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Tea Party Candidates Struggle To Get Ahead In The Polls, But Marco Rubio Is Holding Strong

October 12, 2010 by  

Tea Party candidates struggle to get ahead in the polls, but Marco Rubio is holding strongTea Party-backed candidates in this year's midterms may be struggling in some states, but it appears that Marco Rubio's Senate bid in Florida is currently safe.

According to a recent poll, Rubio leads his opponents Governor Charlie Crist, an Independent, and Democrat representative Kendrick Meek by some 20 points, at 56 percent.

The survey released by United Faculty of Miami Dade College found that Crist and Meek are 26.6 and 25.7 percent, respectively, with only 1.4 percent of voters still undecided.

"Rubio is riding the current state of deep discontent among voters," said Barry Greenberg, professor emeritus of educational and psychological studies at Florida International University in Miami, adding that "he has become well known and well-liked by his followers."

Meanwhile, Nevada Tea Party-supported candidate Sharron Angle's lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is within the statistical error, while Alaska's Joe Miller is facing a serious threat from the write-in candidate and current GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The latest CNN/Opinion Research poll puts them at 38 and 36 percent, respectively. 

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  • Fed Up Gal in NM

    Well…I wish there was a “trade” program in place for governors (kind of like they trade football players)….I’d like NM to trade it’s Hollywood Governor Richardson for NJ’s Governor Christie…that would be “advantage NM”!!!!

    • Dick Gazinia

      Christy is not all that great. He plays the game to win and not what is best for his state or people.

      His canceling of the new tunnel from New Jersey to NYC is a travesty of weak thinking.

      The commuter routes are presently running at capacity. The new tunnel would relieve that problem and provide jobs for thousands. The money was in place and the project was ready to roll for the good of all concerned. But to jump on the “austerity bandwagon” shortsighted Christy wanted to appear to be responsible but his decision will hurt the state in the future. This is the kind of infrastructure project our country really needs, but Christy blew it of for political reasons ignoring reality.

      We need conservative leadership, but the kind that can plan ahead more than a few weeks.

      You want Christy? You can have him.

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        Dick Gazinia,

        Well….considering the alternative….we’ll (NM) be happy to take Christie off your hands; in fact, we’ll send ole Billy Boy Richardson and Diane Denish to NJ along with that $5M airplane he bought from a state other than his own state (he didn’t think a $1.5M aircraft built in NM was good enough for him and Densih). Who knows….maybe then he’ll hire some infrastructure workers from NM to do the work in NJ…and with any luck maybe Christie will deal with NM’s teachers’ union….hmmmmmmm….seems like a fair trade (to me)…Now…just kidding a little; I know what you mean, but apparently enough New Jersey voters thought he was the best choice at the time….so maybe that’s the change NJ was hoping for.

      • Robert S

        Dick We have more than enough people in the Metropolitan area. Another tunnel will bring in more people and we will look like Hong Kong. If it takes too long to get to work either leave earlier or move to New York. Why should the taxpayers foot the bill to make commuting easier for the Bankers from New York who want to live in NJ?

      • Earl, QUEENS, NY

        Dick Gazinia, I agree it’s sad to see the stoppage of the NY-NJ train tunnel. But Chris Christie deserves praise for being fiscally responsible and not wanting to raise taxes on already overtaxed NJ residents…..It should also go beyond this, and beyond New Jersey. The NJ-NY rail tunnel actually makes more sense than what we’ve seen here in NYC. For years, we’ve had to endure inconvenience and service disruptions on most subway lines for so-called improvements, repairs or maintenance. But we don’t see any improvements in service, and the MTA keeps raising fares as it operates in the red. How much money is being wasted here?? Likewise with Connecticut and other states; in which highways in no need of repair are constantly being torn up and repaved. It’s nothing more than an inconvenience and waste of tax money – not too mention wasted fuel for needless traffic delays. On both federal and state level, we need to elect leaders who will follow Christie’s lead, and cut wasteful spending on things that are in no need of repair…..BTW, yes we’d rather have Chris Christie than this lemon we’re about to see elected – Andrew Cuomo!!

  • JeffH

    What I see as a trend is that the poll numbers fluctuate with the campaign ads being released. Still to this day, there are so many people that believe what they see and hear on TV. That’s my take here in Calfornia. With all the slandering going on by the left and the support of the biased media outlets it’s tough for the Tea Party endorsed candidates to get a fair shake. The Democrats are pouring in huge dollars for the final kick to the polls ut I’m very optimistic that the liberal hacks are gonna take a whoopin’.

