot bailed.

It's already happening:

The CEO of the nearly bankrupt tea party PAC FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe believes that the Republican Party is facing "a real possibility" of a schism within its ranks.

Now that the GOP establishment handlers put in place by the Koch Brothers ( Matt Kibbe, Dick Armey, Jack Kemp, and C. Boyden Gray) were ousted and people like "sideburn boy" replaced them; the revenue sources are drying up.


Well, I'm sure a grass roots movement like FreedomWorks will have no trouble replacing the income with donations from their broard base of support.
 
2013-10-19 10:47:10 AM

Infernalist: Peter von Nostrand: I'm still amused these people really think the rise of the TP was grassroots. And here we thought the Romney campaign was full of the most deluded, out of touch people in America

It should be noted that the 'original' incarnation of the TP arose out of outrage and fury over the bank bailouts in 2008.  They were co-opted shortly thereafter by the GOP, but they weren't always the TP that you see now.  Their original outrage was focused on big business and big banks and how they got bailed out while many of them lost their savings and walked away with nothing.


Sounds more like OWS to me
 
2013-10-19 10:51:55 AM
"Armey alleged that Kibbe had misused the PAC's funds to write a book not related to FreedomWorks and that the organization's lavish spending - including an in-house craft beer bar, first class travel accommodations and $80,000 in Las Vegas hotel charges - and top-heavy management structure would ruin the group. " Plus the payout to Armey and the probably unpaid loan,

It looks like "OK boys, this scam's over. Time to start a new one with a different name."
 
2013-10-19 10:54:51 AM
The polar opposite of the green party.
 
2013-10-19 10:54:54 AM
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2013-10-19 10:57:03 AM

ILostMyPassword: parasol: ILostMyPassword: This tease has been going on for years.  Sure they will field primary candidates, but there is no way congressional/senatorial elections start having an R and a T unless there is no dem in the field so it's safe.  The whole point of gerrymandering is to win lots of districts by relatively small margins (10 points) while the others win few districts by large margins (30+).  If they start letting the tea party syphon off votes you're looking at 250+ dems in congress.   Also a third party has absolutely no function/value in our political system other than to hurt one of the two big ones.

There is a growing number of Tea Party supporters who are adamant that both parties are "part of the problem" - they don't see it (as above) at all.
They are on a mission to unseat moderate/RINOs and, because they KNOW they are right, the math of "a third party generally does nothing but split the votes" never occurs to them.

The only encouraging thing i've seen is the assertion "I'd rather not vote, or vote for a right-leaning ( D ) than a RINO" - They, right now, really hate the republican party.

Sure there are always a small percentage that vote for fringe candidates (Nadir in 2000), but the vast majority who talk about both parties being the same and bad won't vote third party when they are in the booth, especially with the Kenyan Mooselim Marxist Hitler in the white house.


True
I am not sure we can consider the tea party "fringe" anymore - not now that they have enough congressional power to force a shut down, threaten default, gloat about it and poll with more popularity than before
Just saying
 
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2013-10-19 11:01:03 AM

Infernalist: It should be noted that the 'original' incarnation of the TP arose out of outrage and fury over the bank bailouts in 2008.  They were co-opted shortly thereafter by the GOP, but they weren't always the TP that you see now.  Their original outrage was focused on big business and big banks and how they got bailed out while many of them lost their savings and walked away with nothing.


No, the original tea party was started by social security recipients who were against government entitlement programs.  TEA  is an acronym for "Taxed Enough Already".
 
2013-10-19 11:08:29 AM
parasol: ....I am not sure we can consider the tea party "fringe" anymore - not now that they have enough congressional power to force a shut down, threaten default, gloat about it and poll with more popularity than before
Just saying



But they AREN'T more popular.
 
2013-10-19 11:14:00 AM
Nope.  The GOP will simply rebrand the Tea Party.  It's what they always do.
 
2013-10-19 11:18:06 AM

simplicimus: "Armey alleged that Kibbe had misused the PAC's funds to write a book not related to FreedomWorks and that the organization's lavish spending - including an in-house craft beer bar, first class travel accommodations and $80,000 in Las Vegas hotel charges - and top-heavy management structure would ruin the group. " Plus the payout to Armey and the probably unpaid loan,

It looks like "OK boys, this scam's over. Time to start a new one with a different name."


