Thursday, March 11, 2010

Who IS the TEA Party?

Well, the folks in the TEA Party movement are not exactly ignorant homophobe gun-toting redneck racists. They are, as mentioned in a previous post, the "leave us ALONE!!" people.

A recent poll, commissioned by the National Review Institute and conducted by John McLaughlin and Associates, dispels the claim that the Tea Party is a backwoods fringe movement.

...26 percent voted for Obama, 25 percent are registered Democrats, 36 percent are college graduates, 26 percent are urbanites, and 40 percent make over $60,000 annually. The movement is not an angry-male thing: 50 percent are women. Religious affiliations also reflect America: 60 percent Protestant, 28 percent Catholic, 2 percent Jewish. Sixty-nine percent attend religious services regularly. On the abortion issue, 68 percent are pro-life, 26 percent pro-choice.

But then, those who despise the TEA Party people know that. Which is why they spend all their efforts maligning, slandering, libeling, and otherwise doing their damndest to erase the facts recited above.

Other stuff worth knowing:

A vast majority of the Tea Party sympathizers support individual initiative and oppose government intervention, believe Washington Democrats are spending too much time pursuing their Big Government ideology, and think Congress has exceeded the Constitutional limits of its power. They also hold that the present financial crisis and recession were caused by reckless bank practices; by federal policies that promoted poor choices and irresponsible borrowing by people who could not afford to repay their mortgages. As for health care, 74 percent believe the Obama legislation will make health care worse for most Americans, 76 percent say it will increase healthcare costs, and 92 percent are concerned that it will increase the size of the federal deficit.

Finally, a whopping 87 percent of Tea Party folks are “very likely” to vote in the 2010 election for U.S. Congress.

Think Kind, Kagen, Obey, and Feinie are worried? Damn RIGHT they are.

There's even more at the link.

HT: Catholic Thing

9 comments:

J. strupp said...

"A vast majority of the Tea Party sympathizers support individual initiative and oppose government intervention, believe Washington Democrats are spending too much time pursuing their Big Government ideology, and think Congress has exceeded the Constitutional limits of its power."

So....uh...you mean they're Republicans.


Hate to break it you, but this stuff ain't exactly re-inventing the wheel.

Dad29 said...

Nope, Struppster.

Survey Says: "25% voted for Obamamamama, 26% are registered Democrats."

Deekaman said...

The Struppinator will be very surprised come November....maybe sooner. It's possible 3 million people will hit the streets of DC in September.

J. Strupp said...

"...commissioned by the National Review Institute and conducted by John McLaughlin and Associates".

What next? Are you gonna tell me that a Fox News poll found that 95% of viewers think that Obama is planning a socialist revolution? Or maybe that the Wall Street Journal Op-Ed page found that corporate tax rates are too high?

J. Strupp said...

under promise and over deliver Deek.

Dan said...

Look out for wolves in sheeps clothing.
In Nevada, we have a Tea Party canidate running for Harry Reid's seat. When he decided to run, he contacted the liberal newspapers and the liberal newspapers are propping up his canidancy.
Just because they say they are Tea baggers, they may not be really. Don't be surprised if a Tea Party canidate appears to run in the senate election against Feingold, but they really are a fraud.

Deekaman said...

We are working hard to vet candidates locally. Other groups need to do the same.

Struppinator: Are you telling me that only Left-Wing polls are correct?

I am promising nothing. I'm just looking at now vs. 6 months ago.

Anonymous said...

What I saw about the tea party express is they are one thing its about me, myself and I. They believe that the Health care reform is nothing but a handout. Like everyone who has no healthcare is a lazy so and so. There is no thought to people who have lost their jobs and their healthcare what so ever.

Deekaman said...

No, anon. It's about Liberty and hard work and what the Constitution of the United States intends.

If you want healthcare for all, amend the Constitution to say so. If you want trillion dollar deficit for your kids and their kids and their kids, amend the Constitution to allow it. If you want to steal from another to cover your greedy need for something, please amend the Constitution to say so.

Government "social programs" are nothing more than theft. Approximately 50% of us are handing over significant amounts of our hard-earned money to the other 50%. At the point of a gun.

I need a new car. I can afford one. You should pay for it.

KMA. I'm done with the bleeding hearts. I've been giving without the government sticking a gun to my head for decades. My choice. What do you do? Take. Great.

Greedy bastards.