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First Impression: The Tea Party hurt republicans more then democrats. (Vanity)
Nov 3, 2010 | self

Posted on 11/02/2010 11:14:50 PM PDT by tlb

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To: tlb

KMA... RINO!

Forgive me, but I am too angry to listen to some BS about the Teapatrty conservatives being to blame.

You sir are a big pile of smelly DUNG for even suggesting that the Teaparty ids to blame for not winning bigger.

You need to be Zotted, NOW!


51 posted on 11/02/2010 11:31:30 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home.......)
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To: tlb

IBTZ and I think my first.


52 posted on 11/02/2010 11:31:30 PM PDT by ziravan ("Are you better off now than you were 7 trillion dollars ago?")
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To: Comparative Advantage

One good thing, his nitwit son lost his race.


53 posted on 11/02/2010 11:31:30 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: garykfd
It aint over in california yet!!

Fiorina is conceding as I type. Oh well, the GOP establishment candidate goes down. Would have been better if she won, but you can't win them all.

54 posted on 11/02/2010 11:31:30 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

You failed to mention that AZ has an open primary, which means independents can vote in the GOP primary. Most states have a closed primary.


55 posted on 11/02/2010 11:31:47 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Keith in Iowa; tlb; Jim Robinson

You rock!

tlb I changed my mind.

You are lame and need crutches for your brain stem.


56 posted on 11/02/2010 11:32:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: ilgipper

This is the greatest political night of my lifetime. We’ve had a few heartbreaks but that’s part of the game. I don’t think more “establishment” GOP candidates would have done much better against Coons, Bloomenthal, etc. We can’t follow the “lesser of two evils” strategy that’s led us into the wilderness. The Tea Party movement is right to push candidates that actually stand for something. That is the only path that leads to long term victory.

There are certainly critical lessons that the Tea Party movement needs to take away from this experience but all-in-all tonight is a titanic victory for the movement.


57 posted on 11/02/2010 11:32:34 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: tlb
You, sir, have fallen for The Game. The one that has been running now for about a century. The one that the Tea Party has begun to unravel. Truth be told, I wish there were an analog of the Tea Party on the Left. Make the Democrats honest, then they would be rejected by center-right America even more, but I digress..

This is more than just about Team Rep vs Team Dem, this is about doing ultimately what is most right. The Tea Party was very effective, and I say that as someone who isn't really on the bandwagon. I am surprised, overall, that real Conservatives can even have a ghost of a chance today, but I was wrong, I think the Tea Party have shown that Conservativism is viable even where it was never deemed possible. They need some better candidates, true, but for a bunch of first timers, they did AMAZINGLY well.

58 posted on 11/02/2010 11:32:39 PM PDT by Paradox (Democrats new Motto: Vini, Vidi, Lewinski!)
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To: tlb
First Impression: The Tea Party hurt republicans more then democrats.

That's some pretty shallow analysis.

The Tea Party was a compelling factor in retaking the People's House and helping the Republican Party Gain 60+ seats there.

Also, if you take into account what happened in the gubernatorial races and numerous state legislatures, the Democratic Party got decimated.

You have to be willfully blind to not see the incredible positive influence the Tea Party's energy had in this national election.

Sorry every Tea Party wet dream didn't come true for you, but overall, the results are magnificent!

59 posted on 11/02/2010 11:32:39 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: tlb

You appear to have completely overlooked the message conveyed by the TEA Party which appears to have been heard loud and clear - at least at this point in time. IMO, it’s bended knee time to thank God for people who participate in the TEA Party, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Jim Demint, Mark Levin, so many others, those that gave up so many hours to stuff envelopes, knock on doors, man the phones, contribute money and to the candidates who allowed their entire life history to be displayed on the internet and TV to help us begin to take our Country back. And to our military who lays their life on the line every day so that the rest of us can live in a country where we still have a voice and have not yet been relegated to bowing to the East multiple times a day, clad in a burka and saying a prayer in Spanish.


60 posted on 11/02/2010 11:32:49 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And then there are those Mama Grizzlies in South Carolina and New Mexico. In Arizona, the scumbags Harry Mitchell and Anne Kirkpatrick are history. Giffords and La Raza boycott boy are wetting their pants.


61 posted on 11/02/2010 11:33:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just another white boy riding in the back of the bus next to the Emergency Exit.)
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To: garykfd

Sorry I was wrong. Fiorina was announcing that she was not conceding. She lost though.


62 posted on 11/02/2010 11:33:34 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tlb
Thank you! Unfortunately, I think some of the Tea Party people will not get the message. It is okay to support the Conservative candidate but in some areas of the country a strict Conservative is not going to win. On top of that they run a “scorched earth” primary campaign and created a huge division within the Republican party. Case in point Delaware and Alaska.
63 posted on 11/02/2010 11:34:00 PM PDT by martinidon (It's The Spending Stupid)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen brother, Amen.

I will die, before I allow the bastards to win.


