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Walker Victory: This Is What the Tea Party Is About
Patriot Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | Mona Charen

Posted on 06/09/2012 2:01:32 PM PDT by QT3.14

Though it hasn't been celebrated as such, Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin represents the full flowering of the tea party movement. It is also a sign -- among others -- that the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core.

The tea partyers are often mischaracterized as extreme right-wingers. Thus, proponents of same-sex marriage or unrestricted abortion will invoke "tea party" elements as those most opposed to their efforts. That's off target. Though many in the movement may have conservative social views, those weren't the issues that spurred them to organize, demonstrate and vote.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: democrat; indiana; louisiana; milwaukee; newjersey; newmexico; republican; scottwalker; teaparty; tombarrett; unions; virginia; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 06/09/2012 2:01:36 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

Great read!


2 posted on 06/09/2012 2:05:48 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: QT3.14
My, my Mona. I do declare, have you forgotten how you thought the Tea Party was kind of ... icky? I mean, back in 2009. Not your Mahjong-playing sort.

I also kind of...sneer...when I hear Charles Krauthammer saying kind words about the Tea Party three years after the first April 15 gatherings in 2009 when he thought we were kind of icky, too.

These Partisan Review snobs. Well, I haven't forgotten.

3 posted on 06/09/2012 2:06:15 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Bingo!


4 posted on 06/09/2012 2:08:56 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Mamzelle

I dont care if people change their minds, as long as its to our side. I’d rather be wrong in the past, than in the present and future.


5 posted on 06/09/2012 2:16:19 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: QT3.14

Scroll down to see photos of the Tea Party at Obama’s San Francisco fundraiser. This was less than 24 hours after Walker’s recall victory, but the Tea Party was ready with great signs.

http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/06/07/obamas-first-post-wisconsin-fundraiser-memejacked-by-s-f-tea-party/?singlepage=true


6 posted on 06/09/2012 2:30:44 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: QT3.14
It is also a sign -- among others -- that the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core

too many RINO establishment types still in office to make that claim

7 posted on 06/09/2012 2:41:22 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Walker, Wisconson Ranger!


8 posted on 06/09/2012 3:00:11 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: QT3.14
"It is also a sign -- among others -- that the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core.

Um, no it isn't and no the Republican Party hasn't. It's a sign the Republican Party will be brought kicking and screaming all the way to its (presumed) ideological core. If they ever had a core, which is to presume a lot.

9 posted on 06/09/2012 3:00:11 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: QT3.14

“that the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core” I disagree. The TEA PARTY has its’ ideological core. The REPUBLICAN PARTY has lost its’ soul.


10 posted on 06/09/2012 3:02:53 PM PDT by contrarian (Like Sampson...we have reached for our strength and found it shorn by rinoism..)
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To: QT3.14
It isn't the Republican party that has 'recaptured it's ideological core' it's the concerned citizens that comprise the TEA party that have steered the Republican party back toward it's ideological core - but it isn't there yet. Not with RINO First Class Mitt Romney as the 2012 GOP presidential nominee. Something that needs to be changed at the August convention in Tampa Bay.
11 posted on 06/09/2012 3:05:04 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Lorianne

Yesterday Rick Santorum announced he is starting a grass roots organization to recapture the Republican base.


12 posted on 06/09/2012 3:06:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

wow// 5 posters came up with the same thought and nearly identical words almost simultaneously.. sounds like we have the problem all figured out, NOW TO FIX IT.. that is the problem.


13 posted on 06/09/2012 3:11:58 PM PDT by contrarian (Like Sampson...we have reached for our strength and found it shorn by rinoism..)
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To: QT3.14
Sounds like Mona is trying to place the Republicans at the Head of the Tea Party Parade by the force of her pen (keyboard).

Nice try Mona (apparently Mona now "likes" the Tea Party Scum after all!), but more of your DC pals are still marked for future dismissal at the voting booth.

Get used to it Mona, RINO hunting season is now all year long, every year!

14 posted on 06/09/2012 3:22:15 PM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Mamzelle

Yup! Mona’s cup of sneer runneth over at the mere mention of Sarah Palin’s name. Thank God, freepers have very long memories!


15 posted on 06/09/2012 3:28:43 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Yes, I sure remember. I used to devotedly follow Charen for years, but when she came out so snidely and condescendingly towards Palin, and then the Tea Party, I dropped her columns like a rock. Even on television, in the past three years, each time I’ve caught her, it seems as though her ‘conservatism’ has been limited to blowing kisses at Bush/Rove and the Washington GOP establishment.

One of many voices over the past three years I’ve come to lose faith in, if not downright distrust. Real rich to now see her supposedly speak well of the Tea Party (albeit obviously in order to co-opt its efforts in the Wisconsin victory).


16 posted on 06/09/2012 4:24:33 PM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66

I have no use for Mona Charen anymore. I used to like her but her disdain for the Tea Party (the great unwashed) has left me cold.


17 posted on 06/09/2012 4:30:12 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Paradox

Does Mona mention that she’s had a change of heart or mind, or does this read like she was on our side all along? (Rhetorical question) Thing is, that means there’s precious little loyalty to count on.


18 posted on 06/09/2012 5:09:37 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: gov_bean_ counter; All
Yesterday Rick Santorum announced he is starting a grass roots organization to recapture the Republican base.

That is his freakin' problem, we are not to be captured like a wild animal for display, we are free men and women tha will run with the RNC when they agree with us, and when not we will pull them towards us in small local units called Tea Parties..

I don't need Rick to speak for me with some "me too" organization, if anyone can speak for me it's Sarah and her Mama Grizzlies...

What else do you need as evidence Rick is not ready for prime-time

19 posted on 06/09/2012 6:09:27 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

Agree on all points.


20 posted on 06/09/2012 6:44:03 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: QT3.14
"...the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core."

Excuse me, but isn't the Republican party about to nominate a homo agenda supporting, gun grabbing, left-wing judge appointing, tax raising, abortion mandating, government health care loving, liberal for president?

What's this about "recapturing its ideological core"?

21 posted on 06/09/2012 10:26:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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