    • ananair

      The Tea Party is a grass roots level movement that is less than 2 years old

      It certainly is unique and innovative
      Which party can claim a former witch,(O’Donnell) a former Nazi impersonator,(Illo) a billionaire who saves money by hiring an illegal latino maid, (Whitman) a hypocrite who is against big government yet receives health care paid for by the taxpayers,(Angle) a woman who specializes in kicking the nuts of males(McMahon), a dentist who is against government handouts but doesn’t object to Medicare as long as that pays him (Paul) a woman whose grandson is 1/16 Alaskan Eskimo and receives all health benefits through some “Injun” tribe (Palin) A true representation of Mainstream America, unlike those northeastern establishment arthritic old men

      • Warrior

        Hey, you forgot to pick up your trash at your 10/2 communist rally. Shame!

        • Christin

          Good one Warior!

          Thanks for the morning laugh :)

          • Christin

            Warrior

            (sorry for typo)

      • http://naver samurai

        None of them are as bad as the false “messiah” in the White House, moron! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • emo

        Whitman:
        1. Paid her maid $23 per hour, I bet that is more than you make
        2. The maid presented forged documents to Whitman. At that point Whitman would be breaking the law if she asked if the maid was a legal resident
        3. When Whitman found out her maid was an illegal, she fired the maid.

        Meg Whitman did everything correctly in both a legal and moral sense. If the voters of CA would prefer a socialist retread from 1974 (literally), over the founder of Ebay, then they deserve the economic implosion they are going to suffer.

  • Tinwarble

    Well, I don’t know about some of the other Tea Party candidates, but it seems that Paladino has shot himself in the foot. Even though I agree with him, he probably could have left the social subjects alone or at least commented about it without the camera’s present, and stayed on the economic issues and probably had a better chance at winning.

    And calling Crisp an independent is just laughable. They really should come up a new category for him, something like “a socialist formerly know as a RINO who said that they would drop out if they didn’t when their parties nomination, but didn’t”. But I guess that would be to long though?

    • Tinwarble

      That should have been “a socialist formerly known as a RINO who said that they would drop out if they didn’t win their parties nomination, but didn’t”

      • Warrior

        Just call em “narcissist candidates”

    • Bob Wire

      Given the opportunity to voice themselves, seems they all shot themselves in the foot eventually. Angle is running “from” all media but FOX . ~

      Paul Paul, the poster boy, had to put a sock in it as well! ~ as it served him poorly to discuss issues already resolved, wanting to go backward before we move forward. (I like the guy myself) but this is no time to open up a can of worms if it’s not necessary.

      Dick Armey even counseled candidates to lighten up on the Tea Party’s hard stance on sensitive social issues. ~

      So What are the issues we are suppose to remember but not talk about?

      Just another weird campaign strategy, stranger then in 2007 when Karl Rove told the American people “this election is not about issues but character” Well, ~ that didn’t work so peachy keen either.

      I don’t have a clue what you are going to do. The original Tea Party was over Taxation without Representation ~ Today you are being represented, just not to your personal liking. This is you fault and you have accepted the call to change it.

      In this process of attempting to acquire better representation you’ve became lost many time along the way showing lack of focus, moderation or modesty.

      I sincerely hope you do shake the GOP up and offer the impedance needed to make the GOP a better party. By split or purge it matters little to me.

      But remember, ~ what you are trying to do. You not going to change the DNC, you only want to defeat them. ~ I think in your zeal you get lost in the process and do yourselves a disservice far too often.

      • Warrior

        One thing is crystal clear. The progressive radicals must go.

        • Christin

          Warrior,
          Yes, and the progressive-Lites… all must go no matter the depth of their socialist/communist/marxist thinking.

      • s c

        America is infested with those who do NOT represent this country. You are no different than those pre-WWII Germans who surrendered their souls while Hitler came to power.
        One Hitler is more than enough for any planet. A second Hitler is beyond insanity. The only difference between Adolf and your current White House “God” is in the fact that this wannabe Adolf willingly combines socialism, communism and fascism.
        The fact that you won’t let yourself admit it says much about you and all of your ‘friends.’ I can only hope that you don’t have any children. Only a monster would willingly inflict Herr Obummer on his own children and the rest of the country.
        I’d be willing to bet that you have no mirrors in your house. It fits. Anyone who has no conscience needs no mirrors.

        • Bob Wire

          This is a perfect example about which I speak.

          “America is infested with those who do NOT represent this country. You are no different than those pre-WWII Germans who surrendered their souls while Hitler came to power.”

          Do you have any notion to just how totally insane such a statement is?

          You are not even addressing Tea Party interest or concerns. You are waging a personal attack on a person you know “nothing about”!

          Why would anyone wish to vote “your vote”? You speak like a moron! an inflamed zealot ! Does all Tea Party members and affiliates share your believes? I would say yes! some do. Perhaps it is you and those like you that are the scourge of the GOP and need to be purged from their ranks.

          Who in their right frame of mind would cast a vote with you and permit you to have control of so much as a ice cream dispenser, let alone branches of government?

          Your willingness and ability to pass judgment void of any facts defies rational thought.

