wake-up call

CNN: Nearly half of all Americans have an unfavorable view of the tea party movement, putting it in the same company as the Democratic and Republican parties, according to a new poll.

A CNN survey indicates that 32 percent of the public has a favorable view of the two year old anti-tax movement (?!?!?) …. down five points from December.

Forty-seven percent of people questioned say they have an unfavorable view of the tea party, up four points from December and an increase of 21 points from January 2010.

“This is the first time that a CNN poll has shown the tea party’s unfavorable ratings as high as those of the two major parties,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “It looks like the rise in the movement’s unfavorable rating has come mostly among people who make less than $50,000.”

The tea party movement’s unfavorable rating rose 15 points since October among lower-income Americans, compared to only five points among those making more than $50,000. ….”It’s possible the drop among lower income Americans is a reaction to the tea party’s push for large cuts in government programs that help lower-income Americans, although there are certainly other factors at work,” adds Holland.


Looks like more and more former Tea Party-supporting lower-income Americans are finally getting it, these people are not their friends.

8 Responses to “wake-up call”

  1. 1 V C prezOfan2
    March 30, 2011 at 10:16 am

    A good and sunny morning to everyone – no matter where you are! 🙂
    I have to confess that that sign made me smile. At the same time however, I wondered if it’s an intentional jab at the Republicans’ obsession with female health issues or a genuine slip.

    Enjoy your day, fellow Chipsters!

    • 2 Dorothy Rissman
      March 30, 2011 at 10:53 am

      Good morning VC. Good morning chipstick. I am happy to hear that moaners and racists are losing their power.
      Those who were voted into federal office are literally trying to destroy this country.

      They screamed, I want my country back. What they are doing may completely break this country. What ugly people.

      • March 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

        Morning Dorothy (and VC!), I try not to take polls too seriously because they change so much every week, but this one is encouraging. I think what’s gone on in Wisconsin and other places is opening people’s eyes, the GOP/Tea Party is actually the enemy of any American outside the ‘rich’ bracket.

  2. 4 lisa
    March 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

    When I was growing up, my uncle would say: “Those who can’t hear, feel.” It seems as though those individuals who spent the last two years in a fervor over president Obama and did not heed his warnings about the Tea-publicans and the Repugs are now feeling the damage that both flocks of dummies are inflicting. Hm. It’s a good lesson on trends and emotions: Don’t let either influence how you vote.

    • 5 V C prezOfan2
      March 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      “Those who can’t hear, feel.”

      Lisa, that certainly brings back memories. It also makes me think that, like me, you are not part of the ‘younger’ generation. 😉

  3. 6 Asher in Boston
    March 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    They even should be polling in the single digits, but we still have those low info voters, the racist and bigots that would happily go down with their sinking ship of idiots.

  4. 7 Theo67
    March 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    The report itself is full of errors. The Tea Party is a fringe extension of the Republican Party – they are not separate; they are one in the same.

    The Tea Party is not “anti-tax”, since taxes have been lowered by Democrats, and were the lowest ever in decades, with the highest average tax return, the very month that the Tea Party held their very first “anti-tax” rally in Washington. And taxes have nothing to do with the signs of bloody hands… or Hitler faces put on the President…

    The Republican Party/Tea Party is not looking out for anyone in any tax category outside of the top 2%, and those identifying with the Tea Party fringe are being pacified by a focus to destroy the freedom of choice for women, gays, non-“Christians” and minorities – i.e. social issues. They have no economic agenda except to make it possible for rich people to get richer, in the hopes that one day, impossibly, they will join the rnaks of the rich. All the while, the Tea Party fringe are having their Social Security and Medicare threatened, their rights eroded, their education stunted and their “intelligence” mocked. They are fuelled by hate, pure and simple, and to give them any credibilty other than what they are and what they deserve – well, it’s wrong.

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