By Jason Sattler

As The GOP Civil War Goes Public, The Tea Party Has Never Been Less Popular

December 13, 2013 6:37 pm Category: Memo Pad, Politics 98 Comments A+ / A-
As The GOP Civil War Goes Public, The Tea Party Has Never Been Less Popular

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) went out of his way to criticize outside groups often identified with the Tea Party movement twice this week. Still, the budget deal Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) negotiated easily passed the House with a vast majority of Republicans supporting the compromise.

Now that the Speaker has proven he can crush the 60 or so members of the “suicide caucus” and joined Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in publicly airing his grievances with groups that fundraise off opposing the Republican “establishment,” there’s a realization among conservatives that the Tea Party-backed strategy that led to the government shutdown in October may have ended up marginalizing the movement.

That won’t stop those in the anti-tax movement that sprung up as President Obama took office and cut taxes for 98 percent of Americans from vowing to fight back against the Speaker for “showing his true colors” and declaring “war” on them.

And while the group remains popular with the base, its favorability with the general public has never been lower, according to a new survey from Gallup.

Tea Party Popularity

 

The final Democracy Corps battleground survey of 2013 shows that the overly partisan nature of the Republican opposition to President Obama leaves dozens of Republicans vulnerable in 2014.

The “destroy Obamacare at all costs” Tea Party strategy remains popular with the GOP base and as a fundraising tool. But the fact that the GOP leaders are willing to confront these groups publicly shows they know it it’s a loser come election time.

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

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  • Budjob

    If Jesus Christ was running for office as a Republican,I wouldn’t vote for him.That’s how much contempt I have for ANY and ALL Republicans!!

    • Independent1

      You don’t have to worry about that one! Jesus was clearly a liberal. No conservative would ever say: “Give away all that you have and come follow me.” Or, “You can’t serve God and Mammon (worldly things and money).”

      For my part, I wouldn’t vote for a Republican these days if the candidate’s name was Abe Lincoln; as highly as I admire Abe Lincoln. Because it’s not only the candidates that are corrupt, it’s the entire party save a very small few. So even if the candidate was more than qualified, the party would soon force them to be corrupt.

      • sigrid28

        I can only think of one Republican who would still prompt me to listen to his views respectfully, though I would not vote for him: Jon Huntsman. He would be wise never to run for office again as a Republican, but I wonder what kind of leader he might be as a true Independent. One problem the rapidly growing unpopularity of the Tea Party introduces is the probability that Tea Party types may try to run as Independents in 2014 without showing their true allegiance and then act on personal beliefs rather than represent the will of the voters who elected them. I think some of this already happened in states where ALEC has taken hold to the horror of some residents. Take Wisconsin, for example.

        • idamag

          I thin Jon Huntsman is a fine, honest and intelligent man. I would vote for him.

          • Yvette White

            yep Huntsman is someone I would vote for and I am a Democrat, but back in the day I would have voted for a Republican that’s how much we respected them then versus them now

        • RobertCHastings

          Independents have, in the past, been effective spoilers. In 2000, Ralph Nader was a greater cause of Gore’s loss to Bush than was the Rehnquist SCOTUS decision. While Gore MAY have won Florida without the botched and manipulated recount, he could not have won the nation because of the votes drained off by Nader. Ross Perot and George Wallace did the same. Theodore Roosevelt, running as an Independent, did much the same thing. It is quite possible that a Tea Partier running as an Independent could draw enough moderate Republican votes to swing a presidential election either way, whoever the major party candidates might be.

      • Yvette White

        And to think that this party was well respected even if black people did not like Republicans we still Respected the party for what it stood for then, but now this is not the Republican party I remember as a child and as a grown up, this party has taken a turn for the worst and once you go down that road there is no coming back, And For the record they have lost the black vote they are never going to get that back that’s a fact.

