Skip to comments.Democrats declare the tea party ‘over’
Posted on 11/05/2012 10:19:20 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Democrats declare the tea party over By Chris Moody, Yahoo! News | The Ticket 1 hr 27 mins ago
MADISON, Wisc. -- The tea party, at least its widespread influence on Republican congressional candidates, "is over," declared the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party group charged with electing Democrats to the House.
"House Republican incumbents and their candidates are running as far away from the Tea Party as they can," a pre-election DCCC memo provided to Yahoo News reads. "Regardless of whether [Republicans] win or lose, the Tea Party of 2010 is over. They've been forced on defense in the message fight all cycle long, and now those who win will have done so by giving up on the Tea Party."
The memo argues that Republican lawmakers who arose from the tea party are now promoting bipartisanship and willingness to compromise in their re-election bids instead of embracing the hardline messages that propelled their campaigns two years ago.
It is possible, of course, that this Democratic declaration is premature. Tea party-backed candidates dominated Republican primary contests across the country in 2012, launching what could be a new class of future Republican leaders. In Texas, Ted Cruz defeated the establishment candidate backed by Gov. Rick Perry, and in Indiana, Richard Mourdock forced longtime Republican Sen. Richard Lugar into early retirement. Looking to 2013, tea party groups who are begrudgingly backing Romney have vowed to press him, should he become president, toward conservative positions.
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i remember that bruce sh!tstain rally...i thought the number was closer to 80K....
just found this:
“With a crowd numbering thousands between the Capitol and Monona Terrace, Obama sought with his 24-minute speech to lock down a second term with his second trip to the state in the three days.”
“In the run-up to the 2004 election, an estimated 80,000 people showed up to see Democratic nominee John Kerry and Springsteen in downtown Madison as Kerry campaigned toward winning the state but losing the election.”
Democrats declare the tea party over
They’re right at least for tomorrow night.
It’s Dom Perignon.
Yep, coming from the broke DCCC, reported by Yahoo in Madison, Wisconsin. Sure, I will buy it. Said NO ONE EVER>
Just how many seats does Debbie Blabbermouth think she is going to pick up?
The TEA Party is dead. Long live the TEA Party!!!!!!!!!
Yes. The Tea Party is over, man-made global warming is real, Islam is a ‘religion of peace’, and Obama is going to win in a landslide.
Democrats would be hilarious, if they weren’t so dangerous to the nation’s continued survival.
They have no idea what’s coming their way!
You could say that again!!!!!!So I did.
We are dead again? Far from it here in my area. But if we get Mittens in, the Rinos are going to get a run for their money. Eyes are wide open and hopefully the GOP won’t look a gift horse in the mouth...again.
Reminds me of old graffiti.
“GOD is dead.” Fred
“Fred is DEAD!” GOD
“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”
They’ve misread the tea leaves, so to speak. It may be true that people running for Congress aren’t touting their association with the Tea Party anymore, but that is because they don’t have to. After 2010, the Republican Party, at least as far as the House is concerned, IS the Tea Party. We’re no longer an outside group trying to get in, so referring to the Tea Party as an outside affiliation is becoming increasingly irrelevant.
Tomorrow the not so dead Tea Party is going jump all over Barack Obama’s ass and go Cock-a-Doodle Do! Cannot wait for Hurricane Tea Party!!!
As I said here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2952929/posts.
If Romney wins and gets a second term as well, the dems would have held the presidency for only FOUR years out of the first 24 years of this century.
Which party is dead? Harry Reid, are you there? Bueller?
Think they are still hurtin from 2010, Grampa?
Producers vs. Dependents
Tax Payers vs. Non-Tax Payers
The Tea Party is full of Makers, Producers, and Tax payers.
They pay the bills and they are Taxed Enough Already.
When the “president” can't fill a high school auditorium, Glenn Beck fills Texas Stadium with Tea Partiers. I was there, and the 60,000 plus in attendance did not look “dead” to me.
How do you get 24 years? 8 bush. 4 0. 8 Romney. = 20 ( if you count Clinton you get one more for dems)
“Think they are still hurtin from 2010, Grampa?”
I hope so, and lets make them hurt even more this Tuesday and feel really bad until the next election.