          I’d left to believe you are a very ill person and look forward to your defeat and departure, both being assured in good time.

          And I’ll pass on getting into 1934 to 44 German history discussion with you ~ I don’t think you are prepared, have the mind or attention span for it. The Germany people you speak of are much like “yourself” inflamed.

          • Warrior

            Bob, you’re partially correct. If you happened to view the Glenn Beck rally on 8/28, it was apparent that all of those people in attendance were there of their own accord.

            10/2 Rally – not so much – bussed in by unions.

            Now really, which event reminds you of the Reich?

          • http://naver samurai

            My money is on the 10/02 event. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • ananair

            10/2 Rally – not so much – bussed in by unions.

            Now really, which event reminds you of the Reich?…”

            I didn’t watch either rally but from what I have seen on TV I would guess there were black,(African) brown,(latino) Injun (native “AMERICANS”) and some yellow (Asian)faces bussed in by the unions in contrast to the rousing demonstrations of the tea partiers where one cannot find a single black or brown orInjun or yellow face. Which reminds one of the “pure Aryan white “race of Herr Shicklegruber, aka Hitler, who tried to eliminate all those inferior people (Jews, gypsies, slavs, communists, union members. etc) and was fairly successful at it, during the third Reich.
            Are my impressions incorrect?

          • Robert S

            Alot of the Tea Party members were upset that they couldn’t bring signs to voice their opinions. Looks like a controlled rally.

          • http://aol Baby

            ananair. I was at the 8-28 Glen Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally, and yes there was Blacks and other Races there other then White! I have pictures to prove it, but I don’t feel I need to. Glen Beck ask that No signs be brought because it was not your Tea Party Rally and didn’t want any negative political stuff there, It was a Rally about WE THE PEOPLE standing up and bring about change. Change being getting back to our grass roots that our Founding Fathers set out for us. The Government is for the people, meaning they work for us! And that has Changed, has it not? There was a lot of talk of GOD and why we allowed the Government make so many changes to where there is NO God in our Schools and so on. We are and will always be..ONE NATION under GOD! It was a Great Rally! and I am Glad I was apart of it ;-)..God Bless you All!

        • http://?? Joe H.

          sc,
          I find it next to hilarious that he wants to complain about his opponents not disclosing the source of their funds while he was the king of the very same thing!!!

      • http://YouTube.com/CanadaLarry Lawrence Edward Calcut

        At Bob Wire.

        Bob, I liked what you said when you said. “I don’t have a clue what you are going to do. The original Tea Party was over Taxation without Representation ~ Today you are being represented, just not to your personal liking. This is you[r] fault and you have accepted the call to change it.”

        Yes the original “The original Tea Party was over Taxation without Representation” This is not your you fault. but God willing you have accepted the call to change it.
        Why can America not start over, and this time without a bumch of Freemasons running the show with a/the evil Lucifanian Freemason agenda in the back of their evil minds. Yes all but 2 od=f the original signers were Freemason, and I am aware they all died for there belief shortly after. And the king(s) of Europe were not happy about the new republic.
        The Tea Party could save America from its final destruction, and thank God we don’t have to go to war with the King of England this time. Well, maybe we do, but without shedding any blood this time.
        The Tea party may well be the saving of America just as it started America so long ago.

        Once I used to love America and it people, now I only love it’s people.
        The Tea Party in power in Washing will change that for me.

        • http://YouTube.com/CanadaLarry Lawrence Edward Calcut

          I made a few typos in my reply and I’m sorry.

          Let me please try again.

          At Bob Wire.

          Bob, I liked what you said when you said. “I don’t have a clue what you are going to do. The original Tea Party was over Taxation without Representation ~ Today you are being represented, just not to your personal liking. This is you[r] fault and you have accepted the call to change it.”

          Yes the original “The original Tea Party was over Taxation without Representation” This is not your you fault. but God willing you have accepted the call to change it.
          Why can America not start over, and this time without a bumch of Freemasons running the show with a/the evil Lucifanian Freemason agenda in the back of their evil minds. Yes all but 2 of the original signers were Freemasons, and yes, I am aware they all died for there belief shortly after. And the king(s)of Europe were not happy about that new republic they called America.
          The Tea Party could save America from its final destruction, and thank God we don’t have to go to war with the King of England this time. Well, maybe we do, but without shedding any blood this time.
          The Tea party may well be the saving of America just as it started America so long ago.

          Once I used to love America and it people, now I only love it’s people.
          The Tea Party in power in Washington will change that for me

          • Bob Wire

            Lawrence Edward Calcut,

            Thanks for the tweaking and fine tuning the message I offered.

            I feel as if you’ve really said something of great importance.

            This message you/I offers, gives merit to the intentions and purpose of such a Tea Party movement and should offer the focus that seems so lacking.

