Tea party souring on GOP: ‘We’re fighting a two-front war’

Tea partyists are already drawing lines in anticipation of a Mitt Romney collapse.

Below is language from a fund-raising email over the name of Jenny Beth Martin, the Cherokee County woman who is a co-founder of Tea Party Patriots.

The letter focuses on Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s recent statement that a victory by President Barack Obama could undercut House Republican opposition to tax increases in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations that a lame-duck Congress must take up before the end of the year.

From the TPP email:

We need to stop Obama’s big government agenda this fall and then make sure the Republican political establishment doesn’t sell us out next January.

Patriot, the challenges facing our movement are even greater than I expected. We are, in effect, fighting a two front war.

One against Barack Obama and his cronies who are turning America into a socialist wasteland.

And another against professional politicians like Eric Cantor and Tom Cole who believe they need to surrender to the liberals at the first sign of trouble.

Let me be perfectly clear: No matter who wins the Presidency in November the Tea Party Movement is not going anywhere. We are going to keep fighting against tax hikes, higher government spending and out-of-control government.

And if Obama does win, we will fight any politician who believes that the federal government doesn’t have enough money and that taxes should go up.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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122 comments Add your comment

joe

September 27th, 2012
1:37 pm

…”against Barack Obama and his cronies who are turning America into a socialist wasteland.”

Amen! If you want to see the writing on the wall, look at the best current example of a socialist wasteland…Greece. If Obama gets his way, we will look like that in years, not decades.

DJ Sniper

September 27th, 2012
1:37 pm

The Tea Party: The biggest threat this country is currently facing. These morons need to understand that compromise is a party of government. There will be times with one side simply is not going to get what they want, while there will be other times when both sides can get what they want. You can’t just take your ball and go home like a spoiled child.

Carol

September 27th, 2012
1:39 pm

Anger little bugger isn’t she. Socialist wasteland.

DJ Sniper

September 27th, 2012
1:40 pm

And for pete’s sake, please stop repeating the talking point that this country is headed towards socialism.

Jon Lester

September 27th, 2012
1:41 pm

Well, you know what? The government really doesn’t have enough money, and taxes do need to be raised in the higher brackets.

I don’t doubt the Tea Party will “stay,” but I don’t think it’ll do much growing.

J Kilgore

September 27th, 2012
1:42 pm

She is exactly right. Speaking as an active Republican and a county officer, I will NOT SUPPORT any Republican who surrenders to the liberal, socialist agenda in this country. I do NOT believe that Romney will lose, but if that happens, I expect the Republican Party leadership to continue to oppose ANY tax increase, to continue to advocate for smaller government managed by more fiscally responsible leaders. If the current Republican leadership is not up to that challenge, then that Party will die and another will take its place. It is up to the Republican leadership to purge the Cantors and the Boehners from the Party and to renew our true conservative commitments.

cc

September 27th, 2012
1:46 pm

“Tea partyists are already drawing lines in anticipation of a Mitt Romney collapse.”

Sorry, Galloway, you’ll have to offer up something better than this to prove “anticipation of a Mitt Romney collapse”. Unless I totally missed something in the statement by Ms. Martin, I saw nothing indicating what you suggest.

A little ‘liberal projection’, Jim?

cc

September 27th, 2012
1:50 pm

“Greece. If Obama gets his way, we will look like that in years, not decades.”

I think “months” would be more likely rather than “years”.

DJ Sniper

September 27th, 2012
1:58 pm

J Kilgore, please explain how you expect revenue to be raised with no tax increases at all. I know TP folks love to say that cutting spending is the answer, but you must realize that cutting spending alone. Also, will you and other TP folks please cease and desist with the whole “socialist” label? This country is not, nor has it ever been, headed towards socialism. Please step away from the right wing talking points.

boib

September 27th, 2012
2:11 pm

Tea party should break from the republicans and form its own political party. And take the christian taliban with them.

East Cobb RINO, Inc. (LLC)

September 27th, 2012
2:14 pm

“Greece. If Obama gets his way, we will look like that in years, not decades.”
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Actually that is how it will look if the Tea Party gets their way. The severe spending cuts have accelerated the economic downward spiral in Greece. Private sector job growth in US is improving but is tampered by job losses in the public sector. Job losses that would only accelerate under any type of austerity plan.

