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#1 wiffleball

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:32 PM

Good Article. Was wondering what happened to these guys.

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Just a few years ago, the Tea Party was a dominant force in American politics, but you don't hear much about it these days. It hasn't gone away, it just morphed into something else.

Donald Trump was born out of the Tea Party. Trump's dedicated supporters are many of the same folks who made the Tea Party the dominant force in American politics in 2010.

Like Trump, the Tea Party was never overwhelmingly popular but it did have a strongly committed base. Less than half (41 percent) of the people who voted in 2010 said they were supporters of the Tea Party. Coincidently, Trump's job rating usually hovers at the same level.



The issues that fired up the Tea Party are the same things that Trump pushes as president: an anti-establishment view, hostility towards immigrants, opposition to ObamaCare and hatred of federal budget deficits.

It was the Tea Party fanned the flames that led to big GOP victories in 2010. The difference in 2018 is that Democrats are engaged as much Republicans were back then.

One of the curiosities of the 2018 midterm election is national polls show Democrats motivated to vote in the same way Tea Party supporters were in 2010. A June CNN Poll indicated that Democrats are much more enthusiastic about voting this November than Republicans.

Why are Republicans so blasé about the midterms? One reason may be that Trump hasn't delivered on the promises he made in 2016 to the acolytes of the Tea Party even though the GOP controls the U.S. House and Senate.

Trump hasn't got the money he needs to build his wall. But demography is destiny and a wall on the Mexican border won't stop the face of America from changing because of birth rates that are much higher than for Hispanic and Asian Americans than they are for Anglos.

ObamaCare is still the law of the land, even in its weakened condition. And its pale substitute, TrumpCare died a miserable death in a GOP controlled Republican U.S. Senate


Because of tax cuts for the GOP's corporate masters, the federal debt has swelled to astronomic proportions. The tax cut was ambrosia to big business and the 1 percent but it has done next to nothing for downtrodden white voters who punched Trump's ticket to the White House.

The big issues on the radar screen haven't changed much since 2010 and 2016. Distrust of Washington, immigration, health care and the economy are still on the front burner. All these issues favored the GOP and Trump; now the same problems will come back to haunt the president and congressional Republicans. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton played the role of swamp creature in 2010 and in 2016. Trump has become is the creature from the black lagoon because he made the swamp more fetid than it already was. Before, voters wanted to get rid of ObamaCare; now voters are angry that the GOP weakened the Affordable Care Act without replacing it.
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#2 Hardcore troubadour

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:38 PM

Who wrote it? And Trump hasn't delivered on promises? Stupid article.

#3 wiffleball

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:43 PM

Who wrote it? And Trump hasn't delivered on promises? Stupid article.


Solid analysis.👍
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 11:47 PM

Solid analysis.👍


Well, not letting us know who wrote it and for who is just stupid.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:10 AM

Ill raise you Code pink and the Occupy wall street clowns.

#6 Brad GLuckman

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 05:40 AM

Well, not letting us know who wrote it and for who is just stupid.


Brad Bannon wrote it for The Hill.


https://thehill.com/...o-the-tea-party

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 06:11 AM

Brad Bannon wrote it for The Hill.


https://thehill.com/...o-the-tea-party


Brad? Sounds like a dik

#8 Brad GLuckman

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:57 AM

Brad? Sounds like a dik


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#9 MDC

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 08:35 AM

The right wingers think that disagreeing or making fun of the dysfunctional mess the modern Republican Party is makes you some sort of far left wing radical. They don't get the fact that moderates look at them like their nuts, so right wingers try to project the far left stereotype on all of us. They have no choice, seeing as their major policies are proven failures, so they just go for the personal attacks . How's that trickle down working out for you?


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#10 Baker Boy

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 10:04 AM

Because Orange Man Bad!

#11 iam90sbaby

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 01:41 PM

Not sure which Trump thread this goes in but when Trump pardoned the turkey today he said "I can't guarantee you'll be able to enjoy these pardons, thanks to the 9th circuit."

 

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#12 EternalShinyAndChrome

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:15 PM

The deranged TDS hysterics believe every piece of confirmation bias they can find.  Wiff is the king of the TDS Hysterics.

 

"If the liberal rag I read says it, it MUST be true!!!!"  #dontaskquestionsjustsubmit



#13 wiffleball

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:29 PM

Not sure which Trump thread this goes in but when Trump pardoned the turkey today he said "I can't guarantee you'll be able to enjoy these pardons, thanks to the 9th circuit."
 
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The biggest turkey pardoned was that Saudi Prince.
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:31 PM

The deranged TDS hysterics believe every piece of confirmation bias they can find.  Wiff is the king of the TDS Hysterics.
 
"If the liberal rag I read says it, it MUST be true!!!!"  #dontaskquestionsjustsubmit

The Hill is somehow now a liberal rag? Hysterical. Yeah, just somewhere to the right of National review another liberal rag. slightly to the left of the Wall Street journal I suppose. 😁

at this point, the board trolls have basically Fox on a bad day and WorldNetDaily.

You know these guys are nuts when even the Koch brothers won't touch Trump and his minions. Lol
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 02:51 PM

The Hill is somehow now a liberal rag? Hysterical. Yeah, just somewhere to the right of National review another liberal rag. slightly to the left of the Wall Street journal I suppose. 😁

at this point, the board trolls have basically Fox on a bad day and WorldNetDaily.

You know these guys are nuts when even the Koch brothers won't touch Trump and his minions. Lol


I'm more breitbart than fox. Outside of Tucker and Guttfeld I don't have much use for it. Globalists

#16 Baker Boy

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 03:59 PM

Not sure which Trump thread this goes in but when Trump pardoned the turkey today he said "I can't guarantee you'll be able to enjoy these pardons, thanks to the 9th circuit."
 
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President Donald Trump pardoned a turkey named "Peas" during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation on Tuesday.

Peas beat out another turkey named "Carrots" to receive the official pardon. Trump joked that the vote was a "fair and open election" but Carrots "refused to concede and demanded a recount."

While both turkeys will be spared slaughtering, Trump said he warned them that even with his pardon, "House Democrats are likely to issue them both a subpoena."

#17 EternalShinyAndChrome

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 04:04 PM

The Hill is somehow now a liberal rag? Hysterical. Yeah, just somewhere to the right of National review another liberal rag. slightly to the left of the Wall Street journal I suppose.

at this point, the board trolls have basically Fox on a bad day and WorldNetDaily.

You know these guys are nuts when even the Koch brothers won't touch Trump and his minions. Lol

 

You talking out of your ass again?  Right of National Review?  :lol:

 

The hill is a left of center publication.   Get your facts straight.

 

The only troll on this board is you, with your hysteria.



#18 SenatorRock

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 05:13 PM

 
You talking out of your ass again?  Right of National Review?  :lol:
 
The hill is a left of center publication.   Get your facts straight.
 
The only troll on this board is you, with your hysteria.


The Hill is a uniparty outlet. They occasionally have some opinion pieces from actual conservatives but for the most part they are an anti-Trump establishment rag.

https://thehill.com

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