        • infadelicious

          Any party should be looking for the ” American” vote not a hyphenated American vote. We are all Americans. Liberals always want to label people and see them as special interest groups to be pandered to for their votes. You may now ignore that truth and begin insulting me and using vulgar language

          • WhutHeSaid

            Yes, yes — labels and vulgar language. Like calling complete strangers — especially other men — ‘puddin pop’? Why do you call complete strangers ‘puddin pop’? You must be fantasizing about licking them or something, you pervert.

            And do you mean vulgar language like how you used you twisted ‘Infadelicious’ screen name AND your ObozoMustGo screen name to double up on hurling vile insults at women? Why do you hate women? What’s your fixation with infants anyway, such that you feel the need to combine ‘infant’ and ‘delicious’ for a screen name? It sounds like you have some perverted designs for helpless babies and you are just licking your chops at the very thought — what kind of perverted shit is that? You need to explain that screen name, you pervert.

          • infadelicious

            You condone child predators by making light of NAMBLA which you seem to be obsessed with . You try to project your perverted fantasies on others therefore you should be shunned. You are a vapid blathering loser and are dismissed by all decent people. Get help

          • infadelicious

            wow! 6 posts in reply to me? obsessed with me? that is creepy! What is the matter? Did those perverted sex hotlines ban you again? See help. You are one sick individual , puddin pop Merry Christmas.

    • plc97477

      I doubt you would ever find Jesus in the modern republican party. He has much better morals.

      • infadelicious

        Maybe so and Jesus didn’t judge people . Merry Christmas :-)

        • Independent1

          Oh! You mean like Republicans do when they think they have a right to legislate morality?? Or when they think those who need a helping hand are worthless and therefore they can cut funding for assistance these people need to live?? Like cutting fund stamps and Medicaid?? You outright hypocrite— you’re such a slime bag it’s disgusting.

          Remember the example Jesus gave about judging – words to the effect of: If you see someone who is dressed well and give them a high place to sit but when someone comes in not well dressed you tell them to sit on the floor. You know what that’s saying clueless?? When you favor the wealthy over what you think are the poor you’re judging and it’s an outright sin – and no people do that better than REPUBLICANS – THE GOP!!! And that’s not judging – that’s stating the facts!!!!

          The only party that totally disregards God’s word is the GOP!!!!

          • infadelicious

            You take a statement from ONE conservative and over and over spun it into something else. Cutting a food stamps becomes “republicans want to starve old women and children” and cuts to medicaid become “repubicans want to throw gramma over the cliff” Such dramatics! Noone is legislating morality, if you are talking about hypocrites, that might include the Catholic liberals who want to fund abortion with tax $$$. Then again, you get all liberally hysterical and say that because conservatives don’t want to pay for abortions, they have a war on women. In reality , the left leaning liberal media, which gives obama a pass on everything, has a war on conservative women. The recent martin bashir misogynistic rant on sarah palin. Yes he eventually quit, but he was not fired. There are many more examples but it’s just typical of most liberals to name call and try to denigrate when they are faced with someone giving an opposing view. Just like your name calling in the above post. thank you for proving my point. Thank you for your hypocritical, judgemental post. I wish you a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays if you’re one of those people who deny the holiday is about Christ’s birthday yet open your own “holiday presents” as you only use Jesus when useful, like quoting him when trying to one up a conservative . Of course, that can’t be you, because that would make you a hypocrite, yes?

  • charleo1

    When Country Music Superstar, Willie Nelson was asked about his decision to grow
    a beard, and sport pig tails, in a still largely Conservative, “We don’t smoke Marijuana
    in Muskogee,” genre. He said I knew it would get people’s attention. And I also knew
    I’d better have something petty good, for them to hear. That’s why Willie is still
    around after 50 years in the music business, as popular as ever. And why the T-Party, after a pitiful run of 4 years, is reduced to little more than a gimmick, to separate the hard line GOP base from it’s money. Getting folks attention is the easy part. Having something to offer is the really hard part. And, the over promoted, T-Party’s “big show,” is an empty flop. Good riddance!

