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http://www.gallup.com/poll/141098/Tea-Party-Supporters-Overlap-Republican-Base.aspx



Unmasked by Steve Leser

It has taken 15 months for this kind of analysis to be done but a major polling agency has validated my initial take on the Tea Party:

Some Republicans are mad they lost the election and they cannot get over it.

Gallup's analysis shows that there is no discernible daylight between the Tea Party and Republicanism. This immediately prompts the question,

If Republicans and Tea Partiers are one and the same, why bother to call these Tea Party rallies anything but Republican Rallies?

The answer is, people do not like what Republicans did with their last turn at governing. The folks at FreedomWorks and the other Republican think tanks who fund and organize the Tea Parties know this and came up with a scheme to try to rebuild the Republican Party without calling it "Republican". That is how and why the Tea Parties were born in the first place and they have not moved ideologically or any other way since then.

What would happen if the Republicans score a major victory in the 2010 elections? The answer is that the Tea Party would be disbanded. They would have served their purpose and they would have been exposed for what they are. There would be no point in continuing them.

Gallup had this to say about their findings:

The Tea Party movement has received considerable news coverage this year, in large part because it appears to represent a new and potentially powerful force on the American political scene. Whether Tea Party supporters are a voting segment that is unique and distinct from the more traditional Republican conservative base, however, appears questionable.

Gallup is being generous in their commentary as their polling data makes it completely clear. On questions about Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, who they are going to vote for in November, and a host of other issues, there is little or no daylight between the two groups. Republicans and Tea Partiers are one and the same.

Will the Mainstream Media acknowledge this Unmasking of the Tea Parties?

Probably not. It is too exciting to continue to portray the Tea Parties as they have been attempting to sell themselves, i.e., something new, something grass roots and something unaligned. Regarding the Tea Parties, the truth seems to have become a casualty for which few are willing to fight.

This study by Gallup needs to be sent far and wide. People must be made to understand what the Republicans have done here. There has been a concerted attempt by Republicans and their media friends to sell, as I have put it, a sham and a fraud to the American people. Once this is well known, people need to take a look at the other meme's Republicans have tried to sell to the country. There has not been a single true assertion made by Republicans about Obama and Democrats since inauguration day. If Republicans want rebranding, we should give them a moniker that reflects who they are. "The Prevaricator Party" or PP for short.

Previous articles and appearances by me on the Tea Parties:

Tea Parties - Crackbrained right wing protests to occur on April 15th -

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911truth, I'd put Hayworth and McCain up against y... by Recce1 on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:16:11 PM
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Get over yourself. Like a good demagogue you sure ... by Recce1 on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 9:50:57 PM
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Your hubris and elitism is sad 911LIE.... by Recce1 on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 1:18:18 AM
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I actually included a few points made in this arti... by Stephen Crockett on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 4:15:00 PM
I am FOR the TEA Party because they are for INDIVI... by stevor on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 5:14:34 PM
goals are different from yours. It's that simple.T... by Steven Leser on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 5:21:43 PM
Well Steven, assuming these "anti-corporate, small... by Tony Bartoletti on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 1:55:58 AM
First, you cannot be anti-corporate and for smalle... by Steven Leser on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:33:58 AM
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which is to remain politically independent, and di... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 7:51:07 AM
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The Democratic and Republican establishment must b... by Michael Lee on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 10:28:55 PM
Really. Get over yourself.... by Steven Leser on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 10:35:54 PM
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See, Tony, I took you at your word with my above r... by Steven Leser on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:39:41 AM
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Tony, I agree with you that John raises some good ... by Recce1 on Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010 at 7:18:41 PM
Sorry Steve - I have to disagree with you I agree ... by Jon Ross on Sunday, Jul 18, 2010 at 11:11:48 PM
it's over. We see who you are now. This is meant ... by Steven Leser on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:10:43 AM
What is no one buying Steven? Who do you think I a... by Recce1 on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010 at 2:52:04 AM
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you can re-think this assertion. It is essentially... by richard on Monday, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:19:25 AM
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