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Is the Tea Party Over For The Republicans? (Updated)

Updated on October 9, 2016
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Was allen west asked to leave the tea party?

Allan West, one very important tea party guest was ousted out of his Congressional seat, which he refuses to vacate. (As of 11/9/2012 Congressman Allan West had refused to concede). (According to the Associated Press)

Mr. West one of the most boisterous Congressman has spoken more than once, about how we should go "BACK" to the 'original Constitution.'

Makes one wonder if he ever read the Constitution. If he is even aware of the Three-fifths Compromise?

Per. Wikipedia: “The Three-fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern States reached during the Philadelphia convention of 1787 in which three-fifths of the enumerated population of slaves would be counted for representation purposes regarding both the distribution of taxes and the apportionment of the members of the United States House of Representatives. It was proposed by delegates.

Delegates opposed to slavery generally wished to count only the free inhabitants of each state.

Delegates supportive of slavery, on the other hand, generally wanted to count slaves in their actual numbers. Since slaves could not vote, slaveholders would have the benefit of increased representation in the House and the Electoral College. The final compromise of counting “all other persons” as only three-fifths of their actual numbers reduced the power of the slave states relative to the original southern proposal, but increased it over the northern position.

The Three-Fifths Compromise is found in Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution.” (Wikipedia.)

Rep. Allen West – “Obama, Reid, Pelosi, get the hell out of the USA” – 28 January 2012.

Did Mr. West drink to much at the Tea Party?

Mr. West wants to go back to the beginning of the constitution?

He would not have been allowed to vote and as a black man he would have been considered three-fifths of a human being.

Is he still beneficial to the “Tea Party” a division of the Grand Old Party?

Was he ever beneficial to the "Tea Party?" or just raised their head count by "1"?


What is the reason Patrick Murphy ran against Allen West?

It was strange that Allan West, a member of the Republican/Tea Party, lost his seat to a Democrat. Patrick Murphy who went from being a Republican and, Romney supporter to a Democrat and, it was because of the remarks Mr. West was saying on TV and in Congress, and also Mr. Murphy's disgust with the Tea Party philosophies that led to Mr. Murphy changing his party affiliation, albeit not to an ultra-liberal.

West lashes Out At Wasserman-Schultz In E-Mail.

But wait! Is the Tea Party taking its last gasps? Or, is it dead, at last? Let's hope so!

When election day came and Mr. Murphy was projected the winner, Mr. West demanded a recount.

Sunday, November 11, 2012, according to the Associated Press, a partial recount is underway, 'out of an abundance of caution.' according to election officials and although Patrick Murphy, still has more votes, the West's campaign is now calling the recount a sham.

And after the recount and, Mr. Murphy is declared the winner, the caustic Mr. West will not concede and, refuses to vacate his lost Congressional seat and threatens legal action.

(Do you think Allen West should be invited to the next Tea Party?)

Is the Tea Party losing its strength from being in the water to long?

One Tea Party darling, Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota who launched the Tea Party Caucus and, was also its chair as of July 16th, 2010 barely clung to her seat in the 2012 election. The election was so close, you could probably find broken finger nails imbedded in the bottom of her seat.

However it was Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky, while campaigning for the seat he currently occupies who came up with the idea of a Tea Party Caucus.

Do you think Rand Paul or Michele Bachmann will run for President 2016?


Tea Party superstar Joe Walsh criticized Tammy Duckworth's Military Service!

I watched the Congressional-forum, betweenTea Party/Republican Congressman Joe Walsh and Military Hero Tammy Duckworth, in which Walsh stated that he was against abortion for any reason even to save the mother's life. His exact words: "The life of the woman is not an exception."

At which, Lieutenant Tammy Duckworth, replied "I'm pro-choice without restriction and here though, Mr. Walsh....what he said--not for rape, incest or life of the mother--he would let a woman die rather than give her... then give the doctor the option to save her life.

Per Wikipedia: Mr. Walsh, in the mid-1980s embarked on an acting career.(JoeWalsh, an actor? And now he has lost his Tea Party activist, day Job.)

Something God intended - Richard Mourdock

Spoken like a true, Teabagger?

Could Richard Mourdock's remark, that a pregnancy resulting from rape was something God intended, have caused his political demise?

Joe Donnelly won the Indiana Senate seat held by Richard Lugar, who lost in the primary to Richard Mourdock. (Associated Press)


Richard Mourdock On Abortion: Pregnancy From Rape Is "Something God Intended"

A legimate rape - Todd Akin

Rep. Todd Akin had always been a political Lazarus who could shock pundits and come back from the dead -- until Tuesday. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Another believer in the Tea Party.

Todd Akin lost to Claire McCaskill, the incumbent Democrat by double digits, after his comment that women who are victims of legitimate rape have a built in mechanism that prevents them from getting pregnant. In other words according to Mr. Akin, if a woman or girl gets pregnant as a result of rape, it is not a legitimate rape if you get pregnant.

(Is it any wonder that most victims of rape never report it?)


Republican Todd Akin: Victims of "Legitimate" Rape Don't Get Pregnant

Tea Party Senator Scott Brown criticized Ms. Warren's heritage.

Then Tea Party incumbent Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts was ousted, by Elizabeth Warren.

After having criticized Elizabeth Warren for speaking of her Native American heritage, and accusing her of lying to gain preferential treatment in college.

Then has war whoops chanted in the background of one of his campaign speeches!

(Could it be something in the TEA causing this behavior?)


