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Tea Party Democrats

Yep they exist.

And our “liberal media” is making them out to be a huge deal…all 4% of them. That is…4% of the tea party supporters, not 4% of Democrats. So 4% of like 30% at best, so we’re talking about less than 1% of total population here…keep that mind.  

In an article titled “Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party” we learn that;

Some Americans who say they have been sympathetic to Democratic causes in the past — some even voted for Democratic candidates — are angry with President Obama and his party. They say they are now supporting the Tea Party — a movement that champions less government, lower taxes and the defeat of Democrats even though it’s not formally aligned with the Republican Party.

Oh no! Democrats are becoming tea partiers!

To be sure, the number of Democrats in the Tea Party movement is small. A recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows that while 96 percent of Tea Party activists identify themselves as either Republican or Independent, only 4 percent say they are Democrats

Yep, four percent…four percent of 30% (at best) of the population is worth a front page article on CNN. Yep.

A lawyer and lifelong Democrat, Ducket made her political leanings clear: She said she was a campus community organizer for Democratic Sen. George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, voted for Jimmy Carter and Al Gore, and previously ran for elective office in Colorado as a Democrat.

“I was a card-carrying member of the ACLU, and I probably did inhale in college,” Ducket said.

Ducket, who is now an independent and did not vote for Obama, said the president has “carried things to an extreme.”

Yep, you heard right. A woman who was a community organizer for GEORGE FREAKIN’ MCGOVERN and voted for Carter and Gore thinks OBAMA is extreme!

Wait it gets better. Try reading this without giggling or rolling your eyes;

“I think we’ve gone too far on the side of government doing too much,” Ducket said. “The Democratic Party is wanting to take care of everyone, instead of helping everybody stand on their own two feet.”

She doesn’t want the government to “take care” of people, she wants them to HELP them stand on their own two feet. WHAT’S THE M***********G DIFFERENCE?!?!?!?!?!?!?! What is “taking care of” versus “helping?” What does this crazy broad want!?!

Then there’s this woman;

Roxanne Lewis expressed a similar point of view. A small business owner in Grand Junction, Lewis described herself as a lifelong Democrat and called the president a “phenomenal speaker.” She voted for him because she “believed in what he was saying: change.”

But, Lewis added, “I should’ve listened a lot closer when he talked about ‘spreading the wealth.’ ”

Asked how she feels about having voted for the president, Lewis said “I feel lied to, cheated and raped.”

Lewis criticized the taxpayer-funded bailouts of financial institutions, which began under former President George W. Bush and the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.

At least this woman has a point, even if she is in the wrong place to vent it. In the end though, this woman clearly didn’t see what the bailouts have done, especially the auto bailouts. Did you know Michigan was the state to see the largest economic expansion in recent months?

True story.

In the meantime, has anyone polled the number of Republicans who are joining Democratic movements? Guarantee it’s larger than 4% of said movement.

But no, 4% of less than 30% of the population, most of him probably didn’t even vote for Obama except that one woman who clearly doesn’t belong in the tea party, deserves a front page political article on CNN.

So…you heard CNN Obama…listen to the tea party….4% of them are from your party!…


  1. creamer

    that the Tea Party is made up of people who

    than 80 percent (81 percent) of Tea Party respondents expressed very little approval of Barack Obama’s job as president, which exceeded disapproval levels held even by Republicans (77%) and conservatives (79%).

    All these data points suggest that the Tea Party crowd is comprised predominantly of conservatives. And, not surprisingly, the demographics of the movement seemingly align with those who traditionally vote for the conservative candidate as well. Fifty-six percent of Tea Party respondents are male; 22 percent are over the age of 65 (compared with just 14 percent who are between the ages of 18 and 34); and 23 percent fall in the income range of $50,000 and $75,000.

    It’s the type of group that would likely benefit the most from Democratic governance, with commitments to Social Security, Medicare, and middle-class job creation. But the Tea Party crowd is decidedly sour on the Democratic agenda. Fifty-six percent of Tea Party respondents said they believe cutting spending will create jobs. And while a huge chunk won’t see their taxes affected if the Bush tax cuts expire for those making over $250,000, 82 percent think they will, in fact, go up.

    from Sam Stein in todays Huff Post

    They seem to be operating in a different reality. We have a significant number of people uniformed and making decisions based on lies spread by the right wing media and republican politicians. The right is inflaming their base by LYING.

    So I have to ask…. have the Democrats I’ve voted for all theese years been lying to me? Is this a bi-partisan effort of lying and misrepresentation?

    My reaction to my question is no, liberals/progressives are much to smart to be lied to. Is this just my vanity speaking, have I just totally misinterpeted all the history I’ve read? Have I been brainwashed? Does God really want me to banish all the gays? Is everyone else somhow less deserving of happiness and security because their not… Do I really need to buy a gun and shoot things to be fulfilled?

  2. that there are some issues where my stance is based on information from only one side. It definitely pays to hear both sides of every issue. For one thing, it makes it easier to spot the lies. I would guess that the problem is worse on the right than it is on the left. Right-wingers are far more apt to limit their news sources to Fox and sources like Drudge. At least, that’s been my experience.

  3. sricki

    a tongue lashing of the most vicious order.

    Asked how she feels about having voted for the president, Lewis said “I feel lied to, cheated and raped.”

    What a sick trivialization of sexual assault, to assert that our president is “raping” us by attempting to pass legislation to help people.

    I want to use a pretty vicious c-word to describe this lady… but since the word on the tip of my tongue probably isn’t appropriate and wouldn’t be well received, I’ll settle for a milder c-word — crazy. Fucking demented.

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