Democrat Base Told: Fear Tea Party

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100210topEditor’s Note – Desperation is setting in!  With less than 60 days to go and behind in most polls, the Democrat Party is trying one more time to turn the momentum created by the tea party movement into their favor.

We see this desperation in the forming of a website to document ‘racism and extremism’ – TeapartyTacker.org

We alsosee this desperation in the media trying to make a national story out of an obscure tea party leader in Montana exercising poor judgement in a comment he made on FaceBook.

And, they’re working overtime to try to establish a link between the Gainesville pastor who plans to burn the Quran and the tea party movement.

Anyone surprised that the far left would find ‘fiscal responsibility’ as such an extremist view?  As for a ‘Tea Party Congress’, we should be so lucky.  The Progressive Socialist Party, formerly known as the Democrat Party, should fear the tea party, because, ready or not, November is coming!

 

Democrat Base Told: Fear Tea Party

So Democrats have turned to a strategy that may be their next best bet: demonization of the “insurgent” Tea Party.

By Shane D’Aprile and Bob Cusack
TheHill.com

Democrats desperate to convince their base to show up at the polls in November have begun talking less about issues and more about the possibility of a “Tea Party Congress” next year.

The passage of landmark bills such as healthcare and financial regulatory reform has not triggered as much grassroots enthusiasm as initially envisioned, Democratic strategists say. And while the right is engaged this cycle, the left is deflated.

“This is a big problem,” said Democratic targeting and turnout guru Hal Malchow.

So Democrats have turned to a strategy that may be their next best bet: demonization of the “insurgent” Tea Party.

“These are not your run-of-the-mill Republicans we’re talking about here,” said one Democratic organizer working in a state with a contested Senate race this fall. “When you actually start telling voters what these candidates are about, it scares the hell out of them.”

In the past several weeks, when Democratic activists cite the ramifications of a “Tea Party Congress,” they say, more volunteers have signed up to knock on doors to preserve a Democratic-led House and Senate.

President Obama does not fire up the left as much as he did in 2008, and polls indicate independents are turning on him.

A recent Gallup survey shows that Republicans are far more enthusiastic about voting than Democrats, leading by a 50 percent to 25 percent count.

Uniting the party, and making sure their voters don’t stay home this fall, has become the No. 1 issue for the Democratic Party.

“The argument that we’ve made is that the Republican Party has been taken over by the Tea Party,” Democratic National Committee (DNC) spokeswoman Hari Sevugan said. “It not only energizes Democrats, but it’s the fundamental choice that independents and moderates face in the fall, too.”

Earlier this summer, Democrats launched an effort to cast the Republican Party and the Tea Party as one and the same.

“You don’t know where the Republican Party ends and the Tea Party begins, and they have to own that,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said in July.

That’s a much sharper tone than Democrats were employing six months ago. In late February, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) went so far as to say that she and Tea Partiers share some of the same views. Since then, however, Democrats have identified the Tea Party as their clear adversary.

Read More – http://thehill.com/homenews/house/117557-dem-base-told-fear-tea-party

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