At regular intervals, on slow blogging days or when his readership is falling again, a local blogger takes a swipe at the local Tea Party Patriots. His claim it that the Tea Party is only a marginal fringe group of conservative lunatics. There is a lot of support for his views in the comments from the lefty fringe who populate his blog.
One has to wonder in light of the latest Gallop survey who is being marginalized? The latest Gallup survey shows that almost three out of every four adults say it’s important for the GOP to account for Tea Party ideas in their policies — including a majority of Democrats:
About 7 in 10 national adults, including 88% of Republicans, say it is important that Republican leaders in Congress take the Tea Party movement’s positions and objectives into account as they address the nation’s problems. Among Republicans, 53% rate this “very important.”
Although few Democrats (6%) are supporters of the Tea Party or even have a favorable view of it (11%), more than half say it is important that the Republican Party take the Tea Party’s positions into account. Why this is the case is unclear, although Democrats may simply feel that the opposing party should pay attention to all of its constituencies.
Perhaps underscoring the same principle, Republicans overwhelming feel their leaders should take the Tea Party’s positions into account, even though barely half are self-identified as Tea Party supporters.
More details at Hot Air -- Gallup: 71% say GOP should listen to the Tea Party
Exit Question: Should our local political leaders listen to the local Tea Party Patriots?