"Let's call it, 'The American Party.'"
 
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2013-10-19 11:18:14 AM

ILostMyPassword: Sure there are always a small percentage that vote for fringe candidates (Nadir in 2000)


Pun intended?
 
2013-10-19 11:24:32 AM
In the long run, I think it will make the "new" Republican party hard to beat. Get rid of the extremists and they would attract a large amount of conservative leaning Dems. That would leave an extreme left party, an extreme right, and a middle of the road GOP.
 
2013-10-19 11:27:12 AM

Blathering Idjut: Nope.  The GOP will simply rebrand the Tea Party.  It's what they always do.


God I wish, The Tea Party has crazy low popularity beyond the fringe crazies.
 
2013-10-19 11:27:21 AM

olddeegee: In the long run, I think it will make the "new" Republican party hard to beat. Get rid of the extremists and they would attract a large amount of conservative leaning Dems. That would leave an extreme left party, an extreme right, and a middle of the road GOP.


Are you seriously trying to say you think modern Democrats are "extreme left?"  Because that is, like, laughable.
 
2013-10-19 11:27:28 AM

ghare: parasol: ....I am not sure we can consider the tea party "fringe" anymore - not now that they have enough congressional power to force a shut down, threaten default, gloat about it and poll with more popularity than before
Just saying


But they AREN'T more popular.


And they never were. In a few years every idiot who supported them will be in another subclass of republicanism and biatch about rhinos. They will shift to varying levels of publicly social conservatism but forget all they think they know about the fiscal side the second the handlers get the message through.

Deficits could once again be claimed to not matter, because tax cuts will make up for them. This is the America we live in.
 
2013-10-19 11:29:05 AM

RexTalionis: What is up with that guy's sideburns? Do they recruit the douchiest looking people around or is it just that the douchiest looking people tend to be attracted to the Tea Party?

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2013-10-19 11:30:17 AM

ghare: parasol: ....I am not sure we can consider the tea party "fringe" anymore - not now that they have enough congressional power to force a shut down, threaten default, gloat about it and poll with more popularity than before
Just saying


But they AREN'T more popular.


I won't try to pretend I have a crystal ball or know much more than what I read and extrapolate, with a bit of personal history and assumption thrown in, okay?

What I am seeing, today, is an up-tick in polling popularity for Mr Cruz, who seems to be the current tea party darling. Keeping in mind that political winds blow in and out often enough to give a rooster-topped weather vane sea sickness?  It still seems .... counterproductive? to blow this off as "fringe" only. There is no real reason the Kardashians are popular - other than so many people would like to be them - that may be the same with Cruz (for example).

I dislike the self-styled tea people, and have never agreed with ultra-right, religious, austerity-for-thee-but-not-me platforms and candidates. However, in looking into what is driving this train it is, imho, looking more and more like an historical repeat. People who believe they are powerless and angry at government will find a champion - thanks to Citizen's United, they can front candidates and by noisy self-affirmation, grow popularity. (see Romney)

Common sense would suggest the radical right won't last but I can't call them "fringe" - or even chastised - only because, among their cadre? they are "popular" and "championed" and being funded for future runs at elected office.

The one saving grace is they cant seem to legislate worth a damn and are likely to break the law enough to be removed
 
2013-10-19 11:32:22 AM

Infernalist: t should be noted that the 'original' incarnation of the TP arose out of outrage and fury over the bank bailouts in 2008.


Strange that we didn't hear a peep from them until Obama was elected, even though Bush started the bailouts.
 
2013-10-19 11:34:28 AM

heavymetal: Now that the GOP establishment handlers put in place by the Koch Brothers ( Matt Kibbe, Dick Armey, Jack Kemp, and C. Boyden Gray) were ousted and people like "sideburn boy" replaced them; the revenue sources are drying up.

 Psst: Matt Kibbe *is* Sideburn Boy.
 
2013-10-19 11:36:16 AM

Mugato: Infernalist: t should be noted that the 'original' incarnation of the TP arose out of outrage and fury over the bank bailouts in 2008.

