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October 11th, 2013
01:24 PM ET

NEW WORD ORDER: Are "Teapublicans" running the GOP?

Language is power and when someone invents or uses a new word or term gaining power, we recognize it.

Bloggers (mostly left leaning) began using the term “Teapublican” (or TEApublican or Tea-publican) a year ago as a derogatory term to describe the Tea Party faction of the GOP.

And while it is not yet as popular as “tea partier,” as the Tea Party’s influence over the Republicans has increased, so has the use of the word.

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In recent weeks, a number of new Facebook pages and blogs have popped up, specifically for users to discuss the "Teapublican's" impact on American politics.

Are you a “Teapublican”? Do “Teapublicans” run the GOP? Is the Tea Party a good or bad thing? What is the left-wing version of the Tea Party? Do the extreme wings of the two parties, or the moderates, get more done?

Let us know in the comment section below.

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  1. JG

    The Tea Party is the worst thing for America since the Republican Party swindled their way into a presidency. I don't know what the left-wing version of the Tea Party is or if there is one. Mitt Romney tried to cast Elizabeth Warren as an extremist but I don't think she would hold the government hostage to get concessions on a woman's right issue. Ted Cruz says he is speaking for the millions of American people but Michelle Bachman said at their Super Rally in D.C. this Friday that 40,000 spurred the Tea Party movement in 2010. An uprising in response to the Affordable Care Act being passed as law, and then upheld by the Supreme Court. 40,000 people holding the American government and American people hostage for their own benefit sounds like radicals. People should pay closer attention to the way in which the leaders of the Tea Party talk about God. Listen to the speeches of Michelle Bachman, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio. Listen to the way they talk about Jesus, and God, and The Word. This is what America left behind to become free from the oppression of forced religion. America prides itself on keeping Church and State separate. But what that really means to the Republican party and now even more so the Tea Party faction is, we are a Christian country, God is our Lord, and Jesus is the one true savior of all of us. You can believe whatever you want in your home as long as you leave Christianity as the face of America. And if you don't believe in the Christian God, and you don't believe in Jesus as your savior, then you are a liberal secularist attacking the good Christian people of the United States. Which is in itself a delusion of grand magnitudes. This country was founded on people fleeing religious persecution and while the founders wanted to practice their own religion, they had the mental transcendence to be pioneers in the fight to free religion. Is the Tea Party bad for America? Very. It is a small part of this country that thinks we are in "End Times." Michelle Bachman's own words. That the "majority" is the liberal left promoting their secularist agenda and the only true path is one of righteousness, serving our holy and might God. Looking at God. We won't have to look at the poor getting poorer. Education becoming something only for the wealthy and privileged. All while the rich line their own pockets. In the name of God. Amen.

    October 11, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Reply
  2. J.

    -CoffeeCanadians; MarijuanaMexicans; ArmedAmericans. -Sounds good to me.

    October 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Reply

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