Skip to comments.Tea Party Voting Bloc
Posted on 09/29/2012 5:53:03 AM PDT by no-llmd
The Libertarian/Tea Party insurgent voting bloc of 2010, that swept the GOP into office in mind boggling historic numbers, is still out there in force. But this bloc is resistant to being sampled in the polls, and this causes the polls to be skewed towards Obama.
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41 Million Tea Party Supporters Set to Vote
The AP/GFK poll shows that 31% of likely voters consider themselves Tea Party supporters. With 131 million votes cast in the 2008 elections, that translates into an incredible voting bloc of 41 million Tea Party supporters waiting to cast ballots. These voters have already made their voices heard in Wisconsin earlier this year, as well as in Republican primaries in Texas and Nebraska.
I hope and pray the Tea Party rebels will be enogh to push Obama out. America’s (and the world’s) days are numbered but I’m hoping for a temporary receive even though the sooner it all begins to happen, the sooner will be the sign of Jesus return.
You mean the socialists, right? Democrats are basically socialists followed closely by the GOP. How do get the Tea Party aligned with that?
I'm a Tea party guy and what I stand for is individual liberty and economic lassez faire and government limited by the Constitution.
“I consider Libertarians to be closely aligned with Liberal Democrats.”
Yup. It is odd how libertarians viciously criticize Republicans but give the Kenyan Impostor a pass.
You're saying Libertarians (not Tea Partiers) are aligned with the socialists.
I still think that's a stretch.
They all three imagine themselves to be a far larger group than they really are.
I haven’t been polled in weeks. Not since I told them I was a black democrat veteran, who voted for Obama in ‘08 and am voting for Romney. Guess I don’t fit into the profile of what they’re looking for.....
Socialists? Democrats are certainly socialists. Are Libertarians socialists? I would say No. Socialists want government to be a lot bigger. Do Libertarians want government to be a lot bigger? I would say No. But do Libertarians really push hard to make government smaller? I would say No. Libertarians whom I have known are not especially fiscally conservative and do not really care if government is big or small. They only seem to want socially Liberal policies in place so that they can have some fun.
I do not associate the Tea Party with the Libertarians. At all.
We can hear you now!! You will be polled again on Nov 6, 2012.
That depends on where you are viewing from. Liberal Democrats consider Libertarians to be closely allied with Conservatives.
I rarely ever pick up the phone and do a survey, but last night one of the robo call surveys was starting on my answering machine and for the heck of it I picked up.
Are you going to vote? Yes, press 1.
Are you a Republican? Yes, press 1.
Are you male or female? Male, press 1.
When I pressed 1 for male Republican that is going to vote, the robo call survey hung up on me.....
Next time I guess I’ll put in I’m an undecided, unaffiliated, female and see where it takes me....
When I think of a Ron Paul voter, I think of a college student who is arrogant and thinks that they know everything. Probably anti-religious too.
When I think of a disaffected Ron Paul voter, I have to ask myself: will they be more likely to vote for rich man Romney and his Mormon background, or will they vote for super cool, super secular Obama?
I think the Ron Paul voters have left the tent and will be supporting Obama, because Libertarians are aligned with Liberal Democrats.
The reasons are:
1. Obama's campaign is using social networking and mapping software to track individual voters. They already know who everyone is and who they are likely to vote for.
2. When someone calls with a poll who the hell is asking? Most of these polls you are likely to get are internal campaign polls, or push-style fundraising calls disguised as polls.
3. If i tell an Obama sponsored poll that I am not voting for the one am I risking political retaliation in the future? Will the IRS come knocking? Will they have a "talk" with someone at work about that government contract someone is wanting?
Just the everyday concerns of living under fascism.
“But do Libertarians really push hard to make government smaller? I would say No.”
Then you would be uninformed. Look at Ron Paul, who despite his odder ideas is clearly in favor of much smaller government than either 0 or Romney.
Libertarians want much smaller government, much less regulation of all kinds, and generally a return to the legal framework of, say, 1850. Note that “drugs” (meaning drugs that are illegal now; a myriad of drugs are currently available legally, with or without prescription) and prostitution were both perfectly legal at that point, at least in much of the US. There is certainly a “freedom” argument to be made in favor of both issues - especially considering they both remain rampant despite many years of trying to control them.
It doesn’t get much more “conservative” than to wish to roll the clock back 150 years or so. ;-) Practical? Well, that’s a different story...
Look at my reply at #14.
Ron Paul has one vote.
Ron Paul supporters have many votes. And I believe those votes will go to Obama.
I have been sampled by phone poll no less than three times in the last seven days. Each time I have given them my honest answers. If they skew them to Obama’s benefit there is nothing that I can do. If I didn’t answer then I’d go into the undecided pool anyway or they would make up the result they wanted. Since the poll requires the respondent to answer via touch tone I must assume that the data is tabulated electronically. What they do with it afterward is anybody’s guess.
I concur with that. And I think we were fully aware that it was going to take more than one election cycle to get enough Senators and House members to turn this around. We need more than 60 conservative members in the House and a simple majority in the Senate. Mitt Romney is only ONE PIECE of this puzzle. No matter whether you like him or not, you HAVE to vote for him, otherwise this whole situation falls apart. If we Don't, we get Obamacare, the continued economic quagmire, a failed Foreign Policy, and Federal Regulators that are ready to sharply curtail Energy. The Debates mean nothing to me. All we are going to get is Far Left Moderators letting Obama stand at a podium and lie with a straight face to the American Public.
Yes, all that plus a far left Supreme court to handle any objections to the obama from the concerned American People.
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