Tea Party Doesn't Need Votes to Win US Elections

With the U.S. midterm elections five weeks away, the Tea Party movement is already the big winner of 2010. This anti-government, grass-roots Republican offshoot has rattled the party establishment — making the former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, the party’s most prominent 2012 presidential possibility — and has dominated the debate this campaign season. Full Story »

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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Sep 27, 2010 - 12:12 PM PDT

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - Sep. 27, 2010

This article is full of quotes and information and includes the link to the New Yorker article about the Koch Brothers. However it fails to include some important factors. It makes no attempt to describe who the tea party actives are and why they are drawn to it. It also fails to look at the consistent decline in the number of people voting in primaries and active in politics. It also fails to address the lack of fair and quality journalism, especially on the 24 hour news outlets.

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Oct. 24, 2010

An article full of suppositions, maybes, and one downright incorrect statement. The teabagger movement is not grass-roots. It was launched by three radically ultra conservative groups, and its negativism has succeeded in attracting those who are who are royally pissed off. Still, the article offers some interesting probabilities for November.

Teabaggers may win elections in November. But winning and governing are not the same. Since we’re into suppositions, try this one: the only thing teabagger winners may accomplish is proving just how destructive two years of Bushies-on-steroids can be. And end up turning the electorate decisively against right wingers in 2012.

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Gerard Barberi
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by Gerard Barberi - Sep. 26, 2010
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