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Chris Matthews Panics About 2014: ‘The Tea Party is Still Growing!’

 

December 10, 2013

By Tea Party

“Run for your lives! The Tea Party is growing stronger!” That was the central message behind a recent caution from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Speaking with Michele Goldberg of The Nation, Matthews warned that the Tea Party, the movement the left had hoped would simply fade away, is growing. Matthews said,

“Michelle, I have a sense talking to people, not just from the South but from New York State for example, the Tea Party’s still growing… We here at MSNBC may offer a different point of view some, most of the time. But I gotta tell you I sense it’s still out there and festering. I don’t think the center in the Republican party that survives these years has the strength to take it on!”

Goldberg chimed in and warned of the Tea Party Movement’s progress. Claiming that the GOP had nurtured the conservative movement, Goldberg stated,

“Right! Well the Republican party has kinda nurtured the conservative movement for decades and it can’t just now all of sudden say this is now no longer working for us, ‘We were just kidding!’ I mean, they have created their alternative media infrastructure have spread massive amounts of information about Obama about… about the nature of the country, the idea that this is a Christian nation under siege from secularists. And now people believe it!”

Goldberg later admitted, “I think we’re in a lot of trouble.” Matthews opined that it’s not important if a Republican wins in a heavily-Republican state; Matthews proclaimed, “The danger you get is the Republican you get in the United States Senate will be an out-and-out obstructionist.” Yes- challengers to moderate Republicans who continually cave to Democrats will likely be hard-nosed and will highlight the failures of RINOs in Congress. Matthews calls it “obstructionism,” but when a leader makes the tough choice to stand against a wave of cowardice, that is called “leadership.” I have long noted that the Tea Party Movement is frightening to the left (and the establishment Republicans). The left derides us, tries to delegitimize us at every turn. They flip back-and-forth between declaring us ineffectual but also frequently blame us for any conservative victories. Indeed, the Tea Party Movement is the left’s boogeyman; it is the embodiment of the things they have feared the most- a legitimate, grassroots movement with central hub that can be discredited or severed. It is a movement based on the purest of democratic ideals, a movement based on people standing together to say “enough is enough!” More than anything, the left fears the Tea Party because they cannot imagine an existence of a smaller, limited government. The core of “progressive” ideology is that government is the solution to problems when, as Ronald Reagan noted, government is so often the cause of problems.

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A left-leaning organization that opposes white nationalism and white privilege has issued a report confirming that the tea-party movement not only is not dying, it continues to grow significantly.

The report comes from the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, which boasts of “new hope” for its “dreams for social and economic justice.”

The group is led by Leonard Zeskind, who describes himself as “a leading authority on white nationalist political and social movements.” He was trained as a community activist and and has work for more than a decade in the field.

The report, “The Status of the Tea Party: Membership, Support and Sympathy by the Numbers,” looks at the state of the movement that arose in response to Barack Obama’s far-left agenda and helped Republicans regain the House in 2010.

“Against IREHR’s expectations, the national organizations at the center of the tea party movement have maintained stable memberships in 2013,” states the report, which analyzes membership, location and commitment to the ideals of the movement.

“During the past year, tea parties have endured leadership changes, significant splits, and the emergence of competitive forces. Nevertheless, core membership numbers have neither receded nor died, but grown by four percent.”

The report notes that opposition to the tea party’s goals have “hardened,” but tea-party members have responded by a surge of commitment.

The report says the “core membership” is estimated at more than half-a-million people, concentrated geographically in the South, even though some local groups no longer are “active” and staging events.

“At its core, this report is a wakeup call for everyone who cares about human rights. The tea party threat to human rights remains persistent on a multitude of fronts,” Zeskind said.

The author of the report, Devin Burghart, warned: “Tea partiers are more than minions for millionaires, or the sum of ballots cast on Election Day. They are not illusions created by public relations magicians. Over the last five years, real people have been involved in real activities aimed at impacting politics, culture, and civil society in negative ways.”

The study charges that tea-party members, essentially, are racist.

“The tea party movement has been populated by large numbers of self-motivated persons, obviously angry and dismayed by the presidency of Barack Obama, his policies, and the change he signifies – particularly the fact that he has broken the white monopoly on the presidency.”

But the movement should not be ignored or discounted, the study warns.

“To claim that these individuals and their actions are somehow ‘fake’ ‘ignores the substantial evidence to the contrary, belittles those involved, and makes it more difficult to muster effective countervailing strategies,” it says.

The study identifies those who are “sympathizers” and explains it is this group that influences polls that “sometimes falsely conclude … that the tea party movement was dead or dying” through their answers to pollsters.

IREHR quotes charges by University of Washington political scientists Christopher Parker and Matt Barreto, who also claim racism in the tea party.

But the report notes that when a government scandal emerges, such as this summer’s revelations that Internal Revenue Service was discriminating against conservative groups, support for the tea party spikes upward.

The report defines another group as “supporters” of the tea party, estimating it numbers 6 million to 8 million.

Then there are “members,” who make “a powerful statement in a low-commitment culture.”

They “make calls, knock on doors, organize meetings, recruit new members, become leaders, and more,” the report said. It identifies five groups leading the national movement: FreedomWorks, Tea Party Patriots, Patriot Action Network, Tea Party Nation and Tea Party Express.

The report notes that each one of those organizations faced obstacles during 2013, “nevertheless, all five of these national tea party factions continue to expand their membership base.”

The report said the criticism from “progressive pundits” that the movement is AstroTurf – driven from the top by large sums of money from a handful of people – is wrong. So is the view held by “Beltway political reporters” that it is about electoral campaigns.

“In both instances, movement dynamics, influence, and overall societal impact are ignored. … From the earliest days of the tea party movement … the evidence has suggested to IREHR that neither of these positions captures the full story of the tea party movement.”

The report also examines tea-party participation by region and state.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/01/leftists-hopes-of-tea-party-dying-are-dashed/#W4zOvEeXuqGChsy4.99

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guess he feels about the tea party the same way regular christians feel about fundamentalists. weirdos who have no idea how the world works and therefore have no solutions to real world problems. bunch of whackos with their lunkheads in the sand. a joke

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guess he feels about the tea party the same way regular christians feel about fundamentalists. weirdos who have no idea how the world works and therefore have no solutions to real world problems. bunch of whackos with their lunkheads in the sand. a joke

Did Moses or Jehovah tell you what a "regular" Christian is?
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I fear a Pee Party rebellion called a "million man march for freedom" storming Washington waving confederate flags, burning crosses, dressed in ridiculous costumes, yelling; Impeach Obama.

 

All One hundred of them! :P


Mr President your decisions ain't working out too well.

Nothing seems to work coming out of DC!

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I fear a Pee Party rebellion called a "million man march for freedom" storming Washington waving confederate flags, burning crosses, dressed in ridiculous costumes, yelling; Impeach Obama.

 

All One hundred of them! :P

Nothing seems to work coming out of DC!

True...

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the tea party has gone the way of the dinosaurs...

Dream on foolish one. They have a growing amount of power in the Republican party. They represent the core beliefs of the Republican party. Cut spending and smaller government.

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