Skip to comments.The Tea Party’s Over As Only 41% Of Republicans Support The Far-Right Movement (Another obituary)
Posted on 05/08/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVetEdited 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.
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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.
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!!
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.
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.
Well let’s see how Republicans fare if 41% of their party stays home.
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.
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.
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.
How many obituaries this year so far?
.......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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
Nevertheless, I seriously question what % Republicans are OK with the a grossly unconstitutional $4 trillion government regardless of its silent but deadly coup détat moving America further from Constitutional Republic towards a Collectivist State.
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?
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.
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.
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.
There’s polls that say the majority of Republicans want a more conservative party.
41% is better than 0bamugabi’s rating, so......
Indeed... and do not start us on so called “gay conservatives” who happen to hate conservatives
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?
One man’s 41% failure is another man’s 41% kingmaker.
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.
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).
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
Only 26 % of the colonists favored revolution from the King.
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.
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.
The Tea Party, Sarah Palin, conservatives, et al are living rent-free 24/7 in their heads.
‘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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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!
Isn’t that really a sad commentary of 59% of Republicans.