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Walker Victory: This is What the Tea Party is About

dhealey Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 8:05 AM
I don't know about her personally, but she is correct about the tea party. That's why I went to rallies and consider myself a member - all about the spending, not social issues. That's the reason for the success
Earl29 Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 10:32 AM
She is indeed right about the tea party.
I'm still mad at her, though. I'll probably get over it as time goes by.
Ginger12 Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 8:30 AM
I am the tea party also....I belong to about seven or eight of them across America. I use my home phone to go through the phone banks of a conservative candidate and call people in other states to explain our view and get their vote. I cannot be at the ground floor and on the pavement in places like Wisconsin, so I do what I can from my home. You can do this also.

Though it hasn't been celebrated as such, Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin represents the full flowering of the tea party movement. It is also a sign -- among others -- that the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core.

The tea partyers are often mischaracterized as extreme right-wingers. Thus, proponents of same-sex marriage or unrestricted abortion will invoke "tea party" elements as those most opposed to their efforts. That's off target. Though many in the movement may have conservative social views, those weren't the issues that spurred them to organize, demonstrate and vote.

No, the tea partyers --...