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  •  If the Tea Party ends as you predict around 2016, (10+ / 0-)

    then that means they were only around for President Obama's two-terms.  History will not be kind to that type of coincident.  It's interesting and very chilling.

    •  These movements start hot and heavy, gain some (8+ / 0-)

      steam for a few years, then fizzle out when people actually see what happens when they get in a position to "govern", and then people step back, take another look and decide that they really don't reflect their values, their hopes and aspirations, and many of them are actually reprehensible, then some of their supporters recoil from the ugliness, and the movement quickly dies.  In my opinion, the Tea Party has reached that stage where they are starting to fray around the edges, people are starting to look at them as one-note charlies, a group of people who lack ideas, who can only serve their ideology, are unwilling to "make the tough choices" as their choices are already made for them by doing such actions as taking the tax pledge and elevating that political pledge above their oath of office, which is their pledge to the American people and their constituents.

      There are radical republicans who in six years in the House have NEVER, not even once, voted FOR any single piece of legislation on the floor of the House.  These people have never made a single decision, have never once bucked their party, most of them have never introduced a piece of legislation, and when they run for office, they tell the voters that they "make the tough decisions".  Nothing could be further from the truth, someone else has made all of their decisions, pull their strings, and tell them what to do and when to do it.  And each and every one of them takes $174,000 a year to do absolutely nothing, they are being paid to govern, and what they are doing is exactly the opposite of governing.

      It's time to send them home.

      Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

      by Ohiodem1 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 06:03:18 PM PDT

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      •  And the Tea Party got as big as it did because it (3+ / 0-)
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        had a lot of radical big money behind it.  The money is now leaving the Tea Party behind, and will work to marginalize them even more in the next couple of years, and the Tea Party will abandon the Republican Party, because it, and the big money backers will have abandoned them.

        Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

        by Ohiodem1 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 at 08:25:12 PM PDT

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