Skip to comments.Tea Party struggles to regain political traction
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 ...
It was declared "dead" last year about three times, but now it's really having problems.
YAHOO HAS NO CLUE!
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.
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.
TEA Party strives to remove RINO saboteurs and traitors.
They're finding this out with Palin, too. If you publishing story after story that someone or something is irrelevant, they're not.
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.
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.
I'm not uncomfortable.
No to LIBs/DIMs...no to RINOs. “struggles”, my a**.
It’s not their job to win. The GOPe’s job is to keep the conservatives from winning.
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.
the Tea Party is underground. boooohhhooooohaha! be afraid.
Tone down the tagline please.
Just see my tag line.
I had to change mine once. I personally thought it was funny.
Admin Moderator must have seen your post.
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.
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.
What was it?
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.
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?
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.
It’s all good.
I’m just in one of those moods right now. lol
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!
“Shhhhhh....we’re hunting wabbits....”
Please don’t refer to a group of Patriotic Americans in a sexually perverted manner.
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.
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