If you hear a nearby rumble, don’t be worried. It’s just your local Teaparty caving in on itself. Normally these bozos couldn’t care less about losing support among apathetic centrists. But a new poll holds devastating numbers for the extremist yokels:
TPM — Forty-nine percent of the public view the Tea Party unfavorably, while 30 percent view the group favorably. A Pew poll in June found that 45 percent viewed the Tea Party unfavorably and 37 percent viewed it favorably.
The drop in favorability was steepest for liberal and moderate Republicans. Twenty-seven percent of liberal and moderate Republicans view the Tea Party favorably now, while 46 percent had a favorable opinion in June, a 19-point drop.
That second graf is the killer. I wouldn’t write them off, yet. It remains to be seen if their funding dries up, a few crazy libtard zillionaires have been fueling this crazy shit with stacks of flaming hundred dollar bills since 2009. But threatening Wall Street’s profits may well turn out to be a fatal political calculation, not just for the Teabaggers, but for the GOP as a whole.
They cannot survive as a national party with anything near that kind of drop among the previously loyal and reliable. We don’t have to regain the House in 2014 to send a crystal clear message that every incumbent and hopeful challenger reads loud and clear. It is in the nature of all political taxa to be utterly spineless. Just knocking out a few vulnerable seats, just coming close in a few gerrymandered districts, will serve to isolate the Teaparty politically in the House like a raging outbreak of bubonic plague down yonder in the village.
It’s a Republican bait-ball in the making. We can openly point this out, we can laugh and gloat, because these numbskulls are so far gone, so corrupt, so deeply suckled by the industry of wholesale wingnut denial, that they’re demanding more extremism and moaning about the lack of dedication to the latest losing scheme, presumably as a vanguard against future electoral setbacks?
Teaparty Nation — “Barack Obama demanded unconditional surrender from the Republican Party. He pretty much got it. The Republican Party has capitulated on the central issue of Obamacare. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner never wanted this fight. In true RINO fashion, they wanted to surrender early and often.
Does the media still have to pretend Cruz is some kind of fucking super-genius? He’s not, he’s just reckless and foolish, and we now know Ted Cruz is the single biggest PR disaster for the GOP since Hurricane Katrina. Joe McCarthy had a much longer run pulling from the same old bag of tricks. To say Cruz is over-rated is a kind understatement.