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Is the Tea Party Over for the Republicans? (Updated)


Was allen west asked to leave the tea party?

Allan West, one very important tea party guest was ousted out of his Congressional seat, which he refuses to vacate. (As of 11/9/2012 Congressman Allan West had refused to concede). (According to the Associated Press)

Mr. West one of the most boisterous Congressman has spoken more than once, about how we should go "BACK" to the 'original Constitution.'

Makes one wonder if he ever read the Constitution. If he is even aware of the Three-fifths Compromise?

Per. Wikipedia: “The Three-fifths Compromise was a compromise between Southern and Northern States reached during the Philadelphia convention of 1787 in which three-fifths of the enumerated population of slaves would be counted for representation purposes regarding both the distribution of taxes and the apportionment of the members of the United States House of Representatives. It was proposed by delegates.

Delegates opposed to slavery generally wished to count only the free inhabitants of each state.

Delegates supportive of slavery, on the other hand, generally wanted to count slaves in their actual numbers. Since slaves could not vote, slaveholders would have the benefit of increased representation in the House and the Electoral College. The final compromise of counting “all other persons” as only three-fifths of their actual numbers reduced the power of the slave states relative to the original southern proposal, but increased it over the northern position.

The Three-Fifths Compromise is found in Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution.” (Wikipedia.)

Rep. Allen West – “Obama, Reid, Pelosi, get the hell out of the USA” – 28 January 2012.

Did Mr. West drink to much at the Tea Party?

Mr. West wants to go back to the beginning of the constitution?

He would not have been allowed to vote and as a black man he would have been considered three-fifths of a human being.

Is he still beneficial to the “Tea Party” a division of the Grand Old Party?

Was he ever beneficial to the "Tea Party?" or just raised their head count by "1"?

What is the reason Patrick Murphy ran against Allen West?

It was strange that Allan West, a member of the Republican/Tea Party, lost his seat to a Democrat. Patrick Murphy who went from being a Republican and, Romney supporter to a Democrat and, it was because of the remarks Mr. West was saying on TV and in Congress, and also Mr. Murphy's disgust with the Tea Party philosophies that led to Mr. Murphy changing his party affiliation, albeit not to an ultra-liberal.

West lashes Out At Wasserman-Schultz In E-Mail.

But wait! Is the Tea Party taking its last gasps? Or, is it dead, at last? Let's hope so!

When election day came and Mr. Murphy was projected the winner, Mr. West demanded a recount.

Sunday, November 11, 2012, according to the Associated Press, a partial recount is underway, 'out of an abundance of caution.' according to election officials and although Patrick Murphy, still has more votes, the West's campaign is now calling the recount a sham.

And after the recount and, Mr. Murphy is declared the winner, the caustic Mr. West will not concede and, refuses to vacate his lost Congressional seat and threatens legal action.

(Do you think Allen West should be invited to the next Tea Party?)

Is the Tea Party losing its strength from being in the water to long?

One Tea Party darling, Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota who launched the Tea Party Caucus and, was also its chair as of July 16th, 2010 barely clung to her seat in the 2012 election. The election was so close, you could probably find broken finger nails imbedded in the bottom of her seat.

However it was Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky, while campaigning for the seat he currently occupies who came up with the idea of a Tea Party Caucus.

Do you think Rand Paul or Michele Bachmann will run for President 2016?

Tea Party superstar Joe Walsh criticized Tammy Duckworth's Military Service!

I watched the Congressional-forum, betweenTea Party/Republican Congressman Joe Walsh and Military Hero Tammy Duckworth, in which Walsh stated that he was against abortion for any reason even to save the mother's life. His exact words: "The life of the woman is not an exception."

At which, Lieutenant Tammy Duckworth, replied "I'm pro-choice without restriction and here though, Mr. Walsh....what he said--not for rape, incest or life of the mother--he would let a woman die rather than give her... then give the doctor the option to save her life.

Per Wikipedia: Mr. Walsh, in the mid-1980s embarked on an acting career.(JoeWalsh, an actor? And now he has lost his Tea Party activist, day Job.)

Something God intended - Richard Mourdock

Spoken like a true, Teabagger?

Could Richard Mourdock's remark, that a pregnancy resulting from rape was something God intended, have caused his political demise?

Joe Donnelly won the Indiana Senate seat held by Richard Lugar, who lost in the primary to Richard Mourdock. (Associated Press)

A legimate rape - Todd Akin

Rep. Todd Akin had always been a political Lazarus who could shock pundits and come back from the dead -- until Tuesday. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Another believer in the Tea Party.

Todd Akin lost to Claire McCaskill, the incumbent Democrat by double digits, after his comment that women who are victims of legitimate rape have a built in mechanism that prevents them from getting pregnant. In other words according to Mr. Akin, if a woman or girl gets pregnant as a result of rape, it is not a legitimate rape if you get pregnant.

(Is it any wonder that most victims of rape never report it?)

Republican Todd Akin: Victims of "Legitimate" Rape Don't Get Pregnant

Tea Party Senator Scott Brown criticized Ms. Warren's heritage.

Then Tea Party incumbent Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts was ousted, by Elizabeth Warren.

After having criticized Elizabeth Warren for speaking of her Native American heritage, and accusing her of lying to gain preferential treatment in college.

Then has war whoops chanted in the background of one of his campaign speeches!

(Could it be something in the TEA causing this behavior?)

Will Scott Brown be a contender in the Presidential run in 2016? or did he drink so much tea that he is in danger of drowning in his own teepee?

