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GOP Could Use the Whiskey the Tea Party Drinks

RodT Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 10:46 AM
The attack on the tea party affirms their importance in our politics today. No one would bother to mention the tea party, unless they were so afraid of their importance in our political debate. The abuse heaped on the tea party is almost as glaring as the lack of any need for facts or the truth in our Nation’s debates today. I suppose most of those that come to sites like this have no idea what they are talking about when the heap abuse on the TP. I suspect most are just tin foil hatted teenagers typing away in mom’s basement. But those in the media and Congress are a different matter. Not only do they know what the TP is about, they also know the force they represent. The TP are the fed up wage earners being destroyed by Congress.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 12:40 PM
IMHO, the Tea party needs to articulate its views

rather than let others mis-articulate those views for them

if it is not too late.
ppotts Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 11:02 AM
Thats what I was just thinking. They make comments that the tea party is messed up and they hate them but that is a sure sign that the tea party is effective. They are a great watchdog group. I am thinking about joining up.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 11:02 AM
The "attack" on the tea party affirms the interest in talking and reading about them and the damage they're doing to the GOP....the claim that "no one would mention them" unless they were afraid of them is the conceit of all irrelevant people and groups. Remember how frequently you read on TH blogs that liberals wouldn't talk about Sarah Palin if we weren't afraid of her? Boy, those were the days, when we were constantly told that we were just quaking in our boots about Caribou Barbie..
Texas Chris Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 11:08 AM
What damage are they doing? I wold think lower taxes, smaller government, and following the constitution would be considered a positive thing...
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 11:40 AM
Fenna Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 11:47 AM
The Tea Party stands for fundamental constitutional principles of smaller government, lower taxes and holding Washington DC accountable to "we the people". Can't see what is so wrong with that stand.
cancze Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 3:45 PM
She still gives me nightmares.
Roy323 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 5:11 PM
agitated one-Looks like U got your "index Cards" mixed up again? U claim those cards as a source for your Loooooooooong Posts! Just teasing (kinda)
Marie150 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 6:35 PM
Fenna, add the free market to your list.
goldilocks Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 9:49 AM
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 7:30 PM
well, canze, if the Tea Party actually harmed anyone in 2012, you might have a point. Since, that's ridiculous...

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