You don't say

September 27th, 2012
2:28 pm

Panic is setting in…………

hahahahaha

:-)

WAW

September 27th, 2012
2:36 pm

Well finally there is hope that the Republican Party might be saved. Hopefully, the Tea Party will officially become the United States’ Third Party. With all the success it can muster (not much) for austerity politics. There’s another % that comes into play besides Mitt’s 47%. That is the number of Americans who receive part or all of their income via government (the President, Members of Congress, Judges, DA’s, Title Clerks, Teachers, all Military, Police, Fireman, Governors, Legislators, Prison Guards, etc., etc., etc.) which also includes almost all the Tea Party’s supporters. People! People! People! How long will you vote against yourself? In the voting booth, not far!

Will Jones - Atlanta Jeffersonian Exegesis

September 27th, 2012
2:37 pm

The “tea party” is just a cloak worn by Rome’s Fifth Column, the same way they donned the name “Whig” after they filched it from the “de facto” anti-Roman Catholic Founders of America.

Road Scholar

September 27th, 2012
2:41 pm

Don’t ,forget that bogeyman standing right behind you! Now it is a 3 front war!!! If you hear voices, we can make it a 4 front war!

Road Scholar

September 27th, 2012
2:43 pm

Oh and bless their little hearts!

ByteMe

September 27th, 2012
2:56 pm

Jenny Beth is nuts.

The GOP is the one that should be souring on the Tea Party. The GOP thought they could control it, but found out that it will end up losing them elections.

Wow

September 27th, 2012
3:03 pm

President Obama won the 2008 election, so he deserves the title of “President” in front of his name. Next time, refer to him as President Obama. Thanks

the cat

September 27th, 2012
3:17 pm

Maybe they can hire Karen Handel to help with their campaign.

Obama is dishonest

September 27th, 2012
3:17 pm

“Tea partyists are already drawing lines in anticipation of a Mitt Romney collapse.”

WOW……what a left-wing partisan (illogical & unsubstantiated) comment! Jim you are very predictable and extremely biased.

People who do not realize we are ALREADY on a path towards socialism are ignorant (plain & simple). If you happen to be one of these people……………please please please do some research regarding the subject (you will undoubtedly realize that America is really close to being considered a socialist society by definition and we will get there by the end of Obama’s second term IF voters remain uninformed and ignorant regarding the facts).

Forget the media and your emotional based decisions; do what is best for America………..Vote against Obama OR simply stay home if you plan to cast a vote for this dishonest and horrible incumbent president. You might consider this a difficult task; however, many Americans would agree this would be a patriotic act.

Please become informed prior to casting votes in important elections!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cc

September 27th, 2012
3:20 pm

Wow@3:03 pm:

Obama? Hussein? Socialist? Communist? Muslim? Moocher-In-Chief? Empty suit? Empty chair?

Anything but . . .

. . . ‘cause I KNOW you showed the same respect to President G. W. Bush!

Look before I leap...

September 27th, 2012
3:23 pm

Every time I see the word “socialist” used in this blog, I know the poster is a mindless Limbot and move to the next post.

cc

September 27th, 2012
3:24 pm

Obama is dishonest@3:17 pm:

Well said! The only thing I would add is that if Obama is re-elected, it will be the last presidential election held in America barring armed insurrection.

cc

September 27th, 2012
3:26 pm

“Every time I see the word “socialist” used in this blog, I know the poster is a mindless Limbo and move to the next post.”

Only the uninformed or unintelligent fail to see it . . .

Our Less Fortunate Friends

September 27th, 2012
3:36 pm

Funny, those of us on the left feel the same way about you.

Except one of us favors the professional study of repeatable reality and accepts their council.

The other has to deny, distort, destroy and decieve the results from the self same.

I know where I’m putting my poker chips…and it isn’t on the side of truthiness.

You don't say

September 27th, 2012
3:38 pm

Well said! The only thing I would add is that if Obama is re-elected, it will be the last presidential election held in America barring armed insurrection.