    • elw

      Exactly, novel is interesting until it wears-off and you find you spent a lot of money for nothing.

      • Yvette White

        Right

    • RobertCHastings

      The Tea Party may be on the way out after having given us all some amusing (and scary) moments. However, the forces that created the Tea Party are still very active and very powerful. Although ALEC may, momentarily, be falling on hard times, the myriad laws at local, state and federal levels they forged and helped enact will be around for a while, as will their deleterious effect on our Democracy. Michelle Bachman is not standing for re-election; but, who will take her place? Those who originally elected her STILL maintain their same values, and all of those Tea Party politicians at local, state and federal levels are STILL supported by millions who STILL have the same political beliefs. These folks have been enervated by having THEIR positions at center stage, and it is very unlikely that the movement itself will disappear, until they can be shown that what they feel to be right is, in actuality, wrong.

      • Yvette White

        Dame you said a mouth full, but so very true

  • infadelicious

    bwaaaaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaa !speaking of popular here is Miss Lube Rack 1955. ewwwwwww just frickin ewwwww. You needed eye bleach after looking at nancy pelosi even before she started hosing herself down with botox. ;(

    • JSquercia

      I always LOVE a good Rack . Sorry I couldn’t resist a truly awful pun

      • infadelicious

        Looking at her now it looks like a lot of people loved it too ;-(

        • nikflorida

          except THAT ISN’T HER!

        • ObozoMustGo

          We’ve found an updated Piglosi in a bathing suit photo….. sorry!!!

          • EriktheRed

            It’s all good. You teabagging wingnut fucks don’t have anything else, anyway.

          • idamag

            My sentiments, exactly.

          • ObozoMustGo

            EriktheRed…. are you a proud communist, Eirk?

          • Yvette White

            Looks more like Barbara Bush to me I always thought she look more like Bush Sr.’s mother then his wife

          • mickster99

            Must be a sourthern boy cause y’all have such good taste in the ladies doncha?

          • infadelicious

            Ewwwwwwww! Just frickin ewwww! I take it that bag in her hand is for her husbands head. ??

          • WhutHeSaid

            Out here spouting more of your girlish affect, are you? ‘Ewww’? What kind of man uses ‘Eww’ or ‘omg’ or ‘Oh dear’? And you STILL need to explain that perverted screen name. What the hell is ‘Infadelicious’? Combining ‘infant’ and ‘delicious’ like you have some sick and perverted designs for innocent little babies?

            Seek help.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Piglosi has had more schwantz than an attendant at a San Fran bath house…. just sayin

    • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

      Really – not very creative or witty – didn’t mommy change your diaper this morning or give you bottle?

      • patuxant

        Probably not and he is gonna get worms from munching on his feces.

        • mickster99

          Ugly shameful comment really. That’s more of what I’d expect from the Teabaggers tho.

          • infadelicious

            Is that you Martin Bashir ?

          • infadelicious

            Almost as ugly and shameful as calling someone a tea bagger .

          • WhutHeSaid

            No, it’s much better for grown men to call complete strangers “puddin’ pop” — especially other grown men, yes? Why do you fantasize about licking complete strangers? That’s kind of twisted, now isn’t it?

          • patuxant

            What is shameful is what is coming out of the mouths of these TBers. Please. At my age I have the right to say what I think and when I see crap, I call such. Infa…is a jackass and worse. A blight and a scourge on this society.

          • infadelicious

            Killary cankles Clinton said: “But I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree
            with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and
            say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any
            administration.” you people should listen to hillary,..instead of whining and crying that the conservatives disagree with obozo, .wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

          • patuxant

            You are a f-ing crack head. Right to on opinion is one thing, but when you start showing your racist and women hating bs…that’s a horse of a different color. U probably have a big ass load of guns in your house and think the end of the world is coming. Grow up Asshole! No body gives a shit what you think.

