Skip to comments.First Impression: The Tea Party hurt republicans more then democrats. (Vanity)
Posted on 11/02/2010 11:14:50 PM PDT by tlb
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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!
IBTZ and I think my first.
One good thing, his nitwit son lost his race.
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.
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.
tlb I changed my mind.
You are lame and need crutches for your brain stem.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sorry I was wrong. Fiorina was announcing that she was not conceding. She lost though.
Amen brother, Amen.
I will die, before I allow the bastards to win.
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.
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”
Effing RINOs! Worthless!
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?
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.
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?
History repeating itself 30yrs later.sigh
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.
Damn the torpedos. Full steam ahead.
RINOs be gone!
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 Partys love affair with Rinos is OVER!
Thanks to the Tea Party.
We have a Republican governor in Ohio going into the 2012 presidential elections... that means a lot.
I’ll drink to that.
The fail is strong with this one.
The fail is strong with this one.
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!!
I think we have an inebriated OP here, possibly passed out now.
How many of the 55 or 60 house seats did they back? I did not want the senate.
>>> 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.
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 nominees 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.
Yeah add this concern troll to the list.
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.
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.
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.
Exactly. Imagine if the GOP got behind candidates like Miller instead of Princess Lisa. So pissed off at Boehner right now.
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.
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.
The Tea Party is what is giving the power back to “ THE PEOPLE “ then, the government having the power.
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