Skip to comments.Saying Goodbye To The Tea Party (Another Palin/Tea Party obituary, this time from England)
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-wings 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 its 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 Partys rise was just as spectacular. Emerging in 2007 in the Boston TeaParty07 event for Ron Pauls presidential campaign, the Tea Party movement only really began to gather pace in 2009...
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GOP to Tea party -Goodby
DManA to Republicans: Goodby my money. Goodby my vote.
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”
The GOP is headed the way of the Whigs. 1852 => 2012
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.
Given Einstein’s definition of insanity, the GOP is insane.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately for all of us including Miss Denial, are all going to be on the losing end of this slide!
We have just begun to fight.
The idiots must have missed Mondale running with Ferarro in '84.
History is a cycle, it is not linear.
Not yet... 2014 is coming up!!!