Do you think the Tea Party is a fad that will soon fade away or fizzle out?
I don't think it will fizzle out, it may end up consuming the GOP though
Today's politicians chase votes like a dog chases a ball. Which ever way it goes they follow. The tea party is simply the latest ball. It will roll to a stop and the politicians will chase the next ball. The tea party is not the problem, it is the people we elect.
It depends on whether the party and its leadership hold to their core values or not.
Any of the smaller political parties are potentially no more than a fad if they do not hold to their own stated core values. The core values stated by the Tea Party are constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility in government. These values have been around for a long time and will not go away or fizzle out, even though they are slowly being undermined by the sinkhole of current practices. I suspect that any party that holds true to those values (in deeds rather than words) will also not fade away or fizzle out. Those values have to be reflected in the party’s acts and in their stated position on issues.
IMHO, the republicans and democrats are more likely to fade because they have so polluted themselves with partisanship that they no longer appear to be interested in representing the people.
I don't think that the Tea Party is going to go away anytime soon. I hope they can get more organized and focused. I think that with the progressives infiltrating our government that Americans are going to need an advocate or party that will be their voice to both the Democrat and Republican parties that Americans have a right to be heard. I don't believe that the Tea Party will be given a platform of major party, however, I do believe that the Tea Party will be a thorn in the sides of Democrats as long as this enormous Government spending continues and as long as our Government officials continue to ignore the people who elect them.
If the people of the Tea Party were smart and understand the issues, the fad will continue, but they are not.
No. This, I fear, is here for a good while. These people are nothing more than ultra conservatives who are being told they are something else. What is more disturbing is that this is now an outlet for the most idiotic views to finally have a voice and for that voice to get respected by the other morons who hear it.
Case in point...the resumption of the evolution/creation debate. The idea of religion as a basis for govt. There is a reason why a decade ago we called these people the religious right. Well, here they are again with a slightly more libertarian spin. Although this time they are using less governmental involvement to say that they should be free to practice their crazy crap. Funny how they want the government to stay away from god yet they want to claim we are a christian government.
An irony i like to point out is that the only mention of religion in any legal document from our founding is the first amendment...which prohibits government involvment in it.
So...no. these clowns are not going away. They have always been here and will always be with us. They just change the talking points every decade or so.
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