Death of Tea Party appears exaggerated, members in House appear to hold key fiscal vote

Dec 29, 2012 Full story: Fox News 92

The Tea Party has had an up-and-down political ride since the movement helped Republicans take control of the House in 2010, but those elected in the midterm elections still appear to wield considerable power in the fiscal negotiations.

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“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#21 Dec 29, 2012
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
AS long as every member of the Republican
congressional delegation has to make his
personal pilgrimage to the throne of the
Republican Pope, Grover the First, get down
on his knees and dutifully kiss Grover's
funky a$$, they have no choice but to continue
sabotaging America.
Attention sht4brains!!! Funny how pompous twerps like you like to point fingers all while ignoring b. h. obama's long time America hating communist mentors bill ayers, frank davis et al. If you really want to see the kind of ignorant pathetic two-bit incompetent despicable dumbfuk that's sabotaging America...look in a mirror.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#22 Dec 29, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
Tea party isn't dead...it just smells funny
Tea party isn't dead
pity
No-one in the tea party embarrassed the tea party as much as Barack Benghazi embarrassed the democrats with the Youtube trailer with 400 hits and an angry mob lie in Benghazi when it involved death.
Nothing comes close to that in American history. Barack Benghazi tops the cake with that whopper of a lie. And he got caught lying to boot. And he ran away to Vegas to boot. And he hid behind Susan Rice's and Hilliary's dresses like a scared little girl to boot.
That, my friends, is VERY embarrassing to every immoral ignorant democrat that voted for him in the country. You stink by the way. You smell just like an angry mob in Benghazi. May Higgs-Boson have mercy on your soul.
Ghosts Of Benghazi Four

Sayville, NY

#23 Dec 30, 2012
Buffalo Bull wrote:
Tea party isn't dead...it just smells funny
Tea party isn't dead
pity
Four dead in Benghazi...it just smells funny
Four dead in Benghazi cover-up
pity
truman

Boise, ID

#24 Dec 30, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
LOL, the tea-Party had their darlings kicked out of office by patriotic Americans; and I take great pride in the fact that we were able to get rid of the worst tea-bagger here in Florida, the disgraced Allen West.
President Obama is too smart for these right-wing knuckle-draggers; Check-mate tea-baggers… never bet against Black.
The Tea Party is a nihlistic Un-American Cult period.
And they are almost finished.
They are mis guided liars and Wrong on nearly any issue that matters to the success of this Nation and the tide of History has turned against them.
truman

Boise, ID

#25 Dec 30, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention lance lowlife!!! If you're not feeding off the government trough for free in near bankrupt CA then 'ol TAX HUNGRY moonbeam is plucking the hell out of you and here comes the TAX HUNGRY obama for a gangbang...I bet you walk around like there's a corncob stuck up your butt, you ignorant ho.
Another reason the GOP is as finished as the Tea Party is its populated mostly by beligerant ignorant morons like this personlaity disordered fruit 'johninla'.
You can tell he's just chock full of answers.....hehehhe
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#26 Dec 30, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>It's all the fault of a fictitious angry mob and a Youtube Trailer with 400 hits. Benghazi Barack doesn't even know how to lie right. I think he drinks.
lol

I guess the liberals think nasty thoughts will be reality when all it is them changing their perception of reality and the truth.
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#27 Dec 30, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
The Taxed Enough Aleady people are doing just what we sent them to Washington to do, try and stiffle spending.
Isn't funny how liberals make things up and hope it is true? That never happens, but they keep on trying their weird form of idiocy.
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#28 Dec 30, 2012
Fire the GOP wrote:
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oh puhleeze....no one believes for a second it was about taxes. it was a bunch angry white people mad that we have a black president.
if it was really about taxes, explain why they chose Sarah Palin as their leader. LOL she RAISED taxes as governor through her Alaska Clear and Equitable Share tax (before she quit of course).
Sweetie Pie, you liberals know absolutely nothing!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/20...

"Now, comes a pair of polls, including Gallup, that paint a revealing detailed portrait of Tea Party supporters in most ways as pretty average Americans. A Sunday poll -- actually three national phone surveys of 1,000 registered voters -- found that 17% of all polled, or more than 500, called themselves "part of the Tea Party movement."

"It's a good sample size," David Winston, polling director of the Winston Group that did the poll for an education advocacy group, told the Ballot Box blog of The Hill newspaper.

The Tea Party adherents broke down 28% independent, 17% Democrat and only 57% Republican. Not coincidentally, this bipartisan breakdown has been the way that Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin has often described movement members as "commonsense Americans" worried and....

...angered by the over-reaching one-party control of Democrats in Washington these last 15 months, rooted initially in opposition to Obama's $787 billion government economic stimulus package.

A new Gallup Poll out this morning of 1,033 finds nothing fringe about self-proclaimed Tea Party adherents; they are slightly more likely to be employed, male and definitely more conservative. But otherwise Gallup's Lydia Saad writes, "their age, educational background, employment status, and race -- Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large."

