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Nate Silver Is Half Right About
the Tea Party

Townhall, by Kevin Glass

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Posted By:mikkins2, 5/25/2014 10:02:31 AM

The resounding victory that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell scored over "tea party" businessman Matt Bevin this past week has thrown the media into a tizzy. Is the "tea party" dead? Did the GOP establishment kill it? Or did the GOP subsume the tea party, taking its candidates, its issues, and its ideology for the GOP? Nate Silver writes that recent "tea party vs. establishment GOP" stories are inadequate: The term “tea party” is applied very loosely by the political media. Was Missouri Rep. Todd Akin a member of the tea party, for instance? Weigel says no: Most groups associated

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Another article in which the author tries to define the Tea Party Movement. He gets it correct that it is not an actual party, but looses the argument from there.

The Tea Party Movement is a group of people with a common viewpoint of what government is supposed to be, how it should function, and what should and should not be its concern.

Less government.
Less regulation.
More freedom from its interference in our lives.

Its really is just that simple.

Got Tea?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bluefindad, 5/25/2014 10:48:28 AM     (No. 9861242)

Right on target,OP!

IMHO, the best thing we thinking Americans can do now is to change our approach and apply Alinsky´s #1 tactic to the political class - ridicule!

Yesterday, I saw a fresh, new ´Obummer´ bumper sticker (in California, yet!). It made me smile for the rest of the day.
Imagine more people with yard signs, bumper stickers and t-shirts with slogans like:

"Voter ID is not necessary! I voted three times in the last election and nobody asked me for it!"

"Too many old people? Obamacare solves that problem!"

"What we need is another government program!"

"Vote Democrat - because gas prices can´t be too high!"

Imagine people bursting into roaring laughter every time a politician proposed increased funding for a failed program, or proposes a new one, or says ´we have to help the oppressed LGBt crowd´?

It´s a way to influence the LoFo´s as well. They thrive on slogans and rebellion.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 5/25/2014 10:52:24 AM     (No. 9861250)

correct, OP..
the TERM got enormous publicity because of Rick´s Rant (i saw it LIVE!) and the MSM has been using it as a pejorative ever since..
it is a CONCEPTION of what should be done for our country to get it back on track..
the MSM has just NewSpeaked it like they have with their other labels..

democrat..
progressive..
bullying..
gay..
adhd..
racism..
swift boat..
on and on and on..




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Reply 3 - Posted by: glsmith36, 5/25/2014 2:04:03 PM     (No. 9861480)

The Senate Minority Leader won his primary so the Tea Party is dead???

The tea party has only bee around 6 years or so.

That any tea party candidates won primary victories is amazing.

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