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"Tea Party Wave" Responsible for
GOP Strength in the House

Breitbart The Conversation, by Dan Riehl

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/11/2014 10:36:47 AM

The Washington establishment GOP might want to re-think it´s ongoing war against it´s own so called ´Tea Party´ base. It´s that very thing USA Today credits for the GOP having such a strong hand in the House, it´s broadly assumed Democrats have no chance of taking control. In 2012, congressional district lines were redrawn, as is constitutionally required every 10 years, based on population shifts. Republicans had the upper hand in many states after the GOP won control of governorships and state legislatures following the 2010 Tea Party wave.

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The (real) Tea Party is a true grass roots movement that can effect local elections, not yet statewide primaries where the "establishment" still has control. The reason a R senate may backfire on conservatives in 2016.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lucky4, 8/11/2014 11:57:25 AM     (No. 9961462)

It doesn´t feel like we have control over anything in Washington.

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