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Extinction: Way of this Modern Tea Party's Movement!

Updated on August 14, 2014

Mark of the Tea Party

The Face and Image of the Tea Party Brand
The Face and Image of the Tea Party Brand

Pictures of Dysfunctional Leadership

2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum
2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum
2008 Republican Presidential Candidate, Mike Huckabee
2008 Republican Presidential Candidate, Mike Huckabee
An Apt Parody of the Tea Party Leadership
An Apt Parody of the Tea Party Leadership
A self absorbed leader that can't or won't LEAD!
A self absorbed leader that can't or won't LEAD!
Leaders without intentions of Leading anywhere!
Leaders without intentions of Leading anywhere!

While watching my usual late afternoon TV Shows namely The Ed Show, PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton, Hardball with Chris Matthews, I had a great idea for the GOP. Why not expel the Tea Party members from Republican Party (GOP) and have them start an entirely separate third political party, to coexist with the democrats and republicans.

For those of you keeping track, yes each of the aforementioned shows are all on the MSNBC Network. But then I began to think a little harder about the question I posed above, because surely a democratic government such as ours, can on all levels of government (federal, state and local cities/municipalities) function as a three party political system couldn't it.

By the way I doubt it would ever happen, and I'll expound upon my conclusion momentarily. Where, when and why did this Tea Party Movement come from really? After the better part of the last 200 years with only two major or prominent political parties. Another question came to mind, could a third political party not only survive but manage to thrive?

I am amending my earlier opinion, I no longer doubt that it wouldn't ever happen again, just to say that the other political parties that have come along to compete with the existing political parties didn't seem to fair to well in the long run. Now I grant you that both parties weren't the original political parties since the day we became an independent and sovereign nation.

To properly answer the where, when & why did this Tea Party Movement come from, it has to be examined in several different parts and/or factors. At the forefront is the why factor, it started as a rumble in 2009 after the Inauguration of the first African American President in our Nation's History. Not because he was a democrat in that big White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, but out of the sins of his father's heritage. That wasn't the only factor of why, because he ran on the platform of "Change" & "Hope" because we knew as a country that Washington was broken and not really looking out for the best interests of the average hard working Americans.

The where and the when part of this equation or this new inclination of the Tea Party Movement is easy, it came about when the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United. Opening the flood gates for unlimited campaign contributions to a particular party or candidate by big money interests (corporations, PAC's & Special Interests).

Mr. Divide & Alienate (I mean Conquer)

The unofficial leader or driving force behind the Tea Party.
The unofficial leader or driving force behind the Tea Party.
Leaders of the Tea party (Citizens United) Movement.
Leaders of the Tea party (Citizens United) Movement.
Part of the far rights spin machine!
Part of the far rights spin machine!
Dividing the Country by stupidity!
Dividing the Country by stupidity!

To say that the Tea Party would survive as the third political party in our democracy would be totally counter-intuitive to what the founding fathers of this nation had in mind when they drafted our US Constitution. I say that not to denigrate them as a Political Party, merely point out that it seems to me as well as other rational people that their primary goal is to disrupt the inner workings of our government.

They are always talking loud and not really saying anything of a truthful or factual nature. Their Idea of smaller government is not in the interests of fairness for the average hard working Americans, instead for the government to turn a blind eye so that their big money contributors can get richer at the expense of their workforce.

A prime example of this modus operandi to try and relax government regulation of certain industries, so that polluters can continue to pollute the environment. Hence getting rid of or defunding the EPA, the very governmental agency empowered to protect our air, water supply and environment in general.

Wake UP, Tea Party / Republicans CLIMATE CHANGE is really happening!


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      Tlflanigan@mail.com 3 years ago

      It could be argued that the Democratic Party experienced the same type occurrence with the Progressive Party. If you look at the stances and policies of the Democratic Party they are in reality nothing more than a highjacked party. My Grandpa belonged to the Democrat Party pre-1960 and I believe he would be Republican now because of how much the policy's have shifted. The Progressives now control the Democrat Party and it has shifted very far to the left. That's just my opinion.

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      Salvienation 3 years ago

      Thanks for readings hub Fred, I'm glad you enjoyed it, by all means feel free to any of my other hubs and leave a comment if you like.

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      Fred Arnold 3 years ago from Clearwater, FL

      The problem with our system is that it creates two parties by default. George Washington urged that the party system not come into play when it came to voting, yet no one heeded his words. In any case, there is an option for other forms of voting like the alternative vote:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3jE3B8HsE

      Making the Tea Party a third party will benefit the Republicans in the long run concerning publicity. They have lost a lot of support due to the very right wing/left wing statements and legislation proposed by certain groups of the Tea Party. Since the Tea Party designates as a singular whole under the GOP, any proposal that brings negative criticism hits the GOP overall. People do not look at which group within a group within a group.

      However, the Tea Party will fail as a third party and actually hurt Republicans in the short term. This is because those who are hardcore supporters of the Tea Party will vote within their Party. So Republicans will lose a good portion of votes. Even if it is 5% think about how close elections can be sometimes!

      Stay awesome!

      -Fred