I would hope that the reason the Tea Party is failing is that there has been no
effort led by that faction that shows any good changes for America and it's
citizens. The shut down of the government by Cruz and our own Mike Lee should
show Americans that they have not done anything good for this country. A
moderate Republican and Democrat party that works with compromise is what we are
sorely in need of.
Utefan -Absolutely, the Tea Party has done nothing good for this
nation.And the larger Republican Party, as tainted as it has now
become with Tea Party poison, has done nothing good for this nation in a long
while either, and most likely will continue doing NOTHING good for this nation
throughout the foreseeable future.The solution?NEVER
The tea party has single handedly returned the GOP to the conservative values
this nation needs and away from the communist regime that is today's left
leaning loonies in Washington, D.C. and PUTIN's kicking dummy, Obama! And Mike Lee deserves all the credit for the govt shut down that sent a
clear message about the coming tsunami Obamacare that has crippled our economy
and destroyed the hopes and dreams of young Aericans who are left with college
debt of 100's of thousands to sift through Obama jobs that pay minimum wage
and max out at 30 hours a week,,,,,,so YES Mike Lee and the tea party were right
to shut down the Obama job killing government!
Not sure about Cruz but Mike Lee's days are numbered. The count my vote
drive secured that. The majority of Utahns will get to decide who their Senator
is in 2016 and the main stream GOP and independents do not want a radical
representing them in Congress.
The Tea Party is a label marginalized by the left. Use the term and progressives
hope you will envision old people with little education and several teeth
missing.For those of you who agree with that notion, all conservatives can
be pigeon-holed under the Tea Party label...except that would be wrong.There are plenty of people out there who are tired of the GOP because it
behaves like the democratic party.Abortion, same gender marriage, amnesty,
high taxes...We're called conservatives and we are looking for a
home. The GOP doesn't seem to care about us any more.Too bad; we are
loyal voters. We even show up on rainy days.
I am trying to figure out how the Tea Party is losing at the same time they are
winning so many important races. In some their polls have gone from indicating
they would receive 5% of the votes to the Tea Party canidate winning with a good
@RedShirt 12:17 p.m. May 19, 2014I am trying to figure out how the
Tea Party is losing at the same time they are winning so many important races.
In some their polls have gone from indicating they would receive 5% of the votes
to the Tea Party canidate winning with a good sized margin.-----------------That's easy. The voters in the elections
are low-information voters who have been identified by the far-right power
brokers and gathered together in get-out-the-vote efforts. The people answering
the polls are the ones who have educated themselves and thought out the issues.
@Say No;If the shoe fits...
Hey Say No . . ."The Tea Party is a label marginalized by the
left."No, the Tea Party is marginalized by the Tea Party and
their complete lack of credibility.With several years of obstuction
and destruction and ZERO useful accomplishments under their belts, it's
hard not to notice just how bad the Tea Party is for America and Americans.
@ Ranch and GaryThanks for the free advice.Next time offer to
consult with the DNC.
To "Furry1993" but study after study shows that the Tea Party members
have higher education levels and study out the canidates more than anybody else.
But how can Tea Party Republican members be "low-information voters" if
they are the most informed voters that belong to any political party? Pew
research found that Republicans are the most informed voters out there.But again, if they are less informed, then why did Rassmussen find that the
Tea Party is regarded as having a better understanding of the issues facing us
than Congress. Does that mean that Congress is clueless too?So, if
the Tea Party Republicans are the "low-information voters" does that
mean that the Democrats are the "no-information voters"?The
point is that the Tea Party Republicans statistically are well informed voters.