            It’s hard to accomplish much without shape focus. Be willing to pick and choose your battles. And much more so, if you are wishing to back up and start over.

            The way they are going, there will be no backing up.

  • s c

    Don’t put so much faith in polls, people. You know what the issues are, and you know what the stakes are. In November, do to him what he wants to do to us.

  • Stan Lee

    I agree with SC about polls. There are too many of them and yet of them all, Rasmussen has proven to be the most accurate given its past performances.But,what those numerous other polls do accomplish is to stimulate those of us who want to know into greater interest,therefore in my humble opinion they serve a purpose.Regarding those habitually myopic voters, from all accounts that base is diminishing. It doesn’t mean all will vote out the present regime, but a good number will.

    Just last week I watched a “confirmed Democrat” change before my very eyes. A young father of three children who proudly claimed he was one of the number of Americans who didn’t need to pay federal income tax,that he actually didn’t earn enough to worry about federal taxes, therefore he was sticking with the Democrats who were good for him.

    Of course, he had closed his eyes to the fact that the Bush tax rates would be expiring since the Congress had failed to address that issue. He felt that his dependent exemptions would serve him well against having to pay federal income taxes in the future, regardless.
    I explained that the $1000 per child exemption would now become $500 per, that the present marital credit would be gone,that if he would sell his house after Jan.1,2011 there would be a federal tax of 3.8% of the selling price. Just a brief overview, enough to get his interest.

    Suddenly, from his complacency there was the most confused look on his face, and he first refused to believe me…then he checked with an accountant and verified the information. He was just another guy who had buried his head in the sand! Now, that his wallet is being threatened, he has an interest in conservative national tax policy

    This is a common scenario that we Conservatives don’t address as much as we should. I’m not stating that I’d converted this young man, but I’ll wager he will not vote for his present representative to Congress who happens to be a 3 term Democrat.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Stan Lee… Too many Dems are like the young man you described. My parents, (both deceased) were staunch Dems to the end. I don’t think either of them knew why, but they had been Dems and regardless of the party migration to the far left, they would be Dems. Dad was racist and my Mother probably was, too. Dad’s ashes are no doubt all over the urn, and my Mother is spinning in her grave. If they were alive, it would be the biggest fiasco they have ever faced in their lives to see the current administration in action. They wouldn’t have dealt with it very well. In fact, I figure they probably wouldn’t have voted in the last election. If they couldn’t vote for a Democratic candidate, then they wouldn’t have voted at all. I would be willing to bet that a lot of the old school Democratic voters will be doing this. We’ll see in November!

      Remember in November!

    • Norm

      Stan Lee
      TIME has described Rasmussen Reports as a “conservative-leaning polling group”. The Center For Public Integrity has pointed out that Scott Rasmussen was a paid consultant for the 2004 George W. Bush campaign. According to Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com, while there are no apparent records of Scott Rasmussen or Rasmussen Reports making contributions to political candidates in recent years and its public election polls are generally regarded as reliable, “some observers have questioned its issue-based polling, which frequently tends to elicit responses that are more conservative than those found on other national surveys

      As far as taxes, The Dems only wanted to recind some of the tax breaks for people making over 250K/yr. The Repubs wanted it for the fat cats. Very few of these guys do anything to create jobs.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        Norm…. Who do you think creates jobs? The government? The unions? Where do you get your information?

        • Warrior

          Why it’s the entitlement crowd that create jobs. Must have a big bureaucracy to handle all the paperwork.

          • Conservatives United

            And it is POOR PEOPLE that create jobs???????????????

      • Conservatives United

        And when their are no more employers and no more jobs, where will the tax money that pays for everthing come from??????????????????????????????

        • ananair

          Robin from Arcadia, IN says:
          October 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm
          Jopa… You said George Bush drove our country into the ditch, but you failed to add that this happened when he was stuck with a Democratic Congress! Oh how soon you forget!…”

          Oh how little do the little people know!!!
          Really? When did all of this occur? Could you please be specific and state the dates?
          (hint:
          George Dubya was selected by five hacks on a court and became president on January 20, 2001 he was replaced through the legal and constitutional election process by Obama January 20, 2009
          In July 2001 his administration declared the government had “surpluses as far as the eye can see” which he, and the DEMOCRATIC???? (TURNCOAT REPUBLICAN??? CONGRESS veryquickly converted into “deficits further than the eye can see”
          the president of the US has veto power which must be overridden by a supermajority of the Congress

          *****
          The Democrats have held the majority in Congress
          —>>>from 2007-2009.<<——-

          See this website for more details:

          http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/history/one_item_and_teasers/partydiv.htm )

      • http://naver samurai

        Hey Norm, still drinking from the fifth of kool aid I see. You say that a tax break for the middle class is a good thing, but what about the poor? He said that he’ll give a tax break to the middle class, but has left the poor out in the cold. Another thing, the Bush Tax Cuts were made across the board. I’ve never been rich in my life, but I was given a tax cut in 2001 and 2003 and don’t want to see them end. If he let’s these tax cuts expire, it’ll be the biggest tax increase in U.S. history. It’ll be a whopping $3.8 trillion dollar increase. This will kill businesses, hurt the already hurting economy, bankrupt individuals, etc., but yet you cry about the GOP helping the rich? Norm you really need to get your head out from wherever you put it and bring it back into the light. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • Norm

          samurai
          Obama is for taxing the poor??? Where the hell are you coming from. Get your story straight. Right wingers are the enemy of the poor not left wingers. Your naivety is amazing.

