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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It is sounding like Tokyo Rose and thr Big Mo.
Ha. Thanks. 20, not 24. Still remarkable. Good catch too, btw.
Pull up yer britches, Skippy. Here we come.
House Republican incumbents and their candidates
are running as far away from the Tea Party as they can!
Anything else is just lies told by the dogs of oppression!!
We are winning with 115% of the vote!!
We could look forward to 8 more years for (Future) President Ryan which could make the total 4 (or 5) democrat years out of 32.
We could look forward to 8 more years for (Future) President Ryan which could make the total 4 (or 5) democrat years out of 32 - I mean 28.
Interesting. Pretty sure they knocked on my door this weekend. I guess the nice Tea Party couple I talked to didn’t get the memo.