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The Tea Party is Losing Steam - Happy New Year! (Unintentionally funny)
Blue Oregon ^ | December 30, 2011 | Paulie Brading

Posted on 12/30/2011 11:40:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Remember Sara Palin's prediction in 2010 that a Tea Party "revolution" would sweep America? Now we are observing their overreach in Iowa. Republican candidates for President have to be ultra conservative to win the nomination but when the general election rolls around these candidates will be seen as too polarizing for Independents and many establishment Republicans. Isn't it obvious to Republican candidates who bear hug the Tea Party too tightly in order to win the primary that it will cause those candidates serious issues in the general election.

A couple of small favorite moments for me were watching Brian Schwetzer, the Democratic Governor of Montana on Fox News (yes I watch Fox from time to time even though it is personally painful) declaring that some of his Republican lawmakers proposed legislation to create an armed paramilitary force and a birther bill. Both measures failed. Schwetzer said he was tired of nutjob bills coming from the Tea Party elected legislators in his state. And watching a local example in the Southern Oregon region was the recall of Josephine County Commissioner Sandi Cassanelli. She and her Tea Party and Agenda 21 followers managed to get her elected. On December 6th Cassanelli was recalled by a 71-29 percent margin. The LTE's in The Daily Courier demonstrated that the Tea Party believers had clearly overreached - even in deeply red Josephine County. Thirty-nine citizens have lined up to be considered to finish Cassanelli's term. The remaining commissioners have learned through the recall that most citizens don't want to be associated with extreme positions on the Left or the Right.

As we enter another new year the Tea Party image is declining most sharply in GOP controlled districts than across the country at large. In November the Pew Research Center conducted a poll which demonstrates that the Tea Party is losing support nationwide.

Now if you think Democrats can just go on cruise control in the 2012 elections we should remember Senator Ron Wyden's words. He said nobody likes a president 100% of the time. If we like Obama 80% or 70% or whatever your personal percentage may be, then work to keep Obama in office for four more years.

It is fair to say the Tea Party impact on the Republican Party is waning. We cannot sit on our hands in 2012. We have a great deal of damage to undo! We Democrats and Independents can do it! Happy New Year!


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KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; obama; occupywallstreet; oregon; palin; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
I guess fish don't know they're in water.
1 posted on 12/30/2011 11:40:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bleh..


2 posted on 12/30/2011 11:46:00 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can see Russia, in Oregon.


3 posted on 12/30/2011 11:49:50 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...but when the general election rolls around these candidates will be seen as too polarizing for Independents...

http://www.gop.com/index.php/news/comments/icymi_the_hill_poll_obama_more_likely_to_lose_than_win_again_say_voters/

... as a majority (54 percent) of independents think his first-term performance has been unsuccessful (18 percent said it has not been very successful and 36 percent said it has been a failure).


4 posted on 12/30/2011 11:51:03 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Is it really time to go?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve heard a lot of people pushing this thought about the Tea Party losing intensity. The main stream press is selling this. Ain’t going to happen. By summer things will be perking up just fine. By Labor Day excitement among the Tea Party will be heading for a peak and by election day the Tea Party will be bigger than last time. Look for a big win for us and a big fall for them. I have no doubts.


5 posted on 12/30/2011 11:54:07 PM PST by Sam Clements
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess the person who wrote this was born after November 2010.


6 posted on 12/30/2011 11:54:12 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party is just a bunch of Indians..
No one knows who they are or what they believe or how they will vote..

Anyone that says they do is lying to you..
Nov. 2010 was a rehearsal.. Nov. 2012 is the main event..


7 posted on 12/30/2011 11:58:19 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WOW. Arrogance is not lost on this turd...........


8 posted on 12/31/2011 12:00:20 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Paulie Brading is a retired school administrator and teacher. She's been a teaching fellow at Harvard University, an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College, and the president of Northwest Women in Education. An active Democrat, she's presently the Chair of the Jackson County Democrats.

9 posted on 12/31/2011 12:11:34 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: hosepipe

Hush!

You might spook our prey....


10 posted on 12/31/2011 12:20:53 AM PST by sarasmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember Sara...

Epic fail in the first two words. We all know her name is spelled Sarah. But if this idiot wants to think everyone is just happy as clams with the government now let him. Why disturb such a colossal ignoramus?

11 posted on 12/31/2011 12:25:20 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Look at post #9. It’s not a guy.


12 posted on 12/31/2011 12:26:43 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the only candidate who says he would very seriously consider Sarah Pain as a running mate is Newt Gingrich,, if not a VP she would play a huge part in his administration(cabinet)


13 posted on 12/31/2011 12:28:01 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Romney, Paul, Perry, Santorun or Bachman would have NOTHING to do with Palin.. only Gingrich


14 posted on 12/31/2011 12:30:48 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, OK. Never heard the name Paulie applied to a woman before.


15 posted on 12/31/2011 12:31:05 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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For the record, I did not enter this thread and express my thoughts on this topic.
that's thirty-eight threads since twelve sixteen eleven

16 posted on 12/31/2011 12:31:44 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Damn I’d love to see Palin the VP nominee again.. this time under Gingrich.. now that’s my ideal ticket


17 posted on 12/31/2011 12:34:39 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: sarasmom

OK... Mah!


18 posted on 12/31/2011 12:38:08 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: TigersEye

oh you are right but Paulie Walnuts in real life is a Conservative Republican


19 posted on 12/31/2011 12:38:16 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

There would be a LOT of DC butt kicking in that admin!


20 posted on 12/31/2011 12:40:13 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

How about Paulie from Rocky?


21 posted on 12/31/2011 12:41:11 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So I take it this article by MZZZZ. Brading is just wishful thinking on her part. How nice of her to share!


22 posted on 12/31/2011 12:43:59 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee
How nice of her to share!

It must be the hour - I read that as 'how nice of her to shave'. ;)
23 posted on 12/31/2011 12:50:37 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: TigersEye

I would bet major money he was a Conservative too


24 posted on 12/31/2011 12:52:11 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: TigersEye

I would bet major money he was a Conservative too


25 posted on 12/31/2011 12:52:51 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: TigersEye

Yep, I picked up on that too. Typical liberal BS and liberal spin to project lies.


26 posted on 12/31/2011 1:18:56 AM PST by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

Romney, Paul, Perry, Santorun or Bachman would have NOTHING to do with Palin.. only Gingrich
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And you’ve come across that knowledge, how? (btw... Names are spelled Santorem and Bachmann.)

Sarah Palin endorsed Rick Perry during his run for re-election as Texas Governor in 2010. I don’t believe he “would have nothing to do with Palin”.


27 posted on 12/31/2011 1:32:45 AM PST by octex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Josephine County Commissioner Sandi Cassanelli. She and her Tea Party and Agenda 21 followers managed to get her elected.

Um, Cassanelli was elected in 2008, well before anyone ever used the term "Tea Party." Nice try, jackass.

28 posted on 12/31/2011 1:33:37 AM PST by denydenydeny (The more a sys<tem is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: octex

actually you can’t spell either.. it’s Santorum not Santorem.. numbnuts


29 posted on 12/31/2011 1:47:33 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't even want to know what a demented, far left loon, female named "Paulie" looks like, but I'm betting she is a certified "Mooncalf" (who routinely barks at the moon) as opposed to a male "Moonbat."

mooncalf

30 posted on 12/31/2011 1:48:49 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Paulie Brading is a retired school administrator and teacher.

Thanks for nothing. lol

That is something to be seen on an empty stomach.

Just goes to prove that Lib females (not quite all, but a preponderance thereof) are mostly OOOGULY!

31 posted on 12/31/2011 1:52:05 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It’s not a guy.

Well...we don't really know for sure.

32 posted on 12/31/2011 2:10:21 AM PST by uptoolate (For the record: I have complete assurance that nothing can pluck me from His hand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have no idea who Poopie Brading is? Oops, did I mispell his or her name?


33 posted on 12/31/2011 3:30:25 AM PST by Leep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Paulie Brading is a retired school administrator and teacher. She's been a teaching fellow at Harvard University, an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College, and the president of Northwest Women in Education. An active Democrat, she's presently the Chair of the Jackson County Democrats.

Funny her CV leaves out her writing for the propaganda ministry...LOL! Nice catch.

34 posted on 12/31/2011 3:38:43 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Btt


35 posted on 12/31/2011 3:47:52 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is just one of those “everyone I know voted for Stevenson...”


36 posted on 12/31/2011 5:13:23 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought Paulie Brading was a guy... and apparently the jury is still out on this.

37 posted on 12/31/2011 5:22:47 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Tea party, like an experienced pugilist, knows to conserve its strength and catch its breath between rounds. This is no amateur bout, its the full twelve rounds and the stakes are high. Just because members are not out in front of the cameras waving their signs doesn't mean they aren't there waiting.
38 posted on 12/31/2011 5:26:15 AM PST by semaj
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blue Oregon? I have never heard of this publication before.
Is it from the RNC?


39 posted on 12/31/2011 6:05:38 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How can the “TEA party” be losing steam when it’s a mind-set, not an actual entity? They know little.


40 posted on 12/31/2011 6:07:56 AM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Sam Clements

” Look for a big win for us and a big fall for them. I have no doubts.”

I completely agree!


41 posted on 12/31/2011 6:17:58 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!)
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To: Sam Clements; 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve heard a lot of people pushing this thought about the Tea Party losing intensity.


Why should the TEA Party go hog wild right now? We’ve seen it time and time again those who do so at the beginning get worn out by the end of the race. It’s all about pacing yourself to get to the finish line with the most energy for one last big push.

Beside most tea Party folks are to busy working and trying to provide for their families.


42 posted on 12/31/2011 7:04:46 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And watching a local example in the Southern Oregon region was the recall of Josephine County Commissioner Sandi Cassanelli.

It's grammatical bingo! What is Paulie's native tongue? It sure as hell can't be English.

43 posted on 12/31/2011 7:15:49 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She's been a teaching fellow at Harvard University, an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College, and the president of Northwest Women in Education.

Holy crap, you've got to be kidding me. I thought this was a letter-to-the-editor by a young child.

A horrendously written grammatical bloodbath. Even ignoring the content and intent, it's disgraceful. My eight-year-old writes better than this. And I'm not exaggerating.

44 posted on 12/31/2011 7:24:17 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I just had an email exchange with an individual active in the media and very much pro-OWS and vehemently anti-Tea Party movement (actually uses the insulting term "teabaggers" on the website) -- yet claims to be middle-road and critical of both sides. Typical lefty IOW.

Like a lot (if not all) of that ilk the individual is obsessed with the Koch brothers claiming they hired the gun totin', dangerous, racist, hatemongers ("teabaggers") to disrupt America at the command of evil corporations.

What is it about the Koch brothers that make lefties batty?

The Koch brothers are pikers compared to the Left's funding; namely, government grants at all levels, dozens of foundations, thousands of multi-multi-millionaires, dozens of multi-multi-billionaires, all unions, hundreds of special interest groups, tens (if not hundreds) of universities, and I'm guessing scores of other sources with more money than the Koch brothers' wealth has any hope of equaling.

Even if the Koch brothers are somehow channeling money to each of us in the Tea Party movement and NOT JUST TO the Republicans, et al. trying to co-opt the Tea Party movement, so f-in' what?

Shame on you Lefties and your patented projecting of your faults onto others. Shame. Wot? You have none? The ends justify the means? I get it.

Go Koch brothers!

45 posted on 12/31/2011 7:52:05 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Salvation

Oregon ping...


46 posted on 12/31/2011 9:56:44 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

actually you can’t spell either.. it’s Santorum not Santorem.. numbnuts
********
lol! ....touche’!


47 posted on 12/31/2011 7:41:49 PM PST by octex
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