          • infadelicious

            my my my, it’s nothin to get your bvd’s in a brown bunch over. As for racist and women hating? That’s a loser’s game. Sorry puddin pop, you have a very tattered race card/women hater card, from overuse. it means nothing, just like obama’s promises. NOTHING. You based these insults on what? Were they the first labels or insults that popped into your skull full of mush right after f-ing crack head? That is sad. tch tch. you should be happy. Your guy is here for 3 more years………. The economy is booming, everyone is back to work,, we have obama care, the plans went down in cost by $2500 yr, we got to keep our plans and our doctors, gitmo is closed and fairy dust covered kittens ride on rainbow pooping unicorns.. hahahahahaa…………… don’t be a sore winner..sheesh! Do all liberals have such hair trigger tempers as most of the ones on this site?

          • patuxant

            You are just gaming for a fight aren’t you, jerk wad? You are the one throwing around bullshit and “mush”. I was probably right about your having a house load of guns and ammo, right dip shit? Go fuck yourself with Cheney and Bush. Add Palin and Bachmann in for a quartet! You are a fucking redneck ASSHOLE!

          • infadelicious

            No I think it is you gaming fur a fight. You started by using vulgar language and insulting me to another poster. I saw it and responded in a pleasant manner by posting a quote from your hero Killary Clinton. That is when you had the first grand mal hissy fit combined with an extreme Tourette’s episode. That must be frightening for you. And it would be a quintette , that’s 5. Liberals aren’t good with numbers though are they? Are you sure this isn’t fern woodcock? The cross dressing ” nurse” you have the same vocabulary and ” smarts”. Have a good evening puddin pop. See you don’t have to use bad manners or language. Remember what Killary said. :-)it is a free country Isn’t America great! God bless America

          • patuxant

            You are the VULGAR ONE with all your hate. Want to lash out on an unknown person? Have at it IDIOT FACE! You sound like a crazed moron that I believe will go out tonite and shoot someone in the face because you can’t find my ass, you friggin dumb ass piece of shit!

          • infadelicious

            If you compare posts it is yours that show a person lashing out. Why so angry? It’s ok for you to use vulgar insults while talking about me to others but when you are called out on it you start puking out hate- filled vulgar rants . I don’t need to go down to that level You follow Alinsky rules I guess . I suppose it’s hard seeing Obama fail so miserably and you are just misdirecting your anger . It’s really not worth getting all in a lather for is it? Have a good nite.

          • patuxant

            You will see my bs friend…. try getting it off on the the TRUTH!! Such a frigging jack hole are you. You are the angry one …Alinsky and all your BS crap. My President will not fail because he has more worth in his left toe than you have in your whole body, Jackass.

          • infadelicious

            Yawn, you’re starting to ramble……….. and it’s a fact that anyone with a brain can see, “your” president as you call him, has already failed over and over again.

          • ObozoMustGo

            puxy… long time no chat. Looks like you’ve turned uncharacteristically vile. More so than I remember chatting a year ago. I thought you were quite friendly then. Perhaps I was wrong. Sorry to see that.

            Have a nice day, Puxy!

            “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” ― Mark Twain

          • patuxant

            You are undoubtedly right. OBI ONE! Just that there are those out there who have little brains…not like you who challenge the intellect…but stupid, amoral ones….Am getting weary of it all an may just say good riddance to bad medicine. I think I must rise above the fray. What think you?

          • ObozoMustGo

            Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I’ve had my moments, as well, during my time here. Sometimes hard to remember this is an anonymous chat board and no one really cares. It can be fun to battle, but it’s easy to get caught up. I’ve been working on that myself and I don’t really have the time to respond to all of the posts in response to me these days. Just too many and too much vitriol. Don’t let it bug you.

            Have a great day, Puxy, and a Merry Christmas!

            “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” ― Mark Twain

          • patuxant

            Hey ON1.. Sorry about that. That was a two day unrelenting debate. After being quite polite, the jerk continued to play the fool. I should know better than to spar with pea brains. Hope you have a great holiday.

      • idamag

        infant is very immature and doesn’t stimulate sharing ideas.

