Skip to comments.The Tea Party is Losing Steam - Happy New Year! (Unintentionally funny)
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!
I can see Russia, in Oregon.
...but when the general election rolls around these candidates will be seen as too polarizing for Independents...
... 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).
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.
I guess the person who wrote this was born after November 2010.
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..
WOW. Arrogance is not lost on this turd...........
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.
You might spook our prey....
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?
Look at post #9. It’s not a guy.
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)
Romney, Paul, Perry, Santorun or Bachman would have NOTHING to do with Palin.. only Gingrich
Oh, OK. Never heard the name Paulie applied to a woman before.
Damn I’d love to see Palin the VP nominee again.. this time under Gingrich.. now that’s my ideal ticket
oh you are right but Paulie Walnuts in real life is a Conservative Republican
There would be a LOT of DC butt kicking in that admin!
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