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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    Close, but not quite. According to recent polling, the republican candidate that would beat Obama would be "any of the above." But thanks for playing!
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    Really?

    Because Romney is the only one who appears to present a challenge at the moment.

    And he probably won't make it through the primary thanks to the crazies that rile up the base.

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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    You could run as an independent but then you would be ignored and demonized by the media. The Tea Party sold themselves out because they wanted faster results and immediate attention to their issues. They were seduced by the idea of immediate gratification. I'll bet a lot of them thought they could take over the Republican Party. That was a mistaken notion.
    Is why every so-called tea party candidate is a republican and not a democrat or 3rd party candidate? The whole Tea Party thing is nothing more than a scam to get people to still vote for republicans.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    About half of the Fortune 500 paid no income taxes.


    What income did these individuals have for the years in question?


    Oh wait, you want to re-tax them again and again....
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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    There is a difference between Republicans and a lot of conservatives.
    I agree with that. That is why I was not exited at all when Scott Brown got elected. Because a republican in Massachusetts is not the same as one in Oklahoma and probably couldn't even run a democrat in Oklahoma.


    We have people on both sides, left and right, who feel they have no other choice but to vote either Democrat and Republican.

    This is the fault of the media and the mentality that people have the view that republicans are good and democrats are evil or that democrats are good and republicans are evil


    I have plenty of problems with the Republican Party but by comparison I have much more problems with the Democrat Party. Many, many people would love to have a viable option to the corrupt two party system that is perpetuated by forces in the media for both sides. The Tea Pary at it's core were protesting against government.Republicans polticians were a target of their rath too. It was a mistake to think that the Tea Party could work within the Republican Party to effect the kind of change they wanted.

    I heard several times that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. You do not get rid of a two party monopoly by repeatedly voting for democrats and republicans.

    You and many people just buy into what you are told by the enemies of movements like this. This was no mainstream Republican movement like it is now.
    I have bought into nothing by these people. I do not listen to idiots who call tea party members racists,bigots, idiots, "tea baggers" or any other lie or name.People who do this sort of crap have no credibility. Most likely since I am conservative I probably share a lot of views with tea party members, I just do not buy the idea they are actually party or separate party.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Oh please??? I haven't heard anything like that from my local party, or anything NOT coming from the lame stream.. LOL

    You're either lying or in poor company..


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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, I mean I stood there on the corner during my break and listened to them say those things. I was there.
    So its just hear say of someone with a dislike or hatred for so called tea party. No evidence what so ever.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, I mean I stood there on the corner during my break and listened to them say those things. I was there.



    Really? in DC? I think you are not telling the truth. I think Zyph was there as well.....
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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    That's weird, I remember listening in on a Tea Party rally near Andrews St (I used to work in the First Federal building), and hearing basically racism, and anti-Democrat rhetoric. It was all about "taking our country back". Taking it back from "them". Them being gays, Jews, blacks, Hispanics, and women.

    And Bachmann is a tea party darling

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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Really? in DC? I think you are not telling the truth. I think Zyph was there as well.....
    No, in Rochester, NY. When I lived there. It's my hometown, as has been discussed in other threads.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So its just hear say of someone with a dislike or hatred for so called tea party. No evidence what so ever.
    So... firsthand knowledge of listening to actual Tea Partiers at their own rally isn't evidence?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    And Bachmann is a tea party darling
    I'm just telling you what they said. Opposition to abortion rights and government's ability to control wages (such as enforcing equal pay for men and women) were things they discussed.

    I'm not even drawing conclusions about these guys. I'm just telling you what they said. And I'm more than a little insulted by the accusations of deceit here. If you're going to call someone a liar, you'd better have something to back that up. In this case, I'm showing you my evidence to counter Hicup's claims about the Tea Partiers in Rochester, NY. We are talking about the exact same people. Both of us, with firