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DNC: ‘Terrorist’ Tea Party Clout Fading Fast

From The Hill:

Tea Party’s heyday may be coming to an end, say political experts

By Alexander Bolton – 08/14/11

The reign of the Tea Party may be coming to an end in Washington, according to academic political experts who say polls show a backlash against the conservative movement.

Two national polls released this month by CNN and The New York Times in conjunction with CBS News showed the Tea Party’s unfavorable rating at an all-time high.

Well then, it must be so.  

Political scientists say the data shows a backlash of independent voters against conservative lawmakers who have taken a hard line against bipartisan compromise in Washington.

So people are furious because the Tea Party opposed the bipartisan Boehner-Reid debt ceiling deal? (Actually, we thought everybody disliked that deal.)

Apart from the Boehner deal, the only bipartisan deal we know of is the Republican/Tea Party’s ‘Cut, Cap & Balance," deal, which got a number of Democrat votes in the House.

These experts say independent voters who make up the swing bloc of the electorate typically pay less attention to politics than staunch Republican and Democratic voters.

In other words, these precious "independent voters" are actually ‘low information’ voters. They probably get most of their political news from the Jon Leibowitz Stewart show.

The contentious debate in Congress over the debt limit gave the Tea Party new prominence to many of these casual observers of Washington.

And many independents were not happy with what they saw over the last several weeks: a contentious debate in which conservatives threatened to force a national default; the failure of President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to reach a grand bargain to reduce the deficit; a sharp rebuke of the political system by Standard & Poor’s causing havoc on Wall Street.

Note this desperate attempt to re-write history right before our eyes. It was the conservatives who offered the only plan that would have kept Standard & Poor from downgrading the US credit rating.

Moreover, the only way the country would have gone into default is if Mr. Obama had ordered the US Treasury not to pay the interest on our debt.

They note Obama’s public approval also dipped but observe public opinion of the Tea Party has fallen faster.

How many times was Mr. Obama called a ‘hostage taking terrorist’ by our media masters?

The CNN poll showed the Tea Party’s favorable/unfavorable rating grew from 37 percent in October of 2010 to 51 percent in August 2011.

And we believe CNN, too.

Just in case you aren’t convinced that this is this week’s talking points from the DNC, The Hill also reported this:

Reid: Tea Party hold on GOP will fade away

By Michael O’Brien – 08/14/11

… The Senate’s top Democrat told a home state newspaper that he expects the conservative activist movement’s grasp on the GOP to diminish, a bold prediction given the influence that group showed Saturday in Ames, Iowa, where Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a Tea Party darling, won an influential presidential straw poll.

"The Tea Party was the result of a terrible economy … I’ve said that many times, and I believe that," Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview published Sunday.

"That [the Tea Party] will pass. They will lose a number of seats next year," he said.


This article was posted by Steve on Monday, August 15th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “DNC: ‘Terrorist’ Tea Party Clout Fading Fast”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    Like Sarah, Rush, et al, when you are the target of their aggro, it’s because they fear your effectiveness.

  2. proreason says:

    Boom times at the Ministry of Propaganda

  3. River0 says:

    ” … I’ve said that many times, and I believe that,” Reid told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview published Sunday.

    Perfect example of Democrat magical thinking, “I’ve said that many times, and I believe that”.

    Ah, yes, the power of incantation is very important to the financially illiterate. Harry’s been living in the land of casinos too long. All the losers in Vegas and Reno are saying they’re winners, many times, and they probably believe that, in spite of their empty wallets and maxed out credit cards.

    Reid and Pelosi’s Congress is just that: A casino where they play and lose, but we pay the bills.

  4. Right of the People says:

    “The CNN poll showed the Tea Party’s favorable/unfavorable rating grew from 37 percent in October of 2010 to 51 percent in August 2011.”

    First off the above is an ambiguous statement, they don’t define which has grown, the favorable or unfavorable and seeing as how Favorable is listed first, I would interpret that to mean the Favorable has grown from 37% to 51% which would be more factual.

    Secondly, when you only poll a couple dozen registered Dimocrap voters what kind of response do you expect the Clinton News Network and the Slimes to get.

    Like they say, wish in one hand and s**t in the other and see which fills up first because that’s all these bozos are doing.

  5. Howard Roark says:

    It’s fun to watch these children squeal with glee over what some “political experts” may have said. Because polls reflect low approval of Congress and Barry does that therefore mean that they are about to come to an end?

  6. untrainable says:

    Prefacing a statement with “…according to academic political experts…” is as much as admitting that anything that follows is a lie.

    According to academic political experts 2010 included the summer of recovery.
    According to academic political experts, if we spend trillions on stimulus unemploument will never go over 8%.
    According to academic political experts the moon is made of green cheese, and Obama is the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.

