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Is the tea party over?
The Wisconsin State Journal / The Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2013 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 02/02/2013 11:17:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Is it last call for the tea party? Consider these recent developments:

Late Thursday: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a possible presidential candidate in 2016, ridicules fellow Republicans as the "stupid party" and urges Washington Republicans to get over their obsession with cutting budgets.

Friday afternoon: The office of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, another would-be Republican presidential candidate, declares that he will not go along with a plan, hatched by conservative legislators, to rewrite the state's election laws in a way that would stack Virginia's electoral votes against Democrats.

Late Friday: Fox News says it has parted ways with Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and tea-party darling whose following had shriveled.

Saturday: Reports emerge that House Speaker John Boehner had given a speech in which he referred to "hard heads" in his Republican caucus.

Monday: Sen. John McCain, who during his 2008 presidential run backed an enforcement-only approach to immigration, declares his support for a plan for undocumented immigrants to become legal. Joining him on the stage is Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the party's brightest stars for 2016.

This last offense was too much for Rush Limbaugh, who denounced the "amnesty" plan. "Why are we doing this?" he asked Rubio on-air Tuesday. Rubio was solicitous but firm. "We do have this existing problem that has to be dealt with," he replied.

It is too early to call a requiem for the tea party. The informal movement still dominates the House Republicans...

(Excerpt) Read more at host.madison.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; gop; palin; republicans; sarahpalin; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
Hahahahaha! He thinks Chris Christie is a Tea Party stalwart!!
1 posted on 02/02/2013 11:17:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party isn’t over, the United States as a Representative Republic is over.

Direct Democracy, as in The Tyranny of the Majority, rules the day. The Founders are spinning at Warp Factor 10 in their Graves.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 11:25:48 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

“The Tea Party isn’t over, the United States as a Representative Republic is over.”
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It would take an act of GOD, working overtime, to save America.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 11:31:40 PM PST by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

By reading the examples, it seems to me that Tea Party is getting under the skin of The Establishment...that’s far from being defeated.

In the past, they were ignored and run over, now these Establishment people are having to deal with them.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 11:38:42 PM PST by BobL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

theywish.

why they never ask if any liberal group or cause is over because they lose a few elections, or propositions, ...?

they sure like to try and depress us don’t they?


5 posted on 02/02/2013 11:39:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

In a word, “NO!!!”


6 posted on 02/02/2013 11:41:04 PM PST by Fran B (Love!)
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To: AlexW
It would take an act of GOD, working overtime, to save America.

I am pretty sure that is exactly true. This country is in trouble, for turning its back on God, and Obama is the curse we are being forced to endure from this.

7 posted on 02/02/2013 11:42:03 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: AlexW

And hello again Alex. I will be in the Philippines on Feb 17.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 11:44:52 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Funny they should ask.

I was just AT a Tea Party last night. They spoke of Agenda 21, gun “control” measures, the Constitution, and many other things, including an upcoming educational series of meetings.

They’re alive and well and I hope it makes the progressives soil their panties.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 11:49:19 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mark17

Specifically, Isaiah 3:4.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 11:52:33 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So because the GOP-e stabs the Tea Party in the back, the RINOs’ liberal allies in the media declare the Tea Party “over”. I smell huge backlash.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 11:53:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not over, if you don’t want it to be over. As long as every member votes for the tea party candidate, everytime and in every election.

It’s not over.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 11:58:37 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Notice that we do not see any articles about “Occupy” which is clearly dead, if it ever really lived as any kind of viable political force, being dead. As for McCain, that’s revisionism at its finest. He was Juan McCain before, and he’s Juan McCain again.


13 posted on 02/03/2013 12:06:03 AM PST by FredZarguna (Use it as you will. I Could NOT care less.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So Dana Milbank thinks the tea party is weak, but he also thinks it still “dominates” the House Republicans. Which is it, Dana?

Here’s a hint: the tea party is not actually a party at all. It’s a very loose collection of people who share similar, but not identical, views about government. That said, people who generally align themselves with the “tea party” have never dominated the House Republicans. That’s complete nonsense.

Dana, how in the world did the recent spending deal pass??? Answer that, if you can, then explain how the far right “dominates” the Republican Party.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 12:06:41 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: AlexW

>”It would take an act of GOD, working overtime, to save America”<

They Live, and we’re the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.
(from the groove yard of forgotten Taglines)


15 posted on 02/03/2013 12:07:16 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The problem with Liberals, and particularly Homosexual Liberals like Dana Milbank, is that if an issue or movement is not "in your face" on a daily basis, it is "dead."

