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MICKEY KAUS: AMERICA CAN HAVE ITS OWN UKIP
Breitbart.com ^ | May 6,2014 | Mathew Boyle

Posted on 05/06/2014 6:01:32 AM PDT by Biggirl

Columnist Mickey Kaus argued Monday that the United States of America can have its own populist right organization like the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) that has swept politics across the pond in London.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: america; americanukip; ukip

1 posted on 05/06/2014 6:01:33 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

The USIP....I like the sound of that.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 6:05:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Biggirl

We already have it - it’s called the Tea Party.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 6:09:02 AM PDT by struggle
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To: Biggirl
The Tea Party is already much larger, more influential, and has elected far more candidates to national office than the UKIP.

The UKIP does not have one member of the UK Parliament.

4 posted on 05/06/2014 6:09:12 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Biggirl

Okay!


5 posted on 05/06/2014 6:09:15 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: struggle
Thank you.

The UKIP has been around for 20 years and to date has done very little.

The Tea Party very quickly pried the House from the grip of the Democrats.

6 posted on 05/06/2014 6:10:41 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Biggirl
Kaus added to his post, though, to note that for such an “American UKIP” to emerge, there needs to be the “emergence of a U.S. version of Nigel Farage, the articulate British UKIP leader.” He stated that nobody currently at the national level fits the bill—that not even Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would cut it.

Kaus is dead wrong here. Ted Cruz more than 'cuts it', and is an outstanding spokesman for true American Conservatives.

7 posted on 05/06/2014 6:11:51 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: struggle

The problem with the Tea Party, is that they are trying to work within the Republican Party, whose reputation is so damaged now that even most people on the Right despise it, beyond the point of the party being salvageable.

There needs to be a clean break.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 6:12:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: pgkdan

ABC did such a hatchet job on Cruz. Nazis.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 6:15:38 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: dfwgator
There needs to be a clean break.

It's coming after the primaries IMHO. The event triggering the break will be the "grand bargain" coming on immigration reform.

10 posted on 05/06/2014 6:18:19 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: dfwgator

The Tea Party isn’t really an organization as much as it is a state of mind, a set of core beliefs.

I think that is why we keep reading about it being passé and even dead.

Its potential power and impact cannot be measured by the same metrics as a formal political party. There are no membership lists, no registration lists at the county Electins Board, no Tea Party slate on the ballot.

Not yet anyway.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 6:24:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: wideawake

So true. IF he runs and wins Nigel Farage would be the first MP from UKIP.

The Tea Party needs to take over the GOP completely.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 6:26:28 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: wideawake

Then again, when they do get their own MPs, they won’t be under the corrupting thumb of the Tories.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 6:44:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: dfwgator

Agreed. The GOP 2016 convention will probably start the rout.

The GOP is the slow road to hell, but the destination is still hell.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 6:51:24 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: 9YearLurker
Then again, when they do get their own MPs, they won’t be under the corrupting thumb of the Tories.

They operate in a Parliamentary system. They have to either join a coalition, or be in permanent opposition and never grow because they cannot execute on their initiatives.

The Tea Party is better served by becoming indispensable to the GOP.

15 posted on 05/06/2014 6:58:09 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

I completely disagree.

The tea party reps and senators overwhelmingly get bought off and corrupted by the GOPe once they’re there.

I don’t expect to Farage and crew selling out in the same way.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 6:59:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Iron Munro
The Tea Party isn’t really an organization as much as it is a state of mind, a set of core beliefs.


Precisely !

17 posted on 05/06/2014 7:20:52 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: wideawake
The Tea Party is better served by becoming indispensable to the GOP.

The GOP wastes no opportunity to tell us that they don't want us around. Indispensable? Hardly.

18 posted on 05/06/2014 7:25:34 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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The GOP wastes no opportunity to tell us that they don't want us around.

Until the ones who don't cooperate get finished off in primaries. Then, like magic, the rest will start cooperating.

19 posted on 05/06/2014 8:43:42 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

I don’t see that happening within the framework of the current Republican Party. I see obstructionism, I see active efforts to purge the party of its base, and I see a need to break away. Obviously your mileage varies.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 8:57:52 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: dfwgator

Agree.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 3:43:32 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Biggirl

The sooner the bettter. Not sure where Farage stands on fag marriage, though. That’s okay, we can have our own grasssroots Constitutionlist party with morals.


22 posted on 05/06/2014 9:27:24 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: dfwgator

There needs to be a clean break.


Yes.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 9:28:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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