So again, how can the by losing when they keep winning elections where they
@ Say No to OTruthRed ShirtPlease correct me if I am
wrong, But it seems to me that more important than being a Republican or a
Democrat is to be an American. In order to make America great we need to work
together and to achieve that "working together" we need to
compromise.The Tea Party influenced Congress and for the last 6
years Congress has said... No! Fortunately, many people are
overcoming the fever and with a cooler head are realizing that the demagoguery
of the Tea Party is hurting all of us with very few exceptions.The
United States of America is not the result of "one" current of opinion
but that of many. Sectarianism and bigotry are the enemy of pluralism and
I'd agree that trying to avoid a Primary challenge might cause a GOP
officeholder to abandon all bipartisanship efforts in favor of full time
hate.'Shirt seems impressed with a poll result showing that tea
party types are the best informed of all voters. He could be right, but I doubt
that the strongest GOP states today are the same places where the most informed
voters live. I'll take Cambridge Mass. 'Shirt can compare it to Little
Rock or Shreveport.
The problem with "the Tea Party" is that it is a loosely organized
coalition of voters with multiple organizations claiming the mantle of
leadership, many of them little more than front groups for standard
establishment, pro-crony capitalist, anti-middle class propaganda. FreedomWorks
and Americans for Prosperity are fronts for the Koch brothers. Tea Party Express
is run by long-time campaign consultant and pro-establishment Sal Russo, who
directs most of the money he raises to his own consulting firm, Russo, &
Associates.The members are often quite sincere, but the leaders
often are not.
"With several years of obstuction and destruction and ZERO useful
accomplishments under their belts, it's hard not to notice just how bad the
Tea Party is for America and Americans."Because trillion dollar
annual deficits, pointless wars in the Middle East, 12 million illegal aliens,
and costly bailouts of the banking & housing industries are working so well.
The Tea Party should get out of the way of more such examples of wonderful
governance, both Democrat and Republican.
To "Baccus0902" you are partially wrong. Yes we need to be Americans,
and we need to work together. The problm is that we have 2 paths ahead of
us.You have the path that the Democrats and Progressive Republicans
are taking, which will lead to socialism.The other path is what the
Tea Party presents, and that is to freedom and independance.We
should be grateful for what the Tea Party has done in Congress. They have taken
the adult stand and said No to a lot of legislation that would eliminate more of
your freedoms.Just look at what the Harry Reid has prevented from
even being voted on. There have been many laws passed by the House that could
have helped get businesses hiring again. He also refused to look at a CR that
would have funded the government and delayed Obamacare.The Tea Party
is what the nation needs, people willing to say no to more entitlements, cut the
regulation, and get the government out of our lives.
To "OtisBDriftwood" yes, lets hold up reagan as an icon. We know he
wasn't perfect, and we can learn from both his successes and failures.We can learn from his economic policies how to get a stalled economy
going again.We can also learn from the debt he allowed to grow that
you can't trust the Democrats in Congress. You see, those of us that have
looked into history know that Reagan regretted compromising with the Democrats
by allowing them to spend more with the promise that the Democrats would cut
spending in a couple of years.
...and Otis plays the race card.Someone had to do it. Heaven forbid we
talk about bailouts, deficits, government spending, the overreach of federal
programs, a huge unfunded entitlement called the ACA, a deceptive VA, a bully
called the IRS...Just point to the squirrel and deflect the issues.Thanks for your help there, Driftwood.
I keep hearing how the Tea Party is losing but the strongest members of the
Senate appear to be Tea Party Republicans. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee. I
think as long as Obama is in office the Tea Party will grow.
@UteFan60 There are no moderate democrats left. Obama chased away all the blue
dogs. There are plenty of moderate Republicans left but the Tea Party is trying
to chase them away.
Lovely Deseret -"Obama chased away all the blue dogs."
Nope. Ever heard of West Virginia?" . . . the strongest
members of the Senate appear to be Tea Party Republicans. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz,
and Mike Lee?"Nope. You mean the STRANGEST members of the Senate
appear to be Tea Party Republicans.I'll agree with that.. . . It's strange to have anti-government zealots in government
positions, ever ready to demonstrate just how bad government can be by
demonstrating how badly they can govern.But it's not strange to
"Conservatives."Red Shirt -Speaking of
Rasmussen, did you see the Rasmussen spot poll today. It's shows Obama with
a 50% favorability rating with 48% unfavorable.He's movin'
on up . . . Does that bode well for Republicans in November?
Finally! It's time to dump the tea party overboard.