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Tea Party vs. GOP in Government Shutdown

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Veteran Republicans, finding the GOP the party mostly assailed for the clinging government shutdown, is lashing out at Tea Party lawmakers as those refusing to yield and allow the country to move forward. Polls over the last days that place the blame for the stalling in Washington directly on Republican shoulders are being used as ammunition against the Tea Party and some argue will lay foundations for election bids in 2014.

Echoing many Americans who are fed-up with the federal government, former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu calls, “It’s time for someone to act like a grown-up in this process.” Sununu points the finger equally at President Barack Obama and Tea Party goers for the shutdown. He is joined by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and other GOP loyalists across the country.

And it seems that even if laying blame at the doorstep of any one group or person is probably a useless endeavor, many are at least warning the Tea Party that a re-branding may be in order. But that term implies selling out to many Tea Party loyalists as demonstrated by an ad attributable to their official Facebook page.

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In a Saturday interview, NPR’s Don Gonyea discusses a visit to a Georgia-based Tea Party meeting where he contends there is no room for cutting deals, “I’ve got a taste at this Tea Party meeting I went to of how much pushback the GOP is getting from within its own party.” Gonyea goes on to an example of a former Tea Party luminary, Senator Marco Rubio (Florida), who is held up as an example of the diversity in the party being of Hispanic descent but who was booed by the crowd for having landed on the wrong side of the immigration debate (from the view of Tea Party politics).

“It is the kind of pushback that the larger party gets from the Tea Party, from evangelicals, from other groups within the party that say: wait a minute, what do you mean rebrand? Does that mean you want to kind of mute our message or hide me over in the corner? No think you. We’re going to be front and center.”

[Image via Tea Party official Facebook.]

Tea Party vs. GOP in Government Shutdown
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  • All the Same

    They are all the same. Vote them all out.

    Americans divide themselves so often by identifying themselves as a republican, democrat, or tea party member. Liberal, moderate, or conservative. It is divide and conquer designed to weaken the public strength. Politics is all about controlling the masses. Divided, the masses are nothing and they know this.

    All Politicians are the same. They go to the same schools, share the same benefits, invest in the same companies, join the same clubs, date/marry from the same circles, and are members of the 1% richest people in the country.

    Don’t people get it yet? The politicians do not care because nothing they do effects them. They send your kids to war and not theirs. They have great healthcare and you don’t. They have guaranteed pensions and you have nothing. They are not being spied on but you are. They are not losing their jobs but you are. No matter what they do they will never see the inside of a prison, but in today’s America, you have a very good chance of going to prison for the most minor of things.

    Do I need to continue?

    • http://google maggie

      Liberals have rebranded their disliked name into more low-information friendly names like…Progressives, Working Party,etc.
      The media is just an extension of the Democrat party platform. Their job is to cover up anything negative about Liberal Dems and Liberal GOP. The Liberal media’s job is to help Democrats and RINOs win elections by demeaning, and sticking hateful names to anyone who is a Conservative.

      You see, Dems and RINOs can’t win elections in the arena of ideas and policies. They can only win elections by voter fraud, scandalizing, and hateful name calling, to anyone who has the nerve to debate them.

      The GOP did not shut down the government. The Liberal media is here to save the day for Democrats, by a montage of name calling and blame game, against any TEA party or Conservative,throwing the blame at their door. The low-information voters believe the lies of the Liberal news organizations. As you can see in the very skewed polling by every news organization that has a C in its name. They poll far more Democrats than GOP, and they poll more government workers than private sector workers. Now the polls are skewed in their favor. Now liberal news makes their skewed polls daily headline for their daily news.

      GOP Conservatives and TEA party people have to find a more articulate and agressive way, to get their point across. Polling data(not skewed)states Americans at heart are becoming more Conservative. I believe socialized medicine,excessive gun control,etc, has awaken a very sleepy giant of a voter base for 2014. I believe any senator, or congress person who votes to continue funding Obamacare,votes for amnesty…….will lose their seats come 2014. 2014 will be the year of “Throw the crooked and corrupted bums out.” A lot of career politicians will be thrown out in the 2014 election.

      Do you ever notice if you touch a nerve of a Democrobot…they tweet,google,facebook, hateful vile words to your replies. That is all they have left, demonize all oppponents, and try to shut them down by vicious name calling, and playing the race card. Same old same old Democrat playbook…..boring!!!!!!

      • All the Same

        They are all the same. You forget the Bush was leading the country into a depression and if it wasn’t for 9/11, we would have had one. In fact, it was actually just delayed until 2008.

        Bottom line is that they are all the same. You can cherry pick examples from both parties all day if you want. But at the end of the day, since 9/11 we have had both a republican and democrat President and our country has gone to hell.

