The Tea Party continues to lose support and for good reason. They are some of the most unreasonable idiots ever to come on the political scene. How the Republicans let the Tea party hijack their party is beyond me. The country is in shambles, simply because no one in Washington wants to work with President Obama. They are giving him a hard time about everything simply because he is black, yet if you ask Obama if this is true he will deny it.
He will say it because of some obscure notion or reason, but no way is it because of racism. Yes, this country has come a long way, in terms of race relations and America’s youth generations those 39 and younger can be proud in that regard. Until we can get rid of those who influence the direction of this country who are 50 and above, we will continue to see racism raise its ugly head in America. And Obama will have to endure racist nonsense for the rest of his tenure in the White House.
Here’s a great article on the idiots in the Tea Party from the Washington Post.
From the Washington Post
If there’s one thing the debt ceiling battle revealed, it’s that the Tea Party continues to enjoy outsized influence in Washington in general and over the GOP in particular.
So it’s interesting to note that according to the internals of today’s New York Times poll, the Tea Party is rapidly shrinking before our very eyes, and is hemorraging supporters at a surprising rate:
Do you consider yourself to be a supporter of the Tea Party movement, or not?
The 18 percent who self-identify as Tea Party supporters is at its lowest point, tying the 18 percent who supported it way back in April of 2010, when it was first gaining steam as the Congressional races of last cycle began heating up. The trajectory is interesting: The Times poll shows the Tea Party has had some ups and downs, but it steadily gained supporters as the 2010 campaigns wore on, and peaked with 31 percent of the electorate saying they supported the movement at around the time that the GOP won its massive 2010 victory.
Then its support began to decline, and it then dropped a precipitous eight points from June until today — a period that roughly coincided with the debt ceiling debate, which showcased Tea Party intransigence and self-delusion at its finest. Not only that, but right now, the 73 percent who say they are not supporters is at its highest point ever.
What’s more, as Steve Benen notes, the numbers who disaprove of the Tea Party and who think it has too much influence over the GOP are running as high as ever.
Interestingly, the Tea Party is declining in public support even as its influence in Washington has, if anything, peaked. Even if Tea Partyers didn’t get everything they wanted from the debt deal, Tea Party members of Congress yanked the debate way to the right and continue to receive media coverage that’s surprisingly respectful given that many of them were willing to allow the nation to slide into economic catastrophe for its own good.
The numbers suggest the Tea Party is rapidly sliding back into fringe status — yet its disproportionate influence over the political conversation is as strong as ever. It’s yet another way that the Congressional debate is way to the right of public opinion.