Monday, January 23, 2012

News of Tea Party's Demise Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Need evidence? In 2008 446,000 South Carolinians turned out in the Republican primaries to nominate Senator John McCain as their eventual candidate. In 2012, 601,000 turned out to do likewise. That's a 35% increase in Republican primary turnout. South Carolinians seem much more motivated to vote in 2012 than in 2008. This after a measly 2.5% increase in Republican turnout in Iowa, and a 6% increase in "moderate" New Hampshire. What's the difference between these states? Do you drink "tea"? more


Z said...

definitely very good news.

Except I've been listening to Dennis Prager quoting the NY Slimes and many TV venues saying Gingrich is racist, that the food stamps comment was racist (tho more whites are on stamps than blacks! but don't let facts get in the left's way), that the Right's unhinged and extreme.

It's going to get uglier and uglier as Americans wake up, isn't it

Joe Conservative said...

I don't think that anything Newt said was untrue. And for that very reason, I don't consider anything that he said, "racist". Far be it for me (or anyone else) to try and divine what Newt's motivations for speaking the actual truth were.

It does bother me that certain not-so-scrupulous Republicans of late have taken to calling Ron Paul and other Republican candidates "racists" and "anti-Semites" for speaking the truth as well. And to those Republicans I say, "Shame on you for buying into the narrow-minded Democrat's arguments and playbooks."

Even in politcs, the candidates and their supporters should eschew facile ad hominem attacks and give the speakers of truth the benefit of the doubt vis a vis their motives for speaking it. For no one can divine all those motives, but the Divine, and the very speakers themselves.

JD Curtis said...

South Carolina sure showed they are still relevant.

Did you see this one Joe?

Maryland's O'Malley puts on a 'conscience' charade