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Tea Partied Out?
The Daily Beast's David Frum Blog ^ | April 29, 2013 | Justin Green

Posted on 04/30/2013 8:05:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Can the Tea Party and establishment, moderate-minded conservatives ever reconcile? At The American Prospect, Abby Rapoport cites a new study as evidence it won't happen.

[T]he gap between the two groups is huge. In the YouGov survey the study uses, more than two-thirds of Tea Partiers put themselves in the two most conservative categories on economic policy, social policy, and overall policy. Only 23 percent of non-Tea Partiers place themselves in the most conservative categories on all three issues; nearly 40 percent don’t locate themselves in the most conservative categories for any of the three policy areas.

Most jarring: On some issues, like abolishing the Department of Education and environmental regulation, the establishment Republicans are actually closer to Democrats than they are to the Tea Party respondents...

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


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: conservatism; gop; republicans; teaparty
Jarring to who? Notice they felt they had to use a photo of Gov. Sarah Palin even though she's never mentioned.
1 posted on 04/30/2013 8:05:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not Bloody Likely.

Wishful thinking.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

2 posted on 04/30/2013 8:08:45 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m more enthusiastic about the tea party today then ever.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 8:08:59 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Many Tea Partiers had joined the Birther movement (and rightully so) and they no longer feel it's necessary to protest the agenda and policies of a pResident who has yet to prove his eligibility to even be making policy and the other two branches that just look on.

Solve this issue and the Tea Party Rallies will resume.

4 posted on 04/30/2013 8:14:40 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: doc1019

Even though I am now an expat, I have identified with the Tea Party from day one.
The ONLY reason that I would have considered a trip back to the US would be to have been with them on the Washington Mall.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 8:16:38 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

I wouldn’t mind being in Cebu myself. You made a great decision at the right time.


6 posted on 04/30/2013 8:21:30 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> establishment, moderate-minded conservative

Say what? WTH is that? Makes about as much sense as “aquatic mountain-valley”.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 8:26:34 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can the Tea Party and establishment, moderate-minded conservatives ever reconcile?

NO. We have nothing in common with liberal/Socialism/Marxism/Statism in any fashion. Light has no part with darkness.

"Moderates" and GOP-e Party Hacks belong in the Democrat party where they have more in common and most often corroborate with anyway.

Moderates and GOP RINO party hacks attack Conservatives more viciously than even the radical Leftists do. 'Moderates" are the infiltration units the Left uses to tear Conservatism apart from the inside.

8 posted on 04/30/2013 8:28:36 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: tsowellfan

“I wouldn’t mind being in Cebu myself. You made a great decision at the right time.”
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Well, I would not want to be IN Cebu city, but I enjoy life ON Cebu in Dalaguete (www.dalaguete.gov.ph), the vegetable
capital of Cebu.

Cebu is also listed by Travel and Leisure magazine as the third best island in Asia.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 8:35:17 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Yes, I’ve seen positive articles often on
http://www.globaltravelerreport.com

It’s sounds beautiful. Actually have friends there on Facebook.

Also, have you ever heard of the restaurant in Quezon province which is known as a restaurant in a waterfall?

I think it’s part of Villa Escudero resort.


10 posted on 04/30/2013 8:42:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What would David Frum know about the Tea Party movement or conservatives for that matter? Having said that he performs his real job as a divider quite well. Bronco Bama would be proud.


11 posted on 04/30/2013 8:50:40 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WTF is a "moderate-minded conservative"? There's no such thing. That's like saying you like cold-warm water. "Conservative" and "Moderate" are philosophies...you can't be both. "Moderate Pubbies" is more like it.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

12 posted on 04/30/2013 9:06:08 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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To: tsowellfan

“Also, have you ever heard of the restaurant in Quezon province which is known as a restaurant in a waterfall?”
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I have never set foot on Luzon and do not know that restaurant in Quezon.
There are countless resorts and restaurants on most every inhabited island...By the way, the Philippines has 7,107 islands.
Last week, we were at Kawasan falls, just on the other side of Cebu...http://www.kawasanfalls.net/photos/
We had lunch right beside the falls. Some of my group took the raft that goes in behind the falls and then comes through them.

