Skip to comments.What Happened to the Tea Party? (New York Slimes Opinion Pages 'Room For Debate')
Posted on 06/25/2012 2:02:31 PM PDT by lbryce
In 2010, the Tea Party was all the rage. Pundits were speculating on what effect the movement would have on state and federal elections. But we are well into the presidential campaign season, the conventions are just around the corner, and yet the Tea Party is strangely silent.
What happened to the movement? Have its goals and values been absorbed into the G.O.P.? Or was it always the Republican Party in disguise?
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You describe my political philosophy exactly. That, and most of the party rank and file I would like to believe.
The party professionals, though, are content to be Discount Dems; always ready to pass the Dem agenda, just cutting the rate of growth a couple percent. I'm tired of our party being the Discount Dem Party. Whatever they're for, we just want to knock a couple of percentage points off the rate of increase. Thats it. Don't ask the GOP grandees to get into any deep discussion beyond tax cuts. Ask them for a moral or philosophical argument and you just embarrass them.
“What happened to the (Tea Party) movement?”
Is this the NY Slimes? Two words: Dick Lugar.
+1 for that turn of phrase. Well done.
I cannot believe there are so many people here who are not aware how much the TP had to do with the Walker victory as well as the other recall candidates victory in WI.
The NYT is so out of touch with anyone outside their teeny 20 percent nasty radicals located on the coasts, they can’t understand the Tea Party and can’t find it. What was that ruckus that derailed us and who are those tea bagging whitey people!
The left is not going to believe that they got another @ss wipping untill they are out on the streets with no levers of power to pull.
What happened to the TEA PARTY?? Nothing..we are still here organized and ready to bring the KENYAN down!!
Since he assumed the helm in 1988 (his run should be about done soon), "Pinchy" Sulzberger has stuffed the staff with homosexuals and other deviants, swung the editorial policy over hard-left, and done everything he can in 24 years to turn the New York Times into the countercultural weekly of Soho, Greenwich Village, and TriBeCa.
The most pampered cockatoos in North America crap on fresh-daily copies of The New York Times.
If anything, Romney represents the backlash from the GOP-E against the Tea Party. They “played” us in the primaries, pitting all the Conservatives against each other while their boy grabbed the nomination by hook or by crook. The next time, we need to be ready before the primaries even get started, and have one viable candidate vetted and selected by US to rally around. Then, we need to stick with that choice, no matter who else throws their hat into the primaries because they think they see an opening.
If the Tea Party can do that, we’ll never see another Bush/McCain/Romney nominee from the Republicans again.