Strange that we didn't hear a peep from them until Obama was elected, even though Bush started the bailouts.


No, I remember some CNBC market floor walker losing his shiat on air and calling for another Tea Party during the Bush bailout.
 
2013-10-19 11:36:42 AM
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2013-10-19 11:37:27 AM
Please proceed Tea Party
 
2013-10-19 11:39:35 AM

parasol: ghare: parasol: ....I am not sure we can consider the tea party "fringe" anymore - not now that they have enough congressional power to force a shut down, threaten default, gloat about it and poll with more popularity than before
Just saying


But they AREN'T more popular.

I won't try to pretend I have a crystal ball or know much more than what I read and extrapolate, with a bit of personal history and assumption thrown in, okay?

What I am seeing, today, is an up-tick in polling popularity for Mr Cruz, who seems to be the current tea party darling. Keeping in mind that political winds blow in and out often enough to give a rooster-topped weather vane sea sickness?  It still seems .... counterproductive? to blow this off as "fringe" only. There is no real reason the Kardashians are popular - other than so many people would like to be them - that may be the same with Cruz (for example).

I dislike the self-styled tea people, and have never agreed with ultra-right, religious, austerity-for-thee-but-not-me platforms and candidates. However, in looking into what is driving this train it is, imho, looking more and more like an historical repeat. People who believe they are powerless and angry at government will find a champion - thanks to Citizen's United, they can front candidates and by noisy self-affirmation, grow popularity. (see Romney)

Common sense would suggest the radical right won't last but I can't call them "fringe" - or even chastised - only because, among their cadre? they are "popular" and "championed" and being funded for future runs at elected office.

The one saving grace is they cant seem to legislate worth a damn and are likely to break the law enough to be removed


All you gotta do is unskew the polls, you dummy libs.
 
2013-10-19 11:43:45 AM

simplicimus: Mugato: Infernalist: t should be noted that the 'original' incarnation of the TP arose out of outrage and fury over the bank bailouts in 2008.

Strange that we didn't hear a peep from them until Obama was elected, even though Bush started the bailouts.

No, I remember some CNBC market floor walker losing his shiat on air and calling for another Tea Party during the Bush bailout.


Not sure if serious.......

I'm talking about the Tea Party coming out with massive protests with racists signs and vague threats about an armed revolution. That shiat didn't happen until Obama was elected and they started attributing to him the ball that Bush got rolling years before. And I won't even bother getting started with Fox News.
 
2013-10-19 11:44:37 AM

randomjsa: I have no idea how the far left radicals that have taken over the Democratic party manage to keep their moderates in line but it might be interesting if the far right faction of the Republicans could manage to do the same somehow.


You live in vastly different world than the real one.  In the world most of us inhabit, the Democratic party is right of center.
 
2013-10-19 11:44:38 AM
heavymetal:

Now that the GOP establishment handlers put in place by the Koch Brothers ( Matt Kibbe, Dick Armey, Jack Kemp, and C. Boyden Gray) were ousted and people like "sideburn boy" replaced them; the revenue sources are drying up.

Matt Kibbe is "sideburn boy."
 
2013-10-19 11:46:03 AM

Mugato: simplicimus: Mugato: Infernalist: t should be noted that the 'original' incarnation of the TP arose out of outrage and fury over the bank bailouts in 2008.

Strange that we didn't hear a peep from them until Obama was elected, even though Bush started the bailouts.

No, I remember some CNBC market floor walker losing his shiat on air and calling for another Tea Party during the Bush bailout.

Not sure if serious.......

I'm talking about the Tea Party coming out with massive protests with racists signs and vague threats about an armed revolution. That shiat didn't happen until Obama was elected and they started attributing to him the ball that Bush got rolling years before. And I won't even bother getting started with Fox News.


Serious, but the CNBC guy wasn't talking about forming a political party, more like a Howard Beale moment on air.
 
2013-10-19 11:48:54 AM

Mister Peejay: randomjsa: I have no idea how the far left radicals that have taken over the Democratic party manage to keep their moderates in line but it might be interesting if the far right faction of the Republicans could manage to do the same somehow.

You live in vastly different world than the real one.  In the world most of us inhabit, the Democratic party is right of center.


