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Tea Party struggles to regain political traction
Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | March 6, 2014 | Michael Mathes

Posted on 03/06/2014 4:09:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

National Harbor (United States) (AFP) - How do you win the White House? US conservatives and Tea Party faithful launched their annual convention Thursday seeking to answer that gnawing question after several setbacks in Washington.

Born of a grass-roots thirst for small government and greater protections of constitutional liberties, the Tea Party movement celebrated its fifth anniversary last month amid deep divisions within the Republican Party in a mid-term election year.

Internal battles have uncomfortably pitted the party's politicians against one another as the far-right seeks to oust establishment Republicans in the Senate and House that the movement deems insufficiently conservative.

But the movement's luminaries pushed a message of youthful can-do idealism before thousands of attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington.

"You want to lose elections, stand for nothing," boomed Ted Cruz, a Tea Party rockstar mulling a 2016 presidential bid...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cpac; gop; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
You never see articles like this about Occupy and the Coffee Party. You know why? They DISAPPEARED! Hahahahaha!
1 posted on 03/06/2014 4:09:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why people are reluctant to join tea party groups:


2 posted on 03/06/2014 4:11:24 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The tea party is dead again?


3 posted on 03/06/2014 4:12:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Uh oh. TEA Party's in trouble again.

It was declared "dead" last year about three times, but now it's really having problems.

4 posted on 03/06/2014 4:12:18 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: cripplecreek

YAHOO HAS NO CLUE!


5 posted on 03/06/2014 4:13:30 PM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aw, the media morons are writing obituaries for the Tea Bagger Party again. Awwwhhh.....they can’t think of anything worth while to report on.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 4:14:28 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand why the gopE don’t understand it. If true conservatives stay home or vote third party, they lose. But if the gopE would get conservative, the moderates won’t stay home. The only way they can win is if they get both groups.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 4:14:34 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tea Party struggles to regain political traction

TEA Party strives to remove RINO saboteurs and traitors.

9 posted on 03/06/2014 4:15:05 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From AFP this is good to hear. I don't think they've gotten anything in American politics right since Louis sent the ships to Yorktown.

They're finding this out with Palin, too. If you publishing story after story that someone or something is irrelevant, they're not.

10 posted on 03/06/2014 4:15:52 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And if the word “struggles” is in the headline, that means that the Tea Party must be much further along than they wish to admit.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 4:18:34 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The GOPe and media love to push a lie for different reasons.

Tea Party Did Not Endorse Stockman.

12 posted on 03/06/2014 4:19:53 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Cheapskate

No they don’t have a clue, but the democrats do
and they are afraid, not stupid. We will see a
full onslaught in the next two years.
Be ready, be steadfast, be prepared.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 4:20:12 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Internal battles have uncomfortably pitted the party's politicians against one another

I'm not uncomfortable.

14 posted on 03/06/2014 4:20:14 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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15 posted on 03/06/2014 4:20:48 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The new media narrative.

F 'em.

16 posted on 03/06/2014 4:24:03 PM PST by skeeter
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To: gorush

No to LIBs/DIMs...no to RINOs. “struggles”, my a**.


17 posted on 03/06/2014 4:25:11 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: VerySadAmerican

It’s not their job to win. The GOPe’s job is to keep the conservatives from winning.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 4:29:02 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever...all they would have to do to regain power is to embrace religion, social issues, and God. People aren’t as stupid as the atheistic secularists would like to believe. Morality is as lacking in the Tea Party platforms without God...people see this and they’re not fools. I know its inconvenient, but it is the truth. The Democratic Party of America used to be full of Christians, too, but we see where they are now on their atheistic secularist path to eternal damnation and this nation is ruined because of it. It would be insanity to believe it could reversed without God.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 4:29:26 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the Tea Party is underground. boooohhhooooohaha! be afraid.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 4:30:37 PM PST by tioga
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To: Howie66

Tone down the tagline please.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 4:33:37 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: jacknhoo
I see that the atheist "conservative" group showed up at CPAC anyway. They weren't allowed in but I see they were happily pimping atheism outside.

