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TEA Party taking aim at 'establishment Republicans'
from Godfather Politics
In the 2010 election, the TEA Party actively helped some Republicans win their primary elections. They heavily endorsed Sharon Angle to win in Nevada, Mike Lee to win in Utah, Joe Miller to win in Alaska and Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

Once again, they are not only looking to endorse conservative Republicans in the 2012 primaries, but they have also announced that they intend to do whatever they can to unseat what they term as ‘Establishment’ Republicans who voted for the various stimulus packages including the Wall Street bailout.

In September, they announced that they intended to defeat Speaker of the House John Boehner from Ohio. They have targeted Boehner because he voted for the federal budget plan that included funding of Planned Parenthood.

Over the weekend, they announced that they were endorsing Richard Mourdock, Indiana State Treasurer in his primary run against Republican incumbent Richard Lugar. Lugar voted for the Wall Street bailouts and has often showed his disregard for the TEA Party.

As we move closer to 2012 and various state primaries, there are bound to be more incumbent Republicans that are going to find themselves facing TEA Party opposition due to their less fiscally responsible voting records.






Read more: TEA Party Taking Aim at ‘Establishment’ Republicans | Godfather Politics http://godfatherpolitics.com/1265/tea-party-taking-aim-at-establishment-republicans/#ixzz1ZkQH7TJX
 

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TEA Party actively helped some Republicans win their primary elections. They heavily endorsed Sharon Angle to win in Nevada, Mike Lee to win in Utah, Joe Miller to win in Alaska and Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.

They did win their primary elections NOT the general though! :(
 

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they are not only looking to endorse conservative Republicans in the 2012 primaries, but they have also announced that they intend to do whatever they can to unseat what they term as ‘Establishment’ Republicans .


As we move closer to 2012 and various state primaries, there are bound to be more incumbent Republicans that are going to find themselves facing TEA Party opposition due to their less fiscally responsible voting records.

and this is exactly why the libtard/progressive/socialist/democrat/statist/communists
hate people with TEA party principles-- for way way too long there has only been one choice lib or lib light. not hardly a nickle worth of difference between the R or D candidate. about the only thing the candidates disagreed on was the speed with which to disolve our Republic.

now people are starting to have a choice- if the media had been fair and balanced Angle and Miller would have won with O'donell probably to boot.
 

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Making no secret of his disdain for Tea Party ideals and ideas, ex-White House he sadviser Van Jones on Monday nonetheless urged liberal activists to "steal" the Tea Party's playbook.He said progressives can learn from what the Tea Party has accomplished, as he tried to steer the crowd toward his own umbrella group which he's been working on since the summer.

Jones pointed to the Tea Party movement as an example of grassroots activism done right. .

Only instead of taking to the streets in the name of lower taxes and less regulation, he urged the crowd to model its own Tea Party-style movement in the name of the middle class.

"If we can just be as warm and sharing and kind as the Tea Party, we might be able to do something for our country," Jones said Monday.

"We went from hopey to mopey and forgot to build a movement in the middle," Jones said.

He credited the Tea Party with building a "network" that operates without any individual leader. "There is no Tea Party. You can't land at the airport here in D.C., and get in the cab and say 'take me to Tea Party headquarters'," he said.
Jones described the movement as an "upgrade" over what progressives had done.

"They use their charismatic leaders to build something bigger than any leader," he said. "They talk rugged individualism, but they act collectively."

By contrast, he said, "we talk collectively ... but we have enacted the most individualistic strategy in the republic."




The message of those protesters, though, is not quite as cohesive as the message in Washington. Some of the protesters in New York, while organizing under the banner of combating corporate greed, talk about demolishing the capitalist system altogether.

Tea Party Express strategist Sal Russo described the various demonstrations as unfounded.

"The direction of the county has been decidedly to the left," he said. "The policies have been so far left they don't have anything to be unhappy about."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/03/van-jones-urges-progressives-to-steal-tea-party-strategy/?intcmp=trending#ixzz1ZmAdMCov
 

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They heavily endorsed Sharon Angle to win in Nevada, Mike Lee to win in Utah, Joe Miller to win in Alaska and Christine O’Donnell in Delaware.


Sharon Angle would have been "just a vote against", IMO. Better to let Reid "make his own bed"

Joe Miller and Christine O'Donnell would have been Conservative voices in DC.
 

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