Skip to main content

Seriously, have the fruits and nuts on the far right side of sanity, thought this through? If the RW wins and the economy gets worse instead of better ... what will the RW fringe say and do next? Will the Tea Party crazies dissolve or just quiet down for a bit?

Bets are on, but please DO take the poll. What do you think will happen after the election? My bet is that those Tea Party folks will all develop a case of laryngitis. At least until it nears election time for November 2012 ... and THEN they will start making noise again and be hell bent on getting "that black man" out of the White House. Wait and see if that's not what it has boiled down to for those fringies all this time.

Take notes if you need to because we are not expecting to lose, but just in case, here's what to expect from the Dems that engage in cyber wars with the right ....

At least from this left leaning Democrat! IF (that's a big if, too) the GOP wins ... I will expect immediate and positive results just like they have of Obama! Presto Chango ... we had better see some MAJOR improvements in the economy and hundreds of thousands of jobs created. Unemployment had better go down to 8% pretty darn quick or I'll be just as quick to remind the Party of NO, NO, NO ~ how they said they could do better.

In addition, I'll dog you Obama Haters and ask you over and over why a Republican led Congress and Senate can't get anything done or isn't living up to the Tea Party's expectations. I'll be taking the gloves off! I have a long list of President Obama's accomplishments and won't hesitate to tout them out, over and over. I'll be asking you to compare crib notes, so have yours handy.

President Obama, keep your Veto Pen handy, just in case.

Originally posted to DreamNumber9 on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:18 PM PDT.

Poll

Will Tea Party Quiet Down if GOP Wins BIG

5%8 votes
56%89 votes
38%60 votes

| 157 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Interesting diary. (16+ / 0-)

    No. The day after Mitch and John or one of them takes over a house, they will start dismantling the stuff that the Tea Party wanted preserved, my SS, my Medicare, the benefits to them of filling the donut hole, and anything else. And then the howling will really start. In their urge to get 'different' faces, the TP will be sending vintage crackpots, and we will see proposals for all sorts of things that ordinary Americans didn't think they were signing up for when they made protest votes. And then the Rs will discover that Dems have learned and are off the hook for two years, so they, too can obfuscate, and do parliamentary terms tying up all sorts of things. We will see Darryl Issa doing stupid things with his investigations that spend time and waste money. We will see Newt's principled shutdown return, and Americans discover all the things they want that they thought they were supposed to get from the Feds that are cut off by that shutdown. It will get louder and louder, because teh Rs in office, once there, think they are kings and can govern with no more consent of the governed needed. It will make Orville Reddenbacher rich watching it.

  •  I'm really much more interested in figuring out (16+ / 0-)

    what they do in case they and the GOP LOSE. I'm more than happy to help create the conditions for settling that question.

    "Will the highways of the internet become more few?"
    - GWB asketh, Verizon/Google answereth

    by brainwave on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:45:04 PM PDT

    •  those "second amendment remedies" (9+ / 0-)

      may be employed

      Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

      by Clytemnestra on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:47:29 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Late at night (0+ / 0-)

          When the depression hits me, I sometimes wish they would employ "second amendment remedies".  When I have endless political infighting to look forward to, with their side stooping ever lower, and our side cowering in fear....

          Well, the idea of shooting it out with old, slow over-confident assholes with poor eyesight doesn't look all that bad to me.  I figure it would take about a week, with the last six days spent going house to house with crowbars, prying them out of the closets they ran and hid in after the first clash.  

        •  those "rememdies" aren't aimed at you (0+ / 0-)

          They are aimed at someone they don't think is ... presidential enough to occupy the WHITE House.
          So you might want to rethink those dark, depressed thoughts.
          Their bloody dreams of war in he streets are for after the Kenyan Muslim Soshalisitic Expialadocious starts his pogrom, dontcha know.

          Sexual orientation is as irrelevent on the battlefield as military rank is in the bedroom.

          by kamarvt on Sat Sep 25, 2010 at 05:02:22 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  I think the nation may be damned if they do... (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      sancerre2001, grada3784, ardyess

      ...darned if they don't. They'll want to push all the crazy stuff, but fight with the more-establishment Republicans on cutting the stuff hey wanted "hands-off" on. They'll be a bunch of n00bs.