Elizabeth Warren Vs Scott Brown Massachusetts Senate debate Round 1, Elizabeth Warren!

The Cherokee Nation Tells the Truth About the Freedmen Issue

Tommy Thompson: 'Who Better Than Me... To Do Away With Medicaid and Medicare?'

Tommy "Mean Drunk" Thompson V Tammy Baldwin in Debate Two

Tommy Thompson was ousted by Tammy Baldwin for the Senate race for Wisconsin.

(Now I am sure there is something in the Tea.)

Supporters of Rick Lindsey: Criticized His Opponent For Not Having Children.

Rick Lindsey's Tea Party supporters attacked his opponent Brandon Whipple for not having children but neither does Lindsey but, is in agreement with Tea Party principles, and lost to Whipple.

What's in the tea? Is this Tea Party out of hand?

Wendy Long, Tea Party Republican lost by a landslide to Kirsten Gillibrand, who had 72% of the vote.

Paul Ryan lost his bid for the Veep Seat.

Although Paul Ryan lost in the 2012 election, he is still the United States Representative for Wisconsin. How did that happen? When do we get a chance to vote him out?

When is Paul Ryan's seat up for re-election?

When are John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and Eric Cantor's seats up for re-election?

Is Paul Ryan making a desperate run for the Presidential seat 2016?

The Tea Party of nine Republicans - Lost six races for Senate seats.

Nine Tea Party Republican Senate candidates received funding from the Grand Old Party's founder of the Political action committee, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Tea Party Movement's darling. After spending 8.7 Million of the 16.5 Million Dollars raised by the fund and the super PAC, only three of the nine won!

(Q. Do the six losing Senate candidates get to keep what is left of the super PAC monies???)

Deb Fischer of Nebraska avoided the foot-in-mouth-disease moments that plagued, Senate candidates: Todd Akin in Missouri and Richard Mourdock in Indiana with her defeat of Bob Kerrey. (The Washington Times)

In Ms. Fischer's victory speech, she promised "honesty and integrity."

(This sounds eerily familiar. Was it George W. Bush who said he was going to bring honesty and integrity back to the White House?)

Jeff Flake of Arizona, defeated Richard Carmona for retiring Republican Senator John Kyl's seat.

Ted Cruz Tea Party Republican from Texas, defeated Paul Sadler, Democratic candidate for the Senate.

With the Tea Party Republican's endorsement only three out of nine were victorious, aided by the 2010 elected Senators and Tea Party supporters Marco Rubio of Florida (who is testing the waters to run for President 2016); Rand Paul of Kentucky; Mike Lee of Utah; and Pat Toomey Pennsylvania.

How did the Tea Party make out in the 2012 elections?

No ending Obama Care/Affordable Health Care Act. And after 40 trys, they still have not given up.

No making the "Bush Tax Cuts" for the filthy rich forever.

No vouchers for Medicare. The Gop/Tea Party/Republicans are still working on it.

No cuts to Social Security. The Gop/Tea Party/Republicans are still working on this also.

What is the Prognosis for the 2014/2016 elections?

Have the Republican realized that the Tea Party radicals are losing them seats by trying to control the GOP???

Is the honeymoon over?

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C E Clark from North Texas on October 17, 2020:

The Tea Party seems to have been replaced by something even worse!

First let me say that I have no idea what HubPages is doing, but it is impossible to leave comments on many of your articles anymore. And not just yours, but many of our fellow Hubber's articles also. I wanted to leave a comment on your article regarding the "Kangaroo Court," but comments aren't possible on that article anymore.

The Republican Party is in the majority in the U.S. Senate, and of course, holds the presidency as well right now. They are taking the opportunity right now, as I write this, to rush through a nominee to the Supreme Court to replace the beloved Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died a few weeks ago. They are doing this because they fear their current president (Trump) may lose the presidential election that is taking place right this minute. Election Day is actually Nov. 3rd, next month, but many people are taking advantage of early voting, as did I earlier this month.

It would take a lot of space to explain here what is happening, but suffice to say the majority of Americans are not pleased with the current nominee to SCOTUS, because she is expected to overturn many laws that are popular with most Americans. Amy Coney Barrette is the nominee, and many of us believe that in addition to threatening settled law regarding the Affordable Care Act (health insurance), abortion, and same sex marriage, Ms. Barrette will cause untold pain to many Americans during her tenure that could last some 40 years, as she is appointed for life and is only 48 years old at this time.

If Barrette is confirmed as she is expected to be, she will be the 6th justice appointed by Republicans, and the 3rd appointment to SCOTUS by the Trump Administration.

There seems to be no end to the efforts Republicans are willing and insisting on going to that will change our democracy to an autocracy. A dictatorship, to make it more plane. It's almost that now.

Not sure how much longer readers will be able to leave comments on anyone's articles, but it is getting more and more difficult to find articles that allow it.

Posting this to AH & FB.

Blessings, dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on December 10, 2019:

The Freedom Caucus (formerly the Tea Party) members are huge supporters of Trump and his destruction of this country. One of their latest projects is taking SNAP (food stamps) away from some 700,000 people for Christmas. I guess that makes Trump the first orange Grinch.

Trump could go on a diet himself with no harm done -- if you've ever seen the size of his backside. Going to bed a few nights hungry might be just the thing for him. All these mean spirited, hateful, heartless people need to go to bed hungry for a while and see how they like it. And they dare to call themselves Christians . . .

Posting this article to AH & FB.