Will Scott Brown be a contender in the Presidential run in 2016? or did he drink so much tea that he is in danger of drowning in his own teepee?

Elizabeth Warren Vs Scott Brown Massachusetts Senate debate Round 1, Elizabeth Warren!

The Cherokee Nation Tells the Truth About the Freedmen Issue

Tommy Thompson: 'Who Better Than Me... To Do Away With Medicaid and Medicare?'

Tommy "Mean Drunk" Thompson V Tammy Baldwin in Debate Two

Tommy Thompson was ousted by Tammy Baldwin for the Senate race for Wisconsin. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/will-this-video-sink-tommy-thompsons-wisconsin-senate-hopes/262887/

(Now I am sure there is something in the Tea.)


Supporters of Rick Lindsey: Criticized His Opponent For Not Having Children.

Rick Lindsey's Tea Party supporters attacked his opponent Brandon Whipple for not having children but neither does Lindsey but, is in agreement with Tea Party principles, and lost to Whipple.


What's in the tea? Is this Tea Party out of hand?

Wendy Long, Tea Party Republican lost by a landslide to Kirsten Gillibrand, who had 72% of the vote.


Paul Ryan lost his bid for the Veep Seat.

Although Paul Ryan lost in the 2012 election, he is still the United States Representative for Wisconsin. How did that happen? When do we get a chance to vote him out?

When is Paul Ryan's seat up for re-election?

When are John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and Eric Cantor's seats up for re-election?

Is Paul Ryan making a desperate run for the Presidential seat 2016?


The Tea Party of nine Republicans - Lost six races for Senate seats.

Nine Tea Party Republican Senate candidates received funding from the Grand Old Party's founder of the Political action committee, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Tea Party Movement's darling. After spending 8.7 Million of the 16.5 Million Dollars raised by the fund and the super PAC, only three of the nine won!

(Q. Do the six losing Senate candidates get to keep what is left of the super PAC monies???)

Deb Fischer of Nebraska avoided the foot-in-mouth-disease moments that plagued, Senate candidates: Todd Akin in Missouri and Richard Mourdock in Indiana with her defeat of Bob Kerrey. (The Washington Times)

In Ms. Fischer's victory speech, she promised "honesty and integrity."

(This sounds eerily familiar. Was it George W. Bush who said he was going to bring honesty and integrity back to the White House?)

Jeff Flake of Arizona, defeated Richard Carmona for retiring Republican Senator John Kyl's seat.

Ted Cruz Tea Party Republican from Texas, defeated Paul Sadler, Democratic candidate for the Senate.

With the Tea Party Republican's endorsement only three out of nine were victorious, aided by the 2010 elected Senators and Tea Party supporters Marco Rubio of Florida (who is testing the waters to run for President 2016); Rand Paul of Kentucky; Mike Lee of Utah; and Pat Toomey Pennsylvania.


How did the Tea Party make out in the 2012 elections?

No ending Obama Care/Affordable Health Care Act. And after 40 trys, they still have not given up.

No making the "Bush Tax Cuts" for the filthy rich forever.

No vouchers for Medicare. The Gop/Tea Party/Republicans are still working on it.

No cuts to Social Security. The Gop/Tea Party/Republicans are still working on this also.


What is the Prognosis for the 2014/2016 elections?

Have the Republican realized that the Tea Party radicals are losing them seats by trying to control the GOP???

Is the honeymoon over?

Tea Party Standing

What do you think about the Tea Party's future?

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Soursce:

The Associated Press

Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia

Youtube Videos

The St. Louis Post Dispatch

The Washington Times

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for reading and for the comment, I appreciate you and your friendship.

      Yes it would seem the tea baggers have meld into the GOP and the Alt-right along with the supremacists to become the Neo-Alt-right-supermajority with trump as their Fuehrer.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 4 months ago from North Texas

      Haven't heard much about the Tea Baggers in a long, long time. Guess they've finally been 'assimilated' into the Republican Party similar to the Borg incorporating all other species into their 'collective.'

      Think that is how the Republicans who used to be human and looking out for what was best for the country have turned into the vicious hateful group they have become by incorporating the Tea Baggers.

      Both of you take care and stay warm . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 6 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and for sharing.

      The tea-baggers are busy as bees

      But they are not brewing tea

      Though they are stirring a pot

      Filling it with dirt they think they have got

      Sins of Hiller, but they have not

      When the mud is good and hot

      They will sling it at her

      But Guess What?

      The dirt will be all over the GOP lot

      Blessings my friend have a great day

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      Shyron E Shenko 6 months ago from Texas

      My Eso, thank you for the comment, I really appreciate it.

      I can't understand why the Rs only want gridlock and why the American people can't see what is going on in the House and Senate.

      It could be worst if the Rs win the White House. I know it doesn't look likely, but the way the strange things are happening this election season, one never knows.

      Blessings my friend.

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      My Esoteric 6 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Too bad, the Tea Party is still around, and at least in the House, appear to be staying that way as I can find only two in the Freedom Caucus that will lose.

      If the Ds don't take back the House, and it doesn't look like they will, then we are in for another two years of gridlock, regardless of the outcome in the Senate. The conundrum for the Rs is that the not so extreme establishment types will be diminished in power relative to the very far right conservatives.

      They will have only three choices; 1) work with the Ds for bipartisan legislation (not likely based on history), 2) cave into the very extremists and push through bills that won't get passed the Senate, or 3) do nothing, like they have for the last 6 years.

