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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

GOP Rank & File Prefer Tea Party To GOP Leadership

It seems that the run of the mill member of the Republican Party perfers those who were elected with the support of the Tea Party movement to those of their own leadership.  One leader says that voters have put the GOP on "probation" following the election of last Tuesday. 
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Republicans were “on probation” after their tremendous wins in Tuesday’s midterm elections.  “Big government Republicanism is not innate to us, it’s not part of our DNA and yet we tried to force ourselves into that box and instead we wound up forcing people out of the party,” said Steele on Fox News Thursday.  Echoing the sentiment of other top Republicans, Steele said the favorable election results for the GOP did not translate to “oh gee, we love Republicans.” The message, said Steele, was that voters wanted the GOP to return to its founding principles of limited government, free markets and less spending.
This is being supported by recents polls as well as exit polls.  Nearly 31% of those polled said they would support a 3rd party candidate who was part of the Tea Party movement.  In another poll, 72% say that the leadership of the party has lost touch with those party planks that the base of the party believes to be important.
Seventy-nine percent (79%) of likely GOP primary voters hold a favorable opinion of the Tea Party movement, while only nine percent (9%) view the smaller government, lower taxes movement unfavorably.
 This reflects reality as a number of "mainstream" Republican politcians lost their primary bids to Tea Party backed candidates in this year's political primaries prior to last Tuesdays elections. 

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