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MARK LEVIN: TEA PARTY ONLY THING THAT STANDS 'BETWEEN LIBERTY AND TYRANNY'
Breitbart ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | By Tony Lee

Posted on 11/17/2012 2:12:38 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Conservative scholar, talk radio host, and former Reagan administration official Mark Levin said conservatives need to first overthrow the Republican establishment to more successfully take on President Barack Obama and the institutional left.

“We cannot get through Obama and the left until we get through the Republican Establishment,” Levin said, railing against establishment consultants who attack the base and politicians who know nothing of “Burkean reform” because they have spent their whole careers “clawing their way to the top.”

In a talk at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday with his mentor, former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, for whom Levin served as Chief of Staff, Levin said the Republican Party is, “devouring the conservative movement,” and the old bulls need to step aside in favor of a new generation of conservatives who are fluent in conservatism.

“It’s time for the old bulls to get out of the way and for the fresh faces who believe in conservatism and liberty and originalist principles to step up,” Levin said, criticizing those like House Speaker John Boehner for “yielding territory” to the left in negotiations.

Levin said the Tea Party consists of constitutionalists, libertarians, Evangelicals, and those who are against the rigged establishment, beltway culture that for too long has not embraced conservatism and, as a consequence, lost national elections (George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney).

“The Tea Party is the only thing that stands between liberty and tyranny,” Levin said. “We have to defeat the Republican establishment mush in Washington, D.C.”

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1 posted on 11/17/2012 2:12:44 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree with Levin.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 2:21:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We need Comprehensive Election Reform, NOW!)
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To: holdonnow; I_be_tc; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; ...

Ping for The Great One!! Bring back Reaganism and the Constitution!! Fire the RINO establishment!! Go, Palin!! Go, Tea Party!!

Sheesh, Mark talks like he’s a FReeper. Well, duh.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 2:21:30 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Post-Romney, RINO GOP must move Tea Party right, not wrong left
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2959030/posts

Are you tired? Isn’t it time to form the Tea Party to replace a certain other party?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2956796/posts


4 posted on 11/17/2012 2:22:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Me too!! Boehner, et al, must go!!


5 posted on 11/17/2012 2:23:01 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT for Freedom


6 posted on 11/17/2012 2:23:01 PM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Ditto. And we need to be prepared for the scorched earth policy of ridicule hurled our way by not only the left but also the RINO elite.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 2:25:41 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mark Steyn’s statements are true, very true.

I maintain that BHO2 is neither Muslim nor Christian except when it is politically expedient. He self-avowed as a Marxist-Leninist during his years at Occidental College, and I believe he has remained a communist all his adult life. His sole intention in the Middle East is the destruction of Israel and the extermination of all Jews.

We are looking at a horrendous future for ourselves and our nation if this administration isn’t turned out wholesale. The ANC in South Africa has launched genocide against whites, and those Black Nationalists here who support the communists in the ANC advocate the same fate for whites here.

I believe that is Obama’s ultimate intention here in the U.S.A.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 2:25:53 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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9 posted on 11/17/2012 2:27:49 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jim Robinson

The Great One is right. Now lets start with Boehner.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 2:27:57 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Jim Robinson
BTTT!

11 posted on 11/17/2012 2:28:56 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jim Robinson

We need ML to run for POTUS. I would bow to Nancy Pelosi if just to see The Great One debate the Kenyan just once. Ok, maybe not bow...sort of bow.


12 posted on 11/17/2012 2:30:06 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m in.


13 posted on 11/17/2012 2:30:41 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Jim Robinson
I agree wholeheartedly Mark but we need some leadership.


14 posted on 11/17/2012 2:32:43 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Twenty years too late. We’ve been a tyranny for a long time. The rabbit boiled a generation ago.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 2:33:11 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (The GOP Establishment has decreed Graham/Lieberman 2016. And you can't do anything about it!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Sort of bow? You’re facing Pelosi, right? Attention! About face! Bow! Lower!


16 posted on 11/17/2012 2:33:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

I mean “frog” :(


17 posted on 11/17/2012 2:34:24 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (The GOP Establishment has decreed Graham/Lieberman 2016. And you can't do anything about it!)
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To: Jim Robinson

So, How is it going to happen? The country has gone Socialist right before our eyes.