If you look on the Dalaguet web site, there is a Facebook
section that shows the Facebook links to many of the residents. The first and third links on the top line are my wife’s Facebook pages.
The first pic is my son. The links are Guia Entia Wilson and the third is Hearty Salvador.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 9:09:20 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

But don’t you have to travel to Cebu City once a year to get your bicycle registration?


14 posted on 04/30/2013 9:11:48 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: doc1019
TEA PARTY ONWARD!! TO HELL WITH SOCIALISM!!!
15 posted on 04/30/2013 9:23:57 PM PDT by Route395
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To: Route395

AMEN!


16 posted on 04/30/2013 9:25:05 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: steve86

“But don’t you have to travel to Cebu City once a year to get your bicycle registration?”
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Bicycle registration? hahaha...There is no such thing.
Unfortunately, I have been going more then I like, in order to get my 13a (married) visa.
It has been a nightmare, as they added new rules on Jan. 1st and it required more documentation.
I will go tomorrow to pick it up and get the stamp in my passport.

Anyway, we still go for specialty shopping...maybe 4 times per year.


17 posted on 04/30/2013 9:35:17 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: doc1019

Not unless they become conservatives. I at least can thank them for showing the country why party affiliation does not work. I will support consevatives no matter what their party affiliation. This is why I no longer fund the GOP party establishment, instead I fund individual conservatives.

F-off Rove and your BS fundrasing fraud.


18 posted on 04/30/2013 9:36:43 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: INVAR

There is no such creature as a moderate-minded conservative. You are either a moderate squish or a conservative warrior.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 9:39:42 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: doc1019

The asshat Liberals know nothing other than the PC Liberal lies they have been filled with since age 5. Libs think they are brilliant trying to fix the world with Government...when it fails 100% of the time.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 12:16:41 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not just no, but HELL NO !!!
NEVER FORGET...

The GOP is full of VILE members who'll sell us out in a heartbeat!

Here are the ones that I know about.
What do we do when our side is full of TRAITORS?
I submit the following for proof.

Check out this link, "Senate Republicans Willfully and Knowingly Lie to Their Constituents (vote to fund Obamacare)".And let's not forget Sen. John McCain, one of Conservatives worst enemies, saying 'I don't understand' GOP filibuster on guns.
Thanks to Cyropaedia for this:
21 posted on 05/01/2013 12:24:58 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anything posted by this queer is not worth spit.

22 posted on 05/01/2013 12:37:01 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tea Partied Out?

They just can't see us. We're behind every blade of grass. Every tree and every rock.

Then again, considering there's a leftist hiding under just about every rock, it's kind of a surprise they don't see us.

23 posted on 05/01/2013 4:37:57 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

We’re the rifle behind every blade of grass that Yamamoto warned about.

;^)


24 posted on 05/01/2013 4:47:01 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: onyx

He’s not the author (take a look) it’s just his blog at that site.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 6:24:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw that it’s his blog.


26 posted on 05/01/2013 6:28:10 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Route395
Damn skippy! But the Tea Party needs to get back to what made it a force to be reckoned with in 2009 and 2010...vocal, visible, public activism. The behind the scenes crap the Tea Party has been doing since 2010 isn't working. To hell with the slanted, biased, completely BS coverage the media give to our rallies...most Americans know better. For those that don't, Tea Party groups need to reach out and educate them.

To anyone who is cowed by the lamestream media coverage, remember the admonition of WW2 bomber pilots, "if you're taking flak, you're over the target." Bombs away!! Get out there, get loud, wave your American flags, your Gadsden flags, and let's show the nation what patriots are made of.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

27 posted on 05/01/2013 9:22:19 AM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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To: Caipirabob
"They just can't see us. We're behind every blade of grass. Every tree and every rock."

You're right, and that needs to end. The Tea Party became the powerful force it was because we weren't hiding behind blades of grass and rocks...we were out, marching in city streets, rallying on state capitol steps, in the public eye where no one could ignore us. That's what we need to return to.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

28 posted on 05/01/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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