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  •  These People Might volunteer for the GOP, if... (2+ / 0-)
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    If Republicans are thinking these are the guys who are going to be manning their phone banks in 2010, the ones who are going to be knocking on doors, or coughing up checks for the RNC -- they better think again. These folks are gone.

    I went to the Tea parties too, and I was told again and again "just wait for the next election"  I think a lot of the T baggers do plan to volunteer if, and this is a big if, the Republicans put a Ron Paul type on the ticket.

    Its true that these type of people are not automatically Republicans, but if the R's court them just right, then they can get them to vote Republican.

    If the Republicans take them for granted and spend all their time trying to court religious conservatives, then these people could well split off into a third party.

    This situation does deserve monitoring though.  I would not dismiss out of hand the idea that these protesters will affect the next election. there is some threat that the Republicans may activate an army of volunteers, which would be bad for the next election.  

    The Ron Paul supporters are still a small army of angry donors and volunteers, I think the Tea Parties were mostly about the Republicans trying to get control of them.

    It's crazy NOT to complain to the Dems when they surrender. Why are we on this site, if not to influence policy? (202-456-1111 White House)

    by WanderMan on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 09:54:11 AM PDT

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    •  Check this out. (1+ / 0-)
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      The Ron Paul supporters are still a small army of angry donors and volunteers, I think the Tea Parties were mostly about the Republicans trying to get control of them.

      I think this video shows that the Republicans weren't very successful.

      The people in the crowd knew that Barrett voted for the banker bailout so they booed him off the stage.

      Republicans/Democrats Same Shit, Different Piles

      by wingnuttroll on Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 12:34:59 AM PDT

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      •  Ha Ha (0+ / 0-)

        This is hilarious!  

        Thanks for sharing.

        It's crazy NOT to complain to the Dems when they surrender. Why are we on this site, if not to influence policy? (202-456-1111 White House)

        by WanderMan on Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 07:52:19 PM PDT

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