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.
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?[www.washingtonpost.com image 480x270][a.abcnews.go.com image 640x360][www.rawstory.com image 615x345]
mjjt: The traditional controllers of GOP will consider whether the TP gains or loses them votes, and act on that.If TP crazies look like alienating people who would otherwise vote R, then it will be in the RINOs interests to defeat any TP candidate, even if that means letting a Democrat win. So they will run a moderately conservative Independent R candidate and split the vote. Sacrifice 2014 to avoid a rout in 2016.The TP seems intent on getting more extreme candidates into Congress. They will be even crazier than Cruz, and just as economically ignorant and dogmatic. (Default on debt is good because then nobody will lend to us so we will have to live within our means)TP economics will harm the rich as well as everyone else. So it's in their interests to emasculate the TP.And perhaps Fox News advertisers will have second thoughts about supporting the people who are whipping up the TP sheep.
dsmith42: 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."
SirVagTheTighty: FTA-"I think that's a real possibility because you're seeing this clash between the new generation and - to me, it's not just the old wing of the Republican Party versus the new wing - you're really seeing a disintermediation in politics. It's already happened with the Democratic Party," Kibbe said. "It's happening with the Republican Party now. And grassroots activists have an ability to self-organize, to fund candidates they're more interested in, going right around the Republican National Committee and senatorial committee."You're quite right, Kibbe, that's EXACTLY why those SHEEPLE need to be awakened, and the ONLY way that can happen is with grassroots campaigning - not just for specific election campaigns, but continuously, starting immediately, for their awakening. I'm referring to non-partisan, ongoing campaigning to try to acquaint the SHEEPLE with such things as Civics, The Constitution and its amendments, the whole concept of a capitalistic Republic, etc.We should be forming civic groups that; 1) go knocking on doors, 2) man phone banks, 3) email blasts inviting the SHEEPLE to meetings where those concepts can be presented.I know for a fact that the Dems have been turning out en masse for years, doing this very thing, lying to the SHEEPLE and promising them unlimited freeloading at government (i.e. taxpayer) expense.We need to follow the same plan, but, INSTEAD, TELL THEM THE TRUTH ABOUT THE REALITIES of a socialist government, and what will happen when the run out of OTHER PEOPLE'S money. I'm convinced that the SHEEPLE are too shortsighted to realize that, with the current government, WE ARE NOW, IN FACT, HEADING DOWN THE ROAD TO SOCIALISM, and that the Dems are sweeping the road ahead of us so that we don't stumble before we get there.WE CAN accomplish this if we get the country's conservatives off dead center and unite to overcome this horrific trend. Individually, all we can do is talk the talk, but united we can start to walk the walk. I' ...
holeinthedonut: The new party will be named the Freedom America Patriot party FAP for short
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.'"
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.
DeaH: 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.Here's the secret: Centrists run the a Democratic Party.Shhhhh!
SirVagTheTighty: even at my age (81)
Kumana Wanalaia: Judean People's Front?
spelletrader: The entire TEA party strategy is nothing more than contrarianism. It's a Monty Python sketch brought to life in the worst way imaginable.
MFAWG: Notabunny: Notabunny: holeinthedonut: The new party will be named the Freedom America Patriot party FAP for shortParty Of Opposing PatriotsPatriots Engaged In National StrategyI think you mean:Patriots Engaging National Interest Strategies.
readbot42: Notabunny: Notabunny: holeinthedonut: The new party will be named the Freedom America Patriot party FAP for shortParty Of Opposing PatriotsPatriots Engaged In National StrategyCitizens Opposing Carnal Knowledge
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Notabunny: MFAWG: Notabunny: Notabunny: holeinthedonut: The new party will be named the Freedom America Patriot party FAP for shortParty Of Opposing PatriotsPatriots Engaged In National StrategyI think you mean:Patriots Engaging National Interest Strategies.I love a good beer buzz early in the morning
Cyrus the Mediocre: 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.
Notabunny: holeinthedonut: The new party will be named the Freedom America Patriot party FAP for shortParty Of Opposing Patriots
Fart_Machine: Who is going to bankroll them if that happens?
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.
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.
ILostMyPassword: Sure there are always a small percentage that vote for fringe candidates (Nadir in 2000)
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.
MFAWG: So why isn't there any fury pointed at the guy who signed the original bailout bill? It's like that never happened.
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 AmericaIt 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.
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