Not a surprise to us. For anyone involved from the beginning, we’ve seen this everywhere. (HT to @EdDriscoll over at Twitter).

Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party

Grand Junction, Colorado (CNN) — They are not typical Tea Party activists: A woman who voted for President Obama and believes he’s a “phenomenal speaker.” Another who said she was a “knee-jerk, bleeding heart liberal.”

These two women are not alone.

Some Americans who say they have been sympathetic to Democratic causes in the past — some even voted for Democratic candidates — are angry with President Obama and his party. They say they are now supporting the Tea Party — a movement that champions less government, lower taxes and the defeat of Democrats even though it’s not formally aligned with the Republican Party…

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  1. opditch says:

    Yes, we met several of those types at the TH2DC Tea Parties/Code Red Rally in Wash DC in March. Like the Reagan Democrats now we have “Palin Democrats.” Good Call

    O. P. Ditch

  2. k.nelson5047 says:

    There is also a growing number of democrats who are concerned but not vocal. I live in chicago and my wife is democrat. She refues to discuss politics with me but when I am not in the room, she defends conservative ideas. Since she is liberal, most of our friends are democrats. I am finding they are also “on the fence”. I suspect that as november comes along and more comes out from this healthcare debacle and the state of the economy continues to erode, they will secretly vote against the statists.

  3. RuBegonia says:

    Witnessing conflicted co-workers & colleagues talking the liberal talk but walking the conservative walk because it makes sense ~ will they ever connect the dots?

  4. Artgal says:

    I’m just returning from a door-to-door walk in some neighborhoods for Jesse Kelly ( getting info to people and inviting them to meet Jesse next week.

    The first house we went to a gentlman answered the door, was very nice and said, ‘I’m a liberal, but I am looking at all the candidates now. Maybe I’m more Independent.’ He was appreciative and said he’d like to check up on Jesse.

    It’s not that we’re trying to be Republican, Democrat, Libertarian – whatever. We all see a looming threat, and we simply want to remain ‘Americans’.

    We should all be very upbeat about the fact our tea parties have been instrumental in drawing people together to have their voices heard. We are no longer separated by the leftist’s labelling of our citizenry; in fact, we’re sick of it. Be mindful that as leftists try to infiltrate our tea parties next week, remember that their desperation is more than a sign that we are successful and our message is getting out no matter what the president, his lapdogs in congress, the media or lunatic fringe elements have had to say about us.

  5. tamcat says:

    I attended the Tea Party Express Rally in Grand Junction, Co. I was surprised to see the piece CNN (Communist News Network), as one speaker called them, did on the rally. It was super windy and the CNN crew was accused of hiding in their bus that day. It was a small gathering, but never the less, the speakers were inspiring, entertaining, and motivating. If anyone would like to see more of this rally, I took pictures. I never once was curious who was Democrat or Republican. It was a peaceful rally.

  6. thierry says:

    prairie dog junction!

    grand junction surprised me when i visited. i guess i did not know what to expect- there were cowboys walking around. weird. anyway when they tried to put up tablets of the 10 commandments at the court house people went nuts.

    it’s like battered wife syndrome- a question of how much abuse are people going to take before they accept the truth of the situation.democrats and barry think lying to you and just saying they’re not slapping you around is enough because some will go on believing despite all evidence to the contrary. i have been continually shocked by bright educated people who refuse to see barry for what he is- they make excuses though because i usually detect a glimmer of ‘ this isn’t suppose to be happening like this” about them.

    it’s still fantastical thinking it seems of people who wanted to believe in a fairy tale so bad that they can’t bring themselves to acknowledge they helped perpetrate a nightmare.

  7. 1elder1 says:

    I was a life long democrat after 9/11 I became a Republican. If I had a Tea Party Movement of other Patriots to join with back then it would have been better. You can hang out in the Tea Party Movement while sex addicts hijack your political party. It is unseemly to keep on having to switch back and forth while the crazies shanghai your party.
    Palin will not form another political party but we can all hang out in Tea Party Movement.

    Palin 2012

  8. jeaneeinabottle says:

    We need to give to good conservative candidates I just read that DNC has more money raised than the RNC. I don’t know about you but I will give to specific candidates and SarahPac. Thank God the democrats are waking up. Happy Easter TAMs!

  9. Winegirly says:

    My father has always been a staunch Republican and I grew up in a conservative home. After my mother passed away several years ago, my Dad became involved with a new woman…a classic liberal. My siblings and I could not believe it, but she is a really great lady, loves my Dad and all that. Needless to say, dinner time talk quicly turns to politics-we are all business owners and employ dozens of people. This past year has been scary…I mean really scary from an employer standpoint. My Dad’s new partner typically will just get up and leave the table and avoid any real dialogue about what is truly happening before our eyes to our Republic.

    Last week I asked her “is THIS your Democratic party?” And, for the first time in 18 months I got an answer: “No, I don’t like what is going on, either.” There are bell-weather people , kinda like bell-weather states- we all have people like that around us. And, I knew in hearing those words from her mouth that the bricks are falling from Obumpy Dumpy’s wall one by one, and soon enough the wall has to crumble and come apart. There are millions of people who voted for Obama who really believed his rhetoric – they won’t stick with him forever.

    • Shifra says:

      I agree, Winegirly. We Americans are basically tolerant and forgiving, but we do not like being lied to. The more he opens his mouth, the more people realize what a liar he is…. (“hope and change, transparency, change Washington, you like your doctor-you can keep everything as is, bend the cost curve, better, more affordable health care blah blah blah….”)

  10. jeaneeinabottle says:

    He has risen! We are forgiven! Happy, blessed Easter to all!!

  11. Shifra says:

    Wishing all Christian TAMS a Happy Easter! And wishing my fellow Joooooz a good end-of Passover. Just wondering, though, did anyone else feel disgusted by the phoniness of the WH Seder? And what about Urkel’s “celebration” of Easter? (It must be very difficult to celebrate Christ’s Resurrection when you think YOU are the Messiah. I’m just sayin….) Did BO/MO pick a church yet????? I know they put so much thought into picking a dog. This is the first time in American history that the First Family does not go to Church every Sunday. I grew up in Washington DC in the ’50’s, and i remember seeing a picture , every week, of Eisenhower and his wife shaking hands with their minister after services….

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