This poll is meaningless.
Which Tea Party are they polling about? The real Tea Party, consisting of ordinary citizens concerned over the government’s overbearing reach and bloated power? Or the Tea Party of wild-eyed crazies invented by the media, who are wholly fictional?
How would this poll pan out if the questions were about specific Tea Party positions, rather than just the name “Tea Party”?
Once we allowed the media and the RATS to go from “tea parties” to “The TEA Party”, we gave them a target. When we were just the amorphous “tea parties”, we were ENERGY!!
From FReeper ThePatriotsFlag
Something special is happening with the Tea Party Movement of today. Of course people will try to gain control of it because it is a very powerful source of energy. But the concern that it is not controlled and therefore doomed is unfounded. It needs not be nor should it be confined ... to a leader, to an organization or to a specific plan. Such activity would nullify the greatness of what it has become to date and could grow to in the future. One neednt worry ... one only need to join the energy, shun people who attempt its control and allow plans to be spur of the moment. With a leader, there is a target, with an organization, a counter-organization, with a plan, a thwarting of the plan. But as pure ENERGY ... nothing can stop it. Think of it as energy ... join it, and be a part of this historical change-making effort.
I don't think so at all...
'Which Tea Party are they polling about? The real Tea Party, consisting of ordinary citizens concerned over the governments overbearing reach and bloated power? Or the Tea Party of wild-eyed crazies invented by the media, who are wholly fictional?
How would this poll pan out if the questions were about specific Tea Party positions, rather than just the name Tea Party?'
The last paragraph is extremely encouraging:
When it comes to the general public, a minority (35%) of those surveyed said Republican leaders were paying too much attention to the Tea party.I think the media-created "Tea Party extremist" mantra has been pretty well rejected by the American public. 35% is pretty close to the percentage of hard-core liberals who hate anything right of center.
It's time for the Tea Party to go on the offensive again, in particular on the IRS front. There's no entity in the US hated more than the IRS.