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Old 02-21-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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They admit to having no leadership, no official members, and have no intentions of running a candidate in the 2012 election. What kind of party is this?

I'm pretty confident once Obama is out of office the Tea Party will effectively be dissolved as it served it's purpose of criticizing every single possible action Obama does and does not take, no matter how contradictory their accusations may become.

Which leads me to believe they are part of the GOP apparatus disguising itself as some sort of independent grass roots movement. Somehow the issues of taxes and government spending will disappear once a Republican becomes President?
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:47 PM
 
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I agree 100 percent. They are the fools who stayed silent under Bush and his spending but suddenly we have a Democrat who is black and they have a reason to whine. Wah wah.

Idiotic hypocritical fools.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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Its not a party, but a movement. Its members are conservatives, republicans, democrats who have had it with massive government spending, massive government intrusion into the private sector.

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They admit to having no leadership
Truly a grass roots movement - makes it kind of hard for obama and the dems to attack. He and the dem leadership basically ended up attacking normal, everyday citizens.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Its not a party, but a movement. Its members are conservatives, republicans, democrats who have had it with massive government spending, massive government intrusion into the private sector.
So why do they call themselves a "Party" Why didn't they have any protests when Bush ran up deficit for 8 years? Obama was not in office for 2 months before they started having protests. Perhaps because it's not really about spending or policies, but rather about their hatred for Obama.


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Truly a grass roots movement - makes it kind of hard for obama and the dems to attack. He and the dem leadership basically ended up attacking normal, everyday citizens.
If you mean it's a puppet organization of the GOP, then I suppose it's grass roots. Normal citizens?? You have to be kidding. What is so normal about carrying around assault rifles in public and calling for secession and a revolution. Do tell
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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The Tea Party is a group of people who equate intelligence with elitism and consider elitism bad. They are stuck on stupid and will run into a brick wall because without a center, without a focus, the anger they feel--justified or not--won't organize into something useful to the country. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a GOP operation, but then nothing much surprises me. Up is down, right is left, it doesn't matter because the whole goal of our corporate-controlled media-brainwashing "government" (CCMBG) is to confuse us and to hide the truth of their crimes. The only way this CCMBG can influence us is if we let it. The Tea Party is one such method. The "cure" for lack of a better term is to live the life you want to lead and to create it every day. The power is yours, not someone else's to dispense to you. Expend energy on YOUR little world and watch the staged and stolen power of theirs dissipate.

But I digresss... yes I think the Tea Party is more than 50% anti-Obama. The main thing that negates them in my mind is the question of where their rage was for the previous eight years. If there was none, then their whole movement is partisan and highly suspect. Or worse: they're all stupid idiots (yes, I know both stupid and idiot are synonymous!).
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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They admit to having no leadership, no official members, and have no intentions of running a candidate in the 2012 election. What kind of party is this? ....
In the old days this sort of party was called a lynch mob. If you're black, you're guilty. Nothing I've seen in 62 years comes close to the rabid hatred that has been directed at this president. Some hated Bill Clinton, but nothing like this. IMO, it's 90% racism and it's being fully orchestrated behind the scenes by the usual suspects on the far right, the sort of liars who brought us the Swift Boat lies, the death panel lies, the whole set of lies and spins.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Answer is no.

Why do you care anyway?

Are you worried for some reason?
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Its not a party, but a movement. Its members are conservatives, republicans, democrats who have had it with massive government spending, massive government intrusion into the private sector.
Your're right, it's not a party, but it sure as hell isn't a movement, it is the same crazed white folks who were going nuts-o during the election. Massive government intrusion into the private sector, my buttocks! It was the private sector that begged for the "intrusion", the private sector that created the mess and blackmailed the country into coming to their aid, intrusion my buttocks!
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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They admit to having no leadership, no official members, and have no intentions of running a candidate in the 2012 election. What kind of party is this?

I'm pretty confident once Obama is out of office the Tea Party will effectively be dissolved as it served it's purpose of criticizing every single possible action Obama does and does not take, no matter how contradictory their accusations may become.

Which leads me to believe they are part of the GOP apparatus disguising itself as some sort of independent grass roots movement. Somehow the issues of taxes and government spending will disappear once a Republican becomes President?
I think so.
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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I have yet to see a tea party member, or anyone even remotely affiliated with the group, try to articulate a specific, serious, adult course of action for governance. It's just about "lowering taxes," and so on. As of now, it's 101 populism for people who can't understand the intricacies of modern-day governance to feel like they have a voice, and are part of a "movement." It's basically a brand, like a corporation.

It's not serious or adult, but alas these two things have never been synonymous with effective in America.
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