      If any or all of the TP types lose, yeah, we may have some trouble. If they take some of the establishment Republicans with them, look out! That'll be the beginning of the real GOBP Civil War, with the TP types out for blood in 2012.

      I just wonder how we would handle it if we maintained a majority in the House and actually gained a couple of seats in the Senate. How would the caucus handle Droopy Joe? Would the Blue Dogs be leaned on by the leadership? And would Boehner (R-Humangelo) turn a nasty shade of red when using scathing invective at us?

      Stay tuned...

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:34:51 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  they will freak, they will say that ACORN (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      kamarvt, sinclairtx

      somehow stole the election.

      It will be absolutely insane.  The repubs have been telling them the House will be theirs, and they won't accept another outcome.

  •  Winning would make them even bolder. (12+ / 0-)

    They will be convinced that God is on their side and they need to soldier on like the good crusaders they are.  To convert the heathens, to purify the population, to punish the wicked, to outlaw abortion and premarital sex, to put gays back in the closet, to kick out the Muslims, to start a war with Iran, to have guns and prayer (don't they always go together) in school, to rewrite the textbooks . . . the craziness will never stop.

    And while they are running around doing this, the billionaires behind it all will steal us blind.

    Please understandably lukewarm Democrats, get out and vote.  Please don't subject us to the Christian Taliban, the next Great Depression, and WW III.

    Superman may be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, we mortals have to do it one step at a time. Patience, persistence, votes.

    by ahumbleopinion on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:45:57 PM PDT

  •  NO they won't ... they will scream LOUDER (10+ / 0-)

    because they believe they've got power now and will go into overdrive to take down this president (and make sure no non-white will win the white house again in a generation)

    I say this after reading this filth tonight

    Get That Worthless Nigger Out Of The White House

    Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

    by Clytemnestra on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:46:06 PM PDT

  •  Why would they quiet down? (7+ / 0-)

    If Baggers sweep in and win a bunch of the high-profile races it would be foolish to deny that they would them be a movement on the rise.  I happen to think their electoral success will be better than most here do; however, I think they will splinter considerably in the aftermath.  Thing to understand is the Tea Party is about four different groups, that it's a strange admixture of astroturf and authentic.  The Dick Armey/Tea Party Express wing is definitely astroturf.  OTOH, think of them what you might, the Paulards, who are another key ingredient in the Bag are an authentic grassroots force.  We saw in 2008 how the Rube establishment and the corporate media marginalized them in nearly identical fashion that they do to the Left.  Nobody ever has to marginalize astroturf, for fairly obvious reasons.  

    As well as those two groups, there's also the fundamentalists,  and the hopelessly confused who know they're getting screwed but can't figure out for themselves how or by who.  That doesn't look like a sustainable coalition to me.  If you have been watching, you know the recriminations between the different elements have already begun.  As the insider wing grabs all the gains, and absorbs the Baggers-elect into their fold, the grassroots groups will find themselves excluded and taken for granted.  Some will just shrink away.  Some will be "pragmatic" and chastise their fellow Teabaggers for unrealistically wanting instant ponies and rainbows.  That will probably be the largest group.  By the time the third group moves into open resistance and revolt within the Rubes, the second group will have merged with the Dick Armey and will be well on its way to become the institutional Republican Party.

    A political-economic general system failure leads directly to the physical destruction of its chief institutions, such as major parties.  An empire can last a very long time in that hollowed out condition, look at the Ottomans.  But when the hollowed out system collapses, it does so with startling rapidity and finality.  Look at the fall of the Soviet Union.

