I know there have been many people who have recently written the Tea Parties obituary and made ridiculous claims cheering it’s unpopularity and demise…and I have maintained that all of the left wing
attacks may have marginalized the “Tea Party” brand they have done nothing to change the values
part of equation …meaning that people still support Tea Party values even if some of them say they have an unfavorable view of the TP….
Thats the funny thing about values …they aren’t out for the bid or amendable when they become uncomfortable. Heartfelt values are those bright lines that keep our lives moving down the road in a civilized responsible society …Tea Party values like living within your means and not stealing the economic output
of others and respecting everyons freedoms and liberties are only out of style on the left …and here is the proof from a recent Rasmussen Poll
“Rasmussen found that 42% of likely U.S. voters
say their own personal views are closer to those of the average Tea Party member, while the same percentage believe Obama
’s are closer to their own (16% are unsure). 42% of the public can hardly be considered “fringe,” by any objective mind, and it’s surprising that the number is this high, considering the onslaught of …smear campaigns
orchestrated against the Tea Party movement
from progressives in both parties. Attempts to lab…el the Tea Party as terrorists, hostage-takers, suicide bombers, and of course, racists, are apparently not having the damaging effect that one might think they would.
Establishment republicans should also take note (are you listening, John McCain), that 2/3 of republicans say the views of the average wacko birds Tea Party member are closest to what they think. This is proof positive that the Republican Party cannot flourish (or possibly even survive) without the Tea Party, but the opposite is not true.
What about the “coveted” independent voters, the group that we’re told republicans must cater to, “moderating” their message in order capture their votes? A majority, 51% of unaffiliated voters identify more closely with the average member of the Tea Party. Are you listening Republican Party leadership, or are you perfectly content chugging along as Big Government Party #2?
Jack De Graffenriedspite the hateful, coordinated attacks against the Tea Party movement by both parties and the mainstream media, amazingly, voters continue to identify with the movement’s smaller government/lower taxes message. In fact, Sixty-two percent (62%) think cutting spending rather than increasing it is the best thing the federal government can do to help the economy”.