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The Tea Party’s Over As Only 41% Of Republicans Support The Far-Right Movement (Another obituary)
PoliticusUSA ^ | May 8, 2014 | Justin Baragona

Posted on 05/08/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Edited on 05/08/2014 9:55:43 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Gallup released a new poll on Thursday which shows that opposition to the Tea Party is at its highest level since the polling firm started tracking the far-right, anti-government movement in 2010. Currently, 30% of adults nationwide oppose the Tea Part, while only 22% support it. Meanwhile, 48% have no real opinion of the Tea Party. The number of people opposing the Tea Party is matches the highest mark that Gallup has tracked, which occurred in November 2010, which is when a number of Tea Party-backed Republicans won House and Senate seats.


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


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2014; gop; polls; teaparty
Read the comments for an even better view of what they're thinking. Oh, by the way, when was the last story you read about the "Occupy Movement" that wasn't about someone going to jail or prison?
1 posted on 05/08/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh huhhh.. And what percentage of DemRats support their extreme Left wing enviro-pro-abort at any time whackos?

Anyway, those 41% never miss an election day as the author will painfully see in November.


2 posted on 05/08/2014 9:47:36 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it’s racist to not support the Tea Part - this author, by pointing out that some people don’t support the Tea Part, is clearly a racist - long live The Tea Part!!


3 posted on 05/08/2014 9:47:47 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m still trying to figure out why the Tea Party is considered a “far right” movement?

The basic appeals of the Tea Party is lower taxes and less government spending. Wow...what a bunch of radicals. The Tea Party should change the name to the Common Sense Party.


4 posted on 05/08/2014 9:47:54 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I don’t know about the Tea Party being over, but if 59% of Republicans are OK with the silent but deadly coup d’état currently under way by a grossly unconstitutional $4 trillion government, my concern is more for the future and survival of America as a Constitutional Free Republic.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 9:53:02 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Still not as bad as 0bama's poll numbers.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 9:58:10 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well let’s see how Republicans fare if 41% of their party stays home.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 9:58:26 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: woweeitsme; PapaNew
well. the left MUST label the Tea Party as “far right” which is to de-legitimize it, saying it over and over to make it so.

The dopes who continue to elect boo hoo bonehead types and Eric Cantor, McCain, et al plus all the “far left” dems, are also the ones who scare me.

8 posted on 05/08/2014 9:59:51 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The article overlooks the fact that in tight political races you want your people out there and voting. If you piss off 22% by treating them like crap, a good portion of them aren’t even going to bother to vote.

So keep it up and we’ll embarrassingly not take the Senate, because the big tent is closed.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 10:01:00 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any Republican not on board with Tea is a whack job. You’re either an honest citizen or a Karl Rove knock-off. That’s the choice Republican voters face.


10 posted on 05/08/2014 10:01:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: woweeitsme; PapaNew; Vendome; Jim Robinson; onyx; laplata; Josh Painter; Yogafist; smokingfrog; ...
Think about it, though. The Tea Party movement has been villainized and disparaged as racist, hateful, homophobic, antisemitic, violent and crazy for the last six years! So some stranger calls you on the phone and asks you whether or not you support the Tea Party? What are many people going to do? Tell the truth and be thought of as a nut and a bigot? Or lie to the person on the phone and then go about their business once they hang up? And how many Democrats and Independents did they ask? Doesn't say, does it?
11 posted on 05/08/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

How many obituaries this year so far?


12 posted on 05/08/2014 10:07:03 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

.......Tell the truth and be thought of as a nut and a bigot? Or lie to the person on the phone and then go about their business once they hang up?


Right on! That’s one reason the Obama popularity polls are higher than we know what people really think. Many lie and hang up because they don’t want to be looked upon as racist.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 10:07:11 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, well........ absolutely correct! Well stated, too. I agree with you about the phone calls. I’ve received lots of calls about abortion, favoring Tea Party, supporting Gov. Scott Walker for recall (my governor) and much more.