        • Independent1

          All you need do is view the childish cartoons they think are so cute to see that their minds haven’t grown beyond the terrible 2 years.

          • infadelicious

            I know !! what us wrong with liberals?

      • infadelicious

        Yes of course – diaper jokes are much more witty and creative ( eyeroll)

        • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

          Glad you enjoyed it!!!

      • Bryan Blake

        Evidently his mommy keeps the diaper pail in his bedroom in the monkey house. He keeps throwing the same old poo over and over again? I wonder, does he wash his hands before dinner?

        • infadelicious

          Someone needs to keep a diaper pail near your beard , or at least a roach motel

      • mickster99

        That’s pretty stupid stuff to come from either side of the political spectrum.

    • Burpy

      Erm… that is not Nancy Pelosi. I have to wonder why conservatives have to resort to lies in order to attack their opponents. Isn’t there any real dirt that they can dig up about the Democrats?

      • infadelicious

        Is that you Martin Bashir?

        • Bryan Blake

          Have you noticed that the corporate owners of what few Center-Left programs that are aired fire commentators when they color out of the lines and in frustration express their opinions about conservatives. Just this week one of the legally blonde hostesses on Fox started, in my opinion, an overtly racist attack centered on an article that supposedly questioned whether or not Santa should always be white. She made a feeble “non apology” and is still on air at Fox. Bashir? Others? It appears that at some outlets your “Liberals” are on a tight leash. While at Fox personalities are free to roam on the range of ridiculousness and mendacity.

          • infadelicious

            Legally blonde???Did you actually see the encounter with fox ‘s Megan Kelly ? It was a tongue in cheek discussion about an article saying that Santa should be black or replaced with a penguin. This is what the panel was joking about. Of course you spun it into something more sinister so you could pull your tattered well worn race card.

          • Bryan Blake

            I have watched the segment a couple of times. Sarah, the first time it was apparent that Megyn was spouting that obvious but slightly hidden racism and bigotry that flourishes on Fox in their pretty poisonous pails of propaganda! I also watched Megyn’s so called “apology”. Sarah you should be really comfortable. Just as you often have, Megyn stuttered and stammered and did not even try to spread a false layer of the icing of contrition upon it. In other words it was just another segment of FoxSpeak!

            Sarah now that we know who you really are don’t bother to buy a box of blonde dye. Unlike you, Megyn will probably not scream she is quitting her job and run off stage.

            Sarah, there is only one thing I cannot figure out about you. Why didn’t your parents name you Alice? That thar land seems to be where you live! Of course you have a lot of company there. I hear Murdoch has bought Oz as his new corporate headquarters. Although Oz will become just another corporate elitists retreat just think of all the low wage jobs that will be opened up for short, soon to be the majority, persons to dress up as Munchkins. Sarah, then you, Megyn and Fox can claim your “moral victory” in the form of employing two minority classes that exist only in the virtual world of Fox.

            Sarah I know that you and your ilk do not like facts. But have you ever read about where humans originated? No not the answer in your fundamentalist interpretation of The Bible? Unless your Garden of Eden existed on the plains of Africa. Brace yourself Sarah: all humans started out as dark skinned Africans. We did not devolve into races until we moved north into cold climates. But you cannot keep that fact quiet. The History Channel routinely repeats that scientific tidbit.

            Sarah, if Fox had been around at the supposed time of Jesus how would your employer have treated him? He liked poor people very much. He wanted to feed them, clothe them, make them a part of society and even give them job training (a.k.a. teach them to fish, farm, etc.). Jesus threw the profiteers out of The Temple. Would he be a socialist? Jesus told us to love one another as we love ourselves. To treat others as we ourselves expect to be treated. If you and Megyn saw Jesus pick up a dirty little child wearing rags with open sore and flies orbiting around her, would you call it love or class warfare? After you and Megyn he might just of taken a humble little donkey and rode down the first fork to the left on the road out of town.

