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Tea Party give NY special election to Dems

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, May 25, 2011.

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  1. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Tea Party gives NY special election to Dems.

    I'm very sympathetic of the original core values of the tea party, but they have to use some practical sense. As a practical matter, a vote for a third party Tea Party candidate is a vote for the Democrats.
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    When are they going to figure that out? HMB
     
  3. noknock1

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    And I just can't wait for BO to get re-elected because of a split Republican vote...
     
  4. Hoosier Daddy

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    Yes, I look for some idiot to lose the nomination and decide to run on an independent ticket and split the vote like Ross Perot did. But even the Republicans have to be aware that anyone that messes with social security or medicare is not going to be popular.
     
  5. mrskeet410

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    I'm not so sure some of the candidates running as "Tea Party" even hold the original tea party principals dearly. From what I can tell so far the "Tea Party" candidate in NY was a self-serving charlatan that wanted some time in the limelight, and the Tea Party gave him his chance. Same thing last year in Delaware, and maybe in Nevada.
     
  6. sernv99

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    Even the National Republican Congressional Committee chair called the Tea Party candidate a Democrat in disguise LMAO.

    These wingnuts are losing steam and hopefully they derail themselves off of the tracks.
     
  7. School Teacher

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    As Hoosier Daddy points out, even the smallest change or tinkering with Medicare is fraught with danger.

    A "sea change" proposal like Rep Ryan's proposed change to require persons below 55 or 50 years old to purchase private insurance, with government supplied vouchers, needs a long and thorough discussion and "buy in" by all affected parties before being proposed.

    Seniors generally dislike change, do not trust government and vote more often and reliably than the dead in Chicago.

    Ed Ward
     
  8. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he'll show up late to his own election.

    Heard he had a little trouble recognizing the British Nation Anthem too.
     
  9. mrskeet410

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    stokinpls - That's the kind of petty, nitpicking, whining that does nothing useful, and just dilutes valid issues with the president. It's one step away from whining about the First Lady's hairdo in the wind.
     
  10. Joe Potosky

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    Is it the Tea Parties fault, hell no....

    The Republicans running the party ran away from conservative values during the Bush years. It seemed they wanted to be liked by the press and also when attending social functions in Washington D.C. and in the liberal northeast. Conservatives were the bad guys. The thinking was, who else are they going to vote for, so they can be ignored...

    The Republican Party in many regions across the nation ran MODERATE (liberal) candidates.

    If elected, they would not vote to restrict spending, close the borders, or allow drilling for oil, to name a few issues.

    What was the point of voting for them, when push came to shove they voted with Democrats? The Democrat candidates in past years in many districts have been more pro-gun then the Republican they were running against.

    The New York Republican party ran a liberal for the house in 2010, even endorsed by Newt. When it looked like the Tea Party candidate was going to win, the Republican endorsed the Democrat. The Tea Party candidate lost by a few thousand votes.

    It's up to the Republican party to run candidates that have more in common with the Tea Party then Democrats...
     
  11. wireguy

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    Did anyone see the big game? (yawn)
     
  12. Brian in Oregon

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    Whine all you want, but there's no going back. Stop supporting anti-gun RINOs, because a lot of us will not vote for them. And don't blame us for this. You should not have been voting for Democrat Lite all these years.
     
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