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Deb Fischer of Nebraska proves the Tea Party is not dead yet

May 17, 2012

  I have been a little miffed at what I perceived as the recent silence of the Tea Party. As the Occupy Wall Street protesters grew louder it seemed to me as if the Tea Party had grown more silent. It was worrisome to me because it seemed as if the Tea Party had decided it was mission accomplished after the 2010 elections and had grown so proud of itself that it grew lazy and unengaged in the process.

  But while listening to Rush Limbaugh at lunch last week he made a point that I hadn’t thought of before when he said the Tea Party wasn’t dead, it had simply morphed from a protest movement into a political movement. And I think he might just be right about this; the Tea Party has decided it can better effect change in the system by engaging in the system instead of merely protesting the system.

  A perfect example of this is last Tuesday’s Senate primary in Nebraska where the Tea Party’s candidate, Deb Fischer, beat the more establishment candidates in what was declared a surprise victory. And the Tea Party’s influence is in fact more evidenced in the fact that the latest poll shows her with a large lead over the Democrat candidate, Bob Kerrey.

  Deb Fischer is still a relatively unknown name whereas Bob Kerrey is well known within the state and yet she is leading Kerry by a margin of 56-38%.  This is a very good sign indeed and it may tell us that the demise of the Tea Party has been greatly exaggerated. The Tea Party is alive and well and will make its presence known in November!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2012 9:07 pm

    We should never buy into the narrative that the Tea Party is dead. It is alive, and kicking-some serious arse!


    • May 17, 2012 9:15 pm

      You are right Matt, that is a narrative that is being promoted by the MSM and I dhouldn’t have fallen for it.We are alive and well, we are just going about it a different way.


  2. May 17, 2012 9:47 pm

    Yep! And they dumped Dick Luger in Indiana too! So, they are working quietly.


  3. LD Jackson permalink
    May 18, 2012 5:59 am

    Isn’t Deb Fischer the third place candidate who was endorsed by Sarah Palin? After that endorsement, she went on to win the primary. She now has the endorsement of Jim DeMint.

    No, the Tea Party isn’t dead.


    • May 18, 2012 6:21 am

      Yes that is her, and this shows us that the Tea Party will be heard from. The media wants the Tea Party gone, but I don’t think it is going anywhere.


      • LD Jackson permalink
        May 18, 2012 6:23 am

        The media would dearly love that.


  4. May 19, 2012 1:45 am

    The folks that are classified as “tea party” certainly didn’t just disappear. It would be a mistake for any politician to think so.


    • May 19, 2012 7:17 am

      I think you are right rjjrdq, they are simply part of the system now and we will hopefully see their influence in November.


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