Tea Party: Thank You for Your Insanity

Tea Party: Thank You for Your Insanity

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

Since: Jul 12

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Aug 2, 2012
So, Ted Cruz won the runoff in the Texas senate race.

Congratulations to him and to the Tea Party for putting another feather in their tri-corner hat.
But here's the thing: The ascendancy of Tea Party candidates like Cruz, while impressive, comes at a cost to the Republican Party: the loss of moderate Republicans who have been knocked off or have resigned. Other Republicans have simply moved farther to the right in order to placate the absurd demands of the Tea Party extremists.

Mitt Romney is the perfect example: He seemed like a moderate governor, but now he can't wait to board the Tea Party Express to Crazytown. As Michael Tomasky said on my show last night, he's such a pandering, weak-willed wimp that he's basically outsourced his brain to the Tea Party and the Koch brothers who fund it. Whatever they want, he'll do. As the Tea Party takes the Republicans further to the right, he's got to move along with them. He's got to chase the base -- a base which is getting smaller and crazier and Koch-brothers-ier.

Whether it's their Sharia law and birther conspiracies or their unwillingness to buck Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge, the Tea Partiers have hijacked their party and carried it all the way to the right.

Don't believe me?

Think back to the Republican presidential debate when the moderator asked Republican candidates to raise their hands if they would reject a budget proposal that that offered ten dollars in spending cuts for every one dollar in tax increases. Ten to one! Ten bucks of what they want for one measly dollar of what's actually fair. And how many of them rose their hands? Every. Single. One.

That's insanity! But that's also the Tea Party. Because who are the puppeteers pulling the strings lifting these candidates' hands? Why, of course, it's the Koch brothers. And as the Tea Party moves further to the right, the Koch brothers' strings get tighter and more controlling.

Tuesday night's primary was a victory for Ted Cruz, but it also should be a victory for the Democratic Party. Because as the Republicans run to the crazy Tea Party right, they leave behind the huge mass of genuinely moderate and independent Americans that make up the majority of voters. The ones that used to consider themselves now-extinct moderate Republicans. They're up for grabs. And the Democrats have to grab them! Not just with their with their lack of Tea Party insanity and Koch brothers strings, but with their solid, forward-thinking ideas. With their vision for middle-class resurgence. With their plans to invest in the people and future of America.

So congrats, again, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, David and Charles Koch and the whole Tea Party gang. Thank you for the opportunity for the Democratic Party and progressives to reclaim the votes of the sane citizens of these United States.
Amused Slew

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 12, 2013
liberal left wing nut job party: we just wanted to return the favor, your dictator has destroyed America and our values, we will all go down together.

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Bushwhacker wrote:
Republicans can shut the government down and ObamaCARES will still be funded and will still go into effect on January 1, 2014.
But if the Republicans want to shut down the government, let them try. Let them explain to the elderly why they no longer will receive their SS checks and why they can't go to the doctor or even have prescriptions filled because suddenly they have Read More...
Let the Republicans explain to the veterans why they can't use VA Hospitals and their VA benefits aren't there. Let them explain to the military that are overseas why their checks won't be there.
Let the Republicans explain to the Post Office why they can't deliver mail and to the older Americans that look forward to going to their mailbox daily but would only find it empty.
Then, let them explain to all of these people that they shut down the government because they didn't want 30 million more people in this country to have access to good affordable healthcare.
goose

Carol Stream, IL

#5 Aug 12, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Republicans can shut the government down and ObamaCARES will still be funded and will still go into effect on January 1, 2014.
But if the Republicans want to shut down the government, let them try. Let them explain to the elderly why they no longer will receive their SS checks and why they can't go to the doctor or even have prescriptions filled because suddenly they have Read More...
Let the Republicans explain to the veterans why they can't use VA Hospitals and their VA benefits aren't there. Let them explain to the military that are overseas why their checks won't be there.
Let the Republicans explain to the Post Office why they can't deliver mail and to the older Americans that look forward to going to their mailbox daily but would only find it empty.
Then, let them explain to all of these people that they shut down the government because they didn't want 30 million more people in this country to have access to good affordable healthcare.
Do you have an example of when that ever happened Slew?
"You feed on our fears" comes to mind.
goose

Carol Stream, IL

#8 Aug 12, 2013
Slew, so you don't have an example! hahahahaha

I knew you wouldn't because there isn't one.
All your divert and deflect reactions do not change that.
LIbEralS

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Aug 13, 2013
Toidi Slayer wrote:
So, Ted Cruz won the runoff in the Texas senate race.
...
So congrats, again, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, David and Charles Koch and the whole Tea Party gang. Thank you for the opportunity for the Democratic Party and progressives to reclaim the votes of the sane citizens of these United States.
http://thetaxpayer.org/topic143-tea-party-tha...
goose

Carol Stream, IL

#12 Aug 13, 2013
I still see no example of where this has ever been done Slew! hahahaha

All the left does in feed on fears of what might happen, but never does!
billary obiden

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Aug 13, 2013
cage match for these two liberals, it will be fun to see the drama on the left unfold, good times ahead for the CONSERVATIVE AMERICANS !

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