          • infadelicious

            Do you often have these psychotic episodes? Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh. That must some heavy Shit you’re chooming. I see you are judging again and using the whole bible thingee as needed. Convenient for hypocrites that are shunned by those he used to attend church with. And just because you see hidden racism doesn’t mean it is really there. I guess at least the liberals are blatant in their racism starting with Obama although they deny it and are the first to throw out the race card to try to silence those who present the truth about this presidents lying and utter failure as a leader You have used the race card too much so it no longer silences the truth. It is out in plain ugly view, almost as ugly as you pulling the race card. Obama has to own this failure – it is all his and yours for voting for cool and skin color instead of content of character, that sir makes you a bigot. Epic fail!

    • Bryan Blake

      In 1955, European models routinely wore the bikini and topless beaches were popular on parts of the continent. Just like that metal “death trap” hoisted upon the rack your photo symbolizes a calcified idea that never existed. Is 1955 the year you were born or the year your brain died?

    • WhutHeSaid

      ‘Ewww just frickin ewwwww’? Are you really a 12 year old girl pretending to be a man? What’s up with that kind of talk?

  • Nihilist

    the baggers , gop, kochs, waltons, and the whole rw msm, are the real enemys of the usa. its time for civil war II. i look forward to seeing blood in the streets. bring it on bagger pigs.

    • infadelicious

      Is that you moochelle Obama?0

      • WhutHeSaid

        Say, you really appear to have a lot of hate for women — why is that? Did your mama toss you into a dumpster when you were born? Why do you attempt to taunt and disrespectfully bully women? There’s something really not quite right about that, now isn’t there?

        And you need to explain your fixation on pacifiers, clowns and ‘delicious’ infants. Why would anyone use a screen name that makes them sound like a perverted cannibal? You need to explain that screen name. Was John Wayne Gacy your hero? He dressed up like a clown also, presumable so he could gain access to children. Why do you find infants ‘delicious’?

        Perhaps you can also explain why a grown man would use language such as ‘Eww’ and ‘omg’ and ‘Oh dear’. And what’s up with a grown man calling other grown men ‘puddin pop’? What is running through that perverted mind when saying that to complete strangers, hmm? You sound like you have an uncontrollable urge to lick strange men — I mean, WTF? You don’t call women ‘puddin pop’, now do you?

        Something is VERY wrong about you — very, very wrong indeed.

    • infadelicious

      It’s nice that 4 people agreed with this nutjob advocating blood in the streets over someone who disagrees with their views. That sounds a little dangerous to me Even killary clinton said that it is patriotic to question and or disagree with any administration. You remind me of another intolerant group of haters that threaten to kill you over cartoons mocking their prophet. Do you read comments before you agree with them.? Blood in the streets ? Wow!

      • Independent1

        When are you going to stop trying to trivialize the situations here. It’s got nothing to do with disagreeing with people’s views!! It’s all about disagreeing with a party that is hellbent on destroying the entire fabric of the nation. It’s about disagreeing with a party that puts MONEY above EVERYTHING ELSE!!! A party that refuses to expand Medicaid even when they know that by doing that thousands of Americans will die prematurely. Basically, it’s about disagreeing with MURDERERS!!! A party that’s content with acting like 5 year olds and voting more than 45 times to repeal a healthcare law when they know before hand that their vote is a worthless effort, while sitting around on their butts doing nothing to help create jobs which means millions of Americans continue to struggle with unemployment and to even feed themselves!!! When are you going to wake up to that fact NITWIT??? Or did your mind really never grow past when you were in the terrible 2s???

        • infadelicious

          Yes, of course, you’re worried about me trivializing situations here. You would much rather someone blow out of proportion any opposing view, declaring that those who have them need to be what ? killed? Speaking of murderers, since you brought it up, by agreeing with “blood in the streets” is this your way of dealing with those who disagree with you , those who agree with the founding fathers, want a smaller gov’t, less taxes and do not want to leave their children and grandchildren a huge tax burden? Ahhh yes, nitwits, extortionists, and murderers oh my!!! You are certainly delusional, but buck up, Alinsky would be proud, only those tactics are not going to work any more. You cannot silence your opposition by name calling and labelling. It’s over . You overplayed that crap. The people are awake now and they see that they have been lied to over and over by this admin, and those of you sheep still bleating out blind obedience and adoration for the failed president are fewer in number.

