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Old 11-07-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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Combine with the fact that the tea parties biggest motivator, which is to oust Obama, will not be relevant in 2016, I'd say the tea party is on it's way out. I'm sure they will still be around but about as influential as The Constitution Party or The New Black Panthers.

 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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Combine with the fact that the tea parties biggest motivator, which is to oust Obama, will not be relevant in 2016, I'd say the tea party is on it's way out. I'm sure they will still be around but about as influential as The Constitution Party or The New Black Panthers.
and you can add the birther movement along with it.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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Combine with the fact that the tea parties biggest motivator, which is to oust Obama, will not be relevant in 2016, I'd say the tea party is on it's way out. I'm sure they will still be around but about as influential as The Constitution Party or The New Black Panthers.


nope, the problem that liberals dont understand about the tea party is, is that the tea party is all the actual conservatives and those people who believe in smaller goverment. it has no moderate republicans or liberal democrats in it.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Decimated? The GOP retained control of the House, including many Tea Party members being re-elected like Michele Bachmann. Furthermore, Ted Cruz won the TX Senate race, a Tea Party favorite.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Combine with the fact that the tea parties biggest motivator, which is to oust Obama, will not be relevant in 2016, I'd say the tea party is on it's way out. I'm sure they will still be around but about as influential as The Constitution Party or The New Black Panthers.
The New Black Panthers? Nah....the Tea Party doesn't hang around outside polling places with billy clubs.

Seriously though... at some point this country will hit the brick wall when we can't borrow any more. At that point, the party will be over and the adults on the conservative side will have to rescue the country.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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nope, the problem that liberals dont understand about the tea party is, is that the tea party is all the actual conservatives and those people who believe in smaller goverment. it has no moderate republicans or liberal democrats in it.
The tea party was rejected by America last night. America is not ready for that type of extreme conservatism. Either tea party adapts or it's over. You would think that you guys would have learned your lesson last night but your clinging to your same game plan.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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nope, the problem that liberals dont understand about the tea party is, is that the tea party is all the actual conservatives and those people who believe in smaller goverment. it has no moderate republicans or liberal democrats in it.
Yea, that's the problem.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Yes.

Last night was not only the death of the bible-banging teabaggers, but of social conservatism as we know it. I don't think people fully realize the magnitude that last night's election had on our political discourse. Social conservatism is DEAD. Weed legalization and gay marriage, and a lesbo elected to congress. Obama winning a second term is of little relevance.

It's only a matter of time before we have our nation's first homosexual president. Social conservatism is relegated to the dustbin of history. And good riddance. I predict the GOP turns more into a libertarian party. And no, I don't mean bible-banging socially conservative teabagger loons from the South like Rand Paul. That wing of the party is DEAD.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Decimated? The GOP retained control of the House, including many Tea Party members being re-elected like Michele Bachmann. Furthermore, Ted Cruz won the TX Senate race, a Tea Party favorite.
Bachman barely one. Majority of tea party candidates lost, and big time. Akin, West, etc...
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Decimated? The GOP retained control of the House, including many Tea Party members being re-elected like Michele Bachmann. Furthermore, Ted Cruz won the TX Senate race, a Tea Party favorite.
Yeah, I was going to make the same comment. The Tea Party took the House and was able to keep it.

maybe the OP thought Romney was representing the Tea Party.
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