64 posted on 11/02/2010 11:34:43 PM PDT by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home.......)
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To: tlb

Hello . The Seiu was in charge of the electronic voting booths and Soro’s Miller is the NV Sec of State.
The vote was done before election day.


65 posted on 11/02/2010 11:35:11 PM PDT by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: darkangel82

yeah it’s funny...some folks here cloak for years just agitating the forum to male us look bad then one day they slip up with a dropped hint like that one

and there’s folks like you and me that notice...

i have found here over the years that if they act lib over culture then they probably are more lib than just that, but being snippy about culture war is first “tell”


66 posted on 11/02/2010 11:35:22 PM PDT by wardaddy (the redress over anything minority is a cancer in our country...stage 4)
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To: martinidon

Effing RINOs! Worthless!


67 posted on 11/02/2010 11:36:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: tlb

What have you been smoking? Do you have any idea HOW MANY tea party candidates won today all across the country inb senate, congress, governor AND local elections? What in the hell do people like you want?


68 posted on 11/02/2010 11:36:10 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: dead

Dude! You’re “dead” to me.

What do you mean she lost...though?

The numbers are less than 5% difference with only 30% of the precincts.


69 posted on 11/02/2010 11:36:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: tlb
Not saying the Tea Party is useless, I don't think it is at all. But dialing down the fantasy it will hereafter control the political dialogue and set the agenda may be a good idea.

Sorry, not sure what campaign and election you were watching but it's no fantasy - the Tea Party did control the political dialog and set the agenda in these elections: fiscal discipline in government and the rollback of government over-reach. These are issues that the mainstream GOP has no credibility on anymore.

The real lesson in this election was that candidates who ran on the Tea Party's agenda needed to have the credentials to be able to stick to that agenda and not get sidetracked by extraneous personal issues.
70 posted on 11/02/2010 11:37:34 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: martinidon

if a human being is not going to vote in a conservative way then why should they call themselves a republican in the first place?


71 posted on 11/02/2010 11:38:37 PM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: dead

History repeating itself 30yrs later.sigh


72 posted on 11/02/2010 11:39:03 PM PDT by Global2010 (I am experiencing a premature election Joy. Joy To the World da da da da....)
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To: Vendome
The numbers are less than 5% difference with only 30% of the precincts.

I'd love to be wrong, but the outstanding districts don't look promising.

Besides, only Democrats are allowed to win the close ones in court, Al Gore excepted. He's a once in a generation loser.

73 posted on 11/02/2010 11:39:27 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Unfortunately, the Tea Party needs some Rino’s just as much as the Rino’s need the tea party.
74 posted on 11/02/2010 11:41:01 PM PDT by martinidon (It's The Spending Stupid)
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To: tennmountainman
The type of primary you describe is a "semi-closed" primary. You are correct that Arizona has a semi-closed primary, where independents can vote in either party's primary.

However, that isn't the reason McCain won, IMO. Hayworth was ostracized and demonized, even by his own party. But McCain ran hard to the right, and it was impossible for him to go all Mavericky.
75 posted on 11/02/2010 11:41:58 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: martinidon
Unfortunately, the Tea Party needs some Rino’s

Screw that.

Damn the torpedos. Full steam ahead.

76 posted on 11/02/2010 11:42:53 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: martinidon

RINOs be gone!


77 posted on 11/02/2010 11:43:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: tlb

Rinos in Nevada helped Reid, Rinos in Alaska helped Murk, and Rinos helped Coons.

This is the year that Rinos were exposed for what they are, and that is a good thing.

We all know now that the Republican Party’s love affair with Rinos is OVER!

Thanks to the Tea Party.


78 posted on 11/02/2010 11:44:10 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: tlb

We have a Republican governor in Ohio going into the 2012 presidential elections... that means a lot.


79 posted on 11/02/2010 11:44:32 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I’ll drink to that.


80 posted on 11/02/2010 11:47:24 PM PDT by vrwc1
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To: 50mm; tlb; Jim Robinson

IBTZ

DITTO IBTZ


81 posted on 11/02/2010 11:49:14 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 50mm; darkwing104; Old Sarge
not quite *sniff*, but *something* isn't quite right.

The fail is strong with this one.

82 posted on 11/02/2010 11:51:27 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 50mm; darkwing104; Old Sarge
not quite *sniff*, but *something* isn't quite right.

The fail is strong with this one.

83 posted on 11/02/2010 11:51:32 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: reeb88

I agree.


84 posted on 11/02/2010 11:52:47 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: martinidon

Look, pal, the Tea Party is the antidote to RINOism! We don’t need no steenking RINOs!! Not now, not ever!! RINOs got us into this mess and getting rid of the RINOs will get us out of it!!

It’s open season on RINOs from this day forward until election day 2012!! And beyond!! No bag limit!!

Somebody open a can of RINO BEGONE!!


85 posted on 11/02/2010 11:53:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: grey_whiskers; tlb

I think we have an inebriated OP here, possibly passed out now.


