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Posted on 12/03/2012 7:02:44 AM PST by KeyLargo
Norquist: 'Tea Party 2' Backlash if Obama Sends Nation Over Fiscal Cliff
Sunday, December 2, 2012 04:09 PM
Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, predicted a tea party backlash that would dwarf the movements success in the 2010 midterm elections if President Barack Obama pushes the nation over the fiscal cliff.
Tea Party two is going to dwarf tea party one if Obama pushes us off the cliff, warned Norquist on NBCs Meet The Press.
When asked Are you over? by host David Gregory, Norquist responded, That was last weeks news.
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Ya know, there are untold billions that could be cut in less politically sensitive areas. Things like bike paths and PBS may be drops in the bucket but they do add up.
Granted we need serious entitlement reform but its pointless to expect it if they won’t even cut the little things.
What I saw in my state, the "party" (non party) was divided, two factions fighting over control of a non entity. rofl.
Then Glenn Beck seemed to stake a claim to the movement with his "big rally" in DC....which was GREAT but left us wandering around for more.
All this left us "the ralliers", homeless.
You can’t sell “jobs” to people who prefer handouts.
Yeah, let’s get rid of Evangelicals. Brilliant.
Welcome to FR.
If it weren't for public schools; our children would KNOW how 'good it was'.
I am not sure what the implosion of the GOP will get conservatives. We need to scrape together a coalition of conservatives, libertarians, and religious voters to win elections.
Instead of destroying the GOP, we need to keep putting up great conservative candidates in primaries. However, we need to follow Buckley’s advice and select the most conservative candidate that can win. This is tough to do, and we will mess up sometimes. But, it is worth the risk of losing the general election to elect conservatives in primary elections.
bullshit - two or three idiots dont define us - thats a libnews concept
sod off , troll
Tea Party vs. Progressive Republicans Battle for the Soul of the GOP
Critics, of course, will argue that Romneys defeat in November signals a rebuff of these ideals. The 2012 elections have been the undoing of the 2010 Tea Party tsunami that crashed upon Washington, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) proclaimed in November. The Tea Party is over.
But the actual election results suggests this declaration is a bit exaggerated and vastly underestimates the conservative Tea Partys influence in the GOP.
Despite defeats in states like Indiana and Missouri, the Republican Senate caucus gained three new Tea Party-backed members with the addition of Ted Cruz of Texas, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Deb Fischer of Nebraska. In the House, the Congressional Tea Party Caucus had 60 members before election day. Of those 60, six did not seek re-election, seven lost their races and 47 were re-elected. In addition, candidates endorsed by former GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorums conservative PAC Missouris Ann Wagner and Montanas Steve Daines also secured victories for the right.
The Election Day losers were not the so-called tea partiers, Kibbe points out, they were the candidates embraced by (and some hand-picked by) the Republican establishment who failed to run on the winning message of economic freedom. When you boil it down, Kibbe argues, the lack of serious conservative candidates in 2012 meant many principled Republican voters chose to just stay home on Election Day.
This much is true GOP turnout in 2012 was lower than both the 2008 and 2004 elections. Turnout this year dropped by 7.9 million voters, falling to 123.6 million from 131.5 million in 2008. This years underwhelmed electorate marked the first decline in a presidential election in 16 years. Additionally, only 51.3% of the voting-age population went to the polls. When you couple low turnout with a few obnoxious and offensive comments on rape from gaffe-prone politicians, its hard to say whether the GOP ran with bad policies or just bad candidates....
Evangelicals make up much of the TEA party. Sounds like you don’t even know what an “evangelical” is.
“History will thank them”
I doubt it. Liberals are writing the history.
“Welcome to FR.”
For anyone to think that we don't care is so very wrong, we are watching the young with no jobs, no future, why go to college, etc..
Take every obama created disaster you/we see today and add to my list. WE are very concerned, this is not what we worked and saved for all our lives.
We have survived MANY "balloon bursts" over the years, just as our parents survived the "great depression", but NOTHING like this OBAMA total destruction of America we face today, this one is bigger than anyone can imagine it will be.
Our job now until we die, is to make sure our children survive, that's the best and all we can do now. PEACE
YOu still trolling here?
“Just make sure theyre not evangelical wackadoos who think the earth is 6000 years old or that a womans uterus magically shuts down when shes raped. A few more of these clowns and we can kiss conservatism goodbye.”
The GOP Establishment sandbagged Todd Akin. Todd Akin said something inarticulately, and rather than focusing on Sen. McCaskell, the GOP pounced on Akin. If the GOP Establishment had supported Todd Akin, he would have won. But that’s my point - the GOP Establishment would rather lose than have genuine conservatives in positions of power.
Concerning the reference to the age of the Earth - millions of genuine conservatives have a Bible-based understanding of the world. Pols like Rubio who foolishly disrespect millions of Bible-believing genuine conservatives do so at their own political peril.
Not trolling, just trying (vainly, it seems) from keeping the GOP from going the way of the Whigs.
That is not the case.
Our unemployment rate is 8%. And not improving.
American companies need to stop exporting American jobs.
Most seniors I know do not want any deal that reduces their SS or Medicare benefits. Many, many folks hate Obamacare, but support Medicare.
Oh, your one of those "moderate types" eh?
There is nothing about the GOP worth saving, they are now the dems of the 90's.
This is a Conservative forum, not one for squishy mealy minded moderate trolls.
BINGO.......WELL WORTH THE REPEAT.
I too and many I know WILL TAKE THE HIT. Our generation has seen MANY "Balloon BURSTS", we were there at the beginning of the "GREAT SOCIETY" and could see today from back then. We do know what is at stake, we also knew some good times and we do want it back for our kids and grandkids.
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