          • Bryan Blake

            We who are center-left are not allowed to post on conservative sites. I continuously receive the message “awaiting moderation” and my post never show up on their sites. So I no longer bother because those sites do not want to engage in an honest fact-based exchange. You should be grateful that the National Memo allows a gadfly like you to post here.

            Although your post almost always lack any substantive facts to sustain your sophomoric attempts at political debate and discourse there are a couple of things you could do to be taken seriously and engaged as a genuine advocate. First take down that ridiculous avatar which in and of itself is a very strong indication of racial animus and bigotry toward President Obama. You may think the pacifier is a “cute touch” but it only reflects the general character of your posts.

            I simply cannot respect anyone who will not state their political positions using an avatar of their actual face and their real name. I am proud of being center-left. My avatar is my face and Bryan Blake is my real name.

            You often refer to Jesus. I see very little of him in your mostly hate filled posts. I am no longer a Christian. But I seem to remember reading a couple of lines: (pp) “Love your brother/sister as you love yourself.” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Got it? Get it or be gone!

          • infadelicious

            your entire post is just so much vapid blather which in no way answered my previous post to you. I refer to Jesus because there are those of you liberals protesting against calling Christmas by it’s rightful name , yet you invoke his name and quote him to “score” insults against those who disagree with you and happen to be conservative and may or may not be Christians. It shows your hypocrisy as you just did. And you’re still condoning the violence spewed by your other leftist freak “blood in the streets ” poster and you still typically pull the race card suggesting that the reason those who disagree with obama’s failed (quite obviously too) policies must be because of his skin color. The reason some disagree with him is because his policies are not working, he lies, he runs off to golf and vacations while Americans are killed. And then he covers up those murders and he continues to lie. He hasn’ t cleaned up Bush’s mess, in fact he has made things worse and he divides the country every opportunity he gets. I would say he shows more racism than anything I have ever said. You can spin it any way you want. You elected a piss poor leader. Clueless on foreign and domestic policy. combine that with the fact they he is basically an educated media whore, a Kardashian if you will, and then it becomes dangerous. So say what you want and use Jesus when you want, you know, when it fits your agenda. I won’t judge as you do, because it is not for me to do so. But I will let people know they cannot be hypocritical on religion or politics without hearing about it. And gadfly? really? think about that one. You can’t even insult people properly. sheesh! as for you little religious quotes, you have selective memory. The one you need to remember is though shalt not kill and Judge not lest ye be judged.. Have a nice day. save your posts…………. they bore me

          • Bryan Blake

            AhHa! Now at last we KNOW! You are Sarah Palin!

  • annienoel

    The bagger shown is obviously old enough to be collecting social security and has medicare for insurance. So he must hate young people or is the picture of “I got mine.”

  • elw

    All I can say is yea, the Tea Party and its leaders are dangerous for the Country. They want to take this Country to place most do not want to go. It is the reason a moderate President Obama has won 2 elections with the biggest margins since President Eisenhower and why the GOP will lose more seats in the 2014 election. Although, I am sure, that the radical right will not take this poll or any other that points to what they do not want to know, simply put – they are losing.

    • Yvette White

      I am so glad someone other then me can see this, and has the nerve to say it Thanks elw

      • elw

        I think many people feel uncomfortable with them, but are afraid to admit it.

