Saturday, April 3, 2010
An article on CNN.com featured democrats that have now aligned themselves with the tea party. The recent poll by CNN showed that 4% of tea party attendees are democrats. If the amount of democrats joining the movement continues to grow, the mainstream media will have to change it's narrative about them being "racists", "wingnuts", and "extremists"; at least one would think.
"I was a card-carrying member of the ACLU, and I probably did inhale in college,"
"carried things to an extreme."
"I think we've gone too far on the side of government doing too much," Ducket said. "The Democratic Party is wanting to take care of everyone, instead of helping everybody stand on their own two feet."
A small business owner in Grand Junction, Lewis described herself as a lifelong Democrat and called the president a "phenomenal speaker." She voted for him because she "believed in what he was saying: change."
But, Lewis added, "I should've listened a lot closer when he talked about 'spreading the wealth.' "
Asked how she feels about having voted for the president, Lewis said "I feel lied to, cheated and raped."
"She regrets voting for Barack Obama,"
"A lot of the things he says sound good, until you look at the consequences of what they will do on the long term."
most of his family voted for the president but now support the Tea Party
Some Americans who say they have been sympathetic to Democratic causes in the past -- some even voted for Democratic candidates -- are angry with President Obama and his party. They say they are now supporting the Tea Party
I personally know three tea partiers who voted for President Obama; a decision that they truly regret. They identify themselves as democrats, but feel that the democratic party has left them, not they have left the party.
CNN contacted the DNC, they declined to comment.
This is troubling to the democrats in an election year that could very well sway the control of congress. I personally believe that Republicans have a very long road to hoe when it comes to the Senate, but they could very well take back the House. This will be even more likely if Obama/Reid/Pelosi continue the by hook or by crook ways that they used to pass healthcare. When the president's staff came out and said that Americans don't pay much attention to process, I believe this is proof that indeed they do.