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Angry At Everyone In Washington, Tea Party Candidates May Yet Help The GOP

October 18, 2010 by  

Angry at everyone in Washington, Tea Party candidates may yet help the GOPWhile some polls have been showing Democrats apparently closing in on their Republican opponents, a major Tea Party event is expected to boost the GOP's chances in the midterm elections, which are just over two weeks away.

The first Virginia Tea Party Convention was held on Oct. 9 in the state capital Richmond, and attracted some 2,000 activists who demonstrated their anger through banners that said "No Socialism" and "Keep America Free," according to media reports.

Among the high-profile speakers were former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) as well as former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs.

Interestingly, even though the candidates backed by the grassroots movement run under the GOP banner, their independence and anti-establishment agenda were clear.

"I don't think there'd be a Tea Party if the Republican Party had been a party of limited government in the first part of this decade," said Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, quoted by The Washington Post.

In a straw poll held in conjunction with the event, New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie won the first place with 14 percent support, followed by Sarah Palin at 13.5 percent.

Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) rounded off the top five most popular candidates. 

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  • dan az

    In the 60s there where protest in washington that was covered by the media on a daily basis,they where called radicals.Today the largest movement in history goes unnoticed by the media only to be called radicals,teabaggers ect.I think we all know who owns the media now and thats why they want the internet shut down.There is a Tsunami coming this election that they are unable to control and they know it.With the awakening of the masses they are very afraid and should be.This election will change the tides of history like no other.We the people will be there in force to take back what they stole from us and heads are going to roll.

    • http://ahalbert@smart-technology.net Allan Halbert

      How about a boycott of the the lamestream media?

      • s c

        Allan, talk radio and millions of Americans who are fed up with Washington’s superhypocritical bs are playing hell with newspapers, TV syndicates and ultralib media whores.
        They’re so afraid that they are resorting to screwing with the internet and trying to kill free speech via the old ‘fairness’ doctrine. It’s time to remind those schmucks why we have the Second Amendment. Let THOSE pathetic SOBs do the math.

      • dan az

        Allan Halbert
        I did the tv has a hole in it.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          dan az,
          you had to put that picture in my mind, didn’t you??? Me with a new gun that I have only put about 100 rounds through!!! THANKS A BUNCH!!!

          • dan az

            Hey Joe sorry but some times ya just gota do what ya gota do!

    • alpha-lemming

      I really hope you’re right, but I truely fear the parasites (~50 mill on food stamps… granted some of those present a result of 10% unemployment) have already out-bred us.

      • s c

        Alpha-lemming, as far as I know, America’s food stamp scam has ALWAYS been a Democrat ‘meat and potatoes’ vote magnet. They LOVE to hand them out to the masses, but they NEVER act like they’re aware that FRAUD is built into that half-assed system (too much money and too much merchandise is changing hands for Democrats to ‘rock’ that frickin’ boat).
        Food stamps are used as an alternate currency. Democrats couldn’t do nearly as much social engineering without food stamps. Go to ANY large city, and you’ll find hordes of people who have access to food stamps (whether or not they need them). I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that MANY dead people are issued food stamps on a regular
        basis. Accountability is just a word when it comes to food stamps.

  • s c

    Except for those who have no standards for anyone or anything, most people now see what is wrong with a government that does not produce. Words are not enough. Promises are no better than lies.
    Politicians take care of themselves first, and if we’re lucky we might see some scraps once in a great while. People in California and Arizona no longer have any doubts about their chances of being protected by worthless political saviors in Washington.
    America is sick and tired of being used, abused and manipulated. ‘Rent-a-hack’ is a better way to describe Washington than “leadership.”
    Our elected ‘leaders’ are no better than drug addicts. NOW is the time to cut off their drugs (money and power) and keep them away from Washington. NOW is the time for tough love, America. We can do this, and we MUST do this. NOW.

  • Barb

    I am first and foremost a Republican but I am very proud to say that I am very active in our Tea Party also, a “Grey Haired Terrorist” and proud of it!! The Tea Party Movement woke a lot of people up and continues to. Osama Obama is running scared to death and his lame stream media is already starting to turn. They are fearing for their careers now too! November 2, 2010 will go down in infamy and we the true Americans will prevail and preserve our great country and freedom from the liberal, socialistic, Marxist left!