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      C E Clark 6 months ago from North Texas

      Haven't heard much about the Tea Baggers lately. Wonder if Trump scared them off? Maybe he has a redeeming quality after all?

      Yes, Trump has created thousands of jobs, but then he went bankrupt and didn't pay anyone for their work. What makes people think just having a job with no paycheck is helpful to anyone?

      Generally you can't go bankrupt on wages you owe someone else, but if you hire independent contractors who in turn hire the workmen, then you list the contractor and the contractor must then pay all those wages even though s/he will never get paid by Trump. Sometimes it drives contractors out of business when this happens. Tax deductions aren't dollar for dollar and aren't enough to offset having to come up with all that cash.

      Would be nice to see the end of the Tea Baggers. Maybe they and Trump could ride off into the sunset together . . .

      Sharing.

      Hope all is well there.

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      Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, thank you my friend. Blessings always /:^)

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      My Esoteric 9 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      :-) That says it perfectly.

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      Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, good to see you my friend, thank you for the comment.

      Let’s hope the right-wing followers

      Of their Social Domineering leaders

      Enjoy their Pity Party awash in tea

      When they find out being President

      For any of them was never meant to be.

      Blessings my dear friend.

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      My Esoteric 9 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      LOL, maybe his family and a bunch of high scoring Right-wing Authoritarian followers following their equally high scoring Social Domineering leader.

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      C E Clark 9 months ago from North Texas

      If things keep getting worse it could be curtains for the Republican Party all together. That will leave us with the Tea Bagger Party. I'm wondering given what I'm reading about the up coming Republican Convention in Cleveland, if anyone will be there besides Trump?! Sharing . .

      Hope all is well with you and John and that you're managing to avoid this awful heat. Only 4 more months to go.

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, thank you for your comment I do appreciate you. I do hope that you are correct and mr. trump gets the nod, he thinks he is all that and more.

      Blessings my friend.

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      My Esoteric 14 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      I hope very much that Trump gets the Republican nod because even Sanders could probably beat him (he has not felt the wrath of the Right-wing hate machine working on his "socialism", however.)

      Why, because that would make Hillary a shoo-in, by a lot. And if that happens, the likelihood of Ds taking control of both Houses again dramatically increase.

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so very much for commenting and sharing this again. Isn't it funny (funny like strange) how these Teabaggers say we need to uphold our constitution until they disagree with that very document i.e. Mr. Cruz saying he is qualified, when the constitution clearly states that to run for president one MUST be a natural born citizen, not the Son-of-One.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

      We are enjoying the weather, as we know that you are also.

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      C E Clark 14 months ago from North Texas

      I believe Cruz is the current Teabagger darling isn't he? Seems like Teabaggers are finally falling out of favor as more and more people discover what they really stand for and how uninformed they are. Sharing this again.

      Hope you were able to enjoy the last few exceptional weather days. They're about to end, but will be back in few days. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing this. Forgive the delay in getting back to this sooner, It is hard to concentrate with so much outside work to do.

      Blessings and hugs to you, hope you did not get wet last night.

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      C E Clark 17 months ago from North Texas

      Tried to respond to this las' night when I first saw your comment, but my fancy shmancy phone wouldn't let me -- it has to be the most expensive POS anyone could possibly buy.

      Obama already rejected the Keystone XL pipeline and it was all over the net yesterday and I saw more about it today. Sharing this . .

      Hope you're having a good day. I wanted to stay outside this morning because it's so nice and cool and not rain (yet), but I need to do some work on this computer and there's no outlet to plug into outdoors. :(

      Blessings and hugs to you and John. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago from Texas

      I think the Donald will out last the (good) doctor, but don't think either of them is a teabagger.

      I still can't see Cruz being allowed to run, when his loyalties lie with his native country and he is another lobbyist for the Keystone XL pipeline.

      I am surprised that so many people think (I heard at the forum tonight) believe the Keystone XL pipeline will have American workers. I don't know how anyone with common sense could think that Canada would give jobs to Americans.

      I heard that the Keystone XL pipeline owners have dropped their request to cross the U.S. with it because they know that President Obama will say no, Trans Canada and if they can get Cruz elected they will get the ok then.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 17 months ago from North Texas

      Well, I checked and The Donald is 6 points below Carson in 2 national polls, not just Iowa polls. I see Cruz as being their nominee when the dust settles. He's the one most voters will identify with and feel like they can relate to the most. I've told you why before, so I won't belabor it again. Sharing.

      Hope you and John are enjoying this cooler day. Blessings and hugs dear friend. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 18 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing.

      We can only hope that the tea party is over and the tea baggers leave the GOP to the real Republicans.

      Paul Ryan really wants to be speaker but he thought he would hold the speakership hostage to get laws passed to make it impossible to fire him from that position no matter what he does.

      Blessings and Hugs to you my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 18 months ago from North Texas

      It would seem that the Tea Bagger arm of the Republican Party has made things so unpleasant shall we say, that no one wants to be Speaker of the House. They are bent on destroying this country if they can't have what they want. And they truly believe it is patriotism that is driving them to destroy this country. Ignorance rules because it is so profuse.

      Sharing this of course. Hope all is well with you and that you are in a cool place.

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and sharing.

