Skip to comments.Tea Party Increasingly Unhappy with GOP Leadership
Posted on 09/11/2013 11:55:53 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
As lawmakers return for what promises to be a busy fall session, GOP congressional leaders face mounting disapproval among Tea Party Republicans. Just 27% of Republicans and GOP leaners who agree with the Tea Party approve of the job Republican leaders in Congress are doing, compared with 71% who disapprove.
The job rating of GOP leaders among Tea Party Republicans has fallen 15 points since February, from 42% to 27%. Disapproval has risen from 54% to 71% over this period. There has been no similar decline among Republicans who do not agree with the Tea Party. Currently, 42% of non-Tea Party Republicans and Republican leaners approve of how GOP leaders in Congress are handling their job, which is little changed over the past year.
This internal dissent contributes to the lower job ratings Republican leaders receive from the public when compared with Democratic congressional leaders. The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Sept. 4-8 among 1,506 adults, finds that just 24% of the public approves of Republican leaders job performance, while somewhat more (33%) approve of the job of Democratic congressional leaders.
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DON'T TREAD ON ME!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
“Tea Party Increasingly Unhappy with GOP Leadership”
More correctly, they should be referred to as the “GOP Followership”
The GOP has Leadership?
My question exactly. And you beat me by less than a minute.
It seems as if “conservatives” get elected, spend one night in DC and get replaced with those alien pod people. Is there such a thing as a “conservative” who won’t compromise or become a “centrist?” A centrist is a progressive-lite; the same socialist taste, but 25% less filling.
Not just the Tea Party but rank-in-file Republicans are disgusted too.
If you’re going to rebel, you must rebel for a foundation, not just against someone.
We need to reinstate our Constitution.
No if’s or exceptions.
Forget the GOP
The GOP supports ObamaCARE:
THEY SAY: RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE FOR EVERYONE
(except the Congress, the pREs_ _ent,
their families, their Staff,
and a certain select, protected, religion)
The GOP supports Criminal illegals:
THEY SAY: Open Borders for illegals
with optional weapons from Holder.
They have ignored Fast&Furious.
The GOP supports the NSA/IRS collection of
medical information and LOVEint (called ‘transparency’)
THEY SAY: Ignore the NSA/IRS atrocities
(except for the Congress, the pREs_ _ent,
their families, their Staff,
and a certain select, protected, religion)
The GOP supports al Qaeda.
The GOP with McCain and Graham helped al Qaeda in Egypt,
helped transfer (and then coverup) MANPAD trans
to alQaeda in Libya, and still supports al Qaeda
THEY SAY: Ignore the growing terrorist atrocities
in America and everywhere else with US taxpayer money.
==> It is time for America to dump the GOP
which is an evil twin of the DNC and which also
supports terrorism, atrocities, slavery, and statism
without a hint of accountability or truth.
But they may think you are calling them names :).
GOP Leader Ship............
Where is rebellion brewing?
Despite the happy occasional news from Colorado, etc., America is drifting leftward and will vote increasingly for socialists, progressives, and the like.
As long as the Associated Press, Reuters, the big three networks, and their and similar wire services remain standing, our side has no chance. We are doomed as long as the AP has a presence in thousands of local newspapers, thousands of local radio news outlets, and on the popular internet casual news sites.
What the RINOs really need is more of Karl Rove and Pee Wee Herman-Rance Priebus out telling Conservatives how stupid we are, while their heros (McLoser, Linda Graham, John Boner)in Congress are bending over servicing the Demorats. See it’s all about messaging. /s
They pass Scamnasty this fall and ALL Congressional seats are in play! One thing I think Most all thinking Americans will agree is that you don’t open the flood gates for freeloaders and low skilled workers when Unemployment is double digits and the Government is broke and ObamaKare is about to bankrupt the working class.
Why yes they do, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barky Obama and the MSM.
Until there is some organized effort by a third group to get people in the primaries and win seats en masse, and especially removing those currently in leadership, sending a couple here and there isn’t going to help much. Let’s face it, the leadership controls the congressional caucuses and they decide the agenda.
If there’s a goal the Tea Party should shoot for and organize around, that should be it. It does require though, alot of people getting off their lazy asses and working very hard to make it happen.
You do not need to form a third party. It is actually fairly easy to take over the GOP, but it’s got to be along the Gingrich model of state by state.
I grew up in Az. A Barry Goldwater conservative, read all his books, he was so moral that he told Nixon to resign. Wm F. Buckley Jr. Read all his books, Read Ayn Rand, just disagreed with her when it came to her perspective on “God”. Buckley said that she made man the center of a “godless universe”. I agree with Buckley on that.
My dad thought Cronkite was a communist sympathizer back then.
he fought in WWII. To save the world from people like Obama.
I watched my father throw things against the tv because of the liberal slant back 50 years ago. My dad was correct.
Thanks for your support. But hopefully we will see a tea party rebellion at the ballot box in 2014. Retake the senate! Build on the majority in the house! Elect as many tea party candidates throughout the nation as is humanly possible. Throw out as many bums as possible!!
Pass the word. Turn out the vote!!
"Can you believe it? He putted my ball in for me AGAIN!"
There is NO GOP leadership.
And thanks to that ‘leadership,’ there will very soon be no GOP.
Then perhaps the one or two remaining GOP trolls can be “not thrilled” with the dominant Tea Partiers.
FU with a shovel.
Go away and die.
