You want to know why the Tea Party flooded the House? It’s actually much simpler than you may think. As small as they are (in comparison to the liberal class), they won because they actually believed what they preached, and they put boots to the ground. They simply outdid the liberals. They were so serious that they even scared the heck out of the Republican Party.
You’re kidding right? The so-called Tea Party was/is an astroturf creation, i.e. fake, created and financed by among others, the Koch brothers. Don’t give these numbskulls an ounce of credit, other than yes for being an efficient pack of dumb dogs who can be lead wherever their masters lead them. I mean for crying out loud, remember the poster child for tea partiers who held out the sign “Keep your hands off my medicare”. That right there should tell you something.
No Obama lost because he let everyone who supported him down. He campaigned like a liberal, then acted like a Republican, and a timid one at that. Dems and Liberals got disgusted because we’d been fooled again.
I’m not sure what the solution is. It’s the basic problem you see in so many contexts: how do thoughtful, conscientious, people who value compromise, engagement, etc. co-exist with ignorant brutes and bullies who view compromise and engagement as weakness, and battle and conquest as positives? And moreover, have an end-justify-the-means religious attitude?
No, I’m not saying that I agreed with everything they advocated. I’m just saying that they did a heck of a better job mobilizing than the liberal class did. Combine that with the fact that Obama wasn’t producing the “change” that he so adamantly guaranteed, and it was only a matter of time.
Stop getting so caught up with someone giving a compliment to the people you don’t like. Focus on the main point, which is that you were outdone. I’m not a part of the tea-party, but I am honest.
And before you start pointing to money (ie. the Koch Brothers and whoever else) as the reason that the liberal class lost, then also take note of the fact that Obama completely outdid Romney by a large margin in the 2012 election. So money isn’t the issue, apathy is. If I wanted to demonize the left like you guys so happily want to demonize the right, I could point to how stupid and gullible the left is for falling for Obama’s crap TWICE. And then there’s the point that they aggressively defend virtually everything he does as if he is not responsible for anything. I mean, really, Obama’s been pulling off some of the craziest nonsense for years, yet only now, that this whole surveillance fiasco has surfaced (something that radical leftists and right libertarians have been pointing out for years) does the left start speaking up? As if he just started bombing innocent Middle-Eastern families and american citizens (including a 16 year old american citizen that wasn’t even on the terrorist list) yesterday?. I’ll tell you what the problem is: you people don’t give a lick what Obama does, until you can personally see it affecting you. The truth is, most liberals will not start speaking up until one of their own family members gets killed by a drone in Seattle or Houston. But even then, there is still that small percentage that will still tow the party line, saying that it was “to protect us from those terrorists”.
It is this crap that has the current and younger generations so sick of the Republicans and the Democrats. It is why left-anarchism and far right libertarianism is growing.
Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, and Ron Paul were all people who advocated ACTUAL changes, not minor tweaks to a failing system. You don’t have to agree with all of them, as they have staunchly different ideologies, but at least give them credit for being sincere. THATS what the young people are gravitating to, not just more political flattery and “left vs. right” bickering. These people actually target the government, the biggest culprit in ALL of this nonsense. Instead, Republicans and Democrats STILL continue to support candidates who turn out to be nothing more than corporate employees, and many of you still will.
If you want to call a political group/party stupid and gullible, then be fair in your assessment and spread the love a little more, as they aren’t the only ones that deserve it…..