Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Support for the tea Party hits an all time low. Well finally some good news.

Courtesy of Gallup:  

Americans' support for the Tea Party has dropped to its lowest level since the movement emerged on the national political scene prior to the 2010 midterm elections. Seventeen percent of Americans now consider themselves Tea Party supporters, and a record 54% say they are neither supporters nor opponents.

The Tea Party emerged in 2009 in opposition to the fledgling Obama administration, and many Americans took sides for or against the movement in the midterm elections the next year. Support peaked at 32% in November 2010, just after those elections, in which Tea Party supporters were widely credited with helping the Republican Party gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

As support gradually eroded over the next year, opponents of the Tea Party gained the upper hand and have led supporters in all 10 Gallup polls measuring views of the movement since the start of 2012. Since August 2012, support has failed to reach 25%, and it has fallen below 20% in each of the last two polls.

Well that's all good news of course, and it explains why it appears that the moderate Republicans are starting to get the upper hand in the choosing of a new Speaker of House to replace John Boehner.

(Yes I know Paul Ryan sucks, but hey at least it's not Louie Gohmert!)

However here's the part that still bothers me.

If there is still 17% support for the Teabaggers, and 54% who seem agnostic towards them, then that leaves only 29% of us who are openly against them.

That seems like a much too low of a number to me.

I will not be happy until more than two thirds of the American people recognize that the Tea Party is made up of a bunch of ignorant racists, who could not pass a test on US History with a gun held to their head. 

19 comments:

  1. Leland4:18 AM

    "I will not be happy until more than two thirds of the American people recognize that the Tea Party is made up of a bunch of ignorant racists, who could not pass a test on US History with a gun held to their head."

    Do NOT hold your breath, Gryphen! Stupidity is inherited and seems to hang on for extremely long periods of time.

    Besides, it would take a miracle to get rid of the Stupid! They will always be with us.

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  2. Anonymous4:25 AM

    17% support for teabaggers is still to much for me....I won't be happy till it's in single digits!
    But overall I'm glad the numbers are declining.
    And glad that the Queen Quitter is getting the credit for the dumbing down of the GOP. She will forever be remembered as the evil darling of the Tea Party.
    Party.

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    1. Anonymous5:17 AM

      Let her spew about the Daley article all she wants. She only looks even more stupid and petty. Miss Know-It-All can't and won't run; who gives a rat's what she thinks about anything??

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  3. Anonymous5:26 AM

    The tea party was formed by racists, right after President Obama was elected. These racists had hissy-fits because Americans elected our first Black president.

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    1. Anonymous8:16 AM

      WOW, you sound like a right wing idiot like Palin. You have no clue who, or when the Tea party was started.

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    2. Leland8:42 AM

      Yeah, right, 8:16. And if you believe what you wrote, you must be one of those who believes SP is an erudite, highly educated Poly-Sci degree holder.

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    3. Anonymous8:43 AM

      8:16 you sound like an ass. There are tea party factions formed right after Obama took office in 2009 and yes many of them are RACISTS who are anti-tax and wish to overthrow the government. I'll bet everyone of those holding monkey dolls with Obama's name on them and shouting "Kill him! Kill him" at Sarah's speech joined the teabaggers.

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    4. Anonymous12:35 AM

      You still haven't mentioned who and when the Tea Party started. No surprise. Study up idiots

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  4. Anonymous5:56 AM

    You have a problem, Gryphen, if you consider Paul Ryan to be a "moderate" Republican. There has not been a "moderate" Republican in the White House since Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    Beaglemom

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    1. Anonymous8:34 AM

      Richard Nixon was a liberal compared to today's GOP.

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  5. Anonymous6:02 AM

    lol, that sarah is like the skunk in the room. Anyone who gets close gets sprayed and there's no washing off the stench. Destruction always always follows in her path.
    Idiot was accused of taking the gop into depths lower than they've ever sunk to & she translates it as being accused of the "left's failed agenda' (I'm sorry what "failed agenda" you fucking moron?) The party you pissed on, the gop, is the party that has a failed agenda with their pre-1950's agenda and their "clown car" of candidates.
    Now she's bleating about Russia & how she called it right and quoting that dishonorable fuckstick, Allen West.
    I swear to God, "Usually one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of her stature".

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  6. Anonymous8:17 AM

    Are we dead heads yet?
    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/issue/

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  7. Anonymous8:34 AM

    Tea party is not dead. They've been absorbed into the republican party. A cockroach by any other name is still a cockroach.

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    1. it is spelled KOCHroach

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    2. Anonymous12:13 PM

      YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.
      http://www.salon.com/2015/10/27/charles_kochs_frankenstein_problem_he_created_the_tea_party_monster_and_now_he_laments_the_results/

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    3. Anonymous12:20 PM

      WTF? Up is down and down is up.
      http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2015/10/27/koch-frustrated-by-gop-rise-of-trump.html

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  8. I think when Obama's second term is over you'll see another drop.

    Of course Hillary will keep the remaining rabid. But eventually they will be more and more of a minority.

    The problem isn't in the polls of the population. The problem is in how many 'baggers get elected to Congress. We need to reduce those numbers to way less than 17% or nothing will continue to get done.

    They are a cancer.

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  9. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Look at the moron who led them to the promised swamp. She's down to sofa crack change, and if this trend continues, her girls will need to get real jobs.

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  10. It's all about unintended consequences.

    The GOP set up the Tea Party to destroy President Obama.

    Now, Obama is doing just fine while the Tea Party is destroying the GOP.



    The Chinese have an adage: When riding the tiger, it is very difficult to dismount.

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