18 posted on 11/17/2012 2:34:29 PM PST by reefdiver
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To: McGruff

You betcha!!


19 posted on 11/17/2012 2:34:33 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

An anecdote to back up what Levin is saying.

In 2010, Democratic Representative Parker Griffith (Al-05 Dist.) jumped from the Democrats to the Republican party. He was facing a voter base angry with Obama. So he jumped parties trying to retain his seat.

Griffith is a snake. He revealed his true character after his initial election and during the campaign. Mo Brooks took him on. Brooks is a lifelong conservative, well known and liked in the Huntsville Community.

John Boehnor came to Huntsville to campaign for.... party jumper Parker Griffith. Conservatives in North Alabama were livid. We went all out and buried Griffith in the primaries. Brooks is one of the staunch conservatives in congress now.

And John Boehnor campaigned against him.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 2:35:53 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Jim Robinson
35 million Americans voting conservative in every election is the only thing keeping the whole world from going completely to an authoritarian communist system. 35 million out of 7 billion people on the earth.

I wonder if that is the purpose of all the empty cities China is building. Forcibly relocating us to those (prison) cities would be their final solution to the conservative problem. May be why Bill Clinton was so pro-China, this may have been in the works since then.

Just a thought, not saying I absolutely believe it.

21 posted on 11/17/2012 2:37:26 PM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: reefdiver

I posted this earlier today to a person who asked a similar question:

What is my solution?

Obvious. Go back to the constitution.

Do a constitutional audit on the federal government. Shutter, repeal, overturn, abolish, privatize and or return to the states and the people each and every federal department, agency, commission, program, edict, act, law, regulation, court decision, etc, that is not explicitly enumerated and delegated to the federal government by the constitution.

ObamaCare repealed. Dodd Frank Repealed. The EPA, the TSA, the ATF and hundreds of other such unconstitutional fascist federal agencies shuttered and closed for good. The federal government is not authorized by the constitution to be involved in health, education, welfare, housing, mortgages, banking, farming, industry, business, transportation, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, retirement insurance, health insurance, mortgage insurance, banking insurance or any insurance or social programs whatsoever. Shut it all down, privatize it or return it to the states and the people, and that includes social security and medicare and any and all other such entitlements.

Repeal the 16th and 17th amendments, abolish the income tax and the IRS and fully restore the ninth and tenth amendments and restore the balance of powers between the states, the people and their representatives at the federal level.

The sooner the above is tackled and accomplished the sooner we save our nation.

It’s what’s going to have to happen after the coming collapse anyway should we somehow escape being taken over by some communist country.

Start by immediately declaring as unconstitutional and repealing ObamaCare, Dodd Frank and any and all socialist crap put in recently by the usurping Marxist and his socialist democrat cabal. We obviously do not need any of that crap. If the supreme court can’t or won’t do it, form a coalition of governors and state governments to refuse to allow their states to go along with it or to be coerced or extorted by the feds. The states should refuse to accept any unconstitutional funds whatsoever from the federal government. Start working on privatizing and phasing out social security and medicare. And shuttering the EPA, etc. Don’t need it and it’s killing us. Then start on the constitutional amendments to repeal the 16th and 17th.


22 posted on 11/17/2012 2:38:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree, except the TPM has gone all but incognito for the past two years. They seem to have abandoned any public show of solidarity and purpose in exchange for blogging and an occasional blurb on Facebook from Sarah Palin.

That ain’t cuttin’ it!

It’s just preaching to the choir, and a lot of the choir slept thru the sermons in this election. Romney and the GOPe reacted to the TPM like Dracula reacts to the Crucifix, and many conservatives stayed home. And even though Palin urged everyone to vote for him, it was an ABO move, as I don’t remember her ever actually “endorsing” him.

The TPM needs to fill up the Mall in DC again, and the other mass meetings. It fires up the base and connects like minds. If Obama had been running 2010’ he probably would have lost, as the right was on fire then.

The “Tea Party Coilition” in congress can’t do that, not alone, not amidst all the RINOs we have in there.

Time to hit the streets. It must work because the left does it, and they won.