        Vote them all out. Conservatism is just as bad as liberalism, I assure you of this.

  • BENONY TONY AMEKUDZI, ESQ,

    Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:56 AM
    Subject: Fw: BREAKING: (add your name)

    FROM: BENONY TONY AMEKUDZI, ESQ.
    KPEDZE, VOLTA REGION. GHANA

    TO: HON. MR.SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER

    INFO TO:
    H.E.DR.MR.PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
    H.E.MR.VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN
    FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA
    HON. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR
    HON. HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER NANCY PELOSI
    HON. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID
    HON. SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL
    HON. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY
    DCCC

    SPECIAL INFO ALERT:
    H.E.PRESIDENT OF GHANA JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA
    DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013
    SUBJECT: RE-OPEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT !

    DEAR HON. MR.SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER,
    IT IS IN THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BEST INTERESTS TO RE-OPEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO GET IT FUNCTIONING FOR SERVICES TO BE RENDERED TO THE PEOPLE.
    THAT IT IS COMMON SENSE SOLUTION TO RESOLVE THE SHUT DOWN.
    THAT THE ISSUE THEN IS “WHAT GAIN AT ALL WOULD COME OUT OF THE SHUT DOWN ENVISAGED BY THOSE STILL INTERESTED IN THE SHUT DOWN, IF THEY FAILED AND RENEGED ON THEIR CORE FUNCTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE GENERAL WELFARE AND THE COMMON GOOD OF THE PEOPLE?”,

    PLEASE, SEE THE PREAMBLE TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION BELOW AND I RESPECTFULLY URGE HON.MR.SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER, HON. HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR AND HON.HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LEADER NANCY PELOSI TO BRING THE MATTER TO THE HOUSE FLOOR FOR SERIOUS DEBATES AND THE VOTING, THERETO, TO HELP RE-OPEN THE FUNCTIONING OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

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    We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    IT IS THEREFORE MY RESPECTFUL AND CANDID SUBMISSION TO HON.MR.SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER AND THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS AND DEMOCRATS TO RISE ABOVE PARTISAN DIVIDE AND BICKERING TO PASS THE BUDGET AND ALSO TO FUND THE OBAMA CARE BY RE-OPENING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
    THIS IS BECAUSE THE ESSENCE AND “SINE QUA NON” OF POLITICS ITSELF IS “TO PROMOTE THE QUALITY GOOD OF THE PEOPLE”.
    RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GHANA.
    VERY TRULY YOURS,
    BENONY TONY AMEKUDZI
    INTERNATIONAL LAWYER/LEGAL CONSULTANT/ADMINISTRATOR

    —– Forwarded Message —–
    From: DCCC Rapid Response
    To: BENONY TONY AMEKUDZI
    Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:47 PM
    Subject: BREAKING: (add your name)

    BOEHNER: NO DEAL WITH WHITE HOUSE
    Benony Tony –

    The Republican tantrum continues.

    News just broke that negotiations with Boehner over the Republican shutdown have collapsed again. Boehner is demanding everything AND the kitchen sink in exchange for simply doing his job, and holding a vote on ending the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling. If he would just call a vote, this would all be over.

    President Obama is refusing to back down to blackmail and extortion. We couldn’t agree with him more. Let’s show that we’re standing — one million strong — behind the President’s firm refusal to give in to Republican hostage taking.

    #DemandAVote to End The Shutdown: CLICK HERE to automatically sign your name and stand behind President Obama >>
    This morning, House Democrats filed on to the House floor one-by-one to sign a discharge petition to stop the shutdown — but every single Republican refused to join them. Right now, volunteers are participating in #DemandAVote events across the country to call on Republicans to come to their senses and stop listening to the Tea Party. Now, we need your support to keep the pressure on.

    Click here to automatically add your name to our petition standing with President Obama before this week’s debt ceiling deadline:

    http://dccc.org/Stop-The-Shutdown

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  • aaron

    If it weren’t for the Tea Party, no one would be even talking about the massive debt, your kids would already be death stats in Syria.

  • mb

    Start a movement to vote 30-40 independents in congress and 10-20 in the senate and they won’t get in line behind one another as much. We pay them all this money to get in line like I did in grade school.

  • Joseph Bowker

    The Teabaggers, who are little more than the old KKK, John Birchers, Neo-Nazis, Right-wing Christian Fundamentalist Militias, and those misguided, under educated and misinformed Americans, who support these Corporate-Fascist are to blame for the Congressional shut down of the House of Representatives. They do not represent the majority of Americans, they are Pimps for Corporate Capitalist Greed and not the American People.

  • Dan H

    The Tea Party was seen as a corrosive, disastrous movement for America years ago. This website tried to warn America, but no one listened!! http://wp.me/pNmlT-Nt

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