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    Poll: Tea Party Patriots Most Popular

    Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 09:32 AM Article Font Size
    By: David Patten

    The Tea Party Patriots conservative grassroots movement is now more popular than either major party according to a major new poll.

    According to the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday, 41 percent of likely voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party Patriots. That compares to a 35 percent favorable rating for Democrats and 28 percent for the GOP.

    The stunning conclusion: If the Tea Party Patriots were a political party – it is increasingly shifting its emphasis in a nonpartisan political direction – it would be the most popular party in America.

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    The results suggest voter antipathy toward both major parties is more profound than initially recognized.

    It also indicates that the left-wing bloggers and talk hosts who have consistently derided the Tea Party Patriots throughout the year with an obscene “tea bagger” reference are out of step with the American people.

    “This is stunning to me just because it shows how angry Americans are – the Tea Party movement [is] more popular than both major parties,” MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough said Thursday. “The parties are dying.”

    NBC chief political correspondent Chuck Todd observed: “Candidates that align themselves against Washington and Wall Street are going to have good success right now in 2010.”

    The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll also reflected the results of other surveys that have shown President Obama’s approval rating dipping below 50 percent. The survey states only 47 percent approve of his job performance. Also, only 39 percent say they have confidence in his goals and policies.

    Todd described it as “a bad poll for the president.”

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    While most know my opinion of the mostly insipid tea parties that have been going on, it is encouraging to see that they may be at least as popular as the Shithead political parties. It may be the only flicker of encouraging news this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    While most know my opinion of the mostly insipid tea parties that have been going on, it is encouraging to see that they may be at least as popular as the Shithead political parties. It may be the only flicker of encouraging news this year.
    I put more hope in the nullification (followed hopefully by secession) movement. "High taxes" are a problem but only an incidental one. The bottom-line problem is an over-reaching, nearly omnipotent central government that now presumes to dictate every detail of out lives and which utterly ignores both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    The starting point for any worthwhile effort to recover our freedom is open acknowledgement that the federal government and most federal laws have become illegitimate because they have asserted powers and prerogatives that are obviously unconstitutional by any plain reading of that document.

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