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Tea Party Candidate Cruz Defeats Dewhurst in Texas Senate Race

In a stunning upset, former Texas Solicitor General, Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite, defeated Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R-TX), a multimillionaire rancher who spent nearly $20 million of his own fortune and who was backed by Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and the entire Republican establishment up and down the line. Cruz' margin was 55% to 45%. This win will send shock waves across the country showing that the tea party is alive and well.

Cruz' victory will get a ton of media attention today but for purposes of controlling the Senate, it is less important than Richard Mourdock's win in the Indiana senatorial primary earlier this year. Texas is so red and the Democratic nominee, Paul Sadler, so weak, that any Republican could easily win the general election, whereas the tea party upset in Indiana actually gives the Democrats a shot at winning the seat.

When (not if) Cruz joins the Senate, he will become part of the informal caucus of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), which includes Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and others. They will make governing much harder, no matter who is President and which party controls the Senate. If Mitt Romney is elected President, he is not going to govern as a tea party candidate. Nothing in his background suggests that he really believes much of what he said during the primaries. He clearly knows that to get anything done, he is going to need the cooperation of the Senate Democrats lest they block (if they have the majority) or filibuster (if they don't) all his legislation. DeMint and friends regard compromising as selling out their principles, so the stronger they are, the more headaches they will give Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whether he is minority leader or majority leader. If the Republicans end up with, say 53 seats (probably a best-case scenario for them) and DeMint, Lee, Paul, and Cruz oppose all his plans because they aren't radical enough and won't budge, McConnell, despite all his cloakroom maneuvering skills, will be stymied time after time.

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Will anyone ever comprehend that the Tea Party (Taxed Enough Already) is a movement of people within the Republican ranks that gathered and bonded together during the big bank bailouts and opposed them?

We would have been better off had Washington listened instead of allowing the largest bank heist in history.
 

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Mike said:
Will anyone ever comprehend that the Tea Party (Taxed Enough Already) is a movement of people within the Republican ranks that gathered and bonded together during the big bank bailouts and opposed them?

We would have been better off had Washington listened instead of allowing the largest bank heist in history.

this might help those who didn't get it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC4SZ91sqe8&feature=related
 

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When will the OWS party field and place a candidate?

People are trying to change the system and you still have people like OT that are mocking them for doing so. :???:
 

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oldtime does not comprehend that the U.S. is not limited to a to party system,,,,wonder where he thinks the Libertarian party came from???nor the TEA party??? How can he expect improvement ion his herd of cows if he dies not change bulls from time to time :?
 

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When will the OWS party field and place a candidate?

People are trying to change the system and you still have people like OT that are mocking them for doing so. :???:

Occupy Wall Street Candidate for Congress Wasn’t Invited to Debate

"Several candidates who are on the ballot in several of the races have filed with the Federal Election Commission but shown no evidence of any campaign activity and have not been invited to participate in our debates,

Martinez told us last week that he's running an "actual" campaign by canvasing his neighborhood daily, claiming to have made the ballot for the June 26 primary. "The real framework is that we're building a do-it-yourself democracy model, crowd-funded, the best we can,"

seems the out of work living in mom's basement do not donate much.. :shock:

Can Occupy Wall Street Trust Its Own Candidate?
Running for Congress, George Martinez calls himself the Occupiers' candidate.

The rest of the movement isn't so sure.

Martinez and his team carry on to the next stop, the weekly prayer service at the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge. Martinez slips off his shoes and seeks out the imam, but there has been some miscommunication: The mosque didn't know he was coming, and the imam tells Martinez there won't be any time for him to address the congregation today. Undaunted, Martinez sits through the hour-long service.

This is all the basic stuff of Brooklyn retail politics, the story of an upstart candidate backed by a ragtag crew of idealistic volunteers

What makes Martinez's candidacy unique is that he's proudly announcing himself as an Occupy Wall Street candidate—the first one ever to get on a congressional ballot. That makes him an anomaly in the world of electoral politics and a contentious figure inside the movement.

Is this guy for real?

It's a question many people inside Occupy Wall Street are asking as well.

Given the movement's ambivalence (at best; more often, antipathy) toward electoral politics, Martinez is a lightning rod. His campaign exposes ideological and tactical fissures as old as Occupy Wall Street and older.

For some, his candidacy reeks of co-option, representing a textbook example of the ways a corrupt, broken system recuperates and metabolizes every threat into a neutered, defanged format.

dang his own supporters don't trust him...

I wouldn't trust a guys who's main stops are all muslim either..

Occupy Wall Street Candidate for Congress Finished With 752 Votes

But despite earning just 752 votes — less than 3 percent — Martinez is proud of his brief campaign. "Relative to the current reality of the political system, I was not entirely surprised," he told Daily Intel today. "We raised less than one percent of what the winner had and got 3 percent of the vote in about two months. That's something spectacular."

seems crowd funded just doesn't translate to crowd support.. at least when in comes down to a choice between politics and pot... :shock:
 

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hopalong said:
oldtime does not comprehend that the U.S. is not limited to a to party system,,,,wonder where he thinks the Libertarian party came from???nor the TEA party??? How can he expect improvement ion his herd of cows if he dies not change bulls from time to time :?

some folk ride the same dead ol horse and then whine when it doesn't get them anywhere... .
 

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