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Blog: Tea Party Has Too Much Influence and Power

Blogger George Wise says, "The Republican Party has a major problem."

The Republican Party has a major problem as I see it. Now, as a Democrat it doesn't bother me if the opposing party has a problem. Since I believe in the two party system, however, that problem must be fixed, or we'll end up with a one party system, which is not good.

The problem is that the Tea Party portion of the Republican Party has too much influence and power, and furthermore their views are not representative of the majority of the country. Let's be clear: in order to get the nomination for President of the United States for the Republican Party, one must show strong ultra conservative views and history. However, in order to win the Presidency, on must show that one is "middle of the road". 

The problem is exacerbated due to the power the Tea Party has within the Republican party's ranks, and their erroneous view that the majority of the country sees things as do they. They're wrong! Most of the country is in the middle of the road and resents the influence the Tea party has exerted on the rest of the Republican Party. In fact they're saying that they must advertise more and get the word out to more voters so they can win next time. 

I've got some news for them; if they do that, they will turn off the vast majority of voters who frankly resent the fact that the ultra religious right is controlling the Republican Party. That means they must vote for the Democratic Party or for an Independent Party candidate, and an Independent will not win the election.  

Frankly I don't know how they're going to fix this, but for the moment I am going to luxuriate in the problems I see in the major opposition Party. After all, it's not up to me to fix their problem.

Belinda Rachman, Esq. February 10, 2013 at 08:00 PM
The big money doesn't like to lose and since they own the GOP, they will find a way to push out the defectives on the right. Don't worry, money always protects itself. Although I have to say the astroturf that started the Tea Party in the first place over protecting health insurance profits certainly manipulated enough people to vote against their own interest, so I guess they may continue to use these rubes. But money won't be happy about not being able to win national elections due to the lunatic fringe on the right alienating everyone else. I LOVE they way Rove and the Teatards are at war. If only they would destroy each other and the intellectual adults would regain power!!!!!
Jay Berman February 11, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Obviously this author, like so many other progressives has no idea what the TEA Party is .. TEA = Taxed Enough Already .. Until 1913, we did fine with no personal income taxes, Today, there isn't enough money anywhere to sustain this ever increaing in size government. The TEA party believes in a small, efficient federal government with the power lying within the states as laid out in our constitution .. Now, what is wrong wih that ? The system our founders envisioned works .. European socialism doesn't ..
Mike Croghan February 13, 2013 at 01:29 AM
The main issue here is not the Tea Party itself. It is the spineless lack of leadership by Republicans in the mainstream party. Particularly egregious in this regard is Mr. Boehner who runs scared of the Tea Party at every turn thereby granting them far more power than they merit.
Jay Berman February 13, 2013 at 01:34 AM
I hope Boner has a backbone and allows Obama's sequester to happen ... it needs to happen, but sadly, he will probably crack again .... and you are right Mike ... the establishment republicans lead by Boehner et al .... is busted ... they move farther left .... the house has to start defunding what Obama is doing ... EPA creates regulation that will hurt our economy, the house has to defund it ...
Mike Croghan February 13, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Umm, while I welcome agreement and support, I don't think the Republican mainstream is in danger of moving too far to the left. Not to my left, anyway. The GOP has never moved to my left. Nor, for that matter, the Democratic party. Just thought I"d add all that in so we know what channels we're on, Jay.

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