Dems still trying to manufacture their own “Tea Party” candidates
Party-recruited “outsider” candidates running in the shadow of Antifa are the exact opposite of the Tea Party surge.
There they go again.
Ever since Trump’s victory, Democrats have been fixated on creating their own version of the Tea Party movement.
We covered this development a few days before Trump’s inauguration, Dems want to create leftist version of 2010 Tea Party surge:
As someone who, both individually and on the website, participated in the Tea Party surge culminating in the retaking of the House in November 2010, I saw first hand how viciously the Tea Party was attacked…..
The Tea Party surge worked and overcame the media, Democrats and establishment Republicans precisely because it was genuine. While there were groups that lent logistical support as the movement grew, no one needed to construct the movement….
Now Democrats are trying to recreate a leftist version of the Tea Party movement, but it’s not a genuine movement. It needs to be constructed in the political laboratories of leftist activists and groups, such as the authors of this NY Times Op-Ed in early January 2017, To Stop Trump, Democrats Can Learn From the Tea Party….
In addition to top-down organizing, Democrats faced another problem, I noted, that the most active activists were also violent street thugs:
Democrats will have a hard time reverse-engineering the Tea Party because the far left-wing of the party is actually violent and dangerous, unlike the Tea Party.
The television coverage of the leftist movement will be dominated by anarchists and extremist creating mayhem as they are promising to do at the inauguration, Radical Left Planning Mayhem for Trump Inauguration, and have done in Chicago and elsewhere when Trump appeared during the campaign.
Burning the American flag and busting things up has come to symbolize the far-left, anarchist wing of the Democratic Party on whom the party engineers will rely for street turnout. Democrats appear ready to embrace that fringe. That’s unlikely to work.
That post was written 7 months before Charlottesville, but the prediction has come true. Democrats foolishly and recklessly have embraced the Antifa movement, Democrats own Antifa, just like they owned Occupy.
Yet Democrats continue to pretend they can create a left-wing Tea Party movement, as USA Today reports, Dems’ first wave of recruits ‘outsiders’ in 2017 version of Tea Party:
…. Much like the Republican men and women who swept into Washington in the 2010 Tea Party wave, the majority of Democratic candidates are new to state-level or national politics. Unlike the Tea Party, many of these Democrats have a long record of public service. They are former public prosecutors, doctors, CIA operatives and veterans, and they are concentrated in “heartland” states like Kansas, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota….
These are what the Democratic Party’s version of “outsiders” look like in 2017.
The Democratic Party wants individuals who can’t be tarred as career politicians or party insiders….
This narrative of the Party recruiting “outsiders” is the exact opposite of the Tea Party movement.
Tea Party candidates weren’t recruited by the GOP, they were savaged every bit as viciously by the party establishment as by Democrats. Tea Party candidates won because grassroots support overcame party opposition, not because they were recruited by the party to appear to be outsiders.
The Resistance has done a good job at opposing Trump, but that will not easily translate into electoral victories using party-recruited “outsider” candidates running in the shadow of Antifa.
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I would and will be happy to participate in a rebirth of the actual Tea Party. The Democrats really cannot duplicate anything resembling the Tea Party since they don’t believe in the Constitution or American exceptionalism, they aren’t very patriotic and really do not love America.
Seems to me the Bernie gang IS the Dems version of a Tea Party. And if you need any evidence, just look at how they were truly organic, contributed in dollars and cents (not in thousands and millions), and were equally screwed by their adopted party operatives.
Those who still are a part of the Tea Party movement are lied to every day by the candidates they support or supported (not all but most). If the grassroots Democratic Socialists want result they will be just as disappointed as Tea Party folks have been.
Politicians will tell you want you want to hear, take your money, and then tell you how you just don’t understand the complexities of governing. Repeal? What repeal?
As I’ve said, Bernie Sanders is authentic; authentically crazy.
To be accurate, the Collective has been trying to gin up a TEA Party movement since the TEA Party started.
Remember the “Coffee Party”? Epic fail.
As the Prof. notes, you can’t have a TEA Party with a core of violent Black Bloc thugs. Or BLM cop haters. Or…well, you name the groups.
One of the key things that defined the TEA Party movement was that it was a middle-American impulse against BIG GOVERNMENT (if somewhat confused). It was also very “tolerant” in the sense that one could find a lot of nutters at TEA Party rallies (see LaRouche). The Collective is not about to countenance any deviation from orthodoxy. A Collectivist “TEA Party” rally would very likely result in a violent fracas.
Unlike the Tea Party, many of these Democrats have a long record of public service.
The Dems don’t really seem to grasp that whole “outsider” thing. Or rather, they do, but will have nothing to do with it if there’s any danger that it’s the real deal.
Of course the same is true of the Republicans.
“a long record of public service”
By which is meant, collecting a government paycheck for doing no work with respect to “employment” for which there is no need nor demand.
“a long record of public service”
let me rephrase
A LONG RECORD OF PUBLIC THEFT
see DWShultz and the Klinton Klan
Some of the people mentioned are vets. They DID provide a public service. Let’s not get silly in our commentary.
The Tea party formed because there was no representation for average Republican voters who even cared about something like bailouts and government waste. These people keep trying to fill a vacuum that doesn’t exist and so the energy that draws people having no representation isn’t there.
They should look for recruits on Air America Radio!
Would get an order of magnitude more support from their base if they ran with honest commie flags and Che tee shirts. The “we’re the REAL Americans” approach just falls flat on its face because the Left just HATES the US flag and all of its nationalistic connotations.
Are the Dims trying to revive their “Coffee Latte” Party?
The Ipecac Party.
Why not just call it BRM (boehner/ryan/mcconnell) Party. No difference at all.
Simple way to expose these phonies: get them to promise ON CAMERA to oust Democratic Party establishment figures like Pelosi, et. al., and watch their support evaporate.
Of course, if they know what’s good for them they’ll never make that promise. Then you can tar them as liars.
The dems really seem to like hoods and masks don’t they? kkk was their strong arm goons years ago and today they have the antiFirstAmendment communist thugs taking that role.
The dem party is so full of hate.