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Speaking of polls...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Opposition to the Tea Party has risen significantly ... especially in districts represented by a member of the Tea Party Caucus:


    I've said before that, while I agree with a lot of what the Tea Party stands for, their philosophy would not be conducive to actually governing right now. It appears more people agree since they took the House. What worries me is that, as Tea Party support falls, it drags down the entire GOP with it, illustrating that to a vast majority of people, Tea Party = Republican Party, which is not really the case.
  2. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    The problem, MC, is that as long as the Tea Party is able to hold the party as a whole hostage, it is the Republican Party.

    Until Boehner et al. are ready to say, "Fine. Hold your breath until your face turns blue.", there is no other Republican party with any power.
  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    It's too late. The "reasonable wing" was in tatters after the bludgeoning in 2008, and the Tea Party stepped in to fill the void -- not just with candidates, but with money (hello, Koch brothers!). Any electoral success Republicans have had has been nearly wholly dependent on the Tea Party. The only way the Tea Party goes away is if it gets destroyed at the polls -- more than once.
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    The Tea Party wing IS the reasonable wing of the party.
  5. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    I propose a motion that old_tony be made spokesman for the SportsJournalists.com Republican Party.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If the Tea Party is so powerful, how come the two most moderate of the republican presidential candidates are leading most polls?
  7. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Newt is a moderate? Holy fucking shit, how far to the right has the GOP gone?
  8. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    The Tea Party reminds me of the old P.J. O'Rourke line: "The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."

    They complained about how incompetent government was, then they got elected and proved it.
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    At the start of this year's legislative term in Arizona, the state senate president gleefully announced that it was the "Tea Party legislature!"

    Earlier this month he became the first senate president kicked out of office through a recall in US history.
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