C E Clark from North Texas on March 29, 2019:

The Tea Party, as I've previously stated, lives on as the Freedom Caucus, and they are playing a big part in what is happening with the Trump Administration right now. They are all staunch supporters of Trump and happier than fleas on a herd of cattle because everything is going to their liking. They are a mean spirited, heartless bunch, which they prove daily with their actions and their support of Trump's actions.

Posting this article to FB & AH. Hope all is well with you dear friend . . .

C E Clark from North Texas on October 04, 2018:

There would seem to be precious ffew if any moderate Republicans left. All are included in the Freedom Caucus (Tea Party extremists) or Trumpsters -- crazies.

Suspect only the wealthy, who have received 2 huge tax cuts in less than a year will be able to afford tea for a party or any other reason. I thought previous Republican presidents had ended taxes for people making $100,000 or more a year long ago). I guess not quite.

You knew there was another tax cut for the wealthy included in the budget bill to keep the government running, that passed a couple of weeks ago, yes? Not much mention of it at the time, because Kavanaugh was distracting us and the media at the time.

Republicans tell me they're so thrilled they have a president who is getting things done. He sure is. Added a trillion and a half to the national debt in less than 2 years, added a trillion to the deficit in the same time span. Lowered the corporate tax rate down to 21% (was 35%) so it will take longer to pay his stupid additional trillion $ and we'll pay more . He's managed to destroy our friendships with civilized countries while giving enemy countries advantages over us. He actually took the Russians into the Oval Office and gave them secrets given us by Israel. He has reduced environmental regulations so that our cars will get worse mileage while spewing more crap into the air. He has made it legal again for factories to dump more crap into our water as well as into our air. He's packing the SCOTUS with perverts and screwed the treasury for years helping his father and sibs to avoid their fair share of taxes, indeed all taxes.

The list of all of his accomplishments is much too long to fit here. I truly hope all of those people thrilled with all Trump is getting done will benefit themselves in that he will hopefully do a lot for them just like he's doing for the rest of us. :)

Hope all is well with you. Blessings . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

My Esoteric, thank you.

Blessings always

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 03, 2018:

Au fait, thank you for the great comments and compliments.

I watched trump twist in the wind.

Hope all is well with you also.

Blessings my dear friend.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on June 01, 2018:

Well said!!

C E Clark from North Texas on May 30, 2018:

We never hear about the "Tea Party" anymore, or so we think, but in fact it has changed its name to the Freedom Caucus and continues to be a thorn for the sake of being a thorn in congress.

Recently learned why Trump is so hateful towards Obama -- aside from it pleasing the Freedom Caucus members who object to Obama doing everything he did while being black

As you know, Trump was a huge promoter of the Birther Movement and put his 2¢ in on the subject of Obama's birth certificate being 'fake' at every opportunity.

Well, when they had the correspondent's dinner a few years ago, Obama roasted Trump so that he was beyond 'well done.' He just pounded him practically his entire speech at the dinner, and according to some people who attended, humiliated Trump, who has the thinnest skin on the planet, but who ask for it with his constant birther digs.

Some people reported that Trump who doesn't handle even the slightest criticism very well seemed stunned by Obama's relentless jokes at Trump's expense. Those people who witnessed the event and the effect it seemed to have on Trump believe that event is why Trump insists on undoing everything Obama did while in office and now blames everything negative that happens to himself on Obama.

Seems strange that someone who puts such stock in being a winner would make himself a loser just to get even for something he justly deserved and brought on himself in the first place.

Hope all is well. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 18, 2018:

Au fait, thank you for the comment. No I was not aware that the teabaggers had changed to Freedom Caucus.

Blessings my friend take care

C E Clark from North Texas on February 14, 2018:

Are you aware that the Tea Party has been the Freedom Caucus for the last couple of years or so? They haven't gone away. If anything, they've dug in with their new name.

Blessings and hugs dear friend. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 14, 2017:

Au fait, thank you for the comment.

The Tea Party, still has it's strength

So strong in fact it is beginning to stink

Who would wrong all rights without a blink

While covering-up crimes, wink, wink



Blessings and hugs dear friend, hope all is well with you. Happy Mother's day.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 09, 2017:

Plenty of people now want us all to believe the Tea Party is dead and gone, but in fact they now call themselves the Freedom Caucus in order to confuse some people. The only thing that has changed is the name of their organization. They're still as ignorant and unreasonable as ever.

Staying cooler than normal for this time of year. Hope you are all able to enjoy it while it lasts. Blessings to you and John and Chipper. Hope all is well with you dear friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 11, 2016:

Au fait, thank you for reading and for the comment, I appreciate you and your friendship.

Yes it would seem the tea baggers have meld into the GOP and the Alt-right along with the supremacists to become the Neo-Alt-right-supermajority with trump as their Fuehrer.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 08, 2016:

Haven't heard much about the Tea Baggers in a long, long time. Guess they've finally been 'assimilated' into the Republican Party similar to the Borg incorporating all other species into their 'collective.'

Think that is how the Republicans who used to be human and looking out for what was best for the country have turned into the vicious hateful group they have become by incorporating the Tea Baggers.

Both of you take care and stay warm . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 09, 2016:

Au fait, thank you for the comment and for sharing.

The tea-baggers are busy as bees

But they are not brewing tea

Though they are stirring a pot

Filling it with dirt they think they have got

Sins of Hiller, but they have not

When the mud is good and hot

They will sling it at her

But Guess What?

