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Bradblog - Tea Party Express II: Rise Of The Tea Bags

Parts I and II of Brad Friedman's report from the christening of the second wave of teabagging that has striked stricken struck set out across the country from this departure in Southern California.

Brad allows teabaggers to make their point (which is his point) in a very effective way: repeated invitations to enunciate, for example, the list of freedoms taken away under the Obama Administration, left embarrassing voids or the trailing ellipsis. 

Musings From The Outside Looking In

Indies/Unaffiliateds, people like myself, are becoming the force to reckon with in politics. And it is clear that the majority of us break to the left in our support. I am thinking a 42 percent number is only a slight outlier? But in the general ballpark.

This is a trend I have talked about for a while.

Yes. The Republican party is dying and, yes, the Democratic party is making some gains but, HUGE BUT HERE, indy/unaffiliated will probably keep outpacing them both in growth, IMHO.

A New Political Party Is Needed

A New Political Party Is Needed

Joel S. Hirschhorn

Set aside any Obama euphoria you feel. The other important news is that third-party presidential candidates had a miserable showing this year, totaling just over one percent of the grand total with 1.5 million votes nationwide, compared to some 123 million votes for Barack Obama and John McCain. It couldn’t be clearer that Americans are not willing to voice their political discontent by voting for third-party presidential candidates.