          • http://naver samurai

            Sorry norm, but if he allows the tax cuts by Bush to expire, then everyone’s taxes will go up. We’ll also be seeing more taxes and more of our money going to the fed when this Obama bin Laden care starts up. More of my hard earned money going to people to are too lazy to get a job or change their lifestyle so they can afford healthcare. This certainly isn’t the ways of our founding fathers! You libs hate it when people talk about self reliance, personal responsibility, and the vision to ensure that government remains our servants and not our masters. You all seem to like bigger government, less freedom for the people, and programs that make people so dependent on government that trying to get off of these programs is next to impossible. Leave the people that have earned their money alone and get rid of this self destructive welfare state we now possess and then the government would have the money it needs to operate. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

            Remember, November will be the start of a dawning of a new America. One that will push back the darkness of the libs, cowards, and traitors that we have now. Keep up the good fight, fellow patriots! We are winning this fight and have these people back on their heels. Let’s not let up or take any prisoners.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Wrong again Norm….regarding your comment “Right wingers are the enemy of the poor not left wingers. Your naivety is amazing”.

            The difference between those you so eloquently refer to as “right wingers” and your warm and fuzzy “left wingers” is…the right gives much…but gives from their own money till…whereas the left takes from everyone else’s money till to give to anyone they deem “poor”. So, basically the left feels justified in stealing from others to make themselves appear as “giving”.

            I would be careful talking about someone else’s naivety if I were you.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          samurai,
          I see where even Soreass is deserting the progressives!!! He says he can not stand in front of a GOP landslide!!! The RATS are deserting the ship!!

          • http://naver samurai

            That’s for sure. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

        • ananair

          ” Another thing, the Bush Tax Cuts were made across the board. I’ve never been rich in my life, but I was given a tax cut in 2001 and 2003 and don’t want to see them end. If he let’s these tax cuts expire,”

          From everything I have seen and heard the Obama administration proposed an end to tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of the population, while maintaining them for couples earning up to one quarter million dollars a year. Those who claim not to be rich but earn over one quarter million are in the two percent of the population.
          60 votes are needed in the Senate of the US to stop a filibuster. The Republican party of NO in Congress wanted to protect their very rich friends and supporters, adamantly opposed this initiative, threatened a filibuster, and killed it, so if anyone who earns less than one quarter million complains about an increase in taxes, he/she should know whom to blame.

      • Norm

        We have had the tax breaks for over 8 years. Where are the jobs??
        Executive salaries relative to workers have risen astronomically and still no jobs except in China, Mexico, Viet Nam, and every other slave nation on earth. Matt Lauer (NBC host) makes 12 million per year. Limbaugh is probably around 5 million. How many jobs have they created? How many companies has Tiger Woods started? These wealthy cats have you just where they want you. They are the masters and you just say “thank you sir”.
        Forget not who collapsed the economy.

        • http://naver samurai

          Yes the dem controlled congress, senate, fannie, and freddie did a lot to bring down our economy. Clinton did his part by forcing financial institutions to give loans to people who were unqualified to receive them. Then there is also the “Fair Housing Act” during Carter’s administration. There are many individuals I could mention like the flip flopping of John Kerry, along with other fools like Pelosi, Boxer, Hillary, Barney (not the dinosaur), Rangel, etc., the list goes on and on. My wife and i will never vote for such people. Only ones that want this country to get back to the ways it was founded, who support the Constitution, and listen to the will of WE THE PEOPLE. I remember hear Ronald Reagan saying before the nation on TV: “We can make America great again!” We can do this starting in November. Keep up the good fight, fellow patriots! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

          • Norm

            samurai
            Bush had nothing to do with the collapse? The profiteer’s and their creative mortgages, given to people who could never hope to pay them off are innocent? The major corporations shipping jobs out of the country are not responsible?
            Unlike you, I’m financially comfortable. I am also the poster boy for hard work and self reliance. I raised a family (successfully), worked full time, and graduated from college and grad school all at the same time. I’m not looking for a medal, but those are the facts.

          • http://naver samurai

            This was done under the Clinton admninistration and not Bush.

  • Bob Wire

    yes polling has became another witching tool. “virtual leverage”

    the process of wording the question for a desired answer.