The dirt will be all over the GOP lot

Blessings my friend have a great day

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 08, 2016:

My Eso, thank you for the comment, I really appreciate it.

I can't understand why the Rs only want gridlock and why the American people can't see what is going on in the House and Senate.

It could be worst if the Rs win the White House. I know it doesn't look likely, but the way the strange things are happening this election season, one never knows.

Blessings my friend.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on October 06, 2016:

Too bad, the Tea Party is still around, and at least in the House, appear to be staying that way as I can find only two in the Freedom Caucus that will lose.

If the Ds don't take back the House, and it doesn't look like they will, then we are in for another two years of gridlock, regardless of the outcome in the Senate. The conundrum for the Rs is that the not so extreme establishment types will be diminished in power relative to the very far right conservatives.

They will have only three choices; 1) work with the Ds for bipartisan legislation (not likely based on history), 2) cave into the very extremists and push through bills that won't get passed the Senate, or 3) do nothing, like they have for the last 6 years.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 06, 2016:

Haven't heard much about the Tea Baggers lately. Wonder if Trump scared them off? Maybe he has a redeeming quality after all?

Yes, Trump has created thousands of jobs, but then he went bankrupt and didn't pay anyone for their work. What makes people think just having a job with no paycheck is helpful to anyone?

Generally you can't go bankrupt on wages you owe someone else, but if you hire independent contractors who in turn hire the workmen, then you list the contractor and the contractor must then pay all those wages even though s/he will never get paid by Trump. Sometimes it drives contractors out of business when this happens. Tax deductions aren't dollar for dollar and aren't enough to offset having to come up with all that cash.

Would be nice to see the end of the Tea Baggers. Maybe they and Trump could ride off into the sunset together . . .


Hope all is well there.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 02, 2016:

My Esoteric, thank you my friend. Blessings always /:^)

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on July 02, 2016:

:-) That says it perfectly.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 02, 2016:

My Esoteric, good to see you my friend, thank you for the comment.

Let’s hope the right-wing followers

Of their Social Domineering leaders

Enjoy their Pity Party awash in tea

When they find out being President

For any of them was never meant to be.

Blessings my dear friend.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on July 01, 2016:

LOL, maybe his family and a bunch of high scoring Right-wing Authoritarian followers following their equally high scoring Social Domineering leader.

C E Clark from North Texas on July 01, 2016:

If things keep getting worse it could be curtains for the Republican Party all together. That will leave us with the Tea Bagger Party. I'm wondering given what I'm reading about the up coming Republican Convention in Cleveland, if anyone will be there besides Trump?! Sharing . .

Hope all is well with you and John and that you're managing to avoid this awful heat. Only 4 more months to go.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 15, 2016:

My Esoteric, thank you for your comment I do appreciate you. I do hope that you are correct and mr. trump gets the nod, he thinks he is all that and more.

Blessings my friend.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on February 13, 2016:

I hope very much that Trump gets the Republican nod because even Sanders could probably beat him (he has not felt the wrath of the Right-wing hate machine working on his "socialism", however.)

Why, because that would make Hillary a shoo-in, by a lot. And if that happens, the likelihood of Ds taking control of both Houses again dramatically increase.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 13, 2016:

Au fait, thank you so very much for commenting and sharing this again. Isn't it funny (funny like strange) how these Teabaggers say we need to uphold our constitution until they disagree with that very document i.e. Mr. Cruz saying he is qualified, when the constitution clearly states that to run for president one MUST be a natural born citizen, not the Son-of-One.

Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

We are enjoying the weather, as we know that you are also.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 01, 2016:

I believe Cruz is the current Teabagger darling isn't he? Seems like Teabaggers are finally falling out of favor as more and more people discover what they really stand for and how uninformed they are. Sharing this again.

Hope you were able to enjoy the last few exceptional weather days. They're about to end, but will be back in few days. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 16, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing this. Forgive the delay in getting back to this sooner, It is hard to concentrate with so much outside work to do.

Blessings and hugs to you, hope you did not get wet last night.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 07, 2015:

Tried to respond to this las' night when I first saw your comment, but my fancy shmancy phone wouldn't let me -- it has to be the most expensive POS anyone could possibly buy.

Obama already rejected the Keystone XL pipeline and it was all over the net yesterday and I saw more about it today. Sharing this . .

Hope you're having a good day. I wanted to stay outside this morning because it's so nice and cool and not rain (yet), but I need to do some work on this computer and there's no outlet to plug into outdoors. :(

Blessings and hugs to you and John. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 06, 2015:

I think the Donald will out last the (good) doctor, but don't think either of them is a teabagger.

I still can't see Cruz being allowed to run, when his loyalties lie with his native country and he is another lobbyist for the Keystone XL pipeline.

I am surprised that so many people think (I heard at the forum tonight) believe the Keystone XL pipeline will have American workers. I don't know how anyone with common sense could think that Canada would give jobs to Americans.

I heard that the Keystone XL pipeline owners have dropped their request to cross the U.S. with it because they know that President Obama will say no, Trans Canada and if they can get Cruz elected they will get the ok then.

I hope all is well with you.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 04, 2015:

Well, I checked and The Donald is 6 points below Carson in 2 national polls, not just Iowa polls. I see Cruz as being their nominee when the dust settles. He's the one most voters will identify with and feel like they can relate to the most. I've told you why before, so I won't belabor it again. Sharing.

Hope you and John are enjoying this cooler day. Blessings and hugs dear friend. Take care . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 23, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing.

