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Monday, September 26, 2016

The Tea Party promised to take our country back, and there’s no doubt they have.

The bold, brazen brawlers bearing the “Don’t Tread on Me” banners who swept into office in 2010 have won few significant legislative victories. The cuts they demanded have all been forestalled to the future. They’ve voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act dozens of times. They’ve also voted to turn Medicare into a voucher system to pay for trillions in new breaks for the richest Americans, twice. But these victories were symbolic at best, time killers that will never become actual law as long as there is a Democrat in the White House.

The Tea Party’s one real victory was holding the economy hostage, refusing to raise the debt limit during the summer of 2011. Many wondered if the Tea Party knew that raising the debt limit only allowed the government to pay the bills it had already ran up mostly due to Bush policies and failures. In a weak economy, this stunt created uncertainty and the first credit downgrade in U.S. history. In the end the GOP settled for a debt deal they now refuse to honor.

A new study from Democracy Corps reveals that several of these so-called Tea Partiers hold some of the most vulnerable seats in the House — and their defeats may be part of a wave election that could give the House back to the Democrats. Find out more about the dynamics behind the upcoming election by subscribing to the Carville-Greenburg Memo.

Here’s a look at the Tea Party freshmen who may never make it to their second term.

  • The Tea Party continues to dominate the GOP agenda and is decimating their moderate base. Their rhetoric, never substantiated with facts or a vision, is focused on the idea that the only way to strengthen our economy and create jobs is to cut spending and end social programs. Unfortunately for them, most American support Social Security and MEDICARE, and many of us believe that the way out of the economic malaise we are still in is through investment in infrastructure, R&D, modernization, and education. Wasteful spending must come to end, indiscriminate spending reductions, often made at the expense of the welfare of our most vulnerable citizens, is the last thing our country needs at the moment.

    • GOP Got Their Lips Always Planted On The Tea Party And The Koch Brothers Asses You Can’t Tell Where One Party Begins And The Other One Ends!!!

  • carolknows

    all six are nut jobs who should terrify sane adults..oops..they squeeked thru low-turnout races to win.. which makes me wonder how there can be soooo many nut-case voters! if we want sanity in our government stop electing insane people..period

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    The Tea Party Freshmen all had these brilliant takeover ideas. Then, their big mistake was not controlling the bad press they received when it was discovered they were paid by the Koch Regime. Always a man with big bucks hiding somewhere in the woodpile.

  • WhutHeSaid

    Good riddance.

    I’ve never seen such a bunch of despicable nut-jobs in my life. Almost to a person, these nut-baggers are dependent on public funds in some way, be it Medicare and Social Security or some other form of assistance that they received along the way from the American public. Mostly comfortable now with their unappreciated windfall, they loudly protest doing their part. Home to the redneck bigot vote, the Tea Party has long outlived it’s questionable usefulness, which is to remind us that intolerant, selfish rednecks still exist.

    • Maureen Morena Solis Hice

      Yes, good riddance…It’s amazing how these teabaggers want to rid this country of those “dreaded” socialist programs,while holding on to their Medicare cards and running to the mail box first of every month to retrieve that “check…

      Here’s my message to “all” haters of those social programs, i.e. Medicare & Social Security…Tear up that Medicare card and mail back to the government that SS check received every month…DO YOUR SHARE …

      • Just More Do As I Say Not As I Do GOP/Tea Party Bullshit!!! I Wouldn’t Be Surprise That They All Get Food Stamps!!!

    • carolknows

      got that right…i live 25 miles from oak creek, wisconsin…don’t have to tell me about the redneck idiots. so scarey w/these crazy dudes..

    • BDD1951

      I wonder why Michele Bachman wasn’t on that list.

      • Vic

        Because she isn’t a freshman.

        • BDD1951

          Well, she’s still a nut and needs to be gone. I wonder why there wasn’t an investigation into her husband’s filing for medicaid when he was trying to pray the gay away. Another nut. They belong together.

          • metrognome3830

            Yes they do. Preferably, in Switzerland.

          • Plus The Fact That She Fostered 25 Kids To Get Paid!! By The Government!! The Very Government That They Now Want To Get Rid Of!!!

