Tea Party Or Bust? Make That “And Bust”

Apparently people are waking up to the fact that the tea party participants are on the right track about what's good for America, and I've demanded that people like Limbaugh get behind them and tell Republicans that they'd better get vocal about espousing their principles or they'll be the third party come 2010.

But of course there's a problem: what if the Tea Party becomes a recognized political party? It's not just that they would dilute the right wing vote, it's that the name, Tea Party, would render it DOA. I would never call myself a Tea Party member, and it has nothing to do with the aspersions cast on it by the left. it's all about the name, stupid!

And I think that no one is paying attention to that which would be consistent with conservatives never getting anything right (ha-ha).

Polls show that more people support the tea partiers than they do either Democrats or Republicans. That's a wonderful thing. But Mike Gallagher and some other guy were on He-Who-Needs-Beheading's show just now, and Gallagher was asked if he wanted tea partiers to "overwhelm the moderate Republicans," To which Gallagher responded in typically confused conservative fashion that "overwhelm" is a loaded word and he'd like them to be 'welcomed" by Republicans.

Do you see the problem? Tea partiers are not going to be welcomed by Republicans – ever. Did they welcome Sarah Palin? Why? Because as big a dope as she is, she represents things they abhor – like fiscal responsibility.

Which brings me to the bigger point Gallagher failed to realize – Republicans aren't MODERATE. They're scum! A few of them would likely embrace tea party principles and be embraced back, but there is no place in the tea party movement for 99.8% of Republicans, and what support they have left is due mostly to inertia on the part of their constituency.

So let's hope the tea party movement grows stronger – and smarter. The former seems almost inevitable. The later is doubtful, and we'll know the result if and when the party takes a name. it has to be nothing short of brilliant – like the Brilliant Party maybe!?!

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A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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3 Responses to Tea Party Or Bust? Make That “And Bust”

  1. McCain's problem is that he doesn't see that the Washington DC political culture is corrupt to its core. When you sit down to dinner with the enemy be careful that you are not on the menu as dessert.

  2. TedWest says:

    I hope McCain drops dead before the election, but if he doesn't, I'm for J.D.

  3. Nov 4, 2008 was the last and only time I ever voted for McCain and I feel dirty.

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