    • Jana

      Barb,
      As this piece says, there wouldn’t have ever been a need for the TEA Party if the Republicans would have been doing their job in the first place. It makes me so mad to see how they have moved to the left, and when they are in the majority or even have enough people to actually count, they give in to the Dems like weaklings.
      Hopefully the TEA Party will have the affect of waking up the Republicans to the fact that they need to get back to our roots and the Constitution as well as being the party of Conservatism. Thats what we want and thats what we need!

      • Barb

        I agree completely!

        • http://Personalliberty ready4arms

          Jana & Barb,

          I agree with you. However, it will be difficult to get the “Repubs” to do what you say. I have a post below, which explains that the current Demo Party is actually the old Commy (Socialist) Party, and the current Repub. Party is the old Demo Party. The Socialists changed their affiliation and entered the Demo Party.

          The original Reps. have gotten pushed out and it appears that our only hope is the Tea PARTY. We need to push the RINOs “backwards” into the Demo Party and hopefully have the Socis eliminated. It will be difficult to vote them out, but that’s what our current effort has to be.

  • john

    I don’t know how many times Barak bin Laden is going to use that lame analogy of driving a car into a ditch..perhaps we should let him know come November..we’re not going to drive the car into the ditch..we’re going to steamroll his corrupt govt.vehicle into a pancake..then we’re going to put it in the waste pile where it belongs.

    • Jana

      john,
      Obama is the one who drove the car in the ditch and is using a sledge hammer on it as well. Our economy is in the ditch, and he keeps hammering away at anyone who would try and stop his stupid agendas, and more bailouts.

      • http://naver samurai

        Well said, fellow patriot. These people just don’t want to take responsibility for their own actions and blame everything else but their own ignorance. Let’s keep up the good fight, fellow patriots. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Mark Field

    If you want to see what the Progressive (Socialist) Democrats have planned for our nation, if we don’t remove them from office, you need to watch this video. It was recorded just a couple of weeks ago. The black speaker is Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who has a long history with the Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA, was recorded promoting a “one-world” government, while asking the socialist group to organize against the war in Afghanistan and in support of Obama’s policies.

    Here is a link to the video. http://vimeo.com/m/#/15561718

    • s c

      Mark, people like Conyers are typical examples of progressivism and their ‘big tent’ theory. They will continue to destroy America from within as long as they are allowed to be in office. Do you have any doubts as to who owns Conyers’ rump?

  • Jesse

    The problem with Congress is the “seniority system”. It secures politicians re-election by conveniently insisting that we must return them or lose our power in the legislative bureaucracy. That system puts legislators in positions of tremendous power without input from the people or any regard for experience, intelligence or merit. Hence, we have Pelosi and Reid running Congress. When politicians report for duty to the Senate or the House, they must go thru an indoctrination and are given their office along with staff allowance. The intent is to put them in their place in the “seniority system” pecking order. Additionally, they are told who their superiors and mentors are to report to. They are, in essence, separated from their need for support from constituents until the next election. At the next election, the parties will back them with money and support if they’ve been considered to have towed the party line. The party will also tell that their reelection is essential to maintaining control of gov’t programs and dollars that our economy needs. All we’re necessary for is to blindly follow the party seniority system. Go ahead and vote for the incumbent…..they’ll take care of …..who?

  • barbmiller

    i would NEVER vote for palin – america’s newest movie star. she’s just one of the boys as shown by her support of the incumbent texas governor rick perry while there was a tea party candidate closing in on him. i would vote again for ron paul and would consider lou dobbs a good candidate, but newt is just mouthing words. if he really believed what he’s saying now, he’d have stood up and said these things when he was in power. i’m out the door for early voting in a few minutes. kathie glass for governor and trotter for congress. trotter wasn’t my 1st choice in the primary, but he’s the only one in the general election. if he’s just another wolf in sheep’s clothing, we’ll get rid of him next time. no bought-and-paid-for politicians this time – no incumbents. i’m an independent so will be voting for a couple of dems in the local arena – mostly judges – but the rest will be reps. i’m sure looking forward to 2012 when i can help get rid of cornyn and hutchison.

    • Jana

      barbmiller,
      I am shocked you aren’t voting a straight Democractic ticket. You talk just like a Democrat. Me thinks you are the wolf in sheeps clothing. You spout the same thing everytime you post.

      • eddie47d

        Can’t stand a little competition Jana? Chill out!

        • Jana

          eddie47d,
          Hey, I’m cool. However, your ‘competition’ comment I don’t understand.
          Maybe since she is one of your liberals you understand her better. :)

          • http://naver sook young

            Perhaps he just doesn’t understand the truth? Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            Vote November 2!