The TPM gatherings gave hope to other conservatives who had all but given up. They felt part of something, with like-minded people.

I think the TPM succumbed to Alinsky tactics used by the obamaites and their trained media. Hiding behind a keyboard is not going to get the job done. What if bathhouse Barry joins with the UN and manages to control the web? There will be no communication and no organizing.

The time to kick it into high gear is now, not in 2016...by then it will be too late!


23 posted on 11/17/2012 2:40:46 PM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Bryan24

Boehner and McConnell are part of the problem, not the solution. The Bush family also needs to go away. They stopped the Reagan revolution.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 2:41:18 PM PST by Soul of the South
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To: Jim Robinson

Well then let’s STAND somewhere, en masse and soon.


25 posted on 11/17/2012 2:41:39 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree with Levin 150%


26 posted on 11/17/2012 2:43:34 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

Just cause you’re republican don’t mean you are republican..
You could be a democrat.. you know for democracy..

Just saying democracy is Mob Rule(for mobsters) is NOT enough..
Democracy was, is and always will be A LIE.. a fabrication.. and is even disingenuous..
NO democracy has ever yet been democratic.. its a shell game.. bait and switch..

Thats why america became a republic and NOT A democracy..
Very very few republicans know this or are aware of its implications..
Many/most republicans are “democrats”.. and NOT republicans at all..

Democrats KNOW THIS.. and seek to KEEP THEM confused..
Democrats know what they are........ AND AREN’T..

Republican top leaders are mostly DEMOCRATS..
Did I say few republicans know what an actual republican “IS”.?.
YES/No... at least I implied it.. it is true..

IF a republican is for democracy.. he/she ISN’T a republican..


Democracy is the road to socialism. -Karl Marx

Democracy is indispensable to socialism.
The goal of socialism is communism. -V.I. Lenin

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism .-Karl Marx


27 posted on 11/17/2012 2:43:48 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Soul of the South

The Bush family also needs to go away. They stopped the Reagan revolution.
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Excellent point.


28 posted on 11/17/2012 2:43:48 PM PST by Starboard
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
GLENN BECK
I just wanted to give some credit where credit is due. Remember 'Restore Honor!'; Beck is presenting ways to get around the Socialist Propaganda Complex with 'The Blaze' and 'GBTV' and his daily Internet broadcast. We MUST get around the major media PROPAGANDISTS, or.. Forget it.
29 posted on 11/17/2012 2:44:13 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I don’t know if it’s the Tea Party, per se, that stands between liberty and tyranny, but the ideas that it stands and fights for. There are other like-minded organizations that, if they partnered with the Tea Party, would make the movement bigger and would stand a better chance of sweeping out the RINO and GOPe establishment.


30 posted on 11/17/2012 2:44:13 PM PST by ducttape45
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To: Jim Robinson
The Republican Party is going the way of the Whig Party which preceded it. We might soon see the Tea Party rise to prominence and carry on.
31 posted on 11/17/2012 2:45:58 PM PST by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: reefdiver

When TSHTF that’s when. There are consequences to socialism, obsession with race, PC . . . there will either be economic disaster (see Europe), race riots, terrorism, or some natural calamities that will wake the naive up. You think young people won’t eventually see the light when they can’t find jobs, can’t afford their iPhone monthly charges, get screwed out of something over their ethnicity? How about paying for all the illegals and the Welfare State? Sooner rather than later, reality bites. It’s unfortunate it’s come to this but they will learn the hard way.


32 posted on 11/17/2012 2:47:55 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: Jim Robinson
I voted for two RINOs that lost. I won’t vote for another. Are you listening GOP?
33 posted on 11/17/2012 2:48:27 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

It’s hard for this here honky to believe that the melanistic masses will pursue that nonsense to the death in the US, howling after the literally impossible, once their former spoiled lives are clearly no longer viable. But again maybe I give them credit for more sense than I should.


34 posted on 11/17/2012 2:51:31 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Video of the event is can be found here or here.
35 posted on 11/17/2012 2:51:51 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s clearly time for a third party, the Tea Party.


36 posted on 11/17/2012 2:52:14 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

When the government doubles down on Internet surveillance and heavy-handed censorship and website take-downs, THAT’S when the younger crowd will finally realize a Socialist/Communist Dictatorship SUCKS.


