The Tea Party is Now More Powerful than President Obama
Activism; Posted on: 2010-09-27 17:40:48 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
Tea Party needs to know all of the facts and troubles with America, and not
just the Palin/ Beck watered down version of the GOP (1).Who would have predicted this a year ago? Certainly not the complacent army of White House spin doctors who have failed to grasp, let alone acknowledge, the momentous political transformation that is sweeping America. CNN’s latest poll confirms that the Tea Party movement has more political clout than the President of the United States in influencing voters during this November’s mid-terms. While just 37 percent of Americans are more likely to vote for a candidate if backed by Barack Obama, a far larger 50 percent will vote for a Tea-Party endorsed candidate.
As CNN puts it:
A solid majority of all Americans — 56 percent — say that Obama has
fallen short of their expectations. As a result, the president is not in
a position to help struggling Democratic candidates; only 37 percent of
likely voters say they are more likely to vote for a congressional
candidate backed by Obama.
(1) If you doubt the Tea Party’s exact
potential, it’s nightmare scenario in the minds of our enemies, all you
have to do is read their own words.
• “The crowds turning
out for the Tea Party Express rallies are overwhelmingly white.” – Ed
Lavandera, CNN “American Morning,” March 31, 2010.
• “The crowd is still overwhelmingly white.” – Jessica Yellin, CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” April 15, 2010.
“The crowd that greeted Palin did nothing to contradict the common
description of Tea Party supporters as overwhelmingly white and mostly
older.” – Ina Jaffe, NPR “Weekend Edition Sunday,” March 28, 2010.
• “They are overwhelmingly white and Anglo…” – USA Today, July 2, 2010.
“But, [Tea Party rally attendee Jeff Link] says, looking at the crowd,
which is overwhelmingly white and middle-aged, ‘it saddens me not to see
this gathering more diverse.’” – Washington Post, Feb. 6, 2010.
“The new poll offers a portrait of tea party supporters as
overwhelmingly white, mostly conservative and generally disapproving of
Obama.” – Washington Post, Feb. 11, 2010
• “They are overwhelming white (94 percent) and conservative (73 percent).” – Washington Post, April 2, 2010
• “Tea Party activists, like Perot voters, are overwhelmingly white.” – Washington Post, April 18, 2010
“Gazing out at his overwhelmingly white audience, Mr. Mack felt the
need to say, ‘This meeting is not racist.’” – New York Times, Feb. 16
“Do you have any concerns when you look out at the crowds and they’re
mostly, well, overwhelmingly white people?” – Terry Moran, ABC
“Nightline,” Nov. 2, 2009.
• “You know, one thing to keep in mind
about the Tea Party is that it is an overwhelmingly white movement.” –
Ron Brownstein, NBC “Meet the Press,” April 18, 2010.
News Source: telgraph blogs