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Walker Victory: This is What the Tea Party is About

H55 Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 1:10 PM
Encouraging article but it did not touch one of the most important issues facing Americans, illegal that is illegal immigration. That battle started during the Bush years and was a model for teaparty action later, our faxes emails and telephone calls overwhelmed Congress and showed the power of public action. Publically everyone sweeps that protest under the rug but no one has attempted amnesty sincw then. And McCain is a senator instead of president because of it.
Torr Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 4:35 PM
Absolutely right!

And, if there had been an active Tea Party at the time, the Congress would have been pressured into upholding the "enforcement" half of the Simpson-Mizzoli Act, and we wouldn't have today's problem with illegal invaders whose first acts on our soil include breaking immigration, labor and social security laws.
gungy Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 1:59 PM

Though it hasn't been celebrated as such, Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin represents the full flowering of the tea party movement. It is also a sign -- among others -- that the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core.

The tea partyers are often mischaracterized as extreme right-wingers. Thus, proponents of same-sex marriage or unrestricted abortion will invoke "tea party" elements as those most opposed to their efforts. That's off target. Though many in the movement may have conservative social views, those weren't the issues that spurred them to organize, demonstrate and vote.

No, the tea partyers --...