37 posted on 11/17/2012 2:53:12 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Jim Robinson

Mark Levin is a national treasure, and that’s no exaggeration.

None of this crapweasel caving-in for him.


38 posted on 11/17/2012 2:53:28 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (The idiocracy has come home to roost. God help us.)
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To: Barnacle

Well, I’d like to see something like that get some local victories on its way. Like bumping the uber-RINO Bloomie out of office in New York. The Big Gulp Of Freedom Tea Party. And maybe a governor’s mansion or two.

Otherwise we have a spoiler in a marginal race. The GOP, like it or not, is the only viable party at a national scale in which any conservative sentiment can even HOPE to get a voice. Democrats?? Even Blue Dogs have all gone yellow.


39 posted on 11/17/2012 2:55:12 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Jim Robinson
“The Tea Party is the only thing that stands between liberty and tyranny,” Levin said.

BTTT...The GOP-e has to go!!

40 posted on 11/17/2012 2:55:26 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m glad that Levin addressed Governor Palin’s prominent role in conservatism, we will need her and the tea party in 2014.

When discussing the future of conservatism, Levin highlighted in particular Texas Senator-elect Ted Cruz and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, among others.

“I love Sarah Palin,” Levin said.

“You see how intelligent she is?,” Levin asked, noting that Palin is nothing like the caricature of her on the left and in the mainstream media.
Levin said Palin should be given credit for effectively and enthusiastically articulating the conservative cause, even though she has been attacked by the mainstream media and the Republican establishment.

“Yet, she still rallies the base a hundred times more than these people telling us what we are supposed to do,” Levin said.


41 posted on 11/17/2012 2:55:31 PM PST by ansel12 (The only Senate seat GOP pick up was the Palin endorsed Deb Fischer’s successful run in Nebraska)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Would you be bowing facing her, and at what height would your pants be at the time?
42 posted on 11/17/2012 2:57:09 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It seems to me that the Tea Party is but a concept with lots of talk and absolutely no action. With out action, the Tea Party has no real effect

The fervor of two or three years ago has dissipated


43 posted on 11/17/2012 2:59:40 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL!


44 posted on 11/17/2012 2:59:50 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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45 posted on 11/17/2012 2:59:50 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jim Robinson

You BETCHA.


46 posted on 11/17/2012 2:59:50 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Jim Robinson
“We cannot get through Obama and the left until we get through the Republican Establishment,” Levin said,...

Mark is right. There is no way around it the RINOs have to go.

47 posted on 11/17/2012 3:00:12 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: bert

Well, let’s all get it ginned back up, unashamedly.

The Rats can’t be the only folk around that can gin something up, or we’ve been outginned. We can’t hope to win on classiness alone, or Mitt would be the president-elect now.


48 posted on 11/17/2012 3:01:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Jim Robinson

Levin is one of my heroes. I have more respect for him than Rush and most other radio commentators. Thomas Sowell is my favorite journalist.
Good to know we have a few constitutionalists left


49 posted on 11/17/2012 3:15:42 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: Jim Robinson
Then we're screwed, because what I saw of the Tea Party in 2012 was pretty weak. The kickoff meeting in Dayton was attended by maybe 40 people---down from hundreds the previous year. With a few exceptions, they were all over 50. I didn't see a Tea Party presence---and this is the city that in 2009 had the second largest Tea Party rally in the nation---except for one billboard. I saw no Tea Party walkers in the burbs where I live, and yet the Republican turnout was not high as we know. We mobilized at the spring 2012 county level to put in the head Tea Party guy here as county chairman, and he was to put it mildly a flop. He didn't tell everyone that he had a) just gotten married and b) started a law practice and he had no time whatsoever to give to the election.

I heard the same thing from a group just outside of Cleveland over the summer, that their numbers were down a lot. Except for Ted Cruz, most of the Tea Party candidates did not do very well. Mandel lost; Mourdock lost; Aken's Tea Party opponent didn't even win the primary. West is likely to lose. So, while I'd like to think it's a force, right now it isn't.

Until or unless the Tea Party can mobilize people at least 15 years younger on average, it will not have much impact.

50 posted on 11/17/2012 3:21:22 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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