We can only hope that the tea party is over and the tea baggers leave the GOP to the real Republicans.

Paul Ryan really wants to be speaker but he thought he would hold the speakership hostage to get laws passed to make it impossible to fire him from that position no matter what he does.

Blessings and Hugs to you my dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 14, 2015:

It would seem that the Tea Bagger arm of the Republican Party has made things so unpleasant shall we say, that no one wants to be Speaker of the House. They are bent on destroying this country if they can't have what they want. And they truly believe it is patriotism that is driving them to destroy this country. Ignorance rules because it is so profuse.

Sharing this of course. Hope all is well with you and that you are in a cool place.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 29, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comments and sharing.

We are trying to stay cool and that is not easy, hope you are finding a cool spot to rest your weary bones.

Blessings and Hugs

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 28, 2015:

My Esoteric, thank you for the comments and I agree with you. I just saw a documentary about The Donald's rise to flame/shame. It is called the movie Trump does not want you to see, "" The Donald is like a dog chasing it's tail, when he catches it he will not know what to do. I am really enjoying the side show no matter who wins the primary, it is interesting.

Funny I don't remember hearing questions at the GOP debate about the country's problems and how the candidates plan to solve them. I hear a lot about abortion, especially from Rubio and Huckabee. As far a Huckabee is concerned in 2001 I read an article called "Huckabee Aligns with spirited Group," and his stance on killing children was quite different, but only after they were born. I wrote an open letter to Huckabee and e-mailed it to Rachel Maddow, and I hope she reads it on the air.

Blessings my friend.

I just saw a documentary about The Donald's rise to flame/shame. It is called the movie Trump does not want you to see, ""

Thank you for the comment

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on August 27, 2015:

The Donald is quite a phenomenon and he is flummoxing the Conservative Party. I have been tracking the poll numbers and it is Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina which are picking up ground (actually Trump appears to have topped out). All of the rest of the "establishment Conservatives" or "establishment Teabaggers" are losing ground, they aren't even staying even.

C E Clark from North Texas on August 27, 2015:

Looks like the Tea Baggers are following the Trumpster for the most part. Wonder if Don will run on an Independent ticket? That would be interesting. He even has a few Democratic followers. Sharing of course.

Heat got here a day earlier than expected, not that it's that much hotter. Good to talk las' night. Hope you're both staying cool. Hugs and blessings . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 27, 2015:

Au fait, more tea is brewing. I hope the Old Republican Party can oust the interloping tea baggers, and become the party they once were. But I think we are both hoping too much.

Thank you for the comment and for sharing.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 24, 2015:

What I would like to know: Is the Tea Party over for the TeaBaggers?

A couple of Republicans I know have actually told me they hate TeaBaggers! Can you believe it? Republicans used to be reasonable at least part of the time and capable of doing what was best for the country, but then they let the TeaBaggers into their Party. Maybe if they can oust them back out they will go back to being a little more practical and reasonable. Am I hoping too much?

Sharing this again.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 16, 2015:

Au fait, thank you for the comment. The "Good Ol Boys of the GOP" are piling up the ammo to shoot her down politically, It that don't work they will make it hard for her to get anything done in the White House. Just like they did her husband fell for the set up with Monica.

Wonder who they will try to set Hillary up with?

I think they hate women more than they hate the current president and their wives, don't see it.

Sent the DVD recording of the woman hitting our car to her insurance today overnight delivery. Talked to him also.

He was shocked that I have the DVD, thought his insured was so truthful.

I want to find a way to post it where she works. on their website.

have not had a chance to check e-mail

C E Clark from North Texas on April 15, 2015:

Yes, the original Constitution would be very interesting today. Only land owners (not their wives) were allowed to vote. African Americans were not even considered people at all, but subhumans and property (livestock). Through much negotiation (arguing) it was finally decided that African Americans would be allowed to be legally counted as 3/5 of a person, not an entire person, and had precious few rights at all. Women weren't much better off. This is the world the Tea Baggers want to return to, and they say they aren't racist? Aren't sexist? Hmmmm . . .

Wonder how many Red states are going to attempt secession once Hillary is chosen as the Democratic candidate and has a good chance of winning? And when she wins, will they jump out of windows like during the first Big Depression because they can't deal with a woman being president and a liberal one at that? That alone would make it worth electing her . . .

I know men jumped out of windows in the Big Depression because they were totally broke, not because a woman was elected president, but they did it because they couldn't face their new normal. You see how a lot of people have and continue to behave since a half African American was elected to the presidency, and I can't imagine their pain will go away if a woman becomes president. Especially a liberal woman. Sharing.

Sent you a 'reply' email. Wondered if you'd checked your Spam folder lately. Good luck with all you're trying to do. Hope it all works out well.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 03, 2015:

My Esoteric, thank you dear friend for your comments. I appreciate you sharing what you read in Politico. John McCain? When I hear his name I can't help but think, "now who did he choose for VP?" He should have swept House and Senate, before he ran for President.

Do you think he (McCain) might try again in 2016?

Blessings and Hugs my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 03, 2015:

Au fait, I don't think we will ever see or hear the last of the Tea Baggers, there will always be those that want to get up in our face and bend us their will, that is the definition of a Tea Bagger.

I thank you for the comment, and most of all for the Blessings and Hugs and they are sent right back to you.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on December 30, 2014:

Just read an article in Politico where John McCain's staff is cleaning house in Arizona's Republican infrastructure sweeping out a good number of tea partyers from important Party chairmanships.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 30, 2014:

Now that a New Year is soon to begin will we finally see/hear the last of the Tea Baggers?

