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Old 03-27-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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Never been a Democrat or Republican...

My understanding is the TEA people supported a number of successful candidates the last go round.

My own thoughts are the Party Leadership of both parties really don't know what to do with the TEA people and maybe this is a good thing
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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Local or state, not National..... How did that McDonnell do? or Sharon Angle, or the poor guy in New York.

The tea party will do well wherever there are old, low income and poorly educated white people.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Tea Parties are disenfranchised with Both the Democrats and the Republicans...at least this is how the CBS news election coverage stated it.

Some media, like ABC state the TEA people influence is uncertain...

Tea Party Time? Influence on November Mid-Term Elections Remains Untested - ABC News

Or here is one from NPR stating the TEA people upset the Balance of Power

Tea Party Influence Next Congress Hard To Predict : NPR
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:24 PM
 
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The tea baggers represent the worst of America, the signs and banners showing Obama as a witch doctor, or their hatred of socalled "socialism" shows them as people who donated their brains to society before they died, which is a sad thing.

The Tea Baggers have been with us in America before there was an America and have always been on the wrong side of history.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:04 PM
 
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The Tea Baggers have been with us in America before there was an America and have always been on the wrong side of history.
I'm no scholar or American history... but, the story of the birth of America starts with Tea Bags tossed into the harbor.

I understand you have no tolerance or Americans that identify as "Taxed Enough Already"... I would like to know why you call them Tea Baggers if it is in fact the same group

Maybe the misunderstanding is on my part?

Anyway, the title of this thread is "Tea Party Express battles CA GOP" and I think we would would both agree the TEA people are not in lockstep with the CA GOP
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Yes it is on your part.

The original Tea Party Bostonians were the radical leftists of their day. They believed in representative government and that the common man had rights equal to the nobility.

The Conservatives of the day were the Monarchists who opposed representative government, they were the spiritual forefathers of the modern tea bagger movement.

The teabaggers today frame their argument in terms of less government, but they had no problem with more government and more debt when the President was white.

The sign they like, "take our country back" means, getting rid of the black man in the White House.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:25 PM
 
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Local or state, not National..... How did that McDonnell do? or Sharon Angle, or the poor guy in New York.
No, just the house and almost the senate ... which will be in 2012

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The tea party will do well wherever there are old, low income and poorly educated white people.
You prove yet again you know nothing about the tea party.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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That begs the question of why do you use the term Tea Baggers?

It is neither historically accurate in terms of the revolution or identifies the "Taxed Enough Already".

I'm not trying to defend the TEA people... just think you're attributing things to them not held by the majority.

One one of the articles I googled said 51% on the member are not registered Republicans and as this thread states, they are at odds with the GOP.

Could it be you hold Republicans in higher esteem than the Taxed Enough Already group?

The March 28th USA Today/Gallup poll shows that the majority of those who support the Tea Party movement consider themselves to be either Independents or Democrats. The results of the poll showed that 49% of the supporters considered themselves to be Republican while 8% called themselves Democrats. The remaining 43% are the Independents. This is the number that is growing and changing the makeup of the Tea Party. Mainstream media has tried to convince us that the Tea Party is an extension of the Republican Party, but the numbers are starting to tell another story.
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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Never seen any TEA rallies in Oakland CA where I live...

I hear more about it on the news and here at City-Data.com

Anyway, I just decided to find the TEA website and guess what...

There are lots of TEA groups out there... doesn't appear to be one organization like comes up for the the DNC or RNC sites.

Tea Party Express and Tea Party Patriots came up the most and the sites are very different.

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Old 03-27-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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That begs the question of why do you use the term Tea Baggers?

They first used it to describe themselves, and in fact wore hats with tea bags hanging from them

It is neither historically accurate in terms of the revolution or identifies the "Taxed Enough Already".

It is not historically accurate, but it is their term. They are being run by the rich and powerful, to lower their taxes, not the taxes of the common man.

I'm not trying to defend the TEA people... just think you're attributing things to them not held by the majority.

One one of the articles I googled said 51% on the member are not registered Republicans and as this thread states, they are at odds with the GOP.

They may or may not be registered Republicans, they may call themselves independents, they may call themselves Democrats, but, they are overwhelmingly among the 20% of Americans that consider themselves true Conservatives.

Could it be you hold Republicans in higher esteem than the Taxed Enough Already group?

Coming from a long line of old school Republicans, I hold some Republicans in higher esteem than other politicians, Goldwater, Eisenhower, Roosevelt. William F Buckley for example. I know there are those on this forum that think I am some sort of liberal, but that is only because modern liberals are vastly more rational than modern conservatives, who act on their emotions like little children. As I have said before, I am the last dues paying member of the Bullmoose Party, a splinter off the Republican Party.

The March 28th USA Today/Gallup poll shows that the majority of those who support the Tea Party movement consider themselves to be either Independents or Democrats. The results of the poll showed that 49% of the supporters considered themselves to be Republican while 8% called themselves Democrats. The remaining 43% are the Independents. This is the number that is growing and changing the makeup of the Tea Party. Mainstream media has tried to convince us that the Tea Party is an extension of the Republican Party, but the numbers are starting to tell another story.

There is nothing more conservative than a conservative Democrat, look at the KKK. And, an independent is an independent for reasons aside from political leanings.

Huh Don, house and senate races are local, not national..
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