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Old 12-30-2013, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Alpharetta
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The Tea Party crowd has succeeded in completely splitting the GOP. Boehner has no control over his party anymore and will most likely be replaced as Speaker. Polls are showing that moderate Republicans, independents, and many other demographics are turning against the GOP due to the Tea Party. I think the Republicans would be much better off if they tacked back towards the center and jettisoned the ridiculous right fringe that's hijacked their party. Reagan and Nixon wouldn't even win a primary these days because they'd be considered "too liberal" by the far right. GOP, take back your party and restore some sanity to the conservative movement!
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The religious right has been hard at work ruining the GOP for 20 years now.

They're exactly why I now oppose them on nearly everything after voting (and contributing) Republican for over 20 years.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Texas
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How does one ruin a trainwreck? A bloated budget that differs from the dems only by whom gets my money to NOT spend on me.
And why would "moderate Republicans, independents, and many other demographics are turning against the GOP due to the Tea Party"?
answer they aren't. Yes lets get more big government control freaks like Nixon who wants to manipulate the economy by freezing prices. Yea that will fix things. That stuff always works. Like .......ummm...... never.

Another cheerleader posts that wants more big government and people to go along to get along. Not once did you name a policy. Just more of the same horrible policies that takes the control out of the hands of we the people. Why anyone would want someone much less congress to run their lives is beyond me especially when there are so may examples of failures and out right lies.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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Ha ha ha ha you have it backwards my friend....the GOP is ruining the Tea Party!
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Let's see what happens on November 4, 2014..
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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No they do not .The tea party has influence of course. But if they did its party members would control the leadership positions;plain and simple. There are always struggles within parties just as in 2008 when Clinton centralist loss control of party committee who writes the party platform which basically defines parties agenda.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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The tea party tried to warn us about how bad Obamacare is and that Obamacare is not ready. The only reason the left hates the tea party is because they can't be easily pushed around to give in to them.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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Who cares? The Democrat Party and establishment Republicans are ruining the country, and have been for decades. Hopefully the Tea Party can ruin the Democrat Party and transform the GOP into the party of small government and fiscal responsibilty. The Democrats are beyond hope and have went all in for European style socialism. The GOP is the only hope there is, and without the Tea Party there isn't any hope there either.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Where it's cold in winter.
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Originally Posted by halseyspartan2 View Post
The Tea Party crowd has succeeded in completely splitting the GOP. Boehner has no control over his party anymore and will most likely be replaced as Speaker. Polls are showing that moderate Republicans, independents, and many other demographics are turning against the GOP due to the Tea Party. I think the Republicans would be much better off if they tacked back towards the center and jettisoned the ridiculous right fringe that's hijacked their party. Reagan and Nixon wouldn't even win a primary these days because they'd be considered "too liberal" by the far right. GOP, take back your party and restore some sanity to the conservative movement!
This is a joke, right? The Tea Party is running the GOP? We wish.

Where are you getting your information?

At present, the last straw poll showed the GOP with a comfortable margin over the Democrats, if the election were held today. The tide is turning. The Tea Party (contrary to you, and conventional wisdom) is not in control of the GOP, but they are having a positive affect.

Boehner, and the RINO Republicans are their own worst enemy. The Tea Party is not the enemy.
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Old 12-30-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Where it's cold in winter.
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The religious right has been hard at work ruining the GOP for 20 years now.

They're exactly why I now oppose them on nearly everything after voting (and contributing) Republican for over 20 years.
When you have nothing to run on, you can always blame the Religious Right for the nations ills, and the problems with the Republican Party.
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