Its gonna be an interesting next few years...
I know the damage that Perot did to the election for the republicans but it can go the other way as the Tea party has conservative Democrats or Blue dog Dem's. And its possible with the attempt at socialism that some Dem's will have a bad taste in their mouth and go to a new party as opposed to turning into a real Republican.
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Its gonna be an interesting next few years...
I also voted don't know and watching. Hisotorically, third parties only tend to be either a minor annoyance to the two majors, or they split the undecided and independent voters. Either way, one of the major parties ends up winning. Only time will tell if the major players such as California, New York, Florida, etc. end up showing their disgust as much as we hope they do. Personally, I doubt it. Too much big money and influence to allow a major change to happen. JMHO.
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I voted "It's real and here to stay." The wife and I are poster carrying members. The Tea Party movement beats the Dems and the Repubs:
December 16, 2009, 5:00 PM ET.WSJ/NBC News Poll:
Tea Party Tops Democrats and Republicans
By Susan Davis
The loosely organized group made of up mostly conservative activists and independent voters thatís come to be known as the Tea Party movement currently boasts higher favorability ratings than either the Democratic or Republican Parties, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll coming out later today.
More than four in 10, 41%, of respondents said they had a very or somewhat favorable view of the Tea Party movement, while 24% said they had a somewhat or very negative view of the group. The Tea Party movement gained notoriety over the summer following a series of protests in Washington, D.C. and other cities over government spending and other U.S. economic policies.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party, which controls both the White House and Congress, has a 35% positive rating compared with a 45% negative rating.
The Republican Party identifies closest to the Tea Party movementís ideology, but the group has also caused splits within the GOP. Republicans currently hold a 28% favorability rating compared with a 43% negative one.
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I also voted i don`t know but i`m watching ..... the dem+ rep have lost total sight of what the`re job is and who they work for ....... the`re to busy lining the`re pockets with taxpayers + lobbyist money ...... the job should have term limits .... stay in to long and you become corrupt ....... ??????????
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I voted here to stay and it may become a third party or even a gov't watchdog but I think what is more important is that the Tea Party has raised awareness that gov't is too big and out of control.
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Not gonna make any political comments either, but the Tea Party is here to stay, Americans are fed up.
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Like most movements, they tend to be fringe only and I think the Tea Party folks are also. While there goals may be admirable, I don't think there are enough people who have the same feelings to make it a viable political party. However, it's always interesting to hear other opinions and they may at least stir some new debate.
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Dittos on watching option. They must be doing something, or the MSM wouldn't be 'attack dogging' them so bad-only time they do that is when they're scared, like with Palin. Saw them do the same thing back during late/80's, early 90's with the 'militia/survivalist' movement-for you youngsters....don't let anyone (today) kid you-it was a big deal! What I mean by that is that it was in the news a lot (go back and check) and the Clintons were all over it-with propaganda, and hatred. I think things would have been a lot worse with the 1994 bill, (and similar plans-God only knows what) they had, without the counterbalance of public opinion, and the 'militias'.
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They scare me because it splits the vote among like minded people and will maintain the current "status quo", which cannot remain is we are to keep our rights. We need to select people who speak for us, within the current two party system, and go get it that way.Originally Posted by Big Ugly Tall Texan
"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious." -- Marcus Tullius Cicero