    • Conservatives United

      Exactly. I did a graduate coause study on this. You can set up any hypothesis and then set up questions to get the answers you want.

  • guyb

    America is not stupid… We know the far left media will lie or do whatever is needed to tear down any republican runner…If only the democrats could understand Americans are trustworthly but not stupid enough to not see the truth.. The truth is the democrats say one thing and do another. They say what they think they need to say to get our votes and then they do whatever they want to do instead of what they promised….pelosi says ,lets drain the swamp… obama says c-span so all of America can see who is working for the people and who is not,no special interest groups,okay I can go on and on,, How about we audit the spent stimulus money and if any money is unaccounted for,then we put our elected officals in jail for embezzlement just like we would do if someone stole a corporations money.How about we make it a felony for congress to lie to the American people,they have made it a felony to lie to congress. Lets fix healthcare and social security,its this easy. Lets make our elected officals put themselves and there familes on the same plan they have for us,if there plan is so good then they should want to be on it… Lets take back our country…. Nov is coming….

    • Bob Wire

      “America is not stupid… We know the far left media will lie or do whatever is needed to tear down any republican runner”

      Are you suggesting that Lee Atwater approach to campaign politics has been discontinued by the GOP and their supporters ?

      I don’t think so Sir. ~ and your right , American are not stupid ~ they pay good money for worthy politician and get what they get, hoping for the best. ~ We sent them to the hill ~ to take care of business and It sucks far too often. ~ They gave us Mc Cain , we said no! I’m still not disappointed.

      send us your very best and we’ll see. I’m open.

  • marvin

    my take don,t lie to me i am old school you tell me one thing then do some thing differant i have ears and eyes and can read above the 5th grade level if i ask a question i want your best straight ansure not a lie based on a lie first thing if bill clinton left a surplus of money then why do we owe 13 trillion dollars or more, maybe bush spent 12 trillion in 8 years [blame bush],on ss liberals say illegals have paid 7 billion in to ss that they can not get back so that will help retired people,so about the 10 million babies born to illegals ever year across this country at $10,000 per birth,we have illegals that have ss # and drivers lic and immigration papers that are fake, but the obama amend, say thay are not criminals, just illegal undocumented workers,as for gay rights i don,t care who you sleep with,but marriage is for one man and one woman,if you break the law of this land, immigration or tax you need be punished,i am a citizen not a subject,we don,t need more laws,we need to enforce laws on the books now we don,t need bigger goverment we need less and better goverment that enforce the law not on race gender or choice,but equal if you are not a citizen and here illegally you have the right to be arrested and jailed and deported, as for federal employs,you work for us not we work for you,this is for all federal employ,s you do not deserve to make 2 to 3 times more times then what the average american people make, we pay your wages,and to obama,holder,nepolitano,congress sets immigration laws,not you,you do not have the right to pick what laws you want to enforce,or who you enforce them on,

  • jopa

    When the TP candidates make their ideas public they seem to get themselves in trouble with the crazy speeches and ideas they come up with.Their lack of knowledge in areas of government and policy are kinda scary.We sure do not need another mentally challenged individual like the puppet George W. who drove this country into the ditch.

    • s c

      Yomamma, what you’ve done is to indict Herr Obummer’s entire administration. This is the best, quickest way to describe the criminals, thugs, degenerates, scum and treasonous vermin who infest Washington. Word for word, chum, you have pegged Obummer’s administration with your own words.
      When it comes to “lack of knowledge of government and policy and those who are mentally challenged,” America has NEVER before had such a herd of self-made losers who personify your description. And, you even threw in the FACT that Herr Obummer is a PUPPET. Thanks, dude. It’s even better when crap comes directly from a moonbat progressive. You DO have a way with words, don’t you?

      • Conservatives United

        If you take the time to do extensive research on who the candidates really are (Not the Lame Stream Media and the estabishment pundits throw out) as I do, you will find that many of the establishment (career politicians of both parties) have never run a business, made a payroll, set up a real budget, run a real business producing a product or service. A great number of these new TRUE CITIZEN LEGISLATORS to be, are business people and have done all those things ahead. The backgrounds of so many of these career politicians, have political science or similiar backgrounds, and most of the rest are lawyers. Most of these people have no clue about balancing budgets, delveloping real plans to run anything. The private sector creates jobs and produces revenue. The public sector confiscates a great percentage of this wealth created and wastes it on usless undertakings.

        • ananair

          Conservative United says
          “have never run a business, made a payroll, set up a real budget, run a real business producing a product or service. A great number of these new TRUE CITIZEN LEGISLATORS to be, are business people and have done all those things ahead.”

