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Old 09-19-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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So what will happen in November? Democrats will lose some seats, but I believe, with the Tea Party splitting the GOP and making Democrats more attractive to those Independents, we won’t hear that sucking sound of Democratic incumbents leaving. I also believe the very complaint much of the right wing (GOP/Tea Party candidates) had about President Obama will come back to bite them: lack of experience.

The Tea Party has pushed Republicans to the right, which will hurt the GOP. The GOP was trying to broaden its base to include more of the middle class, Latino voters, etc. This extremism is … well … too extreme.

Tea Party Extremism Will Help Democrats in 2010 Election - Leslie Marshall (usnews.com)

Their goals are confusing. Extend the Bush tax cuts. Repeal healthcare. Problem is, the latest polls don’t show the support for those items that the GOP/Tea Party had hoped for. Only 29 percent want the Bush tax cuts extended. And more confusing is the right’s cry for less spending. Where? The largest areas of spending are the bailout (TARP), which Republicans voted for and a Republican named George W. Bush signed into law, Social Security, Medicare, and defense--none of which Republicans are willing to cut funding for. So where do they want to cut? Most of the healthcare reform measures don’t take effect until 2014! Despite the right wing rhetoric, we’re not paying for those now.

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Old 09-19-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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So what will happen in November? Democrats will lose some seats, but I believe, with the Tea Party splitting the GOP and making Democrats more attractive to those Independents, we won’t hear that sucking sound of Democratic incumbents leaving. I also believe the very complaint much of the right wing (GOP/Tea Party candidates) had about President Obama will come back to bite them: lack of experience.

The Tea Party has pushed Republicans to the right, which will hurt the GOP. The GOP was trying to broaden its base to include more of the middle class, Latino voters, etc. This extremism is … well … too extreme.

Tea Party Extremism Will Help Democrats in 2010 Election - Leslie Marshall (usnews.com)

Their goals are confusing. Extend the Bush tax cuts. Repeal healthcare. Problem is, the latest polls don’t show the support for those items that the GOP/Tea Party had hoped for. Only 29 percent want the Bush tax cuts extended. And more confusing is the right’s cry for less spending. Where? The largest areas of spending are the bailout (TARP), which Republicans voted for and a Republican named George W. Bush signed into law, Social Security, Medicare, and defense--none of which Republicans are willing to cut funding for. So where do they want to cut? Most of the healthcare reform measures don’t take effect until 2014! Despite the right wing rhetoric, we’re not paying for those now.
"Tea Party Extremism"? What do you call the entire Obama agenda? If it isn't extreme, I don't know what is!"Tea Party" people (there is no political party called the "Tea Party"), are anything but "extreme" unless you think our founding principles, which served us for nearly 200 years (when the destruction by leftitst gained a foothold) are "extreme"."Tea Party" people believe our founders created a nearly perfect system. We only wish to preserve what made our country great. Is that "extreme"? I don't think so.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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So what will happen in November? Democrats will lose some seats, but I believe, with the Tea Party splitting the GOP and making Democrats more attractive to those Independents, we won’t hear that sucking sound of Democratic incumbents leaving. I also believe the very complaint much of the right wing (GOP/Tea Party candidates) had about President Obama will come back to bite them: lack of experience.

The Tea Party has pushed Republicans to the right, which will hurt the GOP. The GOP was trying to broaden its base to include more of the middle class, Latino voters, etc. This extremism is … well … too extreme.

Tea Party Extremism Will Help Democrats in 2010 Election - Leslie Marshall (usnews.com)

Their goals are confusing. Extend the Bush tax cuts. Repeal healthcare. Problem is, the latest polls don’t show the support for those items that the GOP/Tea Party had hoped for. Only 29 percent want the Bush tax cuts extended. And more confusing is the right’s cry for less spending. Where? The largest areas of spending are the bailout (TARP), which Republicans voted for and a Republican named George W. Bush signed into law, Social Security, Medicare, and defense--none of which Republicans are willing to cut funding for. So where do they want to cut? Most of the healthcare reform measures don’t take effect until 2014! Despite the right wing rhetoric, we’re not paying for those now.
It will help even more in the presidential election in 2012. This year's elections are more about individual state and congressional district elections. Presidential elections are more about the ability to capture regions. The Republicans will do very well in the South and the Rock Mountain states east of Washington state, west of Minnesota and north of Colorado. The key to the presidential election is which party wins states like Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Florida and Michigan. The whole Tea Party ideology isn't going to sell in the Northeast and Far West. And the talk about abolishing Social Security and Medicare could cost them Florida.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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"Tea Party Extremism"? What do you call the entire Obama agenda? If it isn't extreme, I don't know what is!
Tell us all these "extreme" things Obama has done, we'd love to know.

