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Who will have more pull in 2012: Tea party or Occupy Wall Street? (Freep this Poll)
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2011 | Gary Stein

Posted on 10/11/2011 8:06:07 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Say what you will about the tea party -- and I've said plenty -- they did have an effect on elections.

The question now is, can the Occupy Wall Street folks have the same effect?

We've seen the protests the past weeks, although they seem more splintered than anything else. They are outraged about foreclosure fraud, joblessness, student loan availability, wealth imbalance, the federal debt, the fate of the middle class, you name it.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freepthispoll; occupy; poll; teaparty

1 posted on 10/11/2011 8:06:10 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

What is this, a joke? Those losers don’t even know how to vote. On the other hand, the effect of this mob may be to turn independents off, so both Occupy and the Tea Party will bring votes to republicans.


2 posted on 10/11/2011 8:10:07 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Fleas occupying ‘Rat heads.


3 posted on 10/11/2011 8:12:11 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Teaparty vs. fleabaggers

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4 posted on 10/11/2011 8:12:24 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

They must be kidding right?! No. They’re actually planting the seed of legitimacy for the occupy losers. Keep comparing to the Tea Party and eventually they’re both viewed the same.


5 posted on 10/11/2011 8:12:52 AM PDT by albie
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To: ConservativeStatement

No contest...It’s already over. The more the Fleabaggers disrupt our lives the more they lose.


6 posted on 10/11/2011 8:13:00 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Flightdeck
Yeah, but they have the MSM behind them 100%. There are fewer "99%ers" in all of the protests across the nation than will normally show up at a single tea-party rally, but as far as the MSM is concerned, they are equivalent, more consequential, and superior in every way.

Watch for them to have influence way, way out of proportion to their numbers.
7 posted on 10/11/2011 8:14:27 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Sudetenland

The fleabaggers will be buried along with Obama in the voting booth....


8 posted on 10/11/2011 8:15:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ConservativeStatement
The tea party, without a doubt. They're organized, and they know how to effect an election. They'll get rid of Obama. (252 responses) 41%

Occupy Wall Street. This is a movement that is spreading, and people are upset. The movement gives voice to those people. (130 responses) 21%

The tea party knows what candidates it wants to back, and which ones it wants to eliminate. Like it or not, they know what they are doing. (165 responses) 27%

Occupy Wall Street, and a smart candidate will say they empathize with the group's ideas. It is the voice of the people. (67 responses) 11%

So the totals are 68% Tea Party to 32% stinky squatters.

9 posted on 10/11/2011 8:22:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Actually, it's not "pull" its "push". The more the Occupy people do, the more pics of protesters bathing in garbage, having sex in the open and defecating on cars, the more people will be pushed TOWARD the Tea Party which is the "alternative" for the weak-minded people in the center. I support the Occupy crowd ... the more they do, the better it is for the REST of America, they are showing "who" they are and "what" they believe in. When a Dem "sides" with them, then that Dem is siding with garbage, open sex and defecation. If that's what they believe in, fine with me. Let them define themselves, then in Nov 2012 THE PEOPLE will vote to get rid of the garbage and make America whole agin.


10 posted on 10/11/2011 8:27:47 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: ConservativeStatement
Bad poll, devides the Tea party vote over multiple options to make it look closer.

The tea party will win due to its much more reasonable aims. It is not trying to create a revolution in the way the world works. Just move the GOP to the right.

Know your enemy and know yourself and in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. The tea parties enemy is not the Democrats, but the RINO. We know our enemy. We are wiling to acknowledge the limits of reality. The tea party doesn't envision taking over New York or LA. So we make plans that don't require such measures. The occupy "whatever" groups are dispersing their effort in places like Davenport Iowa. They are putting 250 people in 50 cities rather than 15,000 people in one place. The tea party puts a million on the mall for a few hours then disperses to save our energy. They fight dirty, we fight smart. Short term they can win a few days of positive coverage. But just like the 1968 and 1972 elections the radicals and protesters can't win the big fight.
11 posted on 10/11/2011 8:29:22 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Never forget part of equation that swept Nixon into power, running on returning the USA to law and order.









12 posted on 10/11/2011 8:32:03 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Did anyone at the Sun-Sentinel bother to proof read the text of the poll?

It should be 'affect' rather than 'effect'. Cause (affect) before effect.

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)

13 posted on 10/11/2011 8:36:25 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: ConservativeStatement

73% combined score for the Tea Party.

