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: March 31, 2011, 07:49:07 AM

Whatever happened to the Tea Party? Did they go back to watching WWE, going to gun shows, and picketing abortion clinics?  Haven't seen much of them much since the last election. Thought they were going to "right" the ship and hold Congress to the fire - another story manufactured by FOX News?

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Harry Reid: Americans don't care about the Tea Party

As Republicans and Democrats continue their tussle over the federal budget, Republicans are paying too much heed to the Tea Party -- even though the rest of the nation has soured on the conservative movement, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid charged today.

Speaking on the Senate floor today, Reid cited a new CNN poll showing that the Tea Party is viewed just as negatively as the Republican or the Democratic parties, the Washington Post reports. Reid said Republicans shouldn't let "let the Tea Party call the shots" in the budget negotiations.

"The people who care about the Tea Party are a very small number who care about them positively," Reid said. "Those who care about them negatively is very high; it's 50 percent."

In the CNN poll, 47 percent said they had a negative opinion of the Tea Party while 32 percent said they had a positive opinion and 14 percent had no opinion. Both the Democratic and Republican parties received 48 percent unfavorable ratings.

As the two parties continue to butt heads over the budget, they are laying the blame on each other in anticipation of a possible government shutdown. Government operations will come to a halt if a budget for the rest of the fiscal year is not passed by April 8. Democrats have been doggedly arguing this week that House Republicans are too beholden to the Tea Party.

In fact, it is the more conservative elements of the House Republican caucus that are in part holding up the passage of a budget bill. Ten House Republican freshmen rallied outside the Capitol Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reports, to protest the Senate's lack of action on the budget. They said they would accept no less than the $61 billion in spending cuts the GOP-led House already passed.

"We will not settle a split-the-baby strategy," Rep. Martha Roby (R., Ala.) said. "We want real cuts."

Roby and 30 other House freshmen sent a letter today to Reid saying they'll rally on the steps of the Capitol every day until the Senate passes a budget bill.

"The House heard the calls of the American people and offered $61 billion in cuts, but the Senate has not sent us a Continuing Resolution in return," the letter says. "We have received nothing from the Senate except denials of the dire straits of our nation's fiscal health."

Meanwhile, House leaders said today they'll pass a symbolic bill on Friday to try and press the Senate to act.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20048864-503544.html

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#1 : March 31, 2011, 09:04:44 AM

Whatever happened to the Tea Party?

They have jobs.  You'll be hearing again from them soon enough, Mongo.


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#2 : March 31, 2011, 09:06:45 AM

Bold statement after the last elections, wouldn't you say?


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#3 : March 31, 2011, 06:31:02 PM

Americans: we don't care about Harry Reid


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#4 : March 31, 2011, 06:35:28 PM

Harry needs to be retired.  Formally.

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#5 : March 31, 2011, 09:26:16 PM

Just wanted to post in this thread so the top 5 threads on this board would be the pathetic cut-and-paste jobs by Mongo.


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#6 : March 31, 2011, 09:45:30 PM

Gotta get the pepsi off the keyboard... thanks Biggs... lol

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#7 : March 31, 2011, 11:13:55 PM

This is why the Tea Party will be irrelevant in the next few years:



Phillips was equally unimpressive on the Cenk Uygur show:



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#8 : April 01, 2011, 08:00:53 AM

Wonder if one could find a video of a Republican or Democrat - Senator, Congressman, Executive branch member to aspiring candidate, who said something dumb, yea, probably not

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#9 : April 01, 2011, 11:25:28 AM

Wonder if one could find a video of a Republican or Democrat - Senator, Congressman, Executive branch member to aspiring candidate, who said something dumb, yea, probably not

Senators and congressmen are regional. Michele Bachmann, for example, represents a very small district in Minnesota. No one takes her serious on a national scale. Judson Phillips, however, is the National President of the Tea Party, meaning he is the leader of the party. His words hold a lot more weight in regards to how the party is represented and what direction the party is going. When he looks like a moron, it paints them all in that light. Michael Steele made some interesting comments and it ended up playing a role in getting him booted from the RNC chair. Just saying.


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#10 : April 01, 2011, 01:20:36 PM

Wonder if one could find a video of a Republican or Democrat - Senator, Congressman, Executive branch member to aspiring candidate, who said something dumb, yea, probably not

Senators and congressmen are regional. Michele Bachmann, for example, represents a very small district in Minnesota. No one takes her serious on a national scale. Judson Phillips, however, is the National President of the Tea Party, meaning he is the leader of the party. His words hold a lot more weight in regards to how the party is represented and what direction the party is going. When he looks like a moron, it paints them all in that light. Michael Steele made some interesting comments and it ended up playing a role in getting him booted from the RNC chair. Just saying.

How can you be the National President of an Organization that does not exist?

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#11 : April 01, 2011, 01:41:56 PM

Wonder if one could find a video of a Republican or Democrat - Senator, Congressman, Executive branch member to aspiring candidate, who said something dumb, yea, probably not

Senators and congressmen are regional. Michele Bachmann, for example, represents a very small district in Minnesota. No one takes her serious on a national scale. Judson Phillips, however, is the National President of the Tea Party, meaning he is the leader of the party. His words hold a lot more weight in regards to how the party is represented and what direction the party is going. When he looks like a moron, it paints them all in that light. Michael Steele made some interesting comments and it ended up playing a role in getting him booted from the RNC chair. Just saying.

How can you be the National President of an Organization that does not exist?

Ask him. That's what he calls himself. He founded the Tea Party Nation, at least he's credited for founding it. We know, of course, that the Koch brothers are really the ones pulling the strings.
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#12 : April 01, 2011, 05:36:18 PM

Yes he founded an organization with the words "Tea party" in it. The "Tea Party" does not have a national organization so he cannot be the President of it. I don't think even he makes that claim does he?

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#13 : April 01, 2011, 06:02:43 PM

Wonder if one could find a video of a Republican or Democrat - Senator, Congressman, Executive branch member to aspiring candidate, who said something dumb, yea, probably not

Senators and congressmen are regional. Michele Bachmann, for example, represents a very small district in Minnesota. No one takes her serious on a national scale. Judson Phillips, however, is the National President of the Tea Party, meaning he is the leader of the party. His words hold a lot more weight in regards to how the party is represented and what direction the party is going. When he looks like a moron, it paints them all in that light. Michael Steele made some interesting comments and it ended up playing a role in getting him booted from the RNC chair. Just saying.
So do you think we could find a Republican or Democrat - Senator, Congressman, Executive branch member to aspiring candidate, who said something dumb? 

As to the founders of the Tea Party - I haven't seen Phillips mentioned in the various names offered - perhaps. 
: April 01, 2011, 06:12:05 PM dbucfan

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#14 : May 29, 2013, 02:08:34 PM

Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman whose sharply conservative views on social and fiscal issues elevated her to a leader of the tea party movement, announced Wednesday she will not seek a fifth term but insisted the decision was unrelated to ethics inquiries or her near-loss last fall.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/rep-bachmann-run-election-19277330#.UaZD-9imUrc
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