This is why the Homosexuals are always parading around in the public eye. They want everyone to know that they are around. What isn't seen, they believe, doesn't exist. They can not comprehend an underground (or behind the scenes) movement.

I think they will crap in their pants when the Tea Party decided to make its presence known...

16 posted on 02/03/2013 12:25:43 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, the Tea Party is over. We’re at Lexington and Concord now. Try to keep up with us, fella! lol


17 posted on 02/03/2013 12:43:34 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I can’t wait ‘til everybody finally runs out of bubblegum!


18 posted on 02/03/2013 1:20:48 AM PST by RPTMS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ha! the MSM tries desperately to ignore the tsunami which is about to come down on their asses. The GOP/RNC and republican party is DEAD!

The Tea Party is just getting ramped up! When conservative make their way back Libs/MSM are not going to know the impact of their slaughter!

19 posted on 02/03/2013 4:27:05 AM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>"Is the tea party over?"

No prob, throw on another kettle!

20 posted on 02/03/2013 4:44:09 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: FredZarguna
"He was Juan McCain before, and he’s Juan McCain again."

I have always thought of him as.."Johnny McInsane"

21 posted on 02/03/2013 5:18:05 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party isn’t over; the Tea Party’s role in the Republican Party is over. Not only are we not going to change the GOP from within, but plenty of people we send up as reformers end up turning on us.

Are they just lying to us from the start? Are they being corrupted by the political establishment? I think it’s a little of both, myself.

It’s time for us “outsiders” to start acting as REAL outsiders by breaking off from the one-party system and forming a real movement of our own. I’m under no delusions that we’d be able to win in major races, but even if we had a lot of people running for local races, it would be a start.

If I was a little older and wiser, I might just consider running myself.


22 posted on 02/03/2013 6:26:52 AM PST by Cato in PA (Land of the free and the home of the brave? Wrong on both counts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Milbank gets a boner writing such drivel.


23 posted on 02/03/2013 12:01:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s good to see the liberal establishment types and RINO’s lie awake nights fretting over the Tea Party movement in America. They must be taking a lot of antacids for their heartburn over their worries about Tea Partiers.


24 posted on 02/04/2013 9:33:00 AM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama, the 21st century American Balkanizer - 'Yes I Can')
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To: Kickass Conservative
(Rove declares war on Tea Party)

The Tea Party gathered steam while it stood for the United States Constitution...smaller government and less spending. I believe that is where they should still stand rather than trying to be all things political.

25 posted on 02/04/2013 10:27:13 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe
It wasn't Political when it started, it was Common Sense.

Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and Republicans showed up at the Rallies.

The DemoncRats made it Political when Pelosi walked through the crowd at the Capitol Building with her over sized Gavel trying to incite the crowd. When that didn't work, they accused the Tea Party Patriots of shouting the N Word at the Congressional Black Caucus members that were part of the stunt.

The Democrats and their Media Sycophants make everything Political. The Tea Party didn't start it. They have been vilified for telling the truth, which seems to be the core of the Liberal Agenda. Alinsky is their Bible, and it works.

26 posted on 02/04/2013 10:37:22 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party is NOT over...


27 posted on 02/06/2013 11:16:04 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Demagoguery works in bad times, but it's harder to stoke fear and anger when the stock market is up and the private sector has been adding jobs.

Dana Milbank believes the Tea Party is over because we are currently in economic "good times."

Therefore, Dana Milbank is a complete idiot.

28 posted on 02/06/2013 11:20:06 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If anything, anger has turned against tea-party lawmakers. Christie, one of the most popular Republicans in the land, decried GOP leaders' "disgusting" behavior after they forced a delay in funds for Hurricane Sandy recovery.

Yeah, those cold-hearted bastards thought that the recovery money should be used for actual relief and the money should be closely monitored for fraud.

How dare they insist on accountability, when people like Christie and Dana Milbank insist we should just trust the government to do things right:

Florida cleanup firm's political ties sweep across N.J.

N.J. budget official questions Fla. debris firm's $100M contract, political connections

Christie awards second contract for Sandy cleanup to influential firm

Head of lobbying firm hired by AshBritt will host Christie fundraiser

29 posted on 02/06/2013 11:30:42 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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