    American business is about maximizing shareholder value. You basically don't want workers. ~Allen Sinai

    by ActivistGuy on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 07:56:34 PM PDT

    •  I see it as an uneasy alliance between (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      kamarvt, sinclairtx

      poor racists, wealthy retired racists, and libertarians.  I don't think it can hold together if they get any real control

    •  Big Dog said much the same (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      ActivistGuy

      In a rare and I'm sure accidental moment of clarity, Chucky The Todd played a clip of Bill Clinton discussing this very dynamic. The Teanut Gallery is full of political noobs who think there are simple solutions to everything, but it is financed by the very people who precipitated the crises to which the Teanutters are actually responding. For now, this dyspeptic alliance is holding, but the reality of governanace will very quickly point up the antithetical imperatives within this misguided/orchestrated contingent.

      Sexual orientation is as irrelevent on the battlefield as military rank is in the bedroom.

      by kamarvt on Sat Sep 25, 2010 at 05:08:18 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  As long as there's a black man in the White House (12+ / 0-)

    the Teabaggers will be making noise.

    Splunge: It means I think Obama's great, but possibly not, and I'm not being indecisive.

    by jazzmaniac on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:11:10 PM PDT

    •  Heh. If the Civil Rights Act lost us the south (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      evangeline135

      for a generation, then Obama lost it FOREVER.

      We got the better part of the deal, naturally. :)

      They're never stop making noise, now. Ever.

      I'm gonna go eat a steak. And fuck my wife. And pray to GOD - hatemailapalooza, 052210

      by punditician on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 10:37:32 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I don't think they will (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    grada3784, ardyess

    No sense in giving up on all that free BBQ they get at their local "rallies".

    I think teh stupid is here to stay as long as that evil Kenyan muslim is in the White House.

    Andy Partridge is a genius.

    by paulitics on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:14:33 PM PDT

  •  Me and Joe Biden are gonig to say this.... (10+ / 0-)

    ...one more time. There is no difference. This is the Republican Tea Party.

    Phony grassroots ginned by through gazillions in corporate dollars, distracting from their real mission, which is to destroy government and make America safe for traitor international corporations, by hoodwinking the gullible with tales of mosques near "holy" ground.

    British Petroleum: I think that means it's foreign oil.

    by Bensdad on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:16:39 PM PDT

  •  no, they'll be IN the house leadership (5+ / 0-)

    so look for continuous investigations leading to impeachment. Victory will embolden them to be even louder and more hateful. The good thing is that they'll expose themselves and be rejected after two years of bullshit. In fact two years of their sickness may help Obama win another term.

    •  in a way, it could be his only chance; the (0+ / 0-)

      economy can't even create enough jobs to get unemployment down to even 7% or so in only two years...the growth is just not happening.  So, the economy will be crap.  In order to win, the repubs will have to be such a sickening alternative that even the low information voters are afraid of them.  Two years of TP "impeachment investigations" and government shutdowns could just about do it.

  •  You have gotta be kidding (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    grada3784

    This election is just a point along the way. They're after Obama for being an uppity arrogant type who is destroying their freedoms. When the economy does start plunging again, as it surely will, then don't you know they will blame it all on Obama? It will only be four years later AFTER a teabag President has been in power for 4 years, with a teabag Congress, that they'll start to quiet down.  Of course by then, this country will be a smoking ruin.  

    Don't think it would be doing anyone a favor to give in to these folks to try to make them shut up.  When exactly has that ever worked, not that it would be close to worth it if it did.

    "The only thing we have to fear - is fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    by orrg1 on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:32:51 PM PDT

  •  That's Order No. 66. (0+ / 0-)

    The clones will obey.

    Every act of Islamophobia gives aid, comfort and support to al Qaeda and the Taliban. There was a time that sort of thing was called treason.

    by grada3784 on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 08:44:26 PM PDT

  •  They'll go for impeachment (3+ / 0-)

    As long as Obama is in office they'll claim that absolutely everything is his fault no matter who is in charge of Congress.

    They will most definitely push for impeachment and if there are enough Republicans in office they'll get it.

  •  one of them threatened me 3 weeks ago (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mr SeeMore

    I had a credible threat three weeks ago. Tonight one of them is publicizing my ex wife & kids' home address.

     They are a real bunch of winners.