He's given up even pretending that his trolling is within "the reality based community."
 
2013-10-19 11:50:35 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: simplicimus: "Armey alleged that Kibbe had misused the PAC's funds to write a book not related to FreedomWorks and that the organization's lavish spending - including an in-house craft beer bar, first class travel accommodations and $80,000 in Las Vegas hotel charges - and top-heavy management structure would ruin the group. " Plus the payout to Armey and the probably unpaid loan,

It looks like "OK boys, this scam's over. Time to start a new one with a different name."

"Let's call it, 'The American Party.'"


They comin' to your town
They'll help you band down
They're an American Party
 
2013-10-19 11:52:48 AM
They are like that angry desperate couple that are intent on getting divorced, but haven't separated yet and are having enraged hate-sex nightly.
 
2013-10-19 11:52:59 AM

Ghastly: The irony of course is the Republicans have gerrymandered themselves into districts where the derp rule unchallenged. This means if there is a party split the moderate Republicans won't be able to get elected because they will need dissatisfied Democrats to win but they've drawn the electoral boundaries to exclude them. This entire mess is a result of the inability to think in the long term which is the biggest problem with American corporate and political culture.


I disagree.  I think they were thinking in the longest possible terms.  They thought that they had gained (or at least earned) permanent control of the government in 2001, and so they took steps to cement that as firmly as possible.  To them, that meant as much gerrymandering as possible.  (Because trying to win hearts and minds is not so easy when your policies tell many of those hearts and minds to fark off and starve already.)

They were stupid, and it has backfired on them.  But when they did this shiat, they were thinking about how to guarantee a permanently Republican federal government.

And to those who partook in that, and now find themselves being eaten alive by teabagger derp, and make calls for getting the party back under control:  BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA SUCK IT.

Sidenote:  Those are the stupidest single set of stupid sideburns I've ever seen.
 
2013-10-19 11:53:05 AM

Tremolo: Mister Peejay: randomjsa: I have no idea how the far left radicals that have taken over the Democratic party manage to keep their moderates in line but it might be interesting if the far right faction of the Republicans could manage to do the same somehow.

You live in vastly different world than the real one.  In the world most of us inhabit, the Democratic party is right of center.

He's given up even pretending that his trolling is within "the reality based community."


Where is center on his scale?
" Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity. "
 
2013-10-19 11:57:18 AM

Lsherm: MmmmBacon: lizyrd: MmmmBacon: I would love to see the National Republican Party disavow any so-called Tea Party member, and refuse to fund their re-election while steering extra funds towards moderate, pro-business Republicans to run against those TP politicians in their next Primary. Not just US Senators and Representatives, though... run against them on the State and even local level. Run those POS Tea Party anarchists out of office anywhere they are serving, and anywhere they hope to serve.

In Oregon we used to have an ultra-conservative third party called the Constitution Party. It was, for all intents and purposes, the Tea Party, just rebranded and run out on a national scale. In Oregon we voters have put those Constitution Party morans in a box, where they can't harm our government and absolutely can't win an election. The GOP should do the same with the Tea Party.

That's going to be painful in the short-term for the GOP. Hopefully, the party leadership decides to take a long view on the subject, as avoiding short-term losses is how the GOP has gotten to where it is. It may mean losing the House for a couple of Congresses, but what will emerge will be a more stable party with a realistic position on governance.

So far, gaining or maintaining a majority in Congress has been more important than maintaining control over the caucus. As long as the Republican Party throws its weight behind any nut running with an (R) next to his name, there will be long-term damage to the party. It all comes down to the GOP establishment willing to take some short-term losses to put the nuts in their place.

Exactly!

No - not exactly.  The tea party people win the primaries because the primary voters WANT them to win the primaries.  It's not a matter of funding anymore.  Pro-business money interests may be able to tackle a few tea party members from the left during the primaries, but not many.  The best they can hope for are rabidly right candidates who also have a strong pro-b ...


As I understand it, the Constitution Party started out as a group that actually lived up to its name, but was quickly co-opted by the Christocrats who think that the Constitution is practically a missing book of the Holy Bible.

