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Tea party hopefuls in close races

October 15th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Tea party hopefuls in close races

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Weeks from the elections, the tea party has proven it’s no flash in the pan. More than 70 of its candidates are on ballots from coast to coast, and nearly three dozen are locked in competitive House races, according to a state-by-state analysis by The Associated Press.

From the hundreds of conservative activists who took up the cause in races this year, these candidates - mostly Republicans - emerged to capture nominations and are running with the support of loosely organized tea party groups that are furious at the government.

Some of the candidates are political newcomers who have struggled to organize and raise money and have little chance of winning on Nov. 2. In some states, tea party groups are divided over whether to even back candidates or become active in campaigns.

But about 35 candidates appear to be waging viable campaigns that have put them ahead or within striking distance of their opponents, according to the AP analysis.

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That’s is a warning that can’t be repeated too often. It’s a warning that ALL Conservatives and TEA Party members need to be fully aware of. The GOP has made it crystal clear, they WILL make every effort to co-opt The TEA Party candidates into the *BIG TENT*.

Former Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), now a D.C. lobbyist, warned that a robust bloc of rabble-rousers spells further Senate dysfunction. “We don’t need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples,�? Lott said in an interview. “As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them.�? SOURCE

Lott still pulls considerable influence within the GOP. Make NO mistake, the GOP, as a whole, is just as big an enemy of freedom and The TEA Party as is the Democratic party and the far left.

Also, there are many that will USE The TEA Party. They tout themselves as real Conservatives, and being the trusting souls that so many in The TEA Party are, they accept them at their word and never look into their backgrounds and experience.

How embarrassing was it for some folks when the YouTube of Christine O’Donnell surfaced where she admits to dabbling in witchcraft and to having had one of her first dates on a satanic altar?

There was some serious detective work that went into that endorsement huh? :?

The prospects for the tea party candidates have stirred anxious debate in both political parties. And their legions of backers have Democrats fearing that 2010 could be the reverse of 2008, when Democrats attracted 15 million first-time voters who helped the party win control of the White House and Congress.

Both major parties are afraid of The TEA Party. The Dems fear losing power because OF The TEA Party and the GOP fears not gaining power because of people like me that expose as much GOP corruption as I possibly can find. And because I don’t hesitate to take on the Good Ol’ Boys network, for what it is.

Jim Bennett, who saw his father, Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, dispatched by tea party activists who flooded the state Republican convention in May, described a movement motivated and energized “to burn down anything that had anything to do with Washington.”

Bennett says that like it’s a BAD thing. :P

“I’ve decided the Republican Party in Utah doesn’t exist anymore - it’s the tea party and the Democrats,” Jim Bennett, who managed his father’s campaign, said months after he was defeated.

And therein lies the problem. The GOP is a wreck. That is NOT just an observation. The GOP has fallen by the wayside in the Conservative arena.

Many have said that The TEA Party needs to exist as a grass roots organization. Many have said that The TEA Party needs to take over the GOP and fix it, take it back to being what it was in it’s greatness, the Party of Reagan.

Personally, I don’t believe that the GOP is worth saving. It is too corrupted by that *BIG TENT* thing we hear so much about. The GOP is not too far from being the Democratic party.

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Tea party celebration: O’Donnell wins Delaware

September 15th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Tea party celebration: O’Donnell wins Delaware

It’s tea time in America.

Conservative Christine O’Donnell is celebrating her stunning upset over Rep. Mike Castle in the Republican Senate primary in Delaware, propelled by tea party activists into a November showdown with Democrat Chris Coons. After a primary season shaped by economic pain and exasperated voters, the grass-roots, antiestablishment movement can claim wins in at least seven GOP Senate races, a handful of Republican gubernatorial contests and dozens of House primary campaigns. And it influenced many others.

In the fight for New Hampshire’s Republican Senate nomination, a second conservative insurgent trailed in vote counting that was still going on Wednesday. After lagging in early returns, former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte moved ahead of Ovide Lamontagne with a lead of roughly 1,100 votes, with results tallied from 87 percent of precincts. Ayotte was backed by establishment Republicans and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin; Lamontagne, a former chairman of the state Board of Education, campaigned with the support of tea party activists.

At the end of a long and fierce primary season, Republicans were clearly upbeat about their chances in November — thanks in part to tea party fervor.

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To those that ignore The TEA Party; BEWARE, you do so at your own peril!

That message needs to be immediately taken to heart by Rick *Gov. Goodhair* Perry.

TEA Party candidates are making a HUGE splash in politics right now. The TEA Party itself is tired of the status quo, the Good Ol’ Boys network, the wink and nod politics, the career politicians and politicians that seem to have forgotten this one indisputable fact: YOU WORK FOR US, not the other way around.

Gov. Rick Perry had best pay close attention to The TEA Party.

He gave us lip service when he was running against Kay Bailey Hutchison and Debra Medina in the GOP primaries. Now, he won’t attend a TEA Party sponsored event, The Rowlett TEA Party Candidates Forum, because of his rather childish dispute with former Houston Mayor Bill White over his tax records not being released in a time frame that made the Perry campaign happy.

Perry still refuses to appear with White in ANY format, and as I said earlier, he does this at his own peril.

Most TEA Party chapters are truly non-partisan, a few are, regretfully, ULTRA partisan and toe the GOP line without question. Mr. Perry needs to realize, some TEA Party groups are getting highly involved in this election and the 2012 election, and we’re NOT going to toe ANY line.

We, The Rowlett Texas TEA Party, will be making recommendations and giving endorsements of candidates that we feel best serve the interest of Texas and it’s citizens. Ignoring us won’t make us go away and it is not about to silence us. In fact, we are getting even more vocal regarding the needs of Texas and what we want and expect from our elected officials.

The political machine in America has taken the voters for granted for far too long, and I direct that at BOTH parties, Republican and Democrats. Lately, the GOP/RNC has gone almost as far to the LEFT as the Democrats. So much so that many Conservatives in America refer to the GOP as nothing more than Democrat Lite!

The GOP/RNC has made it clear that they are also giving lip service to The TEA Party and that after the fall elections intend to co-opt TEA Party candidates into the GOP Big Tent.

In some cases, the GOP, or it’s tentacles, aren’t planning to support and fund the winner of a contest because they don’t feel that the TEA Party candidate is electable. Christine O’Donnell is finding that out right now. This story is from last night.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee does not plan to spend money on its Delaware Senate nominee, Christine O’Donnell, an NRSC official said tonight.

O’Donnell, who defeated Republican stalwart Rep. Mike Castle in the state’s GOP Senate primary, surged in recent weeks amid donations from tea party groups and an endorsement from Sarah Palin. But she trails her general election opponent, Democrat Chris Coons, in most polls. SOURCE

The above piece sounds like something you’d expect to hear from the Dems. It sounds like something a vindictive hack like Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid would say.

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