Skip to comments.'Tea party' is polarizing, but has many 'closet admirers,' poll finds
Posted on 09/15/2010 1:08:52 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Forty-four percent of Americans now see the upstart "tea party" movement in a favorable light, according to a new Christian Science Monitor/TIPP poll.
What's more, about 40 percent of tea party sympathizers say they would not attend a tea party event, meaning they are essentially "closet admirers" of the small-government movement, says TIPP pollster Raghavan Mayur.
"The general party line says the tea party is fringe, but I think most of the public hasn't bought that point of view ... and sees the tea party movement in a positive to neutral light," says Mr. Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence in Ramsey, N.J., who last weekend oversaw the poll of 908 American adults. "The overarching message here is that Democrats have been in denial about the tea party [phenomenon]
and I think it's coming back to haunt them."
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“Polar Zing” is a good thing......
is that like “optics” and “unexpected”?
“The overarching message here is that Democrats have been in denial about the tea party [phenomenon] and I think it’s coming back to haunt them.”
What could they have done? They are leftists. They are unable to support Tea Party goals.
Of course, they could just lie.
“I’m a tea partier from way back.” Barry Sotero, 2012.
“I invented the tea party.” Al Gore, 2012.
“I’m amazed at what a great tea-partier Obama is. It makes my leg tingle.” Chris Matthews, 2012.
“One day, Bill and I were tea-partying when . . .” HRC, 2012.
“The House minority caucus just loves tea time.” Nancy Pelosi, 2012.
“This authentic memo is made from the ashes of tea-partiers that George Bush burned up just for fun.” Dan Rather, 2012.
“Everything is all George Bush’s fault.” Barry Sotero, 2048.
IOW, the Tea Party represents the majority of Americans, who are simply to afraid to admit their leanings because the Tea Party has been smeared by Democrats and the media.
something like that.
If by polarizing, the leftists mean that I am no longer willing to silently sit back and watch them turn this nation into a 3rd world socialist hellhole, then YES, as a Tea Party member I am their polar opposite.
If by polarizing, the leftists mean that I should accept it with grace when their political stooges vote to pass 2,000+ page bills into law that they have not read nor know what burdens it imposes on the citizenry, then absolutely YES, I proudly stand as a polar opposite of what they represent.
If by polarizing, the leftists mean that I should embrace rather than resist their daily attempts to restrict and/or destroy my liberty and freedoms afforded to me by this nation's constitution, then HELL YES, I'm absolutely their polar opposite.
If by polarizing, the leftists mean that I should willingly forsake my trust and faith in God Almighty and my Savior Jesus Christ, and replace it with submission and dependency upon their godless, humanistic government controlled services, then PRAISE GOD, YES, I stand in total opposition to their evil intents to rob men's souls.
If by polarizing, the leftists think that I should gladly pay over half of my hard earned income to them as taxes so they can redistribute my wealth to the lazy, grow the governmental beauraucracy like a metasticizing cancer, and spend this nation straight into bankruptcy that will destroy my children's and grandchildren's hope for achieving the American Dream someday in the future, then d@mn straight, YES, I will fight them tooth and nail taking every 180 degree opposite action to their's that I can to defeat their objectives.
Yes, as a Tea Party member, I am polarizing, because I represent the exact opposite of every evil intent and foul smelling bird that they support in their march to destroy this nation born of freedom and liberty. I am and will forever be their worst nightmare.
Which is about 3 times as many as see any one in the present government in a favorite light.
This is what happens when you demonize something that everyone in their heart of hearts knows is correct; exit polls and surveys will be skewed, and in the privacy of the ballot box people will be themselves, not the PC robot most of us are forced to be at work, with neighbors, etc.
That insult implies that for every TEA Party attendee, there are ten more who agree with him. I'd say that's pretty good!
What America is seeing is that the Wacky radical Left fringe has taken over and is in the process of trying to transform America into some type of European style socialist nation. True Patriots know that America was created to escape such intolerant oppressive government controls and they are rising up... Only the ignorant and the ruling class remain entrenched in this idea of fringe Progressivism that is actually Marxism in hiding.
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