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'Obama Has Underestimated the Frustration in the Country'
Der Spiegel (Germany) ^ | September 16, 2010

Posted on 09/16/2010 10:07:28 AM PDT by Schnucki

The dramatic ascent of the Tea Party continued in America this week, with the conservative movement scoring another surprise victory in the Republican primary in Delaware. German editorialists digested the news on Thursday and warned that both Republicans and Democrats were right to feel uneasy.

Even a few weeks ago, it was considered impossible that the Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell would win the primary in Delaware. She was long seen as being too far to the right to woo enough votes. On Tuesday, such predictions were consigned to the trash when O'Donnell beat a veteran congressman to secure the Republican nomination in the Delaware race for the US Senate.

The Tea Party movement has won a succession of Republican primaries, with its conservative, anti-establishment candidates. O'Donnell is known for her pro-gun, anti-abortion stance, as well as her belief that masturbation is a sin.

In the Delaware primary, O'Donnell got 53 percent of the vote, ousting Mike Castle, a long-standing politician who has represented his party as a state governor and in Congress.

Palin-Backed

"The people of Delaware have spoken. No more politics as usual," O'Donnell told enthusiastic fans after results came out. "The cause is restoring America."

In the weeks running up to her victory, O'Donnell gained publicity with endorsements from Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate, and the National Rifle Association.

Recent weeks have brought a string of successes for the Tea Party. In another boost to the grassroots movement, Carl Paladino, its candidate in New York, surprised pundits by wining the Republican nomination to run for governor in November.

The Tea Party movement has enjoyed a comet-like rise since last year. It provides a haven for voters for whom the mainstream Republican Party is not conservative enough, and its popularity is widely attributed to dissatisfaction

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; castle; democrats; elections; golf; gop; obama; odonnell; remembernovember; teaparty

1 posted on 09/16/2010 10:07:29 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

Trike Boy


2 posted on 09/16/2010 10:10:37 AM PDT by FrankR (Standing up to TYRANTS is the only thing that will stop the onslaught of TYRANNY.)
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To: Schnucki

More like renewed determination to bring appropriate CHANGE.


3 posted on 09/16/2010 10:11:01 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Schnucki

Thanks - bookmark for later reading.


4 posted on 09/16/2010 10:11:34 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Step away from the toilet. Let the housing market flush.)
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To: Schnucki
Hussein made the same mistake that Togo did — thinking that the Americans would not fight back after a short sharp blow. For Togo the blow was Pearl Harbor. For Hussein it was the twin strikes against America of the disastrous “stimulus” and perfidious health care takeover.

Both men thought that Americans would consider themselves defeated. But it is not to be.

5 posted on 09/16/2010 10:14:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Schnucki
Looks like one and a half of the German writers has figured out what's going on here. Better percentage than the American mediots.
6 posted on 09/16/2010 10:18:02 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Schnucki

When I’ve traveled abroad I’ve always been intrigued by how much of the news is about American events and politics.

The perspective is often better than our own media can provide.


7 posted on 09/16/2010 10:18:38 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: Schnucki
She was long seen as being too far to the right to woo enough votes.

What, exactly, does she, The Tea Party, or REAL Republicans advocate that's "too far to the right"?

The Democrats vote lock-step for Socialized Medicine, a MASSIVE mortgage on our children's future, gay marriage, state sponsored abortion on demand, speech codes, cap and tax, and demonizes our Military, but we're too far to the right?

Which one of the above was considered a favorable thing 30 years ago? Which party has really moved?

8 posted on 09/16/2010 10:20:49 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: TSgt

“’Obama Has Underestimated the Frustration in the Country’”

I’m not so sure he give a crap one way or the other.


9 posted on 09/16/2010 10:21:10 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: Schnucki

“misunderestimation”


10 posted on 09/16/2010 10:37:43 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Schnucki

It is not “frustration” in the country. It the spirit of REBELLION! Rebellion against the Obama/Democrat Party’s marxist enslavement program for America.


11 posted on 09/16/2010 10:39:40 AM PDT by StormEye
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To: Jenny217

OBOZO is only interested in himself and how much power he has. His actions and that of his party will go down in history as the biggest disaster this country has ever had.


12 posted on 09/16/2010 10:52:31 AM PDT by mongo141
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To: TSgt
The perspective is often better than our own media can provide.

Oh, they could. They just won't.

Friggin' traitors.

13 posted on 09/16/2010 10:53:57 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/)
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To: Schnucki

It’s not only Obama who is misinformed about the frustration of the country — so is Congress on both sides of the aisles.


14 posted on 09/16/2010 11:15:30 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: Schnucki
"Obama has underestimated the frustration in the country and the power of the Tea Party movement, which gives the prevailing disillusionment a platform and a voice.

It is by far the most vibrant political force in America.

Obama's left-of-center coalition, which got young people and intellectuals involved and which appealed to a majority of women, blacks and Latinos, has evaporated into nothing."

YOU BETCHA!!!! :-)


15 posted on 09/18/2010 11:41:17 AM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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