Tea Party Could Cause Rift in GOP

Monday, 21 Dec 2009 10:16 AM

By John LeBoutillier

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As 2009 comes to an end and winter begins, a cold future for the Democratic Left is almost assured.

But that does not mean all is peachy keen among the Republicans. Indeed, many conservative voters are as angry at the GOP as they are at the Obama Left. For example, a Rasmussen poll found that on a generic ballot, the Republicans have a seven point lead over Democrats in the 2010 Florida Senate race. But, if a "tea party" candidate jumps into the race, everything changes. Rasmussen found in a three-way race, Democrats would then pull in 36 percent of the vote, the tea party candidate will bring in 23 percent and Republicans would finish last at 18 percent.

So this poll tells us that many voters prefer the so-far-nonexistent tea party to the Republican Party.

The good news for the GOP — so far — is that there is no tea party and no funding for a tea party and all that is required to get on the ballot.

But this poll should be a warning to conservatives: We could split ourselves up and thus allow Obama a second term — a la Ross Perot and his Reform Party back in 1992.

Obama and his congressional minions have perpetrated a fraud on the American people. The $780 billion so-called stimulus bill has now been revealed as a total sham. Instead of “stimulating” the national economy — which it hasn’t and won’t — it was a bill to give Democratic congressional districts — and their incumbent congressmen — twice as much money as GOP districts!

The average Democratic district received $439 million in stimulus money in the form of 152 awards. The average GOP district received $232 million in 94 awards.

These numbers prove the money was handed out by Democrats for Democrats — and political considerations shaped federal spending — not economic conditions.

Thus, another argument against federal spending to “stimulate” the economy. The truth is Obama-Pelosi-Reid were just trying to “stimulate” their chances to keep power in 2010.

There is now little doubt that Obama has had a rough first year — and it is all his own fault.

His hubris and arrogance and puffed-up demeanor have now been exposed to half the nation. The honeymoon is long forgotten.

As long as the jobs situation remains dire, Obama’s poll ratings will decline. And there is little prospect for an improvement for several years to come.

In sum, the political world is in turmoil. The Democrats have all the power. But they have blown their golden opportunity to remake America into a quasi-Western European-style cradle-to-grave socialist economy.

Their mismanagement of the healthcare debate has cost them dearly — and may cost them as much as it cost them in 1994. It is the template of how the Democrats run government: slap-dash, sloppy, ignorant, foolish and blind to history.

It will be good if they are punished at the polls in November 2010.

But what they are doing to the nation is bad — and sad — for us all.

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