      We are trying to stay cool and that is not easy, hope you are finding a cool spot to rest your weary bones.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Shyron E Shenko 20 months ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, thank you for the comments and I agree with you. I just saw a documentary about The Donald's rise to flame/shame. It is called the movie Trump does not want you to see, "www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fofz08QW_t8" The Donald is like a dog chasing it's tail, when he catches it he will not know what to do. I am really enjoying the side show no matter who wins the primary, it is interesting.

      Funny I don't remember hearing questions at the GOP debate about the country's problems and how the candidates plan to solve them. I hear a lot about abortion, especially from Rubio and Huckabee. As far a Huckabee is concerned in 2001 I read an article called "Huckabee Aligns with spirited Group," and his stance on killing children was quite different, but only after they were born. I wrote an open letter to Huckabee and e-mailed it to Rachel Maddow, and I hope she reads it on the air.

      Blessings my friend.

      I just saw a documentary about The Donald's rise to flame/shame. It is called the movie Trump does not want you to see, "www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fofz08QW_t8"

      Thank you for the comment

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      My Esoteric 20 months ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      The Donald is quite a phenomenon and he is flummoxing the Conservative Party. I have been tracking the poll numbers and it is Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina which are picking up ground (actually Trump appears to have topped out). All of the rest of the "establishment Conservatives" or "establishment Teabaggers" are losing ground, they aren't even staying even.

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      C E Clark 20 months ago from North Texas

      Looks like the Tea Baggers are following the Trumpster for the most part. Wonder if Don will run on an Independent ticket? That would be interesting. He even has a few Democratic followers. Sharing of course.

      Heat got here a day earlier than expected, not that it's that much hotter. Good to talk las' night. Hope you're both staying cool. Hugs and blessings . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, more tea is brewing. I hope the Old Republican Party can oust the interloping tea baggers, and become the party they once were. But I think we are both hoping too much.

      Thank you for the comment and for sharing.

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      What I would like to know: Is the Tea Party over for the TeaBaggers?

      A couple of Republicans I know have actually told me they hate TeaBaggers! Can you believe it? Republicans used to be reasonable at least part of the time and capable of doing what was best for the country, but then they let the TeaBaggers into their Party. Maybe if they can oust them back out they will go back to being a little more practical and reasonable. Am I hoping too much?

      Sharing this again.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment. The "Good Ol Boys of the GOP" are piling up the ammo to shoot her down politically, It that don't work they will make it hard for her to get anything done in the White House. Just like they did her husband fell for the set up with Monica.

      Wonder who they will try to set Hillary up with?

      I think they hate women more than they hate the current president and their wives, don't see it.

      Sent the DVD recording of the woman hitting our car to her insurance today overnight delivery. Talked to him also.

      He was shocked that I have the DVD, thought his insured was so truthful.

      I want to find a way to post it where she works. on their website.

      have not had a chance to check e-mail

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Yes, the original Constitution would be very interesting today. Only land owners (not their wives) were allowed to vote. African Americans were not even considered people at all, but subhumans and property (livestock). Through much negotiation (arguing) it was finally decided that African Americans would be allowed to be legally counted as 3/5 of a person, not an entire person, and had precious few rights at all. Women weren't much better off. This is the world the Tea Baggers want to return to, and they say they aren't racist? Aren't sexist? Hmmmm . . .

      Wonder how many Red states are going to attempt secession once Hillary is chosen as the Democratic candidate and has a good chance of winning? And when she wins, will they jump out of windows like during the first Big Depression because they can't deal with a woman being president and a liberal one at that? That alone would make it worth electing her . . .

      I know men jumped out of windows in the Big Depression because they were totally broke, not because a woman was elected president, but they did it because they couldn't face their new normal. You see how a lot of people have and continue to behave since a half African American was elected to the presidency, and I can't imagine their pain will go away if a woman becomes president. Especially a liberal woman. Sharing.

      Sent you a 'reply' email. Wondered if you'd checked your Spam folder lately. Good luck with all you're trying to do. Hope it all works out well.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, thank you dear friend for your comments. I appreciate you sharing what you read in Politico. John McCain? When I hear his name I can't help but think, "now who did he choose for VP?" He should have swept House and Senate, before he ran for President.

      Do you think he (McCain) might try again in 2016?

      Blessings and Hugs my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I don't think we will ever see or hear the last of the Tea Baggers, there will always be those that want to get up in our face and bend us their will, that is the definition of a Tea Bagger.

      I thank you for the comment, and most of all for the Blessings and Hugs and they are sent right back to you.

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      My Esoteric 2 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Just read an article in Politico where John McCain's staff is cleaning house in Arizona's Republican infrastructure sweeping out a good number of tea partyers from important Party chairmanships.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Now that a New Year is soon to begin will we finally see/hear the last of the Tea Baggers?

      Wishing you and John good health, happiness, prosperity, peace, and joy, all through 2015! Hugs and blessings too . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, the tea water is heating up and the pipeline is ready to be laid.

      Thank you for the comments and for sharing.

      You take care also.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      With midterm elections Tuesday coming up, it will be interesting to see if any Tea Baggers lose their seats. Keep your fingers crossed. Sharing.

      Hope everything is going well there. Take care . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, thank you for you most welcome comment. You are probably right, I mean correct.

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      My Esoteric 2 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      I have a feeling, however, the TP will do to the Conservative mainstream what the CM is doing to the D's in the Senate even though the TP lost momentum.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comment, up votes and sharing with follers and facebook. We can only hope the tea party is over.

      I doubt that the voters who put the tea baggers in office have learned anything.

