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Clout Diminished, Tea Party
Turns to Narrower Issues

New York Times, by Trip Gabriel

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/25/2012 7:06:50 PM

The Tea Party might not be over, but it is increasingly clear that the election last month significantly weakened the once-surging movement, which nearly captured control of the Republican Party through a potent combination of populism and fury. Leading Congressional Republicans, though they remain far apart from President Obama, have embraced raising tax revenues in budget negotiations, repudiating a central tenet of the Tea Party. Even more telling, Tea Party activists in the middle of the country are skirting the fiscal showdown in Congress and turning to narrower issues, raising questions

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The NY Times gives its readers a stocking stuffer for Christmas in the form of pure fiction. In two years, after 0bamaCare really kicks in, we have landed at the bottom of the "fiscal cliff," unemployment climbs still, more baby boomers "retire," and then there will be the midterm elections. We´ll sure as Hell be trying to rid ourselves more of the existing Boehner RINOs who negotiate in secret with an unwavering dRATS White House.

Nice trick using a writer named Trip...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/25/2012 7:10:36 PM     (No. 9083428)

The Tea Party is the only thing good left in America. I do not profess to know what The Lord is up to, but the NYT is mistaken regarding our "clout".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/25/2012 7:12:23 PM     (No. 9083431)

NYT you truly make me laugh sometimes.

Mostly though you make me gag.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rakasha, 12/25/2012 7:12:52 PM     (No. 9083432)

Oh, no. We have not yet begun to clout.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: markinalpine, 12/25/2012 7:16:39 PM     (No. 9083435)

Dream on, new york slime!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 12/25/2012 7:21:30 PM     (No. 9083438)

Typical of the NYT, this piece covers all the news that they see fit to print.

The diffuse nature of the Tea Parties, the diversion of their resources and energy to things like Agenda 21, and the spotty job of picking which candidates to back are only part of the picture.

The article only hints at the contempt that the GOP elites had for these TP "fellow travelers", and the subsequent (and successful) effort to shunt them to the sidelines. Too many Tea Partiers were benched while the Democrat legions took the election.

That is why it is time for Tea Partiers, Blue Dog and Reagan Democrats, and other middle-class conservatives need to break away and form a new party of their own. A new party that will not patronize, shun, or muzzle them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: grampstosix, 12/25/2012 7:22:55 PM     (No. 9083443)

Actually the Times may be doing the Tea Party a favor because it is always a mistake to underestimae the enemy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/25/2012 7:36:14 PM     (No. 9083452)

The NYT thinks that The Tea Party has narrow-minded views. What the NYT needs to come to grips with is that the US Constitution is a narrow-minded document.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 12/25/2012 7:48:55 PM     (No. 9083465)

I´m still waiting to hear how disarming the law-abiding would make the country safer for anyone other than psychopaths, predatory criminals and/or jackbooted government thugs.

Yes, waiting...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: get er done, 12/25/2012 7:48:59 PM     (No. 9083466)

The Tea Party Republicans killed Boehner´s Plan B.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: vanimal, 12/25/2012 8:03:22 PM     (No. 9083472)

The New York Times (AKA The New York Crimes)is not a legitimate news source.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rama41, 12/25/2012 8:13:53 PM     (No. 9083478)

Though I have no faith in the NYT, I´m disappointed that the Tea Party enthusiasm and activism of 2010 was nowhere to be found in November, 2012. Regardless of our candidate, this was largely a thumbs up - thumbs down referendum on Obama. And his supporters turned out.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: CentralFLMom, 12/25/2012 8:15:21 PM     (No. 9083479)

That left wing , fascist , communist Pravda-esque rag is not worth putting into a birdcage. The lefty Lucy´s should learn that wishing for something, and reality are two entirely different things.
The Tea Party is just getting started, y´all ! Don´t (ever) tread on us! We´ve got guns, God and gumption!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 12/25/2012 8:15:46 PM     (No. 9083480)

I get a great chuckle reading these morons.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: krause, 12/25/2012 8:56:13 PM     (No. 9083517)

Yes, how stupid of the Tea Party saying government should live within their means. Sixteen trillion debt, going to 20 trill, no problem.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: lhlande, 12/25/2012 8:57:23 PM     (No. 9083519)

And tell me the NYT hasn´t diminished?? Hopfully it will be out of business in a very short time.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/25/2012 9:01:38 PM     (No. 9083524)

Note to the, oh so blind, New York Times, you ain´t seen nuttin´ yet.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Veritas2009, 12/25/2012 9:19:10 PM     (No. 9083548)

Thik GOP elite advisers had something to do with the "Shoot the Wounded and bury the Survivors" attitude?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/25/2012 9:19:31 PM     (No. 9083549)

FTA: "Increasingly clear"

What is increasingly clear is the left is so out of touch with America that they haven´t a clue about Tea Party involvement. An election won by fraud has no reflection on the Tea Party, whatsoever.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: suedotsue, 12/25/2012 9:58:34 PM     (No. 9083579)

This article is just meant to help establishment Republicans who spent millions of dollars attempting to defeat Tea Party type candidates in the past year. NY Times Tom Friedman is in a panic, had an article today in the Times saying the moderate GOP should start a third party to get away from the conservative or Tea Party branch. If the Tea Party is so dead why is Friedman suggesting the Karl Rove branch of the GOP split into a new party? He doesn´t cite Rove, but the Times likes Rove.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: annie xango, 12/25/2012 10:03:43 PM     (No. 9083582)

In your dreams, sweet peach!!!!!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: get er done, 12/26/2012 12:15:18 AM     (No. 9083650)

Definition of "clout." Tea Party and any other sane House Republicans refusing to ratify the vote of the Electoral College. There are numerous grounds for refusal -- widespread election fraud, rigged voting machines, fraudulent social security numbers, fraudulent draft card number, forged and/or modified birth certificate, dubious paternity claims, travel to Pakistan on a foreign? passport, Fast and Furious gun running, Benghazi murders and gun running, treason . . .

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Reply 22 - Posted by: BarryNo, 12/26/2012 12:16:01 AM     (No. 9083651)

The TEA Party needs to understand that no matter what clout they have with Americans, it will not bring enough votes in elections to make the difference. When elections are rigged the electorate needs to look for other solutions.

Once they understand that, we can send Obama and his Communists packing.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TheMom, 12/26/2012 1:03:11 AM     (No. 9083671)

The WaPo also is yammering about the demise of the TEA Party. In their dreams. The only reason their pharaoh was returned to office is massive vote fraud. No more, no less.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/26/2012 10:53:48 AM     (No. 9084123)

The Tea Party has more followers in a second than the NYTs has subscribers all year.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/26/2012 4:40:20 PM     (No. 9084727)

Who is that fat boy and why should I care what he has to say? and...we are a banana republic, the man must work harder to keep up with the state of the country.

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