“You do not need to form a third party. It is actually fairly easy to take over the GOP, but its got to be along the Gingrich model of state by state.”
I went to a couple of GOP meetings in Tallahassee. There was a cadre of old GOPers who controlled everything. It did not appear to be easy to take over. You get in. You pay your dues, and by that time you’re so invested in the way things are, you can’t change them.
The GOP has leadership?
When did this happen, Jim?
(I thought those who identified as GOP leaders were just rank-and-file Demoncrap backbenchers)
Yeah, GOP is the same way in AZ. Total waste of time.
Perfect analogy, because that's what Boner Boehner is trying to do AGAIN on Obamacare.
“If youre going to rebel, you must rebel for a foundation, not just against someone.”
“We need to reinstate our Constitution.”
Need to bend ‘em over and screw ‘em.
Hard and often.
Time to see if they can take it as well as they dish it out.
GOP Country Club is also appropriately descriptive imo.
We are 290 to 300 Million True American Citizens who legally vote as adults, plus 20 to 30 Million Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico who illegally vote as adults.
Our sorry US Federal Government is currently run by 3 elected politicians and one appointed lawyer, as follows:
1.) The POS Chief Executive Order Giver
2.) The POS Sobber of the House of Representatives
3.) The POS Majority Leader of the US Senate, and
4.) Any POS swing voter in THE NINE SUPREMES.
My question: Now just where did I put my pitchfork?
[Maybe I put it in my Minuteman Closet next to my snare drum? I know that it will be in the last place that I look - - - . ]
Ah! Here it is!
REMEMBER BENGHAZI !
The veil is off. The GOP is liberal.
And the RINOS are running as fast as they can to catch up and be as commie as they are.
When you compromise with EVIL what you get is EVIL!
I’m disappointed in the Republican party. Can’t vote for Dems and 3rd party vote is a waste, I’m disenfranchised!!
Linda Graham’s gonna get knocked up by the TEA Party.
Boehner done pulled out all the stops on us, that's just fact, he ain't even trying to hide it anymore.
Wow. A couple of meetings? Did you just expect them to hand it over to you? Are you a baby boomer?
The Ron Paulers took over the Republican Party of Iowa in one year by controlling the convention. The social conservatives have been nominating and winning at the state legislative level for several years, and hence the Iowa GOP caucus is probably about as conservative as you will get.
I’ve been on the front lines too long to know that is a load.
Hey, come on, this is a free country, and everyone votes as he/she pleases: Democan or Republicrat.
Once they arrive inside the beltway, there isn’t a nickel’s worth of difference between them.
T E R M
L I M I T S !!!!!
Plus, about 50% of American voters are dumber than shiite.
“Wow. A couple of meetings? Did you just expect them to hand it over to you?”
I have no desire to run anything. I attended out of curiosity. But the structure was set up to protect people who were already there.
I actually campaigned for individual candidates, but didn’t go to anymore party meetings. All of my candidates lost. But none of them got the GOP’s approval. They were, however, good conservatives as opposed to those who got the go-ahead.
I will continue to look for good candidates and try to help them through the primary process. But in my county has not voted for a republican in years. To be effective, I’d probably have to campaign elsewhere.
I don’t think you could increase my un-happiness with our current situation. I’m pretty pissed.
Good article on local government waste, with help from the feds.
Those million or so bikers that rolled into DC should rise up to form a Freedom-Tea Party coalition as a viable third party against the DC ruling class. That would put an end to the Reid-Pelosi-Boehner nonsense we’ve seen for so many years now.
Senator Cruz expects a tsunami uprising in 2014, let’s roll with the FREEDOM-TEA PARTY in 2014!
“Wow. A couple of meetings? Did you just expect them to hand it over to you? Are you a baby boomer? The Ron Paulers took over the Republican Party of Iowa in one year by controlling the convention. The social conservatives have been nominating and winning at the state legislative level for several years, and hence the Iowa GOP caucus is probably about as conservative as you will get. Ive been on the front lines too long to know that is a load.”
This. People have to start running for precinct positions, county captains, county chair, vacancy committtes. You have to recruit for those positions (they are usually thankless) and then campaign to have good people elected. Then you have to help the good people elected keep their spine and do the right thing.
It doesn’t happen overnight—it can take years. But a hostile takeover of the Republican party is in process. That’s why the GOP-E is so apoplectic about Cruz, Paul, Lee and the Tea Party. The GOP-E’ers know what’s going on and the slime machines are out big time.
That means we are making serious progress.
A little bit of understatement here, I think.
The GOP definitely has Leadership but it is Democrat who are leading the GOP.<br<The GOP should have been replaced a long time ago but the conservatives who are constantly shut down and compromised will never leave it and their ineffective show position in it.
Well, to be fair, GOP leadership doesn’t like us either.
You are correct. And now we’re even challenging guys like Boehner, McConnell, Graham, and McCain and having success, like taking out Lugar, even if Murdoch screwed up at the end.
This Colorado win is yet another example. You can win with hard work and respectable money even if you are outspent. But you have to work and you have to be efficient and smarter than your opponent.
We will never elect enough virtuous people to save us from ourselves. That was tried in the first decade after independence; it didn't secure our rights then and will certainly not do so now.
No party alone can restore freedom within the corrupted structure built by progressives these past hundred years.
Until the constitution is amended to, at a minimum, restore a senate of the states, very little can possibly change.