Wishing you and John good health, happiness, prosperity, peace, and joy, all through 2015! Hugs and blessings too . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 05, 2014:

Au fait, the tea water is heating up and the pipeline is ready to be laid.

Thank you for the comments and for sharing.

You take care also.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 02, 2014:

With midterm elections Tuesday coming up, it will be interesting to see if any Tea Baggers lose their seats. Keep your fingers crossed. Sharing.

Hope everything is going well there. Take care . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 13, 2014:

My Esoteric, thank you for you most welcome comment. You are probably right, I mean correct.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on August 12, 2014:

I have a feeling, however, the TP will do to the Conservative mainstream what the CM is doing to the D's in the Senate even though the TP lost momentum.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 12, 2014:

Au fait, thank you for your comment, up votes and sharing with follers and facebook. We can only hope the tea party is over.

I doubt that the voters who put the tea baggers in office have learned anything.

I hope you have a blessed and restful week my dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on August 12, 2014:

Some interesting things have been happening lately. Tea Baggers are being defeated in some places. Maybe our return to Hooverville has inspired a few people to realize it wasn't that great back then and anyone who knows anything about it surly wouldn't want to bring it back. Funny how we must repeat history over and over again and no one ever seems to learn from it -- which is why it must be repeated over and over again.

With midterms coming up soon, it will be interesting to see how many Tea Baggers lose their seats. That will be the test of whether voters have learned their lessons or not.

Voted up, AUI, and sharing with followers. Also, posted to FB. Hope this is starting out to be a great day for you and John. Blessings . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 11, 2014:

Au fait, thank you for the Awesome and Interesting thumb-up and for pinning to AH and for sharing.

I only did a little bit of trimming from 8-9pm. Sorry I did not get a chance to call you back, I know you have had those days.

Aw...the Republicans? I was watching news yesterday and there are parents with the kids that are coming across the border. I wonder if they are being separated after they come here to garner sympathy and get food and shelter?

C E Clark from North Texas on July 10, 2014:

Just afraid the Republicans let in an invasive species and now they're going to rue the day they did that as they struggle to rid themselves of that species for years to come. No telling who will win the war.

Voting this up and interesting. Also Awesome. Pinning to AH and sharing.

Hope your day wasn't too taxing. Got pretty hot out there again. Hope you have a good sleep, no headaches.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on April 24, 2014:

Au fait, thank you for you comments, votes, sharing and pinning this.

Yes I agree that you can't bring in a fox to guard the hen house.

I saw on television a few days ago about Ted Nugent getting a group of renegades together and proclaiming they are patriots who want to take our country back. This is an example of the tea party, that wants to take our country back to the lawless old west days, where the fastest gun was tops until someone faster comes along.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on April 20, 2014:

To put a point on what you are saying, Au Fait, I ran across this in Politico today by RICHARD A. VIGUERIE ,

To give you a feel for this Tea Party guy --

"The GOP has been hijacked. That’s right, hijacked. Over the past 100 years, an elite progressive minority has taken the Republican Party far afield from its conservative platform and the interests and values of its grassroots conservative base" and

"It’s time for conservatives to channel that anger. It’s time to take our party back." ... from the less far-Right Republicans like John Boehner.

Internecine warfare and a successful Obamacare ought to do the Republicans in this November. That, and no immigration reform, is why I am predicting the Democrats, against all odds, will take back the House.

(BTW. he has his dates wrong, in 1914, the Republican Party was still the original Progressive party it started out as; it didn't really switch to social conservativism until after WW II and the Red Scare.)

C E Clark from North Texas on April 20, 2014:

If one can believe Karl Rove, the Tea Party has become a nightmare for the Republican Party. They let it in thinking it would solve a problem and make things better for Republicans, but like bringing in a natural predator to get rid of a pest that has taken over, the predator not only gets rid of the pest but then kills everything else too, and that situation was nor foreseen.

With the midterm elections just a few months away, we should be hearing people demanding secession again. The Union could save a lot of money if they didn't have to bail out the red states all the time.

Voted up, AI, and pinned to AH, and shared.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 02, 2014:

My Esoteric, thank you for your continued comments. I really appreciate you.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 02, 2014:

MarleneB, I really appreciating you’re visiting and commenting.

I too wonder why these people who are voted out of office, do not vacate that office. I think the person in my article has a mental problem. I think he is/was living in one of those castles in the air. (i.e. A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 02, 2014:

My Esoteric, I really appreciate your reading and commenting.

Yes I too agree with what Au fait says. Democrats are less excitable but they/we are also less greedy, vicious and money hungry. Conservatives will do anything to gain control over the sheeple. I am not surprised at anything that happens.

Jan Brewer’s veto of SB1062 is in my opinion a ruse to lift to loftier heights so she can get re-elected governor. And is vehemently opposed by many gay rights groups’ that is, according to the Washington Post.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on March 02, 2014:

Au fait, thank you for your reading, commenting, voting up and sharing.

I am not surprised that Republicans have the advantage I keep hearing the conservatives on the radio saying horrid things about Democrats, and you never hear Democrats say anything about Conservatives. And the ordinary Conservatives never hear the truth and probably say ‘well the Democrats do not deny any of the lies said about them so they must be true.’

Also the Conservatives stick together to prevent Democrats from voting, and keep chipping away at their integrity, honesty and decency.