(the Blaze) Conservative atheist group shows up at CPAC despite yanked sponsorship

“We still wanted to spread the message,” he told us. That message, he said, is for conservatives to stop tying Christianity (“prayer in schools”) to other conservative principles (such as gun rights). He said doing that will broaden conservatism’s appeal.
22 posted on 03/06/2014 4:34:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Just see my tag line.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 4:34:49 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Okie dokie.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 4:38:23 PM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Howie66

I had to change mine once. I personally thought it was funny.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 4:41:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gorush

Admin Moderator must have seen your post.

:-)


26 posted on 03/06/2014 4:41:25 PM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: jacknhoo
Self-righteous much?
27 posted on 03/06/2014 4:42:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How do you win the White House?

Sometimes I think that the Tea Party does not understand the federal government's constitutionally limited powers.

More specifically, if the Tea Party was to enlighten citizens with the federal government's constitutionally limited powers by referencing constitutional clauses and key statements in Supreme Court case opinions, then voters would hopefully exercise their voting muscle to force corrupt Congress back into its constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited power cage.

Constitutionally indefensible federal taxes would then drop and corrupt politicians who were following the tsunami of illegal federal taxes to DC to rip off taxpayers would lose interest in getting themselves elected to Congress in the first place.

Citizens would ultimately have to guess who the incumbent president is.

28 posted on 03/06/2014 4:42:42 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If the Republicans ever realize that their base is largely libertarian/conservative (small government, protection for individual liberties and lower taxes) the party might rise from the ashes in a major way.

Push out the progressives and the old country club guard and convince the Christian “Conservatives” that we don’t need to establish a theocracy to enforce their Biblical vision and we might just have a viable party.


29 posted on 03/06/2014 4:42:44 PM PST by marsh2
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To: Howie66; gorush

What was it?


30 posted on 03/06/2014 4:43:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: marsh2
convince the Christian “Conservatives” that we don’t need to establish a theocracy to enforce their Biblical vision

Where is that happening? Surely you must have some examples.
31 posted on 03/06/2014 4:45:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marsh2
convince the Christian “Conservatives” that we don’t need to establish a theocracy to enforce their Biblical vision

Well, now that's a bizarre outlook. I would dare to say you'd be lucky to find enough christian conservatives who want this to fit in a phone booth.

32 posted on 03/06/2014 4:47:46 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The GOP Establishment Pukes have no desire or motivation to WIN.

To be the WINNER is to be in charge. To be in charge brings ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY, and the OBLIGATION to actually DO SOMETHING!

In the current arrangement, the GOP Establishment doesn’t have to do anything except tell us that since they don’t have the votes, the RATs can wipe their butts with our Constitution all day long and we just have to take it.

In the meantime, the GOP Establishment can attend their slick Washington Parties, take nice Junket trips to far away exotic sites, have their Healthcare and Retirement funded by us. We pay for their haircuts, travel and everything else and they are not accountable to anybody.

Why on earth would they want to give all that up just to be expected to actually DO SOMETHING?


33 posted on 03/06/2014 4:57:35 PM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Travis McGee

The only reason they say this is because of the loses in Virginia and Texas (Cornyn specifically). As if to have a group you need to win every race.


34 posted on 03/06/2014 4:58:44 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s all good.

I’m just in one of those moods right now. lol


35 posted on 03/06/2014 4:59:10 PM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TEA Partiers are out there just laying in the weeds waiting to strike. Liberals can’t understand why this group isn’t out protesting in mass, making fools of themselves, yelling, “hey hey, ho no” whatever. With no public display they assume the TEA Party is weak. Sorry, Libs, you’re gonna be surprised!


36 posted on 03/06/2014 5:05:46 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: From The Deer Stand

“Shhhhhh....we’re hunting wabbits....”


37 posted on 03/06/2014 5:23:11 PM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Hostage

Please don’t refer to a group of Patriotic Americans in a sexually perverted manner.


38 posted on 03/06/2014 6:36:06 PM PST by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: bimboeruption

It’s a parody on how democrat media agents treat the Tea Party. Further most people do not know or associate some sort of perverse sexual act with this reference.

What it does it is make their derisive name calling look foolish and shallow.

Because there are progressive writers who keep reporting how the Tea Party is dead or dying or in decline, they look foolish and throwing in their name calling makes those calls look foolish also.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 7:58:31 PM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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