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Old 02-12-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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These poor folks don't even know how silly they sound. Obviously they have just come out of hibernation- as if they are learning of the problems with "big government" for the first time.

Sad little pawns and they don't even know it.

Orly is so funny on here- bragging about Sarah, 16 congressmen and most of Fox being friends on her Facebook page!

The guy with the funky short beard about 8 minutes into the video says that as far as he is concerned, non-citizens should have no rights here....

Eric Whiteside, the interviewer, is great. Have seen several of his videos and he is priceless. He doesn't give BO or the dems a free ride either and is quite outspoken on FB about what he thinks.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHItY5Anj3s&hd=1
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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LOL they are not even trying to cover up the fact that
they are BIRTHERS!
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: MS
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Obviously they have just come out of hibernation- as if they are learning of the problems with "big government" for the first time.
I think a lot of people sat quietly on the sidelines until right before the last presidential election. In my case, I wasn't happy with the ever expanding government but the bailouts pushed me over the edge.

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Eric Whiteside, the interviewer, is great.
To me it looks like he found only the nut cases that are bound to gather at any political event. I've seen other video from the convention and I've been to local Tea Party events. 99% of the attendees are average Americans who now want their voices heard. You can't tell I'm a 'wing nut' by looking at me but based on a lot of derogatory descriptions that are thrown around this forum, I fit right in.

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Sad little pawns and they don't even know it.
Actually, we are very aware that as individuals we have very little power. But as a collective group, we are very powerful. I think that is evident in the governors' races in NJ and VA as well as Scott Brown in MA. In the final days of the race, I along with thousands of my evil black rifle loving friends at (I'll leave this blank due to OPSEC) gave upwards of $40,000 to the Brown campaign. We will probably do the same for Lt. Col. Allen West of Florida's 22nd district. I know that closer to home we are already working on getting the correct person to run against the incumbent in Mississippi's 1st district race.

So I don't mind the name calling or the media covering the nut jobs. That leaves more time for the rest to do real work on the campaigns that mean something to us.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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LOL they are not even trying to cover up the fact that
they are BIRTHERS!
It's "BIRFERS"!
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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It's "BIRFERS"!
Of course, my bad!
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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I think a lot of people sat quietly on the sidelines until right before the last presidential election. In my case, I wasn't happy with the ever expanding government but the bailouts pushed me over the edge.

To me it looks like he found only the nut cases that are bound to gather at any political event. I've seen other video from the convention and I've been to local Tea Party events. 99% of the attendees are average Americans who now want their voices heard. You can't tell I'm a 'wing nut' by looking at me but based on a lot of derogatory descriptions that are thrown around this forum, I fit right in.

Actually, we are very aware that as individuals we have very little power. But as a collective group, we are very powerful. I think that is evident in the governors' races in NJ and VA as well as Scott Brown in MA. In the final days of the race, I along with thousands of my evil black rifle loving friends at (I'll leave this blank due to OPSEC) gave upwards of $40,000 to the Brown campaign. We will probably do the same for Lt. Col. Allen West of Florida's 22nd district. I know that closer to home we are already working on getting the correct person to run against the incumbent in Mississippi's 1st district race.

So I don't mind the name calling or the media covering the nut jobs. That leaves more time for the rest to do real work on the campaigns that mean something to us.
I agree with much of your post and know people personally who are involved and educated on the issues. And to those who have just gotten involved in your government for the first time- I say good for you. But there are many outspoken tea party folks that are quick to say that Bush did a great job and the problem started with Obama. Usually followed by generic statements that include words like communist, socialist, the constitution, big government, lower taxes, less spending, etc. They are the ones, IMO, that hurt your movement. The only "cause" that is universal is getting rid of BO. The 2012 primaries will be interesting to watch.

Getting tea party supporters to agree on anything will be next to impossible. Like herding cats. When it comes to substance, there is no concrete consensus on what you all specifically support and that makes the "movement" weak.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: MS
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Bush did some good things but the list of things he did that I don't agree with is much to long to even write in my left hand. Words like the constitution, big government, lower taxes and less spending are all positives in my book. The others you mention are just name calling and I do my best to keep from stooping to that level. Replacing the current president isn't the ONLY universal cause. Another universal cause is replacing the majority of Congress.

I've already stated two things we all agree on. Limited government is another. To what degree is up for discussion but I'll bet it is universal in the movement that the current size is too big. Actually all of the different opinions are accepted and not ridiculed. In fact I don't necessarily agree with the entire platform that was discussed at the convention but it matches my views better than any other party. Well every party except the Constitution Party.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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So how many attended this BIRFERFEST I
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Bush did some good things but the list of things he did that I don't agree with is much to long to even write in my left hand. Words like the constitution, big government, lower taxes and less spending are all positives in my book. The others you mention are just name calling and I do my best to keep from stooping to that level. Replacing the current president isn't the ONLY universal cause. Another universal cause is replacing the majority of Congress.
I don't know anyone who wouldn't support those things. There are just differences on how to best accomplish them.

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I've already stated two things we all agree on. Limited government is another. To what degree is up for discussion but I'll bet it is universal in the movement that the current size is too big. Actually all of the different opinions are accepted and not ridiculed. In fact I don't necessarily agree with the entire platform that was discussed at the convention but it matches my views better than any other party. Well every party except the Constitution Party.
Again, I don't think that desire is unique to the tea party crowd, republicans or the right. But this didn't happen over night and it won't be changed over night.

I haven't been able to find anything on a specific platform for the tea party movement. Is there a website that is an official site?
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: AL
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Keep laughing at the Tea party movement...............As you keep losing Political seats lolol.
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