But even they aren't the most extreme. MmmmBacon, you're from Oregon? Tell us all about Dennis Oliver Woods and his Kings Way Classical Academy (Warning! At least one of the sponsored links on that site apparently goes to an attack site!)
 
2013-10-19 11:58:18 AM

ghare: olddeegee: In the long run, I think it will make the "new" Republican party hard to beat. Get rid of the extremists and they would attract a large amount of conservative leaning Dems. That would leave an extreme left party, an extreme right, and a middle of the road GOP.

Are you seriously trying to say you think modern Democrats are "extreme left?"  Because that is, like, laughable.


A segment of them are. Not all. The centrist voters in the party will go to a more moderate party to avoid the extreme left of the party.
 
2013-10-19 11:59:20 AM
left cheek and right cheek, both of them equally half assed?
 
2013-10-19 12:00:31 PM
It would be nice to see an ACTUAL conservative party.

Also, it would be nice to see an ACTUAL liberal party.

/ bsab, so vote tea?
 
2013-10-19 12:00:45 PM
Won't happen, ever.
 
2013-10-19 12:01:43 PM

randomjsa: far left radicals that have taken over the Democratic party


DRINK!
 
2013-10-19 12:02:05 PM

Lsherm: At least a tea party congressman caucuses with the Republicans.


You clearly were not paying the slightest bit of attention to what happened the past few weeks.
 
2013-10-19 12:02:20 PM
I don't believe it for a minute. Not just because both the Republicans and the teabaggers know they'll lose, but also because creating something new is against their nature. The Republicans and teabaggers aren't builders, they're dismantlers. They're not makers, their breakers.
 
2013-10-19 12:03:52 PM
Who is going to bankroll them if that happens?
 
2013-10-19 12:04:05 PM

lizyrd: MmmmBacon: I would love to see the National Republican Party disavow any so-called Tea Party member, and refuse to fund their re-election while steering extra funds towards moderate, pro-business Republicans to run against those TP politicians in their next Primary. Not just US Senators and Representatives, though... run against them on the State and even local level. Run those POS Tea Party anarchists out of office anywhere they are serving, and anywhere they hope to serve.

In Oregon we used to have an ultra-conservative third party called the Constitution Party. It was, for all intents and purposes, the Tea Party, just rebranded and run out on a national scale. In Oregon we voters have put those Constitution Party morans in a box, where they can't harm our government and absolutely can't win an election. The GOP should do the same with the Tea Party.

That's going to be painful in the short-term for the GOP. Hopefully, the party leadership decides to take a long view on the subject, as avoiding short-term losses is how the GOP has gotten to where it is. It may mean losing the House for a couple of Congresses, but what will emerge will be a more stable party with a realistic position on governance.

So far, gaining or maintaining a majority in Congress has been more important than maintaining control over the caucus. As long as the Republican Party throws its weight behind any nut running with an (R) next to his name, there will be long-term damage to the party. It all comes down to the GOP establishment willing to take some short-term losses to put the nuts in their place.


Problem is, I don't see it happening.  And until it does, any "split" is just lip service, and whether subby believes it's already happened "in everything but name" is just as irrelevant as believing there's even a split to begin with...because for all intents and purposes, there isn't one.
 
2013-10-19 12:04:16 PM

olddeegee: ghare: olddeegee: In the long run, I think it will make the "new" Republican party hard to beat. Get rid of the extremists and they would attract a large amount of conservative leaning Dems. That would leave an extreme left party, an extreme right, and a middle of the road GOP.

Are you seriously trying to say you think modern Democrats are "extreme left?"  Because that is, like, laughable.

A segment of them are. Not all. The centrist voters in the party will go to a more moderate party to avoid the extreme left of the party.


If you think this country has seen anything resembling an extreme left in the last two decades you're out of your farking mind. "A segment?" Give me a break. Regular republicans differ from TP's only in that they're less inclined to intentionally crash the economy.
 
2013-10-19 12:06:41 PM
This is just the end of Act 2 in "Romance of the Republican"

The Republican exorcised his psychotic inner demon, then the Tea Party corporealized and began to wreak havoc in the nation.  After nearly killing the Economy, our Republican hero must work with his old nemesis, the Democrat, in order to rid the world of this derp-demon.
 
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