      I hope you have a blessed and restful week my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Some interesting things have been happening lately. Tea Baggers are being defeated in some places. Maybe our return to Hooverville has inspired a few people to realize it wasn't that great back then and anyone who knows anything about it surly wouldn't want to bring it back. Funny how we must repeat history over and over again and no one ever seems to learn from it -- which is why it must be repeated over and over again.

      With midterms coming up soon, it will be interesting to see how many Tea Baggers lose their seats. That will be the test of whether voters have learned their lessons or not.

      Voted up, AUI, and sharing with followers. Also, posted to FB. Hope this is starting out to be a great day for you and John. Blessings . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the Awesome and Interesting thumb-up and for pinning to AH and for sharing.

      I only did a little bit of trimming from 8-9pm. Sorry I did not get a chance to call you back, I know you have had those days.

      Aw...the Republicans? I was watching news yesterday and there are parents with the kids that are coming across the border. I wonder if they are being separated after they come here to garner sympathy and get food and shelter?

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Just afraid the Republicans let in an invasive species and now they're going to rue the day they did that as they struggle to rid themselves of that species for years to come. No telling who will win the war.

      Voting this up and interesting. Also Awesome. Pinning to AH and sharing.

      Hope your day wasn't too taxing. Got pretty hot out there again. Hope you have a good sleep, no headaches.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for you comments, votes, sharing and pinning this.

      Yes I agree that you can't bring in a fox to guard the hen house.

      I saw on television a few days ago about Ted Nugent getting a group of renegades together and proclaiming they are patriots who want to take our country back. This is an example of the tea party, that wants to take our country back to the lawless old west days, where the fastest gun was tops until someone faster comes along.

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      My Esoteric 3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      To put a point on what you are saying, Au Fait, I ran across this in Politico today by RICHARD A. VIGUERIE , http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/wer...

      To give you a feel for this Tea Party guy --

      "The GOP has been hijacked. That’s right, hijacked. Over the past 100 years, an elite progressive minority has taken the Republican Party far afield from its conservative platform and the interests and values of its grassroots conservative base" and

      "It’s time for conservatives to channel that anger. It’s time to take our party back." ... from the less far-Right Republicans like John Boehner.

      Internecine warfare and a successful Obamacare ought to do the Republicans in this November. That, and no immigration reform, is why I am predicting the Democrats, against all odds, will take back the House.

      (BTW. he has his dates wrong, in 1914, the Republican Party was still the original Progressive party it started out as; it didn't really switch to social conservativism until after WW II and the Red Scare.)

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      If one can believe Karl Rove, the Tea Party has become a nightmare for the Republican Party. They let it in thinking it would solve a problem and make things better for Republicans, but like bringing in a natural predator to get rid of a pest that has taken over, the predator not only gets rid of the pest but then kills everything else too, and that situation was nor foreseen.

      With the midterm elections just a few months away, we should be hearing people demanding secession again. The Union could save a lot of money if they didn't have to bail out the red states all the time.

      Voted up, AI, and pinned to AH, and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, thank you for your continued comments. I really appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      MarleneB, I really appreciating you’re visiting and commenting.

      I too wonder why these people who are voted out of office, do not vacate that office. I think the person in my article has a mental problem. I think he is/was living in one of those castles in the air. (i.e. A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.)

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, I really appreciate your reading and commenting.

      Yes I too agree with what Au fait says. Democrats are less excitable but they/we are also less greedy, vicious and money hungry. Conservatives will do anything to gain control over the sheeple. I am not surprised at anything that happens.

      Jan Brewer’s veto of SB1062 is in my opinion a ruse to lift to loftier heights so she can get re-elected governor. And is vehemently opposed by many gay rights groups’ that is, according to the Washington Post.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your reading, commenting, voting up and sharing.

      I am not surprised that Republicans have the advantage I keep hearing the conservatives on the radio saying horrid things about Democrats, and you never hear Democrats say anything about Conservatives. And the ordinary Conservatives never hear the truth and probably say ‘well the Democrats do not deny any of the lies said about them so they must be true.’

      Also the Conservatives stick together to prevent Democrats from voting, and keep chipping away at their integrity, honesty and decency.

      The ordinary Conservatives don’t have a clue, what is going on and believe all the lies that their own party is spreading.

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      My Esoteric 3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Actually, I misstated that, it was an anti-gay, pro-discrimination law; I sort of left out a few words there.

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I wonder why people don't just get up and leave when they're asked to leave. It sure would cut down on some of the excessive time and money spent trying to get him/her out. Then, after all that, they end up leaving anyway. I enjoyed reading your point of view.

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      My Esoteric 3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      I think what @Au Fait says is true, Democrats are less excitable than Conservatives. That said, it was nice to see the social-conservatives getting such a hefty slap-down from a coalition of big business and thinking-Republicans in this AZ anti-discrimination law their Governor just vetoed. She apparently got an earful from Chambers of Commerces, BoA, Goldman Sachs, and other big players telling tales of doom if she let this thing pass.

      Thank you for you for you votes.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This caught my eye again because a recent poll I read about in the NY Times said in spite of everything, Republicans have the advantage right now where the mid term elections are concerned. The main reason for that being that Democratic voters are dependable in NOT SHOWING UP to vote in mid terms. Democrats need to understand that mid term elections are great opportunities to make changes. Our president is not a dictator nor is he the most important member of our government. Congress makes law and policy, the president does not.

      If we are to get rid of the Tea Baggers, Democrats MUST get up off their toushies and vote!

