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Thread: How will the Tea Party continue to brew its particular cuppa?

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    First and foremost, treating the last election as anything but a technical victory is a bold-faced lie. The Dems got out their voters (and some questionable voters) and the GOP did not do as well as 2008. Period. Out of nearly 120 million votes cast and if 450,000 in four states had flipped or 750,000 voters in those four states that voted McCain in 2008 had come out, we'd be talking President-elect Romney.



    Romney underperformed with the GOP for two reasons I can see:

    1) Some people still have a problem with his Mormon religion. Myself, when he is running against Hussein Obama, even Beelzebub himself should get some consideration. But some people didn't see it that way.

    2) Romney was too liberal. A New Englander who signed a state bill that looked a lot like ObamaTax is suspect. Too Establishment. The Ron Paul folks never got over the fact that Ron Paul's flapping jaws made him unelectable.


    Add to that the fact that the GOP relied too much on the "air war" and forgot the "ground game" and that left a lot of GOP voters home. The GOP had poor IT and that further crippled their ground game.

    As for the Tea Party, its time for them to grow up and get organized. At very minimum, very have to coalesce around a spokesperson. the fact the Tea partry was so grassroots left them with no spokesperson. Sop when the corrupt MSM painted them as some types of religious wackos the Tea party did not answer. That was OK in 2010 where the elections were diffuse Congressional and state elections. Now they need a strong spokesperson who can rebut they lies of the MSM and Democrats.

    This spokesperson could also function to keep Republicans from trying to co-opt the Tea party into social issues. The Tea Party issued a manifesto stating its interest is PURELY fiscal but too many people ignored it. I see this response.

    Tea Party Spokesperson:
    "Ms. Bachmann holds acceptable fiscal positions but the Tea Party does not support her social issue stance." Or something to that extent.

    Tea Partiers may as individuals have social issue preferences. Everybody does. But those preferences must be divorced from the Tea Party imprimatur. That is the function of a strong spokesperson.

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    The Tea Party has turned the Republican brand into the laughing stock of the World, not just The US.

    Only Republicans take them seriously ... and no one else.

    They are a Punch-Line for Comics and Late-night TV.
    “Conservatism is the fear that somewhere, somehow, someone you think is your inferior is being treated as your equal"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post

    They are a Punch-Line for Comics and Late-night TV.

    The OP does not begin to see that he is as big a chump as his Tea Time relatives .
    Suddenly Republicanism has become something to keep quiet about .
    Why ?
    Because they simply don't know how to conduct themselves and seem to go out of their way to look foolish .
    Let's face it , this international stereotype of Americans being simple people didn't arrive without any foundation .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carygrant View Post
    The OP does not begin to see that he is as big a chump as his Tea Time relatives .
    Suddenly Republicanism has become something to keep quiet about .
    Why ?
    Because they simply don't know how to conduct themselves and seem to go out of their way to look foolish .
    Let's face it , this international stereotype of Americans being simple people didn't arrive without any foundation .
    Yes, it did. It's a lot like your image of America as a racist country. Both you and the Kiwi spinster were convinced of this yet it was easy to demonstrate the your own countries have serious racial problems and that the US is FAR more diverse than either Kiwis or Britons would allow their own countries to be.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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    "...Comics and Late-night TV."

    Taxcutter says:
    The deep thinkers of the Democrats.

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    Another excellent question by the New Zealand dog.

    Rumor has it that the Tea Party will be introducing mandatory midnight candlelight marches, requiring at least 10,000 volunteers to march around in giant circles, singing songs about American Exceptionalism.

    Cinematography experts are welcome to film the event.

    Architectural designs for Parade grounds will be accepted and reviewed by special commitee.

    Need graphic designers for new flag project.
    Last edited by GrumpyDog; 11-13-2012 at 01:50 PM.

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    Dawg, you are starting to resemble Cigar without the entertaining visuals. Do you have anything of substance to offer here?

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    Prediction they will return to the streets like they did in 2010. Something they should have done this year as it brings press coverage and gets the word out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyDog View Post
    Another excellent question by the New Zealand dog.

    Rumor has it that the Tea Party will be introducing mandatory midnight candlelight marches, requiring at least 10,000 volunteers to march around in giant circles, singing songs about American Exceptionalism.

    Cinematography experts are welcome to film the event.

    Architectural designs for Parade grounds will be accepted and reviewed by special commitee.

    Need graphic designers for new flag project.

    What are the songs about American exceptionalism?

    "Gone with the Wind"?
    Come sit down beside me I said to myself
    And although it doesn't make sense
    I held my own hand as a small sign of trust
    And together I sat on the fence


    Anon. Very anon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carygrant View Post
    Jesus . The whole Universe--- it now emerges ----- is built on , "Ifs" .
    The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
    ~Bertrand Russell

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