We don’t have sex on the sidewalk or poop on police Cars, so we resonate more with “real” Americans. You know, the ones who vote, work, believe, and care about our country.


14 posted on 10/11/2011 8:49:37 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: ConservativeStatement; dynachrome
The tea party, without a doubt. They're organized, and they know how to effect an election (AND how to affect one, too!!). They'll get rid of Obama.
(504 responses)
49%

Occupy Wall Street. This is a movement that is spreading, and people are upset. The movement gives voice to the freeloaders.
(161 responses)
16%

The tea party knows what candidates it wants to back, and which ones it wants to eliminate. Like it or not, they know what they are doing.
(279 responses)
27%

Occupy Wall Street, and a smart candidate will lie and say they empathize with the group's ideas. It is the voice of 1% of the people.
(81 responses)
8%

1025 total responses
15 posted on 10/11/2011 9:55:49 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: LonePalm
Wrong. How something will "affect" you is an example of the "effect" it will have. In all instances where they use the word, they use it absolutely correctly.

Dude.

16 posted on 10/11/2011 10:23:07 AM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin may run yet...)
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To: Gargantua
From Wiktionary:

Affect and effect are sometimes confused. Affect conveys influence over something that already exists, but effect indicates the manifestation of new or original ideas or entities:

“...new governing coalitions during these realigning periods have effected major changes in governmental institutions.”
“...new governing coalitions during these realigning periods have affected major changes in governmental institutions.”

The former indicates that major changes were made as a result of new governing coalitions, while the latter indicates that before new governing coalitions, major changes were in place, and that the new governing coalitions had some influence over these existing changes.

The verbal noun uses of affect are distinguished from the verbal noun uses of effect more clearly than the regular verb forms. An affect is something that acts or acted upon something else. However, an effect is the result of an action (by something else).

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)

17 posted on 10/11/2011 10:38:40 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: LonePalm
Save your cuts and pastes from other imbeciles who don't know how properly to use the English Language. You're talking to someone whose writings are used in advanced literature courses in schools and universities on two continents, who chould read before age 4, and had an English professor for a mother.

Stop embarrassing yourself. In every single instance, they used the word entirely correctly. You are wrong. You can either learn something here, or insist on going through life as an idiot who is incapable of learning anything more than that which you youthink you know right now, but this discussion in over.

18 posted on 10/11/2011 10:46:15 AM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin may run yet...)
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To: Gargantua
You can either learn something here, or insist on going through life as an idiot who is incapable of learning anything more than that which you youthink you know right now, but this discussion in over.

Its always good to proof read before you post a b!t@# slap ;)

19 posted on 10/11/2011 11:17:25 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The tea party, without a doubt. They’re organized, and they know how to effect an election. They’ll get rid of Obama. (598 responses) 48%

Occupy Wall Street. This is a movement that is spreading, and people are upset. The movement gives voice to those people. (201 responses) 16%

The tea party knows what candidates it wants to back, and which ones it wants to eliminate. Like it or not, they know what they are doing. (341 responses) 27%

Occupy Wall Street, and a smart candidate will say they empathize with the group’s ideas. It is the voice of the people. (105 responses) 8%

1245 total responses

The people who are occupying wall street are easily manipulated. the TEA party - and candidates can easily steer them.


20 posted on 10/11/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: mountn man
Tha's cold, bro. LOL

At least I embrace warmly the fact that I am at times a remarkable dufus. And an opinionated sphincter. At times. I actually (according to the wife) frequently wake up laughing, emoting sincere, mirthful joy that I get to be me for a whole 'nother day.

I think I love me...

...but then I digress...

:0)

21 posted on 10/11/2011 5:12:03 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin may run yet...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Freeped & bumped.


22 posted on 10/11/2011 5:14:09 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: mountn man
"...but this discussion in over."

Yeah, so? It in!

(_8(|) . . ."Doh!!!"

23 posted on 10/11/2011 5:15:47 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin may run yet...)
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To: mountn man
"...but this discussion in over."

Yeah, so? It in!

(_8(|) . . ."Doh!!!"

24 posted on 10/11/2011 5:16:11 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin may run yet...)
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To: dynachrome

74% voted for option 1 or 3 (Supporting the Tea Party movement)

26% voted for option 2 or 4 (Supporting the lazy unemployed druggies)


25 posted on 10/11/2011 5:54:40 PM PDT by digital-olive
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To: Gargantua

Hey I like the Homer Simpson emoticon.


26 posted on 10/12/2011 1:29:28 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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