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Paranoia is no joke. It should be taken seriously………… You should see a therapist before the hallucinations kick in

hahahahahah

:-)

clown

cc

September 27th, 2012
3:42 pm

I accepted that Obama was initially elected because of speaking ability and his delivery of the rhetoric the majority of voters wanted to hear at that time. At the same time, I knew that the people supporting him could NOT have looked into his background and beliefs.

The only logical conclusion concerning ANYONE who still supports him is that they fall into one of three categories:

A person supporting Obama now is willfully and blissfully ignorant.

A person supporting Obama now has no knowledge of history, advent and progression of communism ultimately ending in dictatorship and complete loss of freedom.

A person supporting Obama now has made the conscience decision that he/she prefers communism to capitalism, having never experienced communism or learned anything about its resulting human poverty and suffering.

There is NO OTHER POSSIBILITY . . .

cc

September 27th, 2012
3:45 pm

“clown”

. . . and you are the worst kind of fool.

Joseph Wilson

September 27th, 2012
3:49 pm

Spending cuts and austerity in Europe have caused a double-dip recession. The weak stimulus in the U.S. cushioned us from going into another recession. Obama’s Jobs Act would help state and local governments restore cuts in education and public safety (teacher, police, and firefighters at pre-recession levels). It is what Republican Presidents have done in the past when economic conditions worsen. Republicans feared a rising economic recovery in 2012 so they blocked jobs act to help them paint a dire economic picture and win the election. That strategy looks like it backfired on the GOP, according to the polls.

Two-thirds of the deficits comes from the Bush tax cuts, funding for two wars on the credit card, and an unfunded Medicare drug prescription benefit (proposed by Bush). Putting the tax rates back to the level they were under President Bill Clinton would help the economy grow.

People don’t forget what happened under the George W. Bush administration and Republicans are offering the same solutions that caused the problem in the first place. Clinton campaigns tirelessly for Obama next month and where is Bush? Is he under the Republican Federal Witness Protection Program? Only Democrats bring his name up and Republicans would like you to forget what happened from 2001 to 2008.

cc

September 27th, 2012
3:51 pm

Our Less Fortunate Friends:

I learned and made it a policy long ago to never stand between a fool and his destiny. The problem now is that my destiny is now inextricably tied to the destinies of fools.

mark

September 27th, 2012
4:03 pm

I heard gasoline was pretty cheap in Venezula, due to the govt owning the oil, refineries and stations. So if you old tea baggers, who got every advantage of a free spending govt, does not want to share, too bad!! Give back your SS money each month, Don’t use medicare or your prescription plan that Bush gave you. Have your family return your death benifit when you die. What a bunch of cry babies!! The Tea baggers= old, white and milking the system.

Darwin

September 27th, 2012
4:05 pm

The Tea Party is nothing but a bunch of idiots.

cc

September 27th, 2012
4:12 pm

mark:

Are those people to be given back all the money they have paid into Social Security/Medicare? Will their employers be given back the monies they contributed to Social Security/Medicare? A death benefit of $255.00? Wow, what a loss!

These people and their employees have paid for those benefits: they aren’t being given anything.

cc

September 27th, 2012
4:13 pm

Darwin:

Still TRYING to evolve, eh?

Don Abernethy

September 27th, 2012
4:13 pm

I will vote Republican to try to save out country.But…..I will have to omit the Democrat idiots are beating the tar out of the two losers I am counting on namely the Republicans and Tea Party. Both will be replaced if we lose. Democrats have had a free ride too long. They need some real competition and a good whipping and I will bet my side will rise up this time if we lose..

GDI

September 27th, 2012
4:17 pm

Why do libs want to inject money into the economy with more stimulus and then remove money from the economy with higher taxes?

CommonSenseIsUseful

September 27th, 2012
4:17 pm

Again, use some common sense folks. Obama won Florida by 2 and Ohio by 4 in 2008. And you really believe that he’s leading by 10 in those states? Think for yourselves people, the polls are complete b/s:

CBS/NYT/Quinnipiac poll is a joke. The Poll sample in Florida D+9. In 2008 the exit poll showed D+3 and in 2004 it was R+4 so in this election it should probably be minimum R+1 or +2.

