Public wants a third party, but sees problems with bastardized Tea Party
Monday, Oct 25th, 2010
A whopping majority of 62% of the American people believe it will be a good thing for the country if almost all incumbents from both parties were removed in the upcoming midterm election.
That is the finding of a new national poll that also reveals over a third would like to see a new political party formed to remove the establishment.
Only 27% said they felt their representative in Congress was the best person for the office.
Furthermore, 43% of the American people do not believe that either party in Congress represents them or their country.
That number rises to a majority of 53% amongst Mainstream voters only.
The survey, conducted by Rasmussen , highlights just how utterly sick of the phony punch and judy political paradigm a plurality of the public has become.
When asked “Is it fair to say that neither party in Congress is the party of the American people?”, only 35% of respondents disagreed with a further 22% saying they are unsure.
When asked if they agreed with the statement “Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that an entirely new party is needed to represent the American people”, 38% responded in the affirmative.
The same amount also believe that there is a distinct possibility that a third party candidate will be elected to the White House within the next decade.
The same survey also found that 29% of likely voters see themselves or someone they are close to as Tea Party members.
The disparity between that figure and the 38% who would like to see a new third party may represent the feeling among some that the Tea Party has been co-opted by the GOP establishment and the conservative leaning corporate media.
Last week a key figure in the evolution of the Tea Party movement, Karl Denninger, highlighted this backlash by penning a piece titled “To The Tea Party: Go Screw Yourself” .
Denninger, who used his website to promote one of the first major national Tea Party events, specifically hit out at Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Bob Barr, and warned that the movement had been severely watered down and brought into line with mainstream establishment GOP efforts.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars.net , and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.