      Voted up, interesting, awesome and sharing. Also pinned to Awesome HubPages.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, anyway, I appreciate your comments here and I don't know if you comment a lot or a little, I am just happy that you left one here, comment I mean.

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      My Esoteric 3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Maybe I don't comment enough, lol. I am not sure what drives the levels.

      Looks like I got one taker on your poll, hehe.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, My Esoteric, no one could have said it better than you just did. Why are you not a higher level commenter?

      I really do appreciate you.

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      My Esoteric 3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      I once had a lot of respect for Sen McCain, his hawkish positions don't bother me since I lean that direction anyway; but when he did a Right-face and began to march in order to beat Obama and then lost his senses with the Palin debacle (which does have a three silver linings), my respect melted. He hasn't earned much of it back sense, either.

      The TP is the worst thing that has hit America since the Supreme Court which nullified the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments in the late 1800s,

      The three silver linings:

      1. She guaranteed a Democratic win

      2. She is a political gift that keeps on giving by driving Republicans and Independents to the Left and Democrats to the polls

      3. She is the best comic relief since Johnny Carson

      The TP does have one good point, so long as they influence the Republican Presidential pick, the probability of a Democratic winning the Presidency is very high.

      Oh, btw, the rest of you should vote in Shyron's poll. Go ahead, take a chance, let your voice be heard.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I sometimes think that John McCain is not that bad, and then I am reminded of Sarah Palin. But, if John McCain want to play in any political games, he has to follow their lead or the teabaggers will kick him out of the Republican party.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      My Esoteric, these people censure anyone who disagrees with anything the teabaggers want to do.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jaye, I am with you all the way, I live in blood red state. And have seen what these folks can do to someone who speaks against them. I have seen that they are attacking Hillary, they are so afraid that she will run for President and win. I fear for her safety if she does run and if she wins I am so scared for her.

      If I wrote everything I have experienced, you would not believe it.

      I really appreciate your comments, and you votes.

      Thank you Jaye and God Bless you.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      If John McCain weren't such a hawk, he'd probably make a good "middle-of-the-road" Democrat! (That was the rationale of the AZ TP, apparently, as well as the nasty cracks I read about his age making him "irrelevant.")

      Jaye

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      My Esoteric 3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      You saw where the AZ TP censued Sen. McCain, didn't you?

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Shyron - The Tea Party politicians (and those voters who strongly support them) make me feel ill with their extremism, sexism, racism, and unjustified holier-than-thou attitudes, not to mention inhumane actions against anything that helps the poor, disabled, children, Veterans, etc.

      Unfortunately, too many of their ilk are still "alive, well and kicking", particularly in the Deep South where I live. One of the senators in my state (Wicker) is in bed with Ted Cruz and votes against anything whatsoever progressive or in the best interests of all Americans.

      Teabaggers from one Mississippi county even "chastized" Senator Thad Cochran because he's not extreme enough to suit them and is sometimes willing to compromise. I never thought I'd be taking up for Republican Sen. Cochran, but that made me want to say, "You go, Thad!" In a state run by Republicans, we need at least one who is somewhat moderate.

      We can only hope that the Tea Party ultimately disgusts a large enough majority of voters with consciences to cause their death knell.

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      Jaye

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you My Esoteric, for giving us your view on this subject.

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      My Esoteric 3 years ago from Keystone Heights, FL

      Voted awesome (thanks for sharing Au Fait) although I think you missed the mark on Scott Brown and the slings and arrows at the "Grand Old Party". It you look at his record, Brown was one of the few moderate Republicans in the Senate and if you trace back its history, the GOP is the forerunner of today's Democratic Party.

      What you are looking at with Boehner (not a Tea Partyite, but a self-proclaimed Conservative who, if he truly knew what he just called himself, would take it back) and the now defunct West, a true Tea Party member, are self-styled "Conservatives" (in today's misleading vernacular) and not Republicans.

      I will link your hub to one I have on the misogynistic Akin, and use it for source material for others. I voted that the Tea Party will survive, but only because of the way Congressional Districts are gerrymandered, something I wrote a hub about making unConstitutional.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, I absolutely agree with you. One would think these people would have some compassion for their fellow man.

      What a shame that these people make Karl Rove look better than themselves.

      Thank you Au fait for sharing and for the up votes.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      It's a shame that the people with the least knowledge of our constitution and the least education (they may have degrees but should have had certificates of attendance where that is applicable), are running the country.

      The Republican Party has the majority in the House (including lots of Teabaggers) and nothing happens if it doesn't get through the House.

      While some changes have been made, most legislation still requires a super majority in the Senate, so have an extremely slim majority there is meaningless.

      For once we can get behind a Karl Rove idea -- get rid of the Teabaggers!

      Sharing + voted up and IA.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      God Bless you Aunt Jimi, thank you for comment, up votes. I am afraid you are right if the Tea Party stays in office, they will destroy this country, then they have the billions of dollars to run to another country, like Cruz, he can go back to his native country of Canada.

      Thank you again Aunt Jimi, and keep the prayers going.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      I hope for all of our sakes that the answer to your title question is yes. If they are allowed to exist much longer they will destroy this country. Up and awesome!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for sharing this again. I really appreciate it. Lets hope the tea is at least weakened.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Sharing this again in hopes the Tea Party is truly over. Now I'm starting to sound like a Republican aren't I? l)

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Levertis, I appreciate your voting up ++ and sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for your comment and for you votes up and for sharing, I really appreciate you.