          Yep, YA BETCHA, I can see Russia from my backyard
          Here are some typical examples of teapartiers who ran real businesses
          1) Scott, candidate for governor of Florida, started a health care business named Columbia HC which was accused of ROBBING Medicare and its patients and was fined 1.7 billion dollars.. of course mr, Scott had no knowledge of what was going on like that supercilious British ass, ceo of British Petroleum which polluted our entire Gulf for months “I’m afraid I haven’t the faintest idea of what happened”
          2) Meg Whitman, billionaire candidate for governor of California learnt lessons of frugality from her business years and applied them to her household hiring an illegal latino maid for years. Also disclaimed any knowledge of what was happening under her roof
          The similarity doesn’t end there. Both of these highly successful business persons spent millions of their hoarded wealth campaigning for public office which only pays a few hundred grand a year.
          there are other instances, like one female teapartier named McMahon who gained fame and fortune by publicly kicking the nuts of males in wrestling rings, also spent her own money Which male would have the cohones to face such a fierce opponent? Self preservation comes first, ahead of political ambitions

          • http://Verizon Bud G.

            ananair: I suppose you think the Democratic candidate is clean. She has as much dirty laundry as Scott. Check out her Bank of America dealing. Scott is a crook and he bought his way in.

            I am from Florida and I don’t want either of them but whoever wins will mean we have a crook running the show. We have enough problems in Florida already.

          • DavidL

            I share your perspectives today. Good job. Let me just add the following:

            1. As the adage goes, “Conservatives think government is bad, and they have the candidates to prove it.”

            2. Most, if not all, of the Tea Party candidates will lose because they are too extreme. For example, let me ask this of the Tea Party supporters: Why is it okay for a tea party candidate to dress up as a Nazis, but Muslims in NY can’t have a community center with a prayer room?

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            David L,

            Quite simple; the muslims do not plan to use it as a “community” center. If that really were the issue, I would have no problem with it…however, they want it as a “Musmlin” community center…not a multi-cultural community center to build a bridge of open communication between other communities different from their own.

            I don’t condone anyone dressing up in a Nazi uniform…just dumber than dirt in my opinion; that in and of itself is not the Tea Party majority…so stop exaggerating as if the entire Tea Party supports that kind of stuff. Try not to succumb to the FLL fantasy mindset.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Jopa… You said George Bush drove our country into the ditch, but you failed to add that this happened when he was stuck with a Democratic Congress! Oh how soon you forget!

      Remember in November!

      • http://naver samurai

        100% agree Robin, fellow Hoosier! Keep up the good fight, fellow patriot! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Norm

    The reason Rubio is doing so well is simple. He is intelligent and well informed. His views are clearly conservative but, unlike many of the teabaggers, he is not a babbling idiot.
    Palin, Angle, Odonnel, Miller, Paul and a few others are complete fools who would only do harm to an already divided and battered government.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      Norm… A teenager could do a better job than our current administration!

      Remember in November!

    • Warrior

      Rangel
      Guitierrez
      Boxer
      Waters
      Weiner
      Pelosi
      Reid
      Durbin
      Schumer
      Franks
      Dodd

      Right, this is some lineup to be proud of?????

      • Bob Wire

        Rangel hasn’t left the building yet?

        • Warrior

          Well then, someone please show him the door!

          • Christin

            Yeh, a jail cell door!

      • Conservatives United

        Add to the list:
        Murrary
        Feingold
        Franken
        Dorgan
        Kerry
        Jackson Lee
        Biden
        Obama

      • http://naver samurai

        Can I add the names of Clinton and Gore?

        • Warrior

          Absolutely, they can go to the front of the class!

    • Angel

      Norm – you said it! People like Rubio and Christie will succeed because of their ideas and ideology. Unfortunately, there are too many nuts in the tea bag.

  • justbite_me

    Tea Party, the best thing in the political arena in a long time. But, they’re Politically Correct. In the last few months the “Tea Parties” have been expelling leaders and members for using their 1st Amendment rights as citizens. When someone stands behind a podium he/she speaks FOR and WITH the particular “Tea Party”. When he/she uses a personal blog or website, social page he/she is a citizen exercising their Constitutionally Protected 1st Amendment Right of FREE SPEECH. THOUGH THE TEA PARTIES ARE A GOOD MOVEMENT, THEY STILL HAVE FLAWS AND HAVE NEED OF IMPROVEMENT.

    • Conservatives United

      The Tea Party is a grass roots level movement that is less than 2 years old. As Citizens we are learning how to take back our Nation, and it will take time. The establisment (both parties) has had many decaades to reach the level of destruction thru their incompetance and sometimes out right intent to destroy this nation. It will take “We The People” a while to change this, but we have made great strides in this short period of time. In the next 2 years, we have the chance to make far greater strides than in the last 2 years, because we now have that base in place. As soon as these election are over, we need to focus our attentions immediately on 2012. We must focus on getting rid of the next 1/3 of the Senate (Both Radical Liberals, and RINOS), and focus on getting rid of more more of the radical liberals and RINOS in the house. We need to focus also on getting a true conservative to run for president, and not except what the Establishment Repubs want us to except. At present I do not see that candidate out there among any of the ones being projected, but I feel as some other do that that candidate will emerge once the 2010 elections are over. We need the next Ronald Reagan to emerge, and I feel he or she is their.

