Happy New Year!

Have a glass Champagne or a cup of the “Champagne” of teas, Formosa Oolong, and listen to my latest podcast on Cinch.fm.

Formosa Fine Oolong - Tea "Champagne"
Formosa Fine Oolong – Tea “Champagne”

Have a prosperous 2012!

Chapel Hill Chardonnay & Samuel Adams Black Lager
Chapel Hill Chardonnay & Samuel Adams Black Lager

Happy New Year!0Martin Lindeskog2012-01-01 03:34:30Have a glass Champagne or a cup of the “Champagne” of teas, Formosa Oolong, and listen to my latest podcast on Cinch.fm.

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Storm in GOP Teapot

Do you foresee a split of the GOP due to the Tea Party movement? Check out Walt Handelsman’s cartoon, GOP Split.

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Here is an excerpt from Ronald Brownstein’s post, The Two Republican Races:

The CNN/ORC surveys divide Republican voters into those who express support for the tea party and those who are neutral or opposed to the movement. In the most recent survey, 49 percent of Republican voters expressed sympathy for the movement, 45 percent said they were neutral and 5 percent said they opposed it.

That roughly 50-50 split is a reasonable proxy for the divide in the party between the most ardently ideological and populist elements (who express support for the tea party) and the somewhat more pragmatic (and to some extent moderate) voters who are more focused on reviving the economy than crusading against Washington. (Largely overlapping with that divide is a similar division between voters who identify as evangelical or born-again Christians and those who don’t; most polls have found evangelicals disproportionately represented among the tea party supporters.)

(NationalJournal, October 27, 2011.)

What do you think “search trends tell us about Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party“? I don’t think that “Occupy Wall Street will continue to beat Tea Party in searches” in the long run…