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      Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

      Shyron, you have certainly raked in lots of information here, including a good number of videos.

      I am voting up, clicking other buttons, and sharing.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      I think Tea Party members didn't do well in the last election and I hope that is a harbinger of things to come. Voted up, AU, and sharing!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you DDE, for your contribution to this discussion. I really appreciate your comments.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you again Au fait, for your insite into the gerrymandering debacle. This is why I can't believe that every vote counts.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Sooner28, thank you for stopping by and for your opinion on this. Politicans need to stop drawing lines around people and telling them how they vote, because they are inside that line circling where they live.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for for you loyalty, for commenting, up-votes and for sharing my hub.

      Rand Paul: Thinks he knows what is good for everybody. But only cares about what benefits himself.

      Paul Ryan: Knows what is good for the people that slide the money under the table, to buy his soul.

      Ted Cruz: Just loves to hear himself talk, albeit lies, slander, gossip... he is lost in his own little world

      Marco Rubio: Flys under the radar, until the other three fight it out until he (Rubio) only has one to fight.

      Lets hope the Tea Party does not leave us with a hang over. (one of the bunch above)

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Interesting a topic of debate and I don't know much about. however, this sounds like American people have lots to deal with their governors. Informative, and a useful hub.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Sooner28, geryymandering is like that -- it keeps people in office and it keeps Parties in power. Just another example of how introducing a non-native species to control something else can run amok. Republicans hoped the Tea Party would control the Democrats, but it's killing off the Republicans too, along with destroying this whole country!

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      Sooner28 3 years ago

      No, because the gerrymandered districts are going to come back and screw Republicans. They initially thought it was a great way to insulate themselves from competition from Democrats, but now, they have opened the doors to competition from the far right, and it's a real threat.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Seems like more and more Republicans are beginning to realize that the Tea Party is not their friend. So who will be their choice? Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, or Ted Cruz? Or will it be Marco Rubio? All of these guys are Tea Party backed . . .

      Did you see how a Federal judge has ruled part of the new TX law regarding abortion unconstitutional? The clinics may not disappear after all.

      Up, another awesome, and shared!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Aunt Jimi, thank you so much for your loyalty, and everything you do. It is truly appreciated.

      Yes we can only hope that the tea gets spilled or poured out and all the tea party guests go home, and I do mean 'GO HOME' we have to vote them out of office.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      I'm going to share this one again because I really hope the Tea Party IS over. It can't be over too soon for me. Those people are destroying our country. They can finish the Republican Party off for all I care, no loss, and they're doing very well destroying it with this shut-down, but destroying the country really is going to far. Let's hope we can boot them out of office before it's too late! Another awesome for you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for your continued loyalty, from reading and commenting. It is appreciated.

      I keep hearing people say it is both parties fault. But I have to think it is the Tea Party's lead by Ted Cruz, who wants to eviscerate SS, MC, MCA, he is a mad man.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Sharing this article again because it's the Tea Partiers who are most at fault for this government shut-down. Have people had enough of them yet?

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for your comment Aunt Jimi and the up-votes and sharing.

      Yes it will be interesting, especially because the republicans are the ones who invited the tea baggers to sit and have the tea party with them. They should remember the saying: Be careful what you wish for.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      Going to be interesting to see what the Karl Rove gang does to oust or prevent Teabaggers from staying in office and getting more offices. Sharing and voted up and awesome.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for your comment, up votes pinning and sharing. Is seems to me the republican party is a house divided against itself. I guess they (republicans) thought if they allowed some of the tea baggers to bag them and help them get elected then they (tea baggers) would just go quietly into the sunset. Surprise! Now they have to weaken the tea!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Several sites (including Politico.com) started reporting back in March that Karl Rove had started a new super pac called "Conservative Victory Project." They're all saying he did that to raise money for the 2014 midterms -- not to thwart Democrats, but to fight Tea Partiers!

      Seems Rove finally saw what so many of us had seen much sooner, that the Tea Party is destroying the Republican Party. Now Karl Rove wants to the Tea Party exit from the Republican Party, the sooner the better, and he plans to run ads against them to get them out of offices they now hold if they're up for re-election, and to prevent them from winning any more elections.

      If Karl doesn't like them, their days may be numbered and the Tea Party itself may be over! Wouldn't that be great? :) Is the Tea Party Over? Karl Rove hopes so!

      Voted up and AUI, pinned to my 'Politics' board, and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comment. I think the upcoming elections are going to be very interesting, can't wait.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Actually, I read that Karl Rove is raising money to undermine Tea Bagger candidates and even those who must run again who are incumbents. It's going to be war with Republicans against Tea Baggers. A Jihad between Republicans and Tea Baggers will be very interesting in the next election. So the Party may just be getting underway.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Suzanne, I totally agree with you.

      The tea party did not like being questioned about why they wanted tax exemptions, but they got tax exemptions, and they are using the fact that they were questioned to undermine the IRS in an attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act.

      And now the Heritage Foundation wants to get in on the act. David Corn says they are an Annex of the Tea Party. Lets hope not.

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      justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

      I certainly hope the Mad Tea Party is over for everyone! I am just totally fed up with having to listen to their nonsense and attend to their kvetching as if they had any legitimate complaints whatsoever. They are an embarrassment to our nation.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for your comments always appreciated.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Sadly, the Tea Party isn't over, but they may bring about the end of the GOP. That would seem to be their purpose and they're doing quite well at it. The lesson would seem to be, "Be careful when you embrace a poisonous critter."