  • Another Butt Sucking Ass Kissing Of The Koch Brothers, Low Life American Taliban Members Out To Destroy This Country For Profits!!!

  • Just To Thjink The Do Nothing Butt Sucking Congress When On Vacation For 5 Weeks!! WTF!! One Has To Work In Order To Get A Vacation!!! I Say Change The Locks Have A Pile Of Empty Boxes Wait For These Thug When They Return And Fire All Their Country Destroying Asses!!!

  • 1standlastword

    They all got there because average Americans don’t vote in the primaries. I beg you all to promote primary voting.

  • howa4x

    Welcome to the new republican party of the future. Most think of them as wingnuts but republicans think of them as the most relible in the country. They are easily manipulate by people likethe Koch bros and that is why they are loved by the 1% who got these deep thinkers to call them job creators even though they crashed the economy causing the largest job loss in history. they appeal to the worst elements in this country, and their anti woman, gay, latino, afro american sermons rival the best bigots we ever grew. Once thinking people saw these clowns govern it was worst than watching mid-night on Elm st. Now they will be in the fight of their political lives and taking them out will send a message that the vast majority want governace, and not ideology

  • ObozoMustGo

    BEST BARTENDER JOKE EVER!

    A puppet, a black guy, an illegal alien, a Muslim and a Communist walk into a bar.
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    Bartender asks ….

    “What’ll it be, Mr. President?”

    Bwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!

    Have a nice day!

    “A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” – George Washington

    • BDD1951

      What an ass you are.

    • Landsende

      Bozo, every time you open your mouth you show your ignorance and bigotry.

      Have a nice day!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hi Land! I hope you are well. It’s a joke, sweetheart, a joke. Lighten up a little bit. Life’s too short.

        Have a great day!

        “A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” – George Washington

        • Landsende

          Hi Bozo, doing well and trying to stay cool. I like a good joke as well as the next person but it has to be funny to be a joke and I don’t like jokes that denigrate people.

          Have a nice day!

          • BDD1951

            Thank you Land. You are my friend today. I hate jokes that make fun of people, also.

        • metrognome3830

          Hi, OMG. I see you have acquired a couple more fans today. You’re on a roll, buddy!

          Have a nice day!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Metro, I’m an expert in how to win friends and influence people. 🙂

            Have a nice day!

            Thomas Jefferson: “When the Government fears the people, there is Liberty.”

          • metrognome3830

            And you do it well. After all, we’re friends and we are quite different in our world view.

            Have a nice day!

          • ObozoMustGo

            And unfortunately, and most importantly, quite different in our geography! 🙁

            Good night my friend!

    • BOZO — as irrational as ever I see. But you have mellowed to a great extent and that makes you much more tolerable. Who know? One day if were all very lucky, you may even find the light of day. Wouldn’t that be a kick.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hey Bigblunder! I hope you are well today. I thought the joke was funny, not for what it says, but for the reactions that I got from many of the leftist nutjobs that float around in this sceptic tank called The Memo!

        Have a great day, my friend!

        Thomas Jefferson: “When the Government fears the people, there is Liberty.”

  • Tea Qaida, “The Enemy Within.”

  • 2hheels2

    Joe should pay his child support before he try’s running things in the country

  • 2hheels2

    Joe should pay his child support before he try’s running things in the country

    • BDD1951

      He won’t be re-elected. They’ve done re-districting in Chicago and he’s not in the tea party district anymore. He is in the lower income district.

  • tampajim

    Much like the John Birch Society of the 1960s the tea party will probably be out of existence sooner rather than later because of their inability to compromise with the other team and their spouting of nonsense on issues that have been settled facts for years. They also are consumed by a desire to stick their noses into womens’ business such as abortion and contraceptives, subjects that should be left to women to be decided by themselves.

    • BDD1951

      Thank you tamp!!!

      • tampajim

        BBD1951:

        Thanks for your note of approval.

        I live in Tampa and Tampa hosts the GOP convention this month. There will be thousands of these crazies in our town spending money which is a good thing, better it be spent here than elsewhere; we have lots of strip clubs and the holiest of them will be there I’ll wager.

