As Tea Party Becomes More Viable, Democrats And GOP Establishment Plan Attacks

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Perhaps in response to recent buzz that Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a perpetual Tea Party favorite, may be on the verge of becoming the GOP’s most viable 2016 Presidential contender, Senator Charles Schumer is digging up tired Tea Party smears in an effort to turn voters against the small government movement which has embedded itself into the Republican Party.

Schumer argues that Democrats can exploit the Tea Party ties to big money donors in an effort to turn blue collar voters against fiscally conservative candidates within the GOP who eschew big government spending.

“The tea party elites, with little rebuttal, have been able to make government the bogeyman,” Schumer said during a speech at the liberal Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “They have convinced too much of America that government is the explanation for their ills.”

Schumer also said that Democrats must double down on their support of government programs.

“We must stop playing defense and go on offense when it comes to the need for government. We must state loudly and repeatedly that we believe government is often a necessary force for good,” said Schumer.

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  • James

    It is not the rank and file of either the Democratic Party on the Republican Party that is out to get the T Party. It is the King makers
    in those parties. They fear the T Party movement because it is taking away from them their power to choose who will run for office and what the Congress will do once elected. These are the people that throw Billions at green energy companies just to see them go bankrupt within a year. Where do you suppose that money goes? Most of the Congressmen are millionaires and they were not when they went into office. As long as they do what the King makers want they will share in the bounty. That is why Congress pays no attention to you. They must please these Old School King makers in order to even function. If
    they do not do as told none of their bills ever make it out of committee, and the next election they find themselves without party backing.

  • amiciLatinae

    The TEA Party is a nebulous unidentified mass in the minds of the ruling elites. Disconnected, frightened, proud and angry those in DC’s power belt are lashing out at – at what? There is no political party identified as Tea Party. The IRS has been told not to identify any such organizations as legitimate. Thus, the Tea Party does not exist, it has become a ghost in some respects because like the naked emperor only children who see the truth can see them. What a strange place America has become. How will you vote?

    • lethrneck

      i will vote with the Tea Party; remember it was initially created as Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party. IT REALLY DOES EXIST my Latin friend, just as sure as Democrat higher taxes, more spending, deeper national debt and illegal aliens voting liberal and collecting welfare and food stamps. They’re out there!

      • Joe1938

        Yes we are! Millions of us from all walks of life. Many more than the cretins in DC like to think about.

    • dranalog

      You are right, there is no official political party by that name. However, it is a group of like minded citizens that believe in a America that still has a Constitution that must be respected. Maybe one day soon there will be a real TEA party, then the other party can be made up of what used to be liberal Republicans and .Democrats, and they can call themselves the Communist party.

      • Joe1938

        Dranalog,
        To expand on your thought “they can call themselves the Communist party”; Cover all the bases with “they can call themselves the socialist-Communist-marxist-islamofascist-racist party”.

  • Schumer keeps mis-spelling his name; Chuckie, it is spelled SCHMUCK; get that? SCHMUCK it is the REAL YOU!

  • olde reb

    I wuld write a comment but the lack of social media (govermental examinatin) would get it screened.

  • reggiec

    Whistling past the graveyard

    The “TEA Party Movement” (Not a Party) and those they
    support are becoming more and more determined to counter decades of creeping Socialism. I believe that voters would love to have a clear choice between candidates instead of being forced to choose the lesser evil.

    The left has been very well organized for decades. (Labor
    unions, teachers unions, community action groups, the homosexual lobby and illegal immigration promoters) The reason RINOS and the left fear the “TEA Party Movement” is because the right is showing their ability to organize as well. They are pulling down the curtain that has hidden how the elite of both Democrats and the GOP have worked together to increase the size and power of the central government at the expense of state and individual rights.

    RINO’s (Democrats wearing a Republican Mask) are card carrying members of the Washington elite. After their capitulation to Obama on the debt ceiling and funding Obamacare again they should be looking over their shoulders, anticipating a primary challenge during the next election cycle and every one after that.
    Kind of like whistling past the graveyard hoping the ghosts of our Founding Fathers are not giving aid and comfort to the true Conservatives that will challenge the GOP in a hostile takeover.

    • Brad Leavitt

      Ah, the mission creep, how is it that Taxed Enough Already (Tea Party) goes from a purely fiscal responsibility movement to the angry old white men I will impose my morality on you like failed tired policy of the GOP. Why is it that people want to attach things to the tea party that have nothing to do with it’s initial premise?

  • fatman45

    The part of Chucky’s remarks that this article missed I where he stated that the Administration should have the IRS increase scrutiny on TEA Party groups. As if the IRS wasn’t already all over them!

    • CapeConservative

      All he did was confirm what we already knew…the IRS is under ORDERS to attack any entity that believes in smaller, i.e., constitutional government!!!!

  • MikeyParks

    This is getting to be like an old Hollywood whodunnit — where toward the end the criminals, first and foremost Obama, his stooges in the media and the moles they planted in the Republican party, are getting alarmed by the the success of Taxed Enough Already and are digging in their heals at the prospect of losing this fight against Marxism. Watch them get louder and more strident as they become more desperate. Now is the time to put the pressure on until the Left breaks.

    • CapeConservative

      $500,000 bail for Dinesh D’Souza and what was it for the very same actions committed by a John Edwards supporter???

      ‘I’m here from the government and I’m here to help you’…MY FOOT!!!!

  • Joe1938

    Considering the attacks, planned attacks, and fraudulent recommendations by some in both the old blueblood stoneless GOP rethread RINOs and the socialist-communist-marxist-islamofascist-racist donkey “leaders”, we ( the TEA PARTY) must be doing something right!

  • NellieCA

    The Republicans better start going after Obama and the crooked Congressman and Senators or many more people will be joining the Tea Party. I don’t want to see the same thing happen to our country as we had in CA, The independants voted for their canidate knowing she couldn’t win and that is why we have BROWN. Brown backs illegals, Boxer feels sorry for the babies who are born to illegals and are automatic Citizens for the tax payers to support for their whole life. The illegals keep having babies so they don’t have to work and can stay on Welfare. WE NEED A BIRTHRIGHT LAW TO STOP THE FRAUD WITH ILLEGALS HAVING BABIES FOR US TO SUPPORT. NO MORE REFUGEES AND SEND THE ILLEGALS BACK HOME. EVERYONE SHOULD COME IN THE RIGHT WAY AND MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT SUPPORTING TERRORS AND CRIMINALS.
    AT LEAST RAND PAUL IS DOING SOMETHING!
    WHY DID OBAMA GET RID OF OVER 200 MILITARY PERSONAL?
    STOP BUYING CHINESE JUNK AND DEMAND AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS. OUR GOVERNMENT IS SELLING US OUT BY ALLOWING MORE FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO BUY UP OUR PACKING PLANTS AND START BUSINESSES HERE “MADE IN THE U.S.A.” SHOULD BE AN AMERICAN CITIZEN NOT A REFUGEE OR ILLEGAL.

  • Dempsey Coleman

    It is all UP hill for US Tea Party Supporters because
    We have DemocRATS and Boehner-Rove
    Republicans to fight.

  • v steve

    How can the TEA party demand fiscal responsibility when it is totally impossible to have fiscal responsibility with the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 law.