    • Bryan Blake

      I hope it is from your post to the ears of whatever gods that may be. I do not believe that 2014 is even close to a “shoe-in”. I live in Texas where Tea is sold by the crate. Down here the kettle is still in full whistle. The Tea Party has made a couple of serious tactical errors – but not enough to stop almost all of them from returning to Congress. The thing is the faux outburst of Boehner is nothing more than the establishment GOP trying publicly contain their manufactured “attack dogs”. The money of the rich and ultra-rich will pour into 2014 and 2016 elections. By then the 2013 shutdown, cruelty to the long term unemployed, cuts to food stamps and the total cluelessness about the steady shifting of wealth to the top 1% will be erased as issues by right wing money.

      • Bill Thompson

        The gerrymandered districts are still in place it will be very hard to make any substantive changes to the house in 2014 elections.

      • elw

        I agree it will take some time in places like Texas where they are deeply embedded. But in the long run they will not win.

  • Bryan Blake

    For Americans The Tea Party is just the latest political pop star. A lot may buy their music until they realize that they have heard the songs before. History shows that we are not long captivated by extremism of any political stripe. It is only the outsized influence of money that keeps our politics from orbiting the center.

  • mandinka

    The tea party is now trying to steal my military officer pension and disability income, a gift given to me by the tax payers for my heroism. Without this, I won’t be able to take my annual Caribbean cruise. This is plain awful!

    • infadelicious

      thanks for your service mandinka…but don’t blame the tea party. It’s obozo that closes the memorials during his made up scandals. It’s obozo and moochelle that will be jetting off to hawaii on your dime this Christmas, uh oh, I mean Holiday time…………. so no cruise for you, but moochelle will do just fine scarfin’ down lobster tacos and arugula……………. on the big island which, they named after her butt.

  • Benjamin Dover

    Whenever I hear Obama’s global warming nonsense, I remember that actual snowfall records are falling left and right: http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/11/08/south-dakota-washington-state-breaks-snowfall-records/

    • infadelicious

      since there are facts to prove that global warming is a pile of crap, they change the words to global climate “change”. Liberals like to change the meaning of words to fit their agenda. Started with Billy Clinton and the word “is”. Now they have taken “massive spending” to mean “investment” and “illegal alien” is now “undocumented immigrant” or better known as “undocumented democrat voter”

      • Benjamin Dover

        Precisely. The ideology of liberalism is an ideology of nonsense.

    • charleo1

      The closest thing to the scientific debate not raging about the fact that the
      millions of tons of carbon waste being spewed into the air is changing the
      climate Was the not raging debate in the 60s about cigarettes causing heart disease, stroke, emphysema, and lung cancer. There were about 2% of tobacco industry paid doctors then, that claimed to have the opinion cigarettes could make a cowboy out of a couch potato. How smart do they sound today?

  • ORAXX

    The tea party, in its current incarnation, may fade away, but as long as we have crazy, uninformed, easy to stampede, people, their equivalent will be around. They are the descendants of the ‘know nothings’, and the McCarthyites. The key is to never let them anywhere near actual power.

  • Thomas Aquinas

    Here we find examples of the constant fear-mongering conjured up by our resident marxist agitator: http://youtu.be/WZd_er_PbNc?t=1m10s

    • ObozoMustGo

      Great stuff here, Thomas. You’ll find that the leftist freak libturds floating around in this sewer called ‘The National Menidcant… errrr… Memo” are not going to take kindly to someone that’s posting FACTS from their messiah’s own fetid pie hole. We see how much of a liar Obozo really is more and more every day. The leftist freaks around here are like jilted, resentful lovers when anyone shows them how they’ve been duped. heheheheheheheheh

      Keep up the good work!

      “If you like your health plan, you can keep it. PERIOD!” – Baroke WhoIsInsane Obozo LYING repeatedly to Americans for 3+ years when he knew beforehand that it was not in the least bit true.

    • infadelicious

      putting out facts that show the failure and/or lies of this president and his admin, especially in their own words, is like throwing holy water on lynda blair in the Exorcist or throwing kryptonite at Superman……

  • infadelicious

    HO HO HO- be happy, he has sumpin’; for everyone……….

  • Defend The Constitution

    Since equality before the law results in the claim that people have a share in making the law, democratic methods tend to accompany liberty.

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