The ordinary Conservatives don’t have a clue, what is going on and believe all the lies that their own party is spreading.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on February 28, 2014:

Actually, I misstated that, it was an anti-gay, pro-discrimination law; I sort of left out a few words there.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on February 28, 2014:

I wonder why people don't just get up and leave when they're asked to leave. It sure would cut down on some of the excessive time and money spent trying to get him/her out. Then, after all that, they end up leaving anyway. I enjoyed reading your point of view.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on February 28, 2014:

I think what @Au Fait says is true, Democrats are less excitable than Conservatives. That said, it was nice to see the social-conservatives getting such a hefty slap-down from a coalition of big business and thinking-Republicans in this AZ anti-discrimination law their Governor just vetoed. She apparently got an earful from Chambers of Commerces, BoA, Goldman Sachs, and other big players telling tales of doom if she let this thing pass.

Thank you for you for you votes.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 27, 2014:

This caught my eye again because a recent poll I read about in the NY Times said in spite of everything, Republicans have the advantage right now where the mid term elections are concerned. The main reason for that being that Democratic voters are dependable in NOT SHOWING UP to vote in mid terms. Democrats need to understand that mid term elections are great opportunities to make changes. Our president is not a dictator nor is he the most important member of our government. Congress makes law and policy, the president does not.

If we are to get rid of the Tea Baggers, Democrats MUST get up off their toushies and vote!

Voted up, interesting, awesome and sharing. Also pinned to Awesome HubPages.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 02, 2014:

My Esoteric, anyway, I appreciate your comments here and I don't know if you comment a lot or a little, I am just happy that you left one here, comment I mean.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on February 02, 2014:

Maybe I don't comment enough, lol. I am not sure what drives the levels.

Looks like I got one taker on your poll, hehe.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 02, 2014:

Thank you, My Esoteric, no one could have said it better than you just did. Why are you not a higher level commenter?

I really do appreciate you.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on February 02, 2014:

I once had a lot of respect for Sen McCain, his hawkish positions don't bother me since I lean that direction anyway; but when he did a Right-face and began to march in order to beat Obama and then lost his senses with the Palin debacle (which does have a three silver linings), my respect melted. He hasn't earned much of it back sense, either.

The TP is the worst thing that has hit America since the Supreme Court which nullified the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments in the late 1800s,

The three silver linings:

1. She guaranteed a Democratic win

2. She is a political gift that keeps on giving by driving Republicans and Independents to the Left and Democrats to the polls

3. She is the best comic relief since Johnny Carson

The TP does have one good point, so long as they influence the Republican Presidential pick, the probability of a Democratic winning the Presidency is very high.

Oh, btw, the rest of you should vote in Shyron's poll. Go ahead, take a chance, let your voice be heard.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 01, 2014:

I sometimes think that John McCain is not that bad, and then I am reminded of Sarah Palin. But, if John McCain want to play in any political games, he has to follow their lead or the teabaggers will kick him out of the Republican party.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 01, 2014:

My Esoteric, these people censure anyone who disagrees with anything the teabaggers want to do.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 01, 2014:

Thank you Jaye, I am with you all the way, I live in blood red state. And have seen what these folks can do to someone who speaks against them. I have seen that they are attacking Hillary, they are so afraid that she will run for President and win. I fear for her safety if she does run and if she wins I am so scared for her.

If I wrote everything I have experienced, you would not believe it.

I really appreciate your comments, and you votes.

Thank you Jaye and God Bless you.

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on February 01, 2014:

If John McCain weren't such a hawk, he'd probably make a good "middle-of-the-road" Democrat! (That was the rationale of the AZ TP, apparently, as well as the nasty cracks I read about his age making him "irrelevant.")


Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on February 01, 2014:

You saw where the AZ TP censued Sen. McCain, didn't you?

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on February 01, 2014:

Shyron - The Tea Party politicians (and those voters who strongly support them) make me feel ill with their extremism, sexism, racism, and unjustified holier-than-thou attitudes, not to mention inhumane actions against anything that helps the poor, disabled, children, Veterans, etc.

Unfortunately, too many of their ilk are still "alive, well and kicking", particularly in the Deep South where I live. One of the senators in my state (Wicker) is in bed with Ted Cruz and votes against anything whatsoever progressive or in the best interests of all Americans.

Teabaggers from one Mississippi county even "chastized" Senator Thad Cochran because he's not extreme enough to suit them and is sometimes willing to compromise. I never thought I'd be taking up for Republican Sen. Cochran, but that made me want to say, "You go, Thad!" In a state run by Republicans, we need at least one who is somewhat moderate.

We can only hope that the Tea Party ultimately disgusts a large enough majority of voters with consciences to cause their death knell.

Voted Up++


Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 01, 2014:

Thank you My Esoteric, for giving us your view on this subject.

Scott Belford from Keystone Heights, FL on February 01, 2014:

Voted awesome (thanks for sharing Au Fait) although I think you missed the mark on Scott Brown and the slings and arrows at the "Grand Old Party". It you look at his record, Brown was one of the few moderate Republicans in the Senate and if you trace back its history, the GOP is the forerunner of today's Democratic Party.

What you are looking at with Boehner (not a Tea Partyite, but a self-proclaimed Conservative who, if he truly knew what he just called himself, would take it back) and the now defunct West, a true Tea Party member, are self-styled "Conservatives" (in today's misleading vernacular) and not Republicans.

