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The Tea Party Blew It: National conservatives came up short Tuesday in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Maybe the Republican base just isn't as angry as they thought.
Molly Ball
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June 25, 2014

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...If there's any segment of the GOP that ought to have egg on its face, it's national Tea Party groups and figureheads. Dave Brat, the obscure college professor who took out Cantor, won largely without the help of these groups. Meanwhile, when they were the most heavily involved, in races that should have been favorable to them, they couldn't close the deal. The organizations claiming to speak for the Tea Party nationally do not appear to be plugged into the real grassroots or have the ability to mobilize effectively in support of the candidates they favor...
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The organizations claiming to speak for the Tea Party nationally do not appear to be plugged into the real grassroots or have the ability to mobilize effectively in support of the candidates they favor
No kidding. So-called national tea party groups are not the tea party at all. Most of them appear to be opportunists.
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...The organizations claiming to speak for the Tea Party nationally do not appear to be plugged into the real grassroots or have the ability to mobilize effectively in support of the candidates they favor...


That's actually a good thing, since 'national Tea Party leadership' organizations are almost certainly infiltrated and controlled by the same people who control the Rats and GOP...

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Actually, if the nationals were honest, they'd tell the local tea partiers to focus on their own local people and work out what's best for their particular local situation.  There is no reason to think, a priori, that all incumbents are, for that reason alone, suited to their localities - it is just as likely that the local constituency has become tired of the incumbent - but there is every reason to think that any approach to a local issue must come from the locals themselves, and cannot be driven by the nationals; that is, the nationals should be following the locals, not leading them on.

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No kidding. So-called national tea party groups are not the tea party at all. Most of them appear to be opportunists.

Some of us have been saying this for months and months. The SCF (now led by that loser, Ken Cucinelli), Heritage Action, and Tea Party Nation (and that grifter Jenny Beth Martin) are nothing but fundraising organizations who pour their money into the pockets of the organizers.  Very little of it actually gets to the candidates or the races. 

These scumbags are making seven figures trashing other Republicans and they should be shunned by EVERYBODY, the Tea Party base included.  You're a sap and a sucker if you give money to the SCF, the most excreble of the group.  Cucinelli got rewarded for losing. 
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Some of us have been saying this for months and months. The SCF (now led by that loser, Ken Cucinelli), Heritage Action, and Tea Party Nation (and that grifter Jenny Beth Martin) are nothing but fundraising organizations who pour their money into the pockets of the organizers.  Very little of it actually gets to the candidates or the races. 

These scumbags are making seven figures trashing other Republicans and they should be shunned by EVERYBODY, the Tea Party base included.  You're a sap and a sucker if you give money to the SCF, the most excreble of the group.  Cucinelli got rewarded for losing.

I agree with you 100%, and have for months.  I don't agree with the smear tactics that those associated with Cochran undertook in Mississippi, though, when they trashed a fellow GOP.  I hope you'll have the sense of honor to call Cochran's enablers "scumbags," too.   :whistle:
« Last Edit: June 25, 2014, 08:43:16 PM by Carling »
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