While economic issues like stubbornly high unemployment rates and declining home values cause widespread worries, Winston found top issues among the self-identified Tea Party followers are jobs/the economy and the exploding federal deficit. A whopping 95% told pollsters that Washington "Democrats are taxing, spending and borrowing too much."

Fully 87% told Gallup they oppose Obama's healthcare legislation.

The Winston poll says 80% of total Tea Party supporters dislike Obama's job performance, a higher negative rate even than the 77% of Republicans who disapprove of the ex-state senator's White House work."
LET'S READ THAT AGAIN: " A whopping 95% told pollsters that Washington "Democrats are taxing, spending and borrowing too much." I GUESS THAT MEANS IT IS ABOUT TAXES!!!!! OH LOOK, "that paint a revealing detailed portrait of Tea Party supporters in most ways as pretty average Americans." AND " nothing fringe about self-proclaimed Tea Party adherents; they are slightly more likely to be employed, male and definitely more conservative. But otherwise Gallup's Lydia Saad writes, "their age, educational background, employment status, and race -- Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large." READING THAT AGAIN: "their age, educational background, employment status, and race -- Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large."
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#29 Dec 30, 2012
OH NO YOU Did not wrote:
<quoted text>
Sweetie Pie, you liberals know absolutely nothing!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/20...
"Now, comes a pair of polls, including Gallup, that paint a revealing detailed portrait of Tea Party supporters in most ways as pretty average Americans. A Sunday poll -- actually three national phone surveys of 1,000 registered voters -- found that 17% of all polled, or more than 500, called themselves "part of the Tea Party movement."
"It's a good sample size," David Winston, polling director of the Winston Group that did the poll for an education advocacy group, told the Ballot Box blog of The Hill newspaper.
The Tea Party adherents broke down 28% independent, 17% Democrat and only 57% Republican. Not coincidentally, this bipartisan breakdown has been the way that Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin has often described movement members as "commonsense Americans" worried and....
...angered by the over-reaching one-party control of Democrats in Washington these last 15 months, rooted initially in opposition to Obama's $787 billion government economic stimulus package.
A new Gallup Poll out this morning of 1,033 finds nothing fringe about self-proclaimed Tea Party adherents; they are slightly more likely to be employed, male and definitely more conservative. But otherwise Gallup's Lydia Saad writes, "their age, educational background, employment status, and race -- Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large."
While economic issues like stubbornly high unemployment rates and declining home values cause widespread worries, Winston found top issues among the self-identified Tea Party followers are jobs/the economy and the exploding federal deficit. A whopping 95% told pollsters that Washington "Democrats are taxing, spending and borrowing too much."
Fully 87% told Gallup they oppose Obama's healthcare legislation.
The Winston poll says 80% of total Tea Party supporters dislike Obama's job performance, a higher negative rate even than the 77% of Republicans who disapprove of the ex-state senator's White House work."
LET'S READ THAT AGAIN: " A whopping 95% told pollsters that Washington "Democrats are taxing, spending and borrowing too much." I GUESS THAT MEANS IT IS ABOUT TAXES!!!!! OH LOOK, "that paint a revealing detailed portrait of Tea Party supporters in most ways as pretty average Americans." AND " nothing fringe about self-proclaimed Tea Party adherents; they are slightly more likely to be employed, male and definitely more conservative. But otherwise Gallup's Lydia Saad writes, "their age, educational background, employment status, and race -- Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large." READING THAT AGAIN: "their age, educational background, employment status, and race -- Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large."
From an op-ed piece almost 3 years ago?

Now, comes a pair of polls, including Gallup, that paint a revealing detailed portrait of Tea Party supporters in most ways as pretty average Americans. A Sunday poll -- actually three national phone surveys of 1,000 registered voters -- found that 17% of all polled, or more than 500, called themselves "part of the Tea Party movement."

A pair of polls, actually three?

Which is it?

If that's 3 surveys of 1000 each that means 2500 aren't with teabaggers.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#30 Dec 30, 2012
OH NO YOU Did not wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't funny how liberals make things up and hope it is true? That never happens, but they keep on trying their weird form of idiocy.
Yeah, just like your copy of someone else's "opinion" who happens to be a former press secretary of Laura Bush.

Poor teabagger.

Since: Aug 10

El Paso, TX

#31 Dec 30, 2012
TP was hardly alive to begin with without Foxnews and the Koch Bros funding it as astroturf, so the death of it is moot. The teabaggers were retarded, whining old farts that can't find their teeth parroting what talking heads told them to. After these election results obliterating the joke that was TP, anyone still going about like TP is still relevant is a textbook kook.
truman

Boise, ID

#32 Dec 30, 2012
Kool Arrow wrote:
TP was hardly alive to begin with without Foxnews and the Koch Bros funding it as astroturf, so the death of it is moot. The teabaggers were retarded, whining old farts that can't find their teeth parroting what talking heads told them to. After these election results obliterating the joke that was TP, anyone still going about like TP is still relevant is a textbook kook.
Couldnt have said it better myself.
Of course these halt and lame mooks hae only a nodding aquaintance with objective reality to begin with so its not surprising you can get losers here on Topix who will assure you teh Tea Baggers are a force to be reckoned with.
Even the GOP Congress hacks are rowing away from them faster then rats avoiding the suction of teh Titanic.
Your 15 minutes are up,time to barricade the bunker and glue yourself to FOX for teh enxt four years(actually probably twelve years....)
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Gravediggers