    If they want us to believe their lies they’re going to have to come up with someone better to quasi-quote. And using Harry Reid as a source of information is like asking for marital advice from John Edwards.

  7. JohnMG says:

    “According to academic political experts, the recession has ended and we don’t want the fragile recovery to falter by showing some fiscal sanity.”

    • proreason says:

      The recession hasn’t ended.

      GDP is a fraud. They use it to “measure” recession. If GDP goes down two quarters in a row, it’s a recession. When it goes up two quarters in a row, then the recession is over.

      But government spending is included in GDP, so if the governement wants to, like they wanted to in 2009, they can “end” a recession simply by borrowing and spending enough to make GDP go up. And they did. Now we have 5 Trillion in debt that somebody sometime will have to pay back. Didn’t do anything for the economy, but it tricked the “definition” of a recession, which the hollow-cheeked media endlessly repeats. Tell that to the 10 million people Little Lenin has thrown out of work.

      A more accurate measure of a recession would be when PRIVATE SECTOR GDP goes down, and then the end would be when PRIVATE SECTOR GDP goes up.

      But that wouln’t allow them to manipulate reality, would it?

      Another better measure of a recession would be private sector unemployment.

      They are frauds. All of them. Con men who haave discovered that stealing is easier from the safe haven of a government office.

    • JohnMG says:

      Didn’t think I needed a (sarc) tag on that one. :-(

    • proreason says:

      Oh I heard you.

      I just wanted to repeat my GDP is a fraud theme.

  8. sticks says:

    The media’s fake push polls only tell us what they wish would be and also what they want to convince the zombies is true. Of course they are also telling us who they are really afraid of.
    I think that one of the reasons that the tea party is popular with us commoners is because of the massive overreach of power going on right now in Washington and the fact that too many Republicans are in on it. The concept of liberty goes deep in Americans (to the bone) and although many don’t really understand it (mistaking liberty for anarchy which our founding fathers detested) it is still too strong for the statists and totalitarians in Washington and in the media to ignore.
    Here I think the intent is to sway the wavering and cow the sheep back into the pen, to keep power in the hands of the Democrats past the next election in order to complete the destruction of our nation.
    The problem is that the sheep are hungry, surounded by predators and scared. If only the sheep would remember from election to election who allways puts them in that place.

  9. Mithrandir says:

    This is just another example of liberals viewing reality the way they want, not as it is.

    Since liberalism is about PRETENDING, or lying to themselves about uncomfortable realities, it is easy to anticipate their actions, and dismiss their reasoning.

    AIDS: not brought on by high-risk gay behavior, it’s because Reagan didn’t fund it enough at it initial stages.

    GLOBAL WARMING: if you believe in Pangaea, then slight fluctuations of the earth’s temperature isn’t alarming, however man is a polluter and stopping and controlling man through this campaign is justifiable.

    ABORTION: it’s a mass of tissue, not some complicated moral / legal argument.

    WELFARE: not the result of poor decisions in life, e.g. drugs, crime, multiple children from multiple fathers, poor education / work skills…..it is the fault of “society.” (as if liberals are NOT part of society, and can’t blame themselves)

    TEA PARTY: some racist aberration, not having anything to do at all with backlashing liberalism.

    2010 ELECTIONS: a frustrated response to George Bush’s economy, nothing to do with current liberals in power.

    WISCONSIN: all about those poor teachers, not that working 180 days a year at full pay / benefits is bankrupting the state.

    The list goes on and on. 1/2 of them know their reasoning is SPIN, so the other 1/2 of the liberals keep towing the party line and hopefully don’t catch on.

    …..the rest of us know better….

  10. Tater Salad says:

    Actually Harry, with due respect which you do not deserve by the way, you are full of you know what! The Tea Party is growing and now is taking applications from Democrats who are for the Constitution and do not want anything that you, Nancy, Stenny, Bwarney, Chuckie and Barack stand for:

    There is going to be the need of “more Tea” for the 2012 elections. This last debt ceiling bill proved it. We do not need to complain but instead we need to start our recruiting for more members and get our message out that we are for smaller government and fiscal responsibility with a balanced budget.


    The New American Tipping Point has arrived: http://spectator.org/archives/2011/08/02/american-tipping-point/print#

    Please let your voice & opinions be heard and join the following Tea Party websites to become part of the movement in taking our country back from liberal/progressive left wing loons who are destroying capitalism and the Free Market System that has built this great country:
















  11. Perdido says:

    ‘Moreover, the only way the country would have gone into default is if Mr. Obama had ordered the US Treasury not to pay the interest on our debt.’

    And he would if he could… except we have that pesky 14th Amendment thingy.

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