Here in Wisconsin during the nasty unionista backed recall effort, lots of phone surveys were run by unions, faking their so called support for Governor Walker. And they were nasty folks who trashed our beautiful capital building with 24/7 occupation. So, I agree 100% with you. Who, with the NSA in their right mind answers some stranger on the phone honestly?

Just VOTE.


14 posted on 05/08/2014 10:08:12 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Havent heard a peep in the media from the Occupy Bowel Street Movement are they dead yet? Notice no one talks about them anymore and writes their obituary


15 posted on 05/08/2014 10:10:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 2010 congressional elections wipeout of the Democrats would not have happened without the Tea Party and the establishment knows it. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Mitt Romney would be sitting in the White House today had the Tea Party and conservatives not stayed home. The imbecile GOPe better not take these congressional elections for granted because they will be in for a rude awakening if they keep drilling the knife deeper into the Tea Party’s backs.


16 posted on 05/08/2014 10:10:21 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
Anybody ever ask the question, "Where's the Constitution on the political spectrum?"

Depends on the point of reference. If the point of reference is the idiotic popular culture run by the Looney Tune Left, then the Constitution is off the charts Far Right. But if the point of reference is from the timeless values of Life, Liberty, and Free Pursuits, then the Constitution is dead center and the Looney Tune Left is so far left its off the planet.

That would put the Tea Party dead center and the Republican Party pretty far left which is where things really are IMO.

17 posted on 05/08/2014 10:11:27 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: capydick

I don’t think most Americans support the Tea Party any way because most Americans like putting higher taxes on their fellow Americans, particularly if they think they will not be impacted by the greater levies.


18 posted on 05/08/2014 10:17:52 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; woweeitsme; Vendome; Jim Robinson; onyx; laplata; Josh Painter; Yogafist; ...

Nevertheless, I seriously question what % Republicans are OK with the a grossly unconstitutional $4 trillion government regardless of its silent but deadly coup d’état moving America further from Constitutional Republic towards a Collectivist State.


19 posted on 05/08/2014 10:18:12 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When will everyone just drop it and remember that technically there is no “Tea Party”?

I wonder how many stupid articles like this were written in 1775 talking about those crazy rebels against the crown?


20 posted on 05/08/2014 10:22:06 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s interesting. I have done some recent voter ID in the swing county in a swing state. Polling among registered R’s. Tea Party has more than 70% favorable rating.


21 posted on 05/08/2014 10:24:00 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wishful thinking. and liberal propaganda.

the entire msm is now tokyo rose as far as i am concerned. just trying to destroy morale of their enemies.


22 posted on 05/08/2014 10:25:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d say getting 41% of the GOP to agree on anything is pretty good these days.

Especially considering how badly the TP has been maligned, misrepresented and flat-out lied about in MSM and other circles.


23 posted on 05/08/2014 10:26:10 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"The Tea Party’s Over As Only 41% Of Republicans Support The Far-Right Movement"

This must be how things look from the wrong side of the cliff.
24 posted on 05/08/2014 10:28:46 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s polls that say the majority of Republicans want a more conservative party.


25 posted on 05/08/2014 10:31:59 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Fledermaus

26 posted on 05/08/2014 10:33:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

41% is better than 0bamugabi’s rating, so......


27 posted on 05/08/2014 10:35:00 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Viennacon

Indeed... and do not start us on so called “gay conservatives” who happen to hate conservatives


28 posted on 05/08/2014 10:47:34 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Usagi_yo

What makes you think, in light of the current lot of R crap eaters in the House and Senate, that taking the Senate would make any difference?

You think if they take it, we’ll get rid of ObamaCare? Control the borders? Hack away at entitlements?


29 posted on 05/08/2014 10:48:14 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One man’s 41% failure is another man’s 41% kingmaker.


30 posted on 05/08/2014 10:54:35 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Axenolith

There are a lot of Republic bills and amendments that die in Reid’s in basket. Not to mention being able to hold in check the erratic appointment of judges, or the appointment of erratic judges — you pick.


