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Teaparty - here to stay or just a fad?

The teaparty had an affect on last nights elections - are they just a passing fad or are they here to stay?

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I think it depends.  I think

I think it depends.  I think if the government starts taking responsibility for the failed policies of being a welfar state, increased spending and taxes, etc., they will continue to be around.  However, if the Tea Party is successful in getting them to lower taxes, shrink government, cut spending, then they will fade from public view.  However, they will come back at the first sign of it getting out of hand again.

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Always been around

I think that it, the Tea Party, has always Been around, just not vocal and organized as it has become recently.  Much of the organization arrived from technology where Tweets, Blogs and Social Networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace has made it is easier to make contact with masses with a few keystrokes and clicks of the mouse in order to coordinate a cohesive response.

The Tea Party has now shown itself to be a force to be reckoned with so I suspect that they will stay vocal until this country gets back on track. After that they'll stay mostly in the background observing the Elected Officials and rounding up those that stray from the path as laid out by the Constitution.

"We The People" are what makes up the Tea Party and until "We The People" fades from this earth then the Tea Party will be here.

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Don't know, but....

I don't know about the Tea Party, if it's just a one hit wonder, or if it has a viable presence here to stay.  What I do know for certain is that the American Constitutionalist Pary made a pretty large dent in a pretty short period of time here in Colorado in this election.  For only running for 3 months Tom Tancredo sure had a pretty signifigant portion of support.  He was beat by Hickenstooper, but still, for entering the race as late as he did and raising as much money and support from the people that Tancredo did....I think that speaks volumes for how much the people want real change.

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I believe that most of the

I believe that most of the support the Tancredo obtained was from people that didn't want anything to do with Maes and his campaine.  After the farce that Maes and McGinnis went through anyone would of been better.  Althoe I would of voted for McGinnis before any of the others.  It will be interesting to see what happens in 2 years to see if the tea party gains any momenten from this election. 

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I think whether or not the

I think whether or not the tea party stays around will depend on whether or not they can become more formalized in their organization and if they can agree on what their mission should be.  Right now it is a fairly loose coalition right now.

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A bigger problem

I think the bigger problem is that you now have several split-offs of the long established Libertarian party.  Suddenly within the last couple years we hear about the Tea Party and the American Constitutionalist Party.  Great I'm glad that there are new party's out there with the views and principals that they have.  I just think that in order for them to have any real affect they need to combine and organize into one party.  The Libertarian party made such little headway and progress for as long as they've been around due to one simple fact.  They have always been horribly disorganized with no clear cut principles.  I think a party like the American Constitutionalist party can have a much better affect being that the philosophy is that of following the Constitution.  What a concept?  Imagine that!  Running a country based on the principles that made us great in the first place.  Why did the Dems and Reps ever turn their back on the US Constitution to begin with??  We need a party in there who will bring back those principles.

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The Constitution is the

The Constitution is the cornerstone of this country but it has been chipped away and ignored and just plain violated.  People do not understand how important, regardless of the issue, that we defend the Constitution.  The Constitution is the only thing that protects you from me, me from you and the weak from the strong.  Without the Constitution we'd have anarchy where the strong would prevail  For this reason, i do not understand why everyone does not speak up when the constitution is ignore.

For example, while there may be good things in the health care reform law just passed, it is, in my opinion, unconstitutional and therefore bad legislation that needs to be repealed.  However, some people want to ignore the unconstitutinaly because of the positives in the law.

We must defend and support the Constitution even when it hurts.  Sorry to get off on a rant, but your post about the constutionalist party made me do it

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I agree

Your response CVC puts into words the exact reason I'm for the support of a political party like the US Constitutionalist Party.Thumbs up

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Catch 22

WesternHunter wrote:

Your response CVC puts into words the exact reason I'm for the support of a political party like the US Constitutionalist Party.Thumbs up

Here is the challenge facing the US Constitutionalist Party.  When I go to the polls to vote, do I vote for the best candidate, the US Const. Party candidate or do i vote for the 2nd best from the major party who has a better chance of winning. If I vote for the third party candidate do I risk letting a liberal candidate win?  But the US Constitutionalist Party can't become a major party until the people are willing to cast their votes for their candidate.  It is a catch-22 situation.

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