        • BDD1951

          Take pictures of them doing their nutty stuff. Especially the big whigs. We could use them to show their true colors.

    • I Hope You’re Right I So Sick Of These So Call Patriots, When In Reality Their Only Terrorists!! Lying On God And Making Bibles Say What They Want Them To Say!! GOP/Tea Party = The American Taliban Our Very Own Home Grown Terrorists Cells Operating In Plain Sight!! Hating Is What They Do, And Lying Is How They Roll!!! 🙁

      • tampajim

        Thanks…….I liked your comments.

  • tampajim

    This jerk is an embarrassment to our great State of Florida. I cringe whenever I see/hear him making a fool of himself.

  • tampajim

    This guy looks and sounds like a used car salesman but I doubt that he could rise to that level on his first job out of office. He continues to not pay child support and will not listen to his constituents, interrupting and shouting his nonsense over their questions. He disparages his sure replacement, Tammy Duckworth, who has more sense in her little finger that he’s gained in his pointless, sorry life.

  • tampajim

    And the sad part is that, living in Tampa, we must put up with thousands of these nut-jobs….at least they are spending their money and we can use it.

  • The Tea Party said that they were going to bring back fiscal responsibility to Washington. As a movement it was filled with working people who were taxed enough already.

    A funny thing happened on the way to Washington this grass roots movement got co-opted! Angry and leaderless on a National level they became the dupes of the monied faction. Their anger is directed at targets like teachers and organized labor, scientist and the liberal boogey man.

    The defination of liberal is: Characterized by generosity or lavishness in giving; abundant; ample; inclining towards opinions or policies that favor progress or reform, such as religion or politics. Does this sound like a group of people we should revile and deport?

    The world would be so much better without Fox News focusing rightious anger at the target of the moment . I urge everyone to stop listening to anyone who wants you to hate and vote!

  • rustingdreams

    I can’t believe Ann Marie Burkle, from central NY didn’t make the list. She says that the most important issue for her constituants is “Fast and Furious”, and the #1 guy on the list, Allen West, was here endorsing her at a fund raiser this week. A few people showed up to donate and have their picture taken with him. Crazy!!! But on second thought, it might make a great dart board.

  • Mitch McConnell should be on top of the list. A national leader who admits the most important priority for Republicans in Congress is to make sure President Obama is a one term President has no business being in Washington. In fact, I would not hire him as a dog catcher. I can’t believe Mitch had the nerve of boasting about abrogating the responsibilities of our elected officials and he is still in office. He should have been impeached the day after he made that statement.

  • tea party nut jobs have really only been a protest party. once they get into govt., they have no idea of what they are doing when it comes to governance and working with other pols to move the country forward. and, they are obviously in the tank for the uber-rich, and never were a grass roots group for middle class americans. it has all been a canard.

  • Isn’t the TEA PARTY wonderful?

    Gosh I wonder if I could become a member of the TEA PARTY. I have no meaningful education, no scruples, no sense of morality, low self esteem, and I’m functionally illiterate. My favorite pastime is fondling my gun collection. I like to disrespect anyone who doesn’t believe in creationism or who thinks mankind is contributing to the global warming myth. I believe that all non-white or mixed race people are inferior to me and that only poor people should pay taxes. So am I qualified to join?

  • ARepublicanNorthlandGrad

    Listen to Sean not answer the question, I dealt with this guy when he was a DA, no spine whats so ever. But….., the candidate he ran against was a clown. The democrats have to put forward someone that can win.

  • onedonewong

    Come Nov the Republicans will have a clean sweep both houses and the WH. The market will add 1000 points and unemployment will drop to 6% by the following Nov once business know that we have someone competent running this country again

  • Sweeeny

    Have to say Sean Duffy in that clip sounded pretty reasonable. Sure, $174k is a lot of money but its not outrageous and , I would say, commensurate with the responsibilities of the job – assuming it is being done properly. Of course he neglected to mention that they get a ton of expenses that ,while legit, means they do not have to dip their hands in their pockets very often

  • Mr Rommery don’t CARE about 95% of the people in this country.