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"Tea Party" people (there is no political party called the "Tea Party"), are anything but "extreme" unless you think our founding principles, which served us for nearly 200 years (when the destruction by leftitst gained a foothold) are "extreme".
It's a party of people hijacked by the republicans now spewing the most far right agendas this country has ever seen. So you're saying the party that wiped their rear ends with the 4th amendment and wanting to eliminate the 14th isn't extreme and follows the constitution?

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"Tea Party" people believe our founders created a nearly perfect system. We only wish to preserve what made our country great. Is that "extreme"? I don't think so.
They did, and i agree with you, though it would be great if the "tea party" and right would follow it, not pick and choose what is right and wrong with it.

Mr. ultra republican Rove went on Fox news of all places calling O'Donnell a loon and that really tells you something. This is a new republican party, it's an ultra right wing fascist party. There is pretty much a civil war going on within itself which is going to scare independents over to the left, and possibly even moderate republicans, leaving only the extremists by themselves failing to win office.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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It's not doing one iota for them now, why would you think it'll help them later...

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo..._vote-901.html
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:58 PM
 
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That weak prediction will play out as well as the predictions of Castle's win against O'Donnell.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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The decidig fact will be the economy and the failure of the democratic congess and obama adminsitrtio to get any rsults for hughe mounts spenmt. It is already showing in result already. Even lookig at the Delaware results shows a record turnout in the republcian nomination. Its liek to go democratic but that is a sing that not many independents are movig their direction. then of course their is the Mass loss of Kennedy's seat that shows even more wanting change.Deomcrrats are graping at any straw now.
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:47 PM
 
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Tell us all these "extreme" things Obama has done, we'd love to know.



It's a party of people hijacked by the republicans now spewing the most far right agendas this country has ever seen. So you're saying the party that wiped their rear ends with the 4th amendment and wanting to eliminate the 14th isn't extreme and follows the constitution?



They did, and i agree with you, though it would be great if the "tea party" and right would follow it, not pick and choose what is right and wrong with it.

Mr. ultra republican Rove went on Fox news of all places calling O'Donnell a loon and that really tells you something. This is a new republican party, it's an ultra right wing fascist party. There is pretty much a civil war going on within itself which is going to scare independents over to the left, and possibly even moderate republicans, leaving only the extremists by themselves failing to win office.
Such as?
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:19 AM
 
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If the tea party is extremist then the left is so far out there they are in outer space. It speaks more about the left thinking the Tea party is extremist then it does the Tea party

What is so extreme about

Following the constitution
Smaller debt
Less taxes
Less gov in our life

Wow that is so extreme. If thats extreme is say much worse about the left
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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So what will happen in November? Democrats will lose some seats, but I believe, with the Tea Party splitting the GOP and making Democrats more attractive to those Independents, we won’t hear that sucking sound of Democratic incumbents leaving. I also believe the very complaint much of the right wing (GOP/Tea Party candidates) had about President Obama will come back to bite them: lack of experience.

The Tea Party has pushed Republicans to the right, which will hurt the GOP. The GOP was trying to broaden its base to include more of the middle class, Latino voters, etc. This extremism is … well … too extreme.

Tea Party Extremism Will Help Democrats in 2010 Election - Leslie Marshall (usnews.com)

Their goals are confusing. Extend the Bush tax cuts. Repeal healthcare. Problem is, the latest polls don’t show the support for those items that the GOP/Tea Party had hoped for. Only 29 percent want the Bush tax cuts extended. And more confusing is the right’s cry for less spending. Where? The largest areas of spending are the bailout (TARP), which Republicans voted for and a Republican named George W. Bush signed into law, Social Security, Medicare, and defense--none of which Republicans are willing to cut funding for. So where do they want to cut? Most of the healthcare reform measures don’t take effect until 2014! Despite the right wing rhetoric, we’re not paying for those now.
Keep thinking that!!!

Nita
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