  •  I keep having faith in the American populace (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JeffW, Ohiodem1, ahumbleopinion

    that they will wake up and do the right thing and cause such huge electoral defeats for these deranged lunatic teabaggers - that they will go away, and they and their ugly message will be a footnote in history.  And the more sensible of those will be out on a long path to reform the repugs.

    But no, it they lose big, they will just think that their positions weren't batsh*t brained lunatic enough, and they'll probably come back worse than ever.

    And of course the queen of them is none other than the  disturbed and ignorant megalomaniac herself, Ms Sarah Palin, is leading this charge.  You think that after such a stunning defeat in 2008 (which we can't be thankful for enough) she would have moderated her stances, but no, she doubles down with the insanity.  I rest my case

  •  They will make more noise than ever. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    ahumbleopinion

    If anything that has even a glimmer of being a positive development happens, they will shout to the moon that it happened because of them, and their propaganda arm, Faux Nooze and rushie, beckie and the other mouthpieces will shout it from the hilltops, and of course if something negative or that can be construed negatively, they will of course shout it from the hilltops that Obama caused it.  It's their nature.

    If they get in, at the next election time, of course they will pound their chests and take all the credit for anything positive, whether they had anything to do with it or not (See Republicans at Stimulus Ribbon Cuttings even though they voted no for the stimulus) and they will say "STAY THE COURSE!" even if the course will take the river over a 1000 foot waterfall.

    They will crow and strut and lie and shout how wonderful everything is because of them, and them alone.

    Republicans are like alligators. All mouth and no ears.

    by Ohiodem1 on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 09:48:54 PM PDT

  •  Outrage is their soapbox (0+ / 0-)

    As long as there is some outrage fomented on the overall GOP megaphone from Limbaugh to Glen Beck then there will be some form of TP ranting going on.

    But is the TP even a real organization? Part of it is a fully funded smokescreen by the FOX News puppeteers. Another part of it is the fiscally inept members of the GOP that are ramping up the fear that we are spending too much somehow. But of course, there is a small group within this morass of rant, bigotry and outrage that were simply tired of the GOP paying them lipservice on the extreme right and wanted their party back.

    My personal feeling is the Tea Party is in for a rather large train wreck sometime over the next four years. It will feed upon itself with each faction trying to dominate the rest and result in no net gain as a real political organization. Those pulling the strings - Beck, Limbaugh, Palin, and Fox News will discover the monster they fed and nurtured will turn on them in some form and split from the GOP message thus weakening them for the coming decade.

    It all comes down to "when" these TP factions will start to see the false promises that the current GOP and these nutty candidates really are. Outrage and Anger always results in Disillusionment as people realize nothing is happening. Then and only then will the Tea Party fade like the power of the "Religious Right" of the 90's.

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 11:52:29 PM PDT

  •  you are actually not allowed to call people (0+ / 0-)

    'haters'...you might want to take that out.

    Anyway, my opinion is that the tea party is a beast that has gotten entirely out of control for the repubs.  I don't see them shutting up...they will just get more and more crazy, especially if the congressional repubs don't try to impeach Obama and stuff.

  •  Politics (0+ / 0-)

    If some of you lazy-ass motherfuckers would donate some time at your local Democratic Party headquarters, the Republicans would be less likely to win anything.

    The Democrats need telephone bank people. They need canvassers. They need envelope stuffers. Drop in at your local office, and you will be put to work.

    If you are too busy to help, you better not offer one fucking word after the election.

  •  yes and no... (0+ / 0-)

    ...since the so-called "Tea Party" is nothing but a current day iteration of so many other radical, right wing extremist movements of the past (the so-called "Moral Majority," the militia movement of the '90's, the Father Coughlin (sp?) of the New Deal Days, etc., the only question to me is what these racist, bigoted, radical right wing extremists will call themselves next time.

    If the Tea Party proves to be a net benefit to the Republican'ts...they might hang around in their current incarnation for another few years; if, however, they prove to be an albatross in terms of harming Republican chances in the November general elections...they will likely reconstitute themselves into another so-called "new" group (i.e. same old same old under a new name) next year.

    My hope is that these Teabaggers end up being for the Republicans what they promise to be for the rest of America...more divisive than helpful.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site