  • Palin12

    Early voting has begun in Nevada. I just returned home after casting my ballot for Angle. Goodbye Dirty Harry, you’ve been Daschled!

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Palin12,
      as you know, I’m from Ohio. I can only hope Dingy Harry IS Dashled!!!

  • THE GREAT EASTERN PHILOSOPHER

    TO ALL DEMOCRATS
    TO ALL COMMUNISTS
    TO ALL SOCIALISTS
    TO ALL PROGRESSIVES
    TO ALL LIBERALS
    TO ALL LEFTISTS

    HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE!

    YOU HAVE ABUSED THE HOSPITALITY AND GOOD WILL OF THE HARD-WORKING AND FREEDOM-LOVING FOLKS OF THE GREAT NATION OF AMERICA AND NOW ALL OF US ARE IN THE BRINK OF THE ABYSS! THE ECONOMY IS IN SHAMBLES AND UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!

    YOU WANT TO TAKE AWAY ALL OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOM AND TURN AMERICA INTO A COMMUNIST REGIME UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF A BLACK SUPREMACIST (BHO) WHO WOULD TRAMPLE US UNDER HIS BOOTS? THANK YOU! BUT NO THANK YOU!

    COME NOVEMBER 2, WE WILL TAKE BACK AMERICA AND THEN, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YOUR MISERABLE LIVES, ALL OF YOU WOULD BE FORCED TO LOOK FOR A JOB INSTEAD OF SUCKING AND SUCKLING THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF HARD-WORKING TAX PAYERS!

    MAY GOD BLESS US ALL !!!!!!!

    • eddie47d

      It’s going to take a lot of paint to cover up you’re mudslinging!

      • dan az

        eddie
        But just think there is a job for you.

    • Jana

      The Great Eastern Philosopher,
      Hooray for you. You said it well!

      • http://naver sook young

        I agree too. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai
        Vote November 2!

        • dan az

          Hey sook young
          I have to ask what happened to samurai?Not that your doing a great job here but we miss him!

          • http://naver sook young

            He’s in the hospital till Saturday with a strong case of pneumonia. I made him promise to wait till Monday before starting up the fight again. I’m glad he has friends on this site. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            Vote November 2!

          • dan az

            Sook
            let him know that we all wish him well and that we think of him every day.thank you.

          • http://naver sook young

            I’ll let him know that Dan AZ. He can’t wait to get out of the hospital. He says he hates hospitals and being sick. He was that way in the army too. I guess some things don’t change with time. Thank you.

            Sook Young
            Wife of the Samurai
            Vote November 2!

          • http://naver samurai

            Hello, fellow patriot. I’m back. Let’s keep up the good fight, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://com i41

    Every time a marxist dumocrat talks about driving the car into the ditch. When the jug eared muslim moron taks about putting in D. Apperntly yjr dumb bastard has never driven in to a snpw bank or a mud puddle. When you start the engine you put the transmission in R, to back out of the snow bank or mud hole, if you put it in D, you get buried or stuck even more. So next time a smuck start talking s–t about driving, just shows their stupid and poor driving skills and government management understanding. The classic beltway stupidity clue, get back from the muck not deeper, or unless you a a hog or a cold blood gator who likes dead rotten organisms and carcusses.

  • http://Personalliberty ready4arms

    Dems, Repubs and Tea Party-ers. 1968 was the last time the Communist Party appeared on the ballots. Over these last 50 years the current Dem Party has been taken over by that old Commy Party. The Rep Party has been taken over by the old Dem party…..they both infiltrated. That’s why you have RINOs and DINOs. Today the Reps and Dems are just “good cop, bad cop” senarios. Doesn’t matter which party is in power….they just switch sides when necessary. They hook us, reel us in and we keep voting for them….duuuuuh!! The “Tea Party” is the current answer for our Country to turn around, but we will still have to work with a massive number of politicians which will not be voted out. Those voted in this Nov. 2nd MUST have their feet held to the fire! Well, for those we can’t vote out…riots around the world just might materialize here. Politician, DO RIGHT or BEWARE! LISTEN UP!! We want our Constitution, laws and morals back. We want Socialism, Communism and the UN OUT!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  • Juanita Trimble

    would like to know, when obama, was in Cincinnati, Ohio. how the Democrats load High school people, voting age on a buss take them yo polls, give them democrTIC TICKETS TO VOTE ON. WHAT OTHER CANDIATES HAS EVER DONE THIS, AN IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL?

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