United States

#34 Dec 30, 2012
Tea Party = reduction of TAXATION for ALL

Tea Party = better governmental Fiscal RESPONSIBILITY

there is NOTHING wrong with the tenets of the Tea Party, it's just the media which constantly 'picks' at the group while IGNORING the outrageous actions of the democrats.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#35 Dec 30, 2012
OH NO YOU Did not wrote:
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...... Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin has often described movement members as "commonsense Americans" worried and....
Right. Like I said before the TEA party had nothing to do with taxes. Their "favorite" RAISED taxes under her Alaska Clear and Equitable Share act (before she quit as governor).

What they were really "worried" about was having a black man as President.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#36 Dec 30, 2012
OH NO YOU Did not wrote:
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Isn't funny how liberals make things up and hope it is true? That never happens, but they keep on trying their weird form of idiocy.
A simple google search for the Alaska Clear and Equitable Share (aka ACES) tax passed by Sarah Palin would prove to you that it is a fact she the TEA Party spokesperson RAISED taxes.

Isn't funny how you phony conservatives keep living in a world of denial. Romney/Ryan 2012! LOL.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#37 Dec 30, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
Tea Party = reduction of TAXATION for ALL
Tea Party = better governmental Fiscal RESPONSIBILITY
there is NOTHING wrong with the tenets of the Tea Party, it's just the media which constantly 'picks' at the group while IGNORING the outrageous actions of the democrats.
Tea Party = Raised taxes through the Alaska Clear and Equitable Shares act by Sarah Palin

Tea Party = Terroristic European Americans

Tea Party = Old angry white people

Tea Party = Same old drunken spenders from the Bush administration who grew the debt but rebranded themselves when the bill came because they didn't want to pay for the Iraq war and instead want to pass the bill down to our children instead.
serfs up

Kissimmee, FL

#38 Dec 30, 2012
Again, for all of the PROGRESSIVE INTELLECTUALS that inhabit TOPIX. The TEA PARTY was taken over between its incipient stage after Santelli's rant in 2009 and the 2010 election. Some people who believed in freedom were elected. But much of the Repubs were of the same vetted people we have seen for decades. Now you are either incredibly stupid or shills for the elitists who control us. The ORIGINAL TEA PARTY MANTRA.........."END THE WARS"........"MORE FREEDOMS".....Do you see it? Or are your heads stuck up your azzes? Progressives, what is the problem here? The TEA PARTY also had an agenda of "LESS TAXES". Now what do you not understand? It is clear you do not want to end the wars. It is clear you do not want more freedoms. The laws passed to take more of them away are proof enough of that. Several times worse then when Bush was anointed by the new world order. The TEA PARTY is old news. A real separate party not influenced by any one but not considered a minor abberation needs to be put into place. Of course, just like all progressive Dem voters believe utopia is just around the corner, many of the TEA PARTY voters feel they are bringing America to its foundations. What we have is a more conservative neo con wing of the Repub party that has a name now and has a little say in its operation granted from the elitists who control things completely. Wars and the continuing movement to total tyranny is our future. And just like the Germans and the Russians and others, we will leatn who are masters are, much sooner then later.

Since: Feb 11

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#39 Dec 30, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
Benghazi Barack
It didn't work for the election.

Maybe you should go back to the 'fake' birth certificate?
OH NO YOU Did not

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#40 Dec 30, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
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From an op-ed piece almost 3 years ago?
Now, comes a pair of polls, including Gallup, that paint a revealing detailed portrait of Tea Party supporters in most ways as pretty average Americans. A Sunday poll -- actually three national phone surveys of 1,000 registered voters -- found that 17% of all polled, or more than 500, called themselves "part of the Tea Party movement."
A pair of polls, actually three?
Which is it?
If that's 3 surveys of 1000 each that means 2500 aren't with teabaggers.
You will have to ask the author, but what it does show is that you lie when you say the TEA Party is angry white males. It may have a majority like that, but as the polls show it is 28% Independents and 17% Democrats. I see you need to go after the minutia like spelling, etc., but you can't dispute the focus of the TEA Party is on taxes which annually get worse with Obama.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#41 Dec 30, 2012
OH NO YOU Did not wrote:
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You will have to ask the author, but what it does show is that you lie when you say the TEA Party is angry white males. It may have a majority like that, but as the polls show it is 28% Independents and 17% Democrats.
It is so sad to know your mom wasted all that money showing us what you have learned, BOY: nothing...

PS: The "independents" in the tea party are Republicans who choose to not register as Republicans. The Democrats in the tea party are Republicans who are too lazy to change their part affiliation.

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