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      You are absolutely right, Thank you Au fait for reading and commenting on my hub.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Nathan, you are so right, I meant you accurate. But we now have to be vigilant, the Tea Party plans to Gerrymander lots of states to get more electoral votes for the republicans.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I do think the Tea Party has lost some of the attraction it held for a lot of people, but alas, like a bad weed, if it isn't stomped out completely it will just rear it's ugly head over and over again heedlessly causing trouble and angst for everyone for I have yet to hear a single one of them that made any sense and seemed to know what they were talking about.

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      Nathan Orf 4 years ago from Virginia

      Good to know that the Tea Party is almost history. They really have done much damage to the dialogue in this nation, and most likely they have damaged the U.S in other areas, too. After all, they did nearly cause the United States to default on its debts, which lead to a downgrading of America's credit rating. I'd say the Tea Party ruined a lot of America's credibility these last four years.

      Well, Obama gets sworn in tomorrow. Does anyone else have the suspicion that President Obama is going to be a lot tougher on House Republicans from now on?

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks for stopping by R2-D2-2, even people who think they will miss the wet tea bags will not really miss them, they just don't know it yet.

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      R2-D2-2 4 years ago from USA

      Glad to hear Demint, one of the Tea Baggers leaders is leaving. The last thing we needed was a Tea Party and a Recession like this one at the same time. Won't miss the Tea Party.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Aunt Jimi!!!!

      Thank you for your comment. Teabaggers don't have a conscience, they have an agenda. The only way the supporters will recognize what these people stand for is when they are directly affected.

      Good to hear from you Aunt Jimi.

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      Aunt Jimi 4 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      Let's hope the Tea Party is taking it's last rasping breaths before dying. They have done more harm than any single group in recent history. Stupid people always do more harm than good and they always do it in the name of helping. Tea Baggers have no idea what is in the original Constitution just like Christine O'Donnell didn't know about the separation of church and state and freedom of religion. She was so uninformed and stupid that she didn't even know when people were laughing AT her ignorance instead of at her coy joke about the Amendments to the Constitution.

      Great hub. Keep it up! Maybe some of these people will see what they're supporting and get so embarrassed they'll get a conscience. I know, that will be a cold day in Hell!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks again, you are right Au fait, I think the republicans let people like Rush, Bill O. and Hannity speak for them, while the watch 'Dancing With the Stars' and, say how skimpy they are dressed.

      And I don't think the listen to any of the videos, they are afraid they may find out the truth. Thank you.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      There is so much information here and it's hard to argue when the man is testifying against himself.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for coming back Au fait. I just heard Allen West threw in the towel today. What a surprise.

      You know? I would still like to know what is in the tea they serve at their tea parties.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Good to see that the Tea Party is on it's last leg everywhere but the red states where of course they would do average or better. Republicans may turn against them too when they figure out the Tea Party is taking them down.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Au fait for stopping back. They will probably have to remove Mr. West bodily from office and maybe arrest him for obstruction, which seems like all the republicans.

      I know Boehner thinks he is the president.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Sounds like West wants to keep recounting 'til they count enough votes for him to win -- at the tax payers expense. That could take years and a lot of shenanigans. Wonder if police will have to remove him bodily from his office?

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, you comments are greatly appreciated.

      The Trail Of Tears. My great, great grandmother was in the Trail of Tears.

      I think the white men who took the homes, lands and personal possessions, from the Cherokee people, did not consider them human, so it meant nothing to them to take everything from them.

      This does sound familiar, just like Romney, McConnell, Ryan, Boehner. These men? want to take everything away from people who are not as filthy rich as they are.

      That includes Native Americans, Latinos, anyone who is poor or middle class.

      We are in for one hell of a fight.

      Now is the time when again the Republicans are going to try to

      eviscerate Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Lots of good information here. Loved the remark about Bachmann's embedded nails.

      The videos of Tommy Thompson speaking, especially the "Mean Drunk" video, were very telling. I really didn't know much about Thompson before, but now I know why he lost despite having been such a popular governor. After watching the videos you presented, I have to wonder what any educated person ever saw in the man.

      And Todd Akin says you can't get pregnant if you're genuinely raped? Hmmmmm . . .

      Also heard Mr. Akin said gay men could be 'cured' of their gayness by simply 'nursing,' -- yup you read it right, 'nursing' for 4-8 weeks. What I'm wondering is, what does Mr. Akin believe lesbians have to suck on in order to cure their homosexuality??

      Incredible that we actually have people in Congress who continue to persecute the Cherokee Native Americans. Wasn't the "Trail of Tears" sufficient to make white people ashamed of themselves?

      Very interesting hub. I hope everyone will read it and especially, listen to these people talk on video. Voted up, interesting, and awesome!

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you HSchneider for reading my hub and leaving a comment. My hope is that Mitch McConnell will be soundly beaten by a Democrat.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you HSchneider for reading my hub and leaving a comment. My hope is that Mitch McConnell will be soundly beaten by a Democrat.

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      Howard Schneider 4 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      I hope the Tea Party influence on the GOP will be lessened greatly or eliminated. Time will tell especially with the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. I suspect they will still have strong influence on the House. Maybe the grown-ups in the party will finally stand up to their scare tactics. Unfortunately the Minority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell is running in 2014 and fears a Tea Party opponent. He probably will block everything. Great Hub, Shyron.

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