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  •  Yes but the Tea Party (2+ / 0-)
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    Killer of Sacred Cows, zhimbo

    is a tactic they may not be able to try again.  They astroturfed a "grassroots" new wing of the party and it bought them time after the smashing in 2008 and success for one midterm election cycle in 2010, but the problem was once the Tea Party freshmen got into Congress it became evident how horrific their agenda was to the average person.

    It'll be hard for them to duplicate that success.  The more moderate folks who initially were attracted to the Tea Party's alleged fiscal conservative, smaller government message now see that they are extremists and have abandoned them.  They'll be wary that another such group will be just another pig with lipstick.

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