I will link your hub to one I have on the misogynistic Akin, and use it for source material for others. I voted that the Tea Party will survive, but only because of the way Congressional Districts are gerrymandered, something I wrote a hub about making unConstitutional.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on February 01, 2014:

Thank you Au fait, I absolutely agree with you. One would think these people would have some compassion for their fellow man.

What a shame that these people make Karl Rove look better than themselves.

Thank you Au fait for sharing and for the up votes.

C E Clark from North Texas on February 01, 2014:

It's a shame that the people with the least knowledge of our constitution and the least education (they may have degrees but should have had certificates of attendance where that is applicable), are running the country.

The Republican Party has the majority in the House (including lots of Teabaggers) and nothing happens if it doesn't get through the House.

While some changes have been made, most legislation still requires a super majority in the Senate, so have an extremely slim majority there is meaningless.

For once we can get behind a Karl Rove idea -- get rid of the Teabaggers!

Sharing + voted up and IA.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on January 18, 2014:

God Bless you Aunt Jimi, thank you for comment, up votes. I am afraid you are right if the Tea Party stays in office, they will destroy this country, then they have the billions of dollars to run to another country, like Cruz, he can go back to his native country of Canada.

Thank you again Aunt Jimi, and keep the prayers going.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on January 17, 2014:

I hope for all of our sakes that the answer to your title question is yes. If they are allowed to exist much longer they will destroy this country. Up and awesome!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on December 26, 2013:

Thank you Au fait for sharing this again. I really appreciate it. Lets hope the tea is at least weakened.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 26, 2013:

Sharing this again in hopes the Tea Party is truly over. Now I'm starting to sound like a Republican aren't I? l)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 15, 2013:

Thank you Levertis, I appreciate your voting up ++ and sharing.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 15, 2013:

Thank you Au fait for your comment and for you votes up and for sharing, I really appreciate you.

Levertis Steele from Southern Clime on November 15, 2013:

Shyron, you have certainly raked in lots of information here, including a good number of videos.

I am voting up, clicking other buttons, and sharing.

C E Clark from North Texas on November 15, 2013:

I think Tea Party members didn't do well in the last election and I hope that is a harbinger of things to come. Voted up, AU, and sharing!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 29, 2013:

Thank you DDE, for your contribution to this discussion. I really appreciate your comments.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 29, 2013:

Thank you again Au fait, for your insite into the gerrymandering debacle. This is why I can't believe that every vote counts.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 29, 2013:

Sooner28, thank you for stopping by and for your opinion on this. Politicans need to stop drawing lines around people and telling them how they vote, because they are inside that line circling where they live.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 29, 2013:

Au fait, thank you for for you loyalty, for commenting, up-votes and for sharing my hub.

Rand Paul: Thinks he knows what is good for everybody. But only cares about what benefits himself.

Paul Ryan: Knows what is good for the people that slide the money under the table, to buy his soul.

Ted Cruz: Just loves to hear himself talk, albeit lies, slander, gossip... he is lost in his own little world

Marco Rubio: Flys under the radar, until the other three fight it out until he (Rubio) only has one to fight.

Lets hope the Tea Party does not leave us with a hang over. (one of the bunch above)

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 28, 2013:

Interesting a topic of debate and I don't know much about. however, this sounds like American people have lots to deal with their governors. Informative, and a useful hub.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 28, 2013:

Sooner28, geryymandering is like that -- it keeps people in office and it keeps Parties in power. Just another example of how introducing a non-native species to control something else can run amok. Republicans hoped the Tea Party would control the Democrats, but it's killing off the Republicans too, along with destroying this whole country!

Sooner28 on October 28, 2013:

No, because the gerrymandered districts are going to come back and screw Republicans. They initially thought it was a great way to insulate themselves from competition from Democrats, but now, they have opened the doors to competition from the far right, and it's a real threat.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 28, 2013:

Seems like more and more Republicans are beginning to realize that the Tea Party is not their friend. So who will be their choice? Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, or Ted Cruz? Or will it be Marco Rubio? All of these guys are Tea Party backed . . .

Did you see how a Federal judge has ruled part of the new TX law regarding abortion unconstitutional? The clinics may not disappear after all.

Up, another awesome, and shared!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 14, 2013:

Aunt Jimi, thank you so much for your loyalty, and everything you do. It is truly appreciated.

Yes we can only hope that the tea gets spilled or poured out and all the tea party guests go home, and I do mean 'GO HOME' we have to vote them out of office.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on October 14, 2013:

I'm going to share this one again because I really hope the Tea Party IS over. It can't be over too soon for me. Those people are destroying our country. They can finish the Republican Party off for all I care, no loss, and they're doing very well destroying it with this shut-down, but destroying the country really is going to far. Let's hope we can boot them out of office before it's too late! Another awesome for you.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on October 09, 2013:

Thank you Au fait for your continued loyalty, from reading and commenting. It is appreciated.

I keep hearing people say it is both parties fault. But I have to think it is the Tea Party's lead by Ted Cruz, who wants to eviscerate SS, MC, MCA, he is a mad man.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 08, 2013:

Sharing this article again because it's the Tea Partiers who are most at fault for this government shut-down. Have people had enough of them yet?

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 22, 2013:

Thank you for your comment Aunt Jimi and the up-votes and sharing.

Yes it will be interesting, especially because the republicans are the ones who invited the tea baggers to sit and have the tea party with them. They should remember the saying: Be careful what you wish for.

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on September 22, 2013:

Going to be interesting to see what the Karl Rove gang does to oust or prevent Teabaggers from staying in office and getting more offices. Sharing and voted up and awesome.

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