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Like Republicans, Just Angrier

We can only be talking about those tea bagging conservatards.  “Grass Roots” in this case means “Hard Right.”

The Huffington Post reports:

Tea Party Survey: Old, Conservative and Hate Obama, Like Fox News

The individuals who make up the Tea Party movement are largely conservative and get their news from Fox; they’re generally old and of moderate to low income; and they’re fairly convinced that their taxes are going to rise in the next few years, even though they likely won’t.

Those conclusions are part of a new study put together by The Winston Group, a conservative-leaning polling and strategy firm run by the former director of planning for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. And they provide a telling new window on the political force that has revamped the Republican Party and altered the landscape of the 2010 elections.

So, this survey was not conducted by some bedwetting, liberal hippie group.  Let’s take a look at some of the tea baggers’ perceptions:

Sixty-five percent of Tea Party respondents called themselves “conservative” compared to the 33 percent of all respondents who did the same. Just eight percent of Tea Party respondents said they were “liberal.”

Forty-seven percent of Tea Party respondents said that Fox News was either the top or second source of news they turn to, compared with 19 percent of the overall public who said the same thing.

More than 80 percent (81 percent) of Tea Party respondents expressed very little approval of Barack Obama’s job as president, which exceeded disapproval levels held even by Republicans (77%) and conservatives (79%).

All these data points suggest that the Tea Party crowd is comprised predominantly of conservatives. And, not surprisingly, the demographics of the movement seemingly align with those who traditionally vote for the conservative candidate as well. Fifty-six percent of Tea Party respondents are male; 22 percent are over the age of 65 (compared with just 14 percent who are between the ages of 18 and 34); and 23 percent fall in the income range of $50,000 and $75,000.

Old, white, angry, ill-informed, middle class and to the right of Mussolini.  And one could say, too stupid for their own good:

It’s the type of group that would likely benefit the most from Democratic governance, with commitments to Social Security, Medicare, and middle-class job creation. But the Tea Party crowd is decidedly sour on the Democratic agenda.

Well, keep voting against your self interest in the name of hate, racism and whatever the hell you think “conservative” means these days.

The willfully ignorant.  They seem to make up this political abortion known as the Tea Baggers Party.  But at least they are angry.  Did they mention they’re angry?  Because they’re really angry.


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  1. April 25, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Yep, I totally agree!

    • notimefortrivia
      April 25, 2010 at 9:27 am


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