Oh, Noes! Tea Parties Failed, Per HuffPo

I find it truly funny that the Left is so scared by the TEA Parties. They are out there saying they are “carefully orchestrated by Republican think tanks, funded by large corporations, and advertised by none other than Fox News.” They’re misconstruing what the purpose was, either because they just don’t get it, or intentionally do not get it (much the way they didn’t seem to get the point of Operation Iraqi Freedom, even after have the same discussion for years.) And, now, they claim Tea Party Fallout: Independents Turned Off, Some GOPers Worried.

It’s been two days now since angry conservatives hosted a series of tea parties across the country, and the fallout has some Republicans nervous.

While the anti-tax sentiment of the protests may have been sincere, the images pulled from the events have often been offensive, embarrassing, or politically problematic.

First two paragraphs, and already Sam Stein proves he has no clue what the TEA Parties were about.

It is a development that has tripped up the GOP before. The rallies outside McCain-Palin events included some of the same bile that was seen at the tea parties: charges of fascism, terrorism and other malicious criticisms leveled at Barack Obama. And it did the Republican ticket little good in its efforts to bring moderate voters to the cause.

Well, Sammy, everything caused the Left to level charges of Fascism, terrorism, and malicious criticisms leveled at Barack Obama (strange how those malicious criticisms keep coming true. We don’t have to get into the assassination chic of the left and other unhinged behavior aimed at Bush and Conservatives the past 8 years yet again, do we?)

So, let’s check with all those Independents and GOPers

“It is not clear-cut that the tea-party phenomena helps the GOP, unless they have a specific measure or policy (like Prop. 13 in 1978, and income tax cuts after that) to coalesce around,” said Steven Hayward, a scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. “Right now it reminds me a bit of the free-floating ‘angry moderates’ of 1992 who fueled the Ross Perot candidacy, and that is the hazard for Republicans I think. I think the crazies at the rallies are a problem, but probably out of proportion (they always get the media attention) to the real breadth of sentiment underneath, which I think is largely authentic.”

“My own sense that is I don’t see anything going on that is good for Republicans,” said Doug Bailey, a longtime Republican consultant who helped co-found the centrist reform movement Unity08. “I just don’t get it. It may be, and I don’t doubt this, that there is a large segment of the American public that can and is riled up about taxes and can be riled up about one thing or another. But a large segment, in terms of numbers, doesn’t amount to a couple hundred people demonstrating in Washington or wherever. That’s a non-event … Nobody likes taxes. So, of course, I’m sympathetic myself. I might throw a tea bag myself. But the fact is, that it is particularly ineffective for the Republican Party when it is Rush Limbaugh and the likes stirring it up. That just doesn’t speak to the middle.”


Well, that’s it. Two. Including one of those “longtime Republicans gone centrist.” And, you know what? We do not CARE if it helps the GOP. We are not there to help them. They are there, supposedly, to support conservative ideals, which they often tend to ignore. Conservatives are not lemmings who follow the leader like liberals follow the Democrat Party.

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4 Responses to “Oh, Noes! Tea Parties Failed, Per HuffPo”

  1. John Ryan says:

    HAHA Teach you are really sounding like sour grapes. We are not lemmings ???? What about McCain ?? He was a conservative ? I don’t think so

  2. Ellen K says:

    They might as well have a direct line to Emmanuel’s office because whatever he says is publicly uttered under the guise of suspicious truth by HuffPo. 😀

  3. McCain was actually more conservative then Bush, John, but, hey, nice deflection.

    They do live in their own little bubble world, eh, Ellen K? They are very strange people.

  4. Mike says:

    Go here to see the Syracuse Tea Party this past Wednesday the 15th. http://miketrani.com/gallery/Syracuse-Tea-Party

    Or here. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2009/04/hundreds_gather_for_tax_day_te.html

    There are lots of other sites that prove those people are WRONG.

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