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Saying Goodbye To The Tea Party (Another Palin/Tea Party obituary, this time from England)
The Risky Shift ^ | February 5, 2013 | Peter Kelly

Posted on 02/05/2013 8:04:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The Republican party is returning to fight for the centre which will return them to power, and Sarah Palin will not be a mistake they will seek to repeat.

Last week the most internationally mocked American politician was gracelessly tossed out by Fox News, a network under which she had once developed huge popularity as the right-wing’s female star of Obama-bashing and main-stream-media-attacking. Sarah Palin (best known around the world for her portrayals by Tina Fey in Saturday Night Live and Julianne Moore in the less-than-complimentary election film Game Change) has fallen from her heights of media stardom and a doomed campaign to be the first American female vice-president.

However this is not some isolated event of the fall from grace of a single politician, it is part of a wider political shift of the past year in US politics. This shift is the popular collapse of the once powerful Tea Party movement. What had begun with a slow slide in popularity has become a widespread abandonment of the movement and it’s rejection from the Republican Party within which it once held so much influence. Where only three years ago almost a quarter of voters affiliated themselves with the movement, now less than one in ten do. Where over half of voters once supported it, now just as many see it negatively and support has fallen to under a third. The 2012 presidential election killed the Tea Party, and it is a sign of much larger changes to come.

Three years is extremely fast for a country-spanning ideological movement to collapse, but the Tea Party’s rise was just as spectacular. Emerging in 2007 in the “Boston TeaParty07” event for Ron Paul’s presidential campaign, the Tea Party movement only really began to gather pace in 2009...

(Excerpt) Read more at theriskyshift.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: palin; ronpaul; sarahpalin; teaparty
Laff riot.
1 posted on 02/05/2013 8:04:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOP to Tea party -Goodby

DManA to Republicans: Goodby my money. Goodby my vote.


2 posted on 02/05/2013 8:09:06 PM PST by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin bump!

:D


3 posted on 02/05/2013 8:09:58 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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They still can’t stop talking about her.

Make no mistake - the left is terrified of Sarah Palin which is why they have spent the last 4 years demonizing her.

They want her to “go away” and when she does, they basically say “please, come back”


4 posted on 02/05/2013 8:22:38 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Don't ya just hate waiting in line at the Post Office? - Just wait until ObamaCare is implemented.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP is headed the way of the Whigs. 1852 => 2012


5 posted on 02/05/2013 8:26:48 PM PST by Clock King
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
a doomed campaign to be the first American female vice-president.

Like all the other female candidates for vice-president from Marrieta Stow to Geraldine Ferraro to Cindy Sheehan.

The list of female VP candidates is long.

They all lost, so far.

/johnny

6 posted on 02/05/2013 8:27:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Given Einstein’s definition of insanity, the GOP is insane.


7 posted on 02/05/2013 8:34:23 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’ll never miss an opportunity to take a swipe at Palin, but time will tell what else she has in store for us.

On the other hand, the Tea Party may not be quite dead but as a force for change, it’s damn sure on life support. Now we’ll have to see if the relatively few who won in the last election stand on their own, or become assimilited into the RNC-Borg.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 8:40:08 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DC Astroturffers vs The Grass Roots in primaries. Not even a fair fight.
The Tea Party will need to get behind one and only one candidate in each race. The GOP elites will flood the primaries to dilute the vote. The only way to counter that is to have a consensus to support only one candidate.
Can it be done? We shall see. Other wise each primary will produce a Romney.


9 posted on 02/05/2013 8:51:26 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There have been a couple of talking heads that brought up the fact that the Tea Party lost maybe 2-3 and the establishment lost 8 races or so. Most Tea Party candidates don't say, "I'm the Tea Party candidate only". They are conservatives and if you want to vote for them, so much the better. Akin was winning until his stupid remark, but remember Kennedy was re elected after drowning a woman and sabotaging Reagan with the Soviets. Menendez is messing with children, and John Kerry voted to assassinate 5 Senators and overthrow the government. I could go on, but the point is, would you rather have Akin after a stupid remark, but he voted right, or a slimy, lying, Democrat. Dems will rally around a child rapist and we shoot our own.

If I were a MO voter, I would have gladly voted for Akin and told the Dems to pound sand. As it is, I live in Texas and Ted Cruz and Steve Stockman represent me. What's not to like.

10 posted on 02/05/2013 9:19:17 PM PST by chuckles
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As long as Carl Rove has a hand in the Republican party the party is a loss. Rand Paul is the one of the few who have potential. Their are a few more but I emphasize a few!
11 posted on 02/06/2013 2:13:42 AM PST by classified
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Just yesterday, a active GOPe Party faithful sweetly affirmed to me that “the pendulum will swing because we (GOP) will find a way to appeal to all those hard-working Hispanics”.

I asked her what she was smoking. I told her the GOP was committing suicide because those hard workers were taking out more than they were putting in and had no reason to vote for a pandering R when they already have pandering Ds. She agreed that we were being eliminated, demographically. She agreed there had been voter fraud. But, she is very comfortable in her position and her normalcy bias is deeply set. In her world, America will come back as it once was when “the pendulum swings”. She will vote R and support Rubio or Jeb. She cannot stand Palin. She is not enthused w/being lumped in w/conservatives. She does not want to hear anything that makes her feel uncomfortable. She obviously thinks I have become a kook.

She is also very confident that _her_ 401k will not be taxed or diminished in any manner, simply because she is smart and has *plans*. She works in corporate investing for a major bank that took over a failing bank in the past few years. Her husband owns an insurance agency.

She couldn’t refute even one of my points, but she also couldn’t accept any of my conclusions. I doubt we will ever speak again. It was exactly like having a conversation with the Borg.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 3:25:14 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin may be the most irrelevant politician in history. Every month, there are thousands of articles telling us how irrelevant she is - even today, four years after she lost to hundreds of thousands of fictional and dead voters in the 2008 presidential election.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 3:25:20 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe somebody out there is working on an improved BDU for the Tea Party.

Yessiree folks, the Tea Party will have a Combat Dress Uniform.

America needs to recognize its 2A warriors.


14 posted on 02/06/2013 3:29:21 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: Pollster1

Make no mistake, she loves those irrelevant articles because it keeps those cards and letters with dollars to prop up her political action-her bank account-agenda coming.


15 posted on 02/06/2013 4:44:11 AM PST by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: reformedliberal

Unfortunately for all of us including Miss Denial, are all going to be on the losing end of this slide!


16 posted on 02/06/2013 6:13:04 AM PST by classified
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have just begun to fight.

17 posted on 02/06/2013 6:17:57 AM PST by McGruff (You know they can't post anything on the Internet that isn't true.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
doomed campaign to be the first American female vice-president

The idiots must have missed Mondale running with Ferarro in '84.

18 posted on 02/06/2013 6:20:41 AM PST by techcor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

History is a cycle, it is not linear.


19 posted on 02/06/2013 6:26:26 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Saying Goodbye To The Tea Party

Not yet... 2014 is coming up!!!

20 posted on 02/06/2013 11:09:32 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How come it’s obama-bashing if you are critical of his policies but for Palin the ugly personal attacks are only considered a form of being “mocked” ?


21 posted on 02/06/2013 11:14:47 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ANAGRAMS OF ‘THE RISKY SHIFT”

The Frisky Shit


22 posted on 02/06/2013 11:22:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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