Skip to comments.JOHNSON: An obituary for the Tea Party (Another one?)
Posted on 06/30/2014 8:45:09 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
The Tea Party, the popular political movement that grew from widespread public concern over the growth of government, died on Tuesday, June 24, in Mississippi.
During its short life, the Tea Party grew from a passionate patchwork quilt of grass-roots efforts to become an important and effective political force capable of altering elections and influencing national, state and local policies. It died a fractured, ineffective confederacy of discordant coteries that bore little resemblance to its original incarnation.
For a time, it appeared possible that the Tea Party would redefine, or perhaps even replace, the Republican Party. Until, that is, the Tea Party contracted a series of illnesses and ailments, which ultimately led to its death.
First, a number of national Tea Party outfits sprouted in hopes of seizing on the movements brand, supporters and lucrative fundraising potential for their own purposes. Several established national grass-roots activism and lobbying groups also began leeching onto the Tea Party, as well.
Ultimately, these organizations did more harm than good, creating fractures within the movement, using the Tea Party name to engage in policy battles unrelated to reducing the size of government and squandering millions of dollars that could have been used to elect candidates committed to the Tea Partys original mission.
The Tea Party was then hijacked and distorted by a number of self-interested politicians, perhaps most notably Sarah Palin, who tried in vain to marshal the movements momentum to create a de facto fan club for herself.
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Well every time they pronouce the TP “dead”, it comes back roaring to life again.
The king is dead, long live the king... one back stabbing does not a demise of the TEA Party constitute.
If the Tea Party is dead why do they have to keep killing it. :-)
And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast
Here you go Drew...
And a brief history of the many declarations of the "demise" of the TEA Party.
I suppose I can add to the list... "died on Tuesday, June 24, in Mississippi." along with: TEA Party is losing ground, fatal blow, "tea party movement dead," fading fast, doesn't matter, influencing immigration reform weaker than ever, no longer relevant, etc.
According to this it has been for years now...
11 December 2012
Out of Step with America, Tea Party Power Fading
November 29, 2011
Buyer’s remorse? Poll shows tea party support fading
August 12, 2011
Tea party fortunes are fading even as its star Michele Bachmann shines
April 17, 2012
The once formidable Tea party is fading fast
June 21, 2013
Tea party influence on immigration reform is weaker than ever
April 22, 2012
Is the tea party still relevant?
January 23, 2013
Did A Fading Tea Party Lead Boehner To Abandon Spending Cuts For Debt Ceiling Increase?
August 14, 2011
DNC: Terrorist Tea Party Clout Fading Fast
November 07, 2013
"After Tuesday, it's time for the tea party to leave"
Humm... the only thing I see fading is the ink in the older headlines.
Just a bit of doggerel to amuse the GOPe. (Hope the band does not mind).
What they should be talking about is the demise of the Republican party. Since the party’s base has been disenfranchised, Republicans will start losing more elections to rabid liberal useful idiots.
They just don’t understand; we aren’t “alive”. We’re not just one body. We are simply hardworking folks with discernment earned from years of hard work and experience that see through the lies of a grand deceiver who is an quite skilled at altering his body language, speech patterns, and overal demeanor to fool people. We watch both what he says AND what he does. This is the only way to out a deceiver when they operate on an expert level.