      • DavidL

        The Tea party is funded by big oil. There are some terrific people in the Tea Party movement, individual citizens I mean. But let’s not kid ourselves. Big oil and other very wealthy vested interests are paying for and producing this huge con. Foreign money anyone?

        • http://?? Joe H.

          DavidL,
          could you show me proof of that big oil comment please??? not some liberal rag site either, please!!!

          • http://naver samurai

            Just another posting of liberal rhetoric, DavidL.

        • Fed Up Gal in NM

          David L,

          In theory your comment might hold an ounce of credibility. However, it amazes me how the other parties (especially the Democratic party)can engage in big money gathering tactics from any unscupoulous source…and the rest of us are supposed to just ignore and say nothing. I don’t give a rats patooty where the money is coming from for average citizens to be heard. When the other parties start behaving ethically (with regards to money gathering, vote pandering and just about anything else)…I might then give a damn about where the Tea Party money is coming from.

  • Donald T.

    AMEN, Marvin, you are telling it like it should be, the currant administration should all be put in jail, from obama on down, impeach them all in January!!

  • http://personalliberty.com jessica

    Nobody should pay attention to pre-election polls. Most of them are just lies intended to sway public opinion. Most people don’t remember that three days before the 2004 presidential election, the polls had John Kerry ahead by eight points. In fact, newspapers in Europe and the Middle East were already calling him “President Kerry”.

  • chuck b

    jessica

    don’t get your hopes up, i would say a lot of the country have opened their eyes and see liberalism as the problem, i know some demo’s that are crossing over to vote against barry and company. will send you crying towels later.

  • DaveM

    One thing you can thank Obama for is the birth of the Tea Party. Finaly people are starting to look at the candidate rather than the party. I think that eventually, barring some bogus disaster, there will be a third alternative view in elections. Main stream media has lost all credability for many people. It has gotten to the point that personaly if there is a news item that I feel is important I cross check it with as much information as I can.

    Every cloud has a silver lining?

    • Norm

      Hitler came out of a group not unlike the tea party.

      • http://naver samurai

        Hitler started as a community organizer. Gee, doesn’t that sound like Obama bin Laden? FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • chuck b

    heil! tea party. the libs are going to think they got hit by a panzer div. come november.

  • Angel Wannabe

    I don’t believe in poll numbers, they’re manipulated like everything else in Washington. The Proof’ll be in the pudding!_ A campaign isn’t won by the voters themselves, but by those who count the votes!_-Time will tell!

  • http://none Mike

    I see alot of Tea party bashing on here by the right and the left. I think its exactly what the establisment big gov.wanabes want us to think let us tear ourselves apart and they win by default.Support real conservitives even if you dont agree on a stand they may take on a single issue. As far as polls go they are so much hot air to drive us to think oh this canidate or that one really cant win.(well unless they support our views lol) Last part said with a large amount of sarcasim. I trust polls about as much as I trust lifetime politicans. Which is to say not much at all. I am heavily in favor of term limits on all of them 2 terms and done. Gives them less time to line their nest with the money of the people. And less time to become corrupt. This government was set up to be a republic not a democracy that I see it being called even by people who say they are republican.That means a set of checks and balances that need to be restored. We need to start on this in November.We were not ment to be ruled by one person or represintive for life. Thats not what our founders had in mind when they created this country.So lets get behind the retoric of the media and really take a look at who is running for office. Not what the media wants us to see. And I say that for either side of the media. Remember in November and the other 11 months too and stay vigilant. Mike

  • jopa

    DaveM;The actual founder of the TP was on the tube the other night and claimed the TP came about in the last two years of the Bush administration.Today they are mainly controlled by the Koch brothers of big oil and forest products.

    • http://gunner689 gunner689

      THANK YOU KOCH BROS. why is it that anyone who has created wealth and created jobs a bad person in liberals eyes. To Libs only the poor are noble. Most Libs are failures and reek of class envy.

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        gunner689,

        Excellent!!!!

  • emo

    Many of the Tea Party candidates are faring poorly. While most are leading, their leads have shrunk recently. There seems to be a trend among those Tea Parties doing poorly and those doing well.

    Those doing poorly are:
    Rand Paul
    Christine ODonnell
    Sharon Angle
    Ken Buck
    Joe Miller

    Those doing well are:
    Marco Rubio
    Pat Toomey

    Those doing poorly lack previous experience and do not appear to have well thought out positions. Rubio and Toomey OTOH have experience with both public service and running campaigns.

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