Ohio D+9. In 2008 it was D+8; In 2004 it was R+5

Pennsylvania D+11. in 2008 it was D+7 while in 2004 it was D+2

If anyone thinks that the Dems are going to vote in the record numbers they did in 2008 again in 2012, you’re just not dealing with reality. Obama has been a colossal failure, the youth vote is abandoning him as they sit unemployed, the Jewish vote is falling for him, the Catholic vote is falling for him, the independent vote is dramatically falling for him. Use your own mind and try to convince yourself that Obama is going to win MORE votes than he did in 2008? Hey, in 2008 he ran a great campaign, full of feel good slogans and promises (none of which he accomplished) and it was greatly stacked against the Repubs in 2008 as we were all disappointed in Bush and the economy was cratering.

Use some common sense people.

You don't say

September 27th, 2012
4:20 pm

cc

You are drowning in ignorance.

You are Romney need to take your clown shows on the road as a duo………

He is toast……………….. You will cry and site this or that, but you know it.

Enjoy the ride……… Bozo

Kris

September 27th, 2012
4:20 pm

Pee party be gone and good riddance. What a waste of time.

Impeach DEAL recall his cronies.

Re-elect President OBAMA

Our Less Fortunate Friends

September 27th, 2012
4:21 pm

Again, CC, we share exactly the same opinion of the other side but from diametrically opposing positions.

I believe that anyone voting for Romney is now in one of three categories:

1) They are more loyal to their ideology than they are to the country. That they will see the country drive itself into the ground before they will give an inch on any subject that they are told to toe the line on.

2) They are willfully and blissfully ignorant.

3) They have no knowledge of history, advent and progression of fascism, having never experienced fascism or learned anything about its resulting human poverty and suffering.

THERE ARE OTHER POSSIBILITIES…

But you well demonstrate that they are highly highly unlikely.

cc

September 27th, 2012
4:29 pm

CommonSenseIsUseful@4:17 pm:

Don’t confuse them with facts; they have no real hold on reality as it is.

cc

September 27th, 2012
4:33 pm

Our Less Fortunate Friends:

Try looking at this another way; there are two trains only departing the station, one bound for hell and the other for an unknown destination and you MUST choose one. If you’re not particularly interested in touring hell, much less living there, what is your only other choice?

honested

September 27th, 2012
4:39 pm

When she says the ‘tea party movement isn’t going anywhere’ doesn’t she mean it is just running in place?

You don't say

September 27th, 2012
4:44 pm

Try looking at this another way; there are two trains only departing the station, one bound for hell and the other for an unknown destination and you MUST choose one. If you’re not particularly interested in touring hell, much less living there, what is your only other choice?
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Seeing that is not reality but your ill informed brainwashed talk radio ignorance………………. it means nothing

You don't say

September 27th, 2012
4:48 pm

cc

Lying is a sin. So if you are a Christian, stop doing it

Your Jesus would not be a proud man if he read the crap and lies you post on a regular basis

cc

September 27th, 2012
4:49 pm

You don’t say:

I think we’re finished . . .

It’s my error! Talking with a stump . . .

DJ Sniper

September 27th, 2012
4:50 pm

You know the right wing paranoia is getting bad when a Catholic bishop says that voting for Obama will condemn your soul to hell. You can cut the irony with a knife.

another comment

September 27th, 2012
4:51 pm

I believe that alot of idiots and pompous Georgian’s will get a big surprise when the President wins by a Landslide in November. Everyone on my facebook from Florida is Pro Obama. Everyday, I get Pro Obama stuff from them. Followed by those from Ohio, and Penn. Along with North Carolina and even those who live in South Carolina believe that South Carolina is in play. Why do they believe South Carolina is in play, because of Nicki Haley. Some of them even voted for Nicki Haley because she was a women. But she has turned out to be an idiot, just a Tea Bag wind bag. Those in Florida definitely think they have the worse Republican Gov. So you will not see those states taking a chance on another Republican or the Tea Party.

cc

September 27th, 2012
4:52 pm

Our Less Fortunate Friends:

As I wrote . . . you and I are done.

DJ Sniper

September 27th, 2012
4:52 pm

Something tells me that if these polls were tilted towards Romney, our resident conservatives would swear up and down that they were accurate. The only poll that matters is the final poll on November 6th.

On that day, let’s sit back and see what shenanigans the right may try to pull off.