86 posted on 11/02/2010 11:54:55 PM PDT by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: tlb
It is a sin to willfully not use the your God given analytical facilities for the truth, and suborn them to the service of ideology!
Shame On You!
87 posted on 11/02/2010 11:58:32 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: tlb

How many of the 55 or 60 house seats did they back? I did not want the senate.


88 posted on 11/02/2010 11:59:03 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: tlb

89 posted on 11/02/2010 11:59:35 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: martinidon; FightforFreedomCA; tennmountainman

>>> I think some of the Tea Party people will not get the message. It is okay to support the Conservative candidate but in some areas of the country a strict Conservative is not going to win

Well one out of 70 is not too bad considering how high strung people are tonight. :)

Bill Buckley had it exactly right. Vote for the most conservative choice - who can actually win.

>>> shaddup...

I say what I think. I always have here. I have never dialed it up and I’ve never dialed it down. Sometimes that’s popular and sometimes it isn’t. I can live with it either way.

It’s what we do. Isn’t it ?

>>> You seem to leave out the “Ruling Class” nominee’s in your not so well thought out vanity post. Linda McMahon, CT, lost.

That’s almost funny, calling an executive in a fixed wrestling show a “ruling class nominee”. If she had won I’d have put her with Haley and Toomey in the Tea Party wins. She came close, it was a very good try. Like California and Delaware, Connecticut is just a tough nut.


90 posted on 11/03/2010 12:02:53 AM PDT by tlb
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To: 50mm

Yeah add this concern troll to the list.


91 posted on 11/03/2010 12:09:13 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: tlb
Crock of b.s. and negativity.

The Tea Party-oriented precincts here in the Illinois suburbs organized and delivered 50-60% turnouts in many precincts in key areas that delivered the race for many of our statewide candidates.

I saw it with my own eyes as I pollwatched out in the NW suburbs tonight and monitored vote tallies and counted the number of GOP delivered votes.

92 posted on 11/03/2010 12:09:44 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: tlb

Fine. Say what you feel. Don’t ignore the fact that NO PARTY wins every election, no matter who they put up.

I celebrate the victories, mourn the losses and look forward to 2012 to throw some more bums out.


93 posted on 11/03/2010 12:11:35 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Arizona Carolyn
He sounds like someone else we know..LOL

And as I said elsewhere tonight..

The birth of the Tea Party, it's platform, lighting a fire under the average non political person, and the over growing momentum, is why Conservatives and Republicans won tonight!

The average patriotic American got off their sofas, worked for candidates and voted in droves!

This happened not because of republicans, but because of energy of the Tea Party movement.

94 posted on 11/03/2010 12:12:05 AM PDT by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com)
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To: reeb88

Exactly. Imagine if the GOP got behind candidates like Miller instead of Princess Lisa. So pissed off at Boehner right now.


95 posted on 11/03/2010 12:12:15 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Support COD - "Cash on Delivery" for DE Senate!)
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To: tlb
Yep, we will get flamed for speaking our mind here. I have been called a Rino, lurker, DUmmy, etc for just giving my opinion. I am a Conservative but I am also pragmatic in my opinion. We should not throw away an opportunity just because someone doesn't agree 100% with our position.
Anyway, we have the House and a close Senate. Lets hope we can get something accomplished so our gains are not reversed in 2012
96 posted on 11/03/2010 12:16:12 AM PDT by martinidon (It's The Spending Stupid)
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To: tlb
And oh yes. Tea Partier from almost day 1 - Joe Walsh may have pulled off one of the upsets of the year by beating the colossially stupid, Obama-lackey lap dog Melissa Bean for the Illinois Congressional 8th seat tonight.

He did it by running a VERY aggressive ground game at the precinct level with a very enthusiastic and motivated bunch of volunteer Tea Partiers doing countless HOURS of phone banking, walking precincts, and all of this on a shoe-string budget.

97 posted on 11/03/2010 12:22:04 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: tlb

Seems that you take Republican victory to another new high...heh. I would guess that if the Republicans won all, the Country would not only be saved, but would glow into the night...

You sir, have a problem when looking at the future - both realistically and politically. You have lost all perception of reality when you think that Republicans can and will save the country. They are just as unsavory as the Dems, just maybe at a different perspective. Our future does NOT rest with Republicans...and certainly NOT the Democrats. It rests with you!

If you continue to think that a particular party is going to be your Savior, you are doomed to failure.

Both parties are looking for power and control... Both are performing against the Constitution (if taken literally). You have to continue to choose between the two (at least for now - the Tea Party is lurking) and that seems to confuse most people.

If things don’t change dramatically in the next few years, it won’t matter anyway...

It depends on the individual recognizing the problems and understanding what the solution is before things will change.


98 posted on 11/03/2010 12:33:36 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: ansel12
This is the same thing I heard spewing from the MSNBC kooks talking about how the Tea Party hurt the Republicans.
99 posted on 11/03/2010 12:34:43 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Pox

The Tea Party is what is giving the power back to “ THE PEOPLE “ then, the government having the power.


100 posted on 11/03/2010 12:39:02 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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