31 posted on 05/08/2014 11:31:56 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if anyone keeps stats on how many people have left the Republican Party over its’ poor leadership and liberal leaning ways? Seems to me this statistic is like Obamanomics: smaller population of Republicans (work force), fewer true conservatives (workers), equals less support for Tea Party (decline in unemployment).


32 posted on 05/09/2014 3:20:01 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

you’d have a tough time calling yourself a conservative or a republican if you don’t support smaller govt, lower taxes and some fiscal responsibility within our govt

this tells me 60% of those polled claiming to be republicans were actually progressives


33 posted on 05/09/2014 3:58:57 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only 26 % of the colonists favored revolution from the King.


34 posted on 05/09/2014 4:08:32 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

The tea party is not dead, the GOP just figured out how to fight us and win some battles. Unfortunately, primaries are where they pick the candidates for us when they win.

For a couple of races like Boehner, we need to vote for the Democrat to remove them as well as teach them a lesson. They are basically dems anyway and giving up a seat or two would be worth it.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 4:56:07 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: woweeitsme

Exactly.

People who want smaller, accountable government and adherence to the Constitution are considered “far right?”

Maybe only in the warped minds of the intolerant liberals.


36 posted on 05/09/2014 5:05:23 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Tea Party, Sarah Palin, conservatives, et al are living rent-free 24/7 in their heads.


37 posted on 05/09/2014 5:17:25 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: woweeitsme

‘far-right movement’...This whole left vs. right thing is so bogus. It is much more accurate to visualize any political philosophy as falling within a continuum between tyranny and liberty. When we do this the founding fathers and small government advocates occupy the liberty end of the scale while Communism, Fascism and strongman regimes occupy the tyranny end. American Progressives and the GOPe share in common a distinct disinterest in liberty.


38 posted on 05/09/2014 5:31:09 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly


39 posted on 05/09/2014 6:21:42 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: PapaNew

“That would put the Tea Party dead center and the Republican Party pretty far left which is where things really are IMO.”

Just take a look around at a T Party event, it’s just normal mom and pops like us, no radical anything. Not far right. Geesh. You’re right on target with the description.


40 posted on 05/09/2014 8:45:22 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: bigtoona

“For a couple of races like Boehner, we need to vote for the Democrat to remove them as well as teach them a lesson. They are basically dems anyway and giving up a seat or two would be worth it.”

Yes......... yes...... yes.... I agree. Once out of congress, they normally don’t come back.

My mother (God rest her soul) always said that the primaries were way more important than the general election. Fewer people vote, etc. I’m preaching to the choir here. But we need to be more organized. It’s difficult when we’re fighting Dems and our GOPe in most cases. Get out the vote is difficult.

Even here in Wiscosnin, how is our terrific Gov. Scott Walker received by the GOPe? He’s a rock solid guy but I’ll bet Bonehead and no chin Mitch don’t want him around. We sure like what he’s done for Wisconsin.


41 posted on 05/09/2014 8:52:14 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: Fledermaus

“I wonder how many stupid articles like this were written in 1775 talking about those crazy rebels against the crown?”

Lots and lots..... it’s amazing we won that war for our freedom. Not enough is taught about that topic.

In Brian Kilmeade’s book “George Washington’s Secret Six” there were lots of references to citizens that were loyal to the King and those that wanted freedom.


42 posted on 05/09/2014 8:56:01 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First of all, I don't accept the premise that Tea Party adherent are "far right."
Second, I have supported the Tea Party philosophy from the beginning, and I'm a lifelong registered Democrat.
I am not the only one.

Third, "Independents" can be Tea Party" supporters, too, nothing to prevent that.

And finally, if the GOP doesn't perform by election day, I am voting for Putin as a write in candidate.

And the brain-dead GOP will STILL not get it!

43 posted on 05/09/2014 7:23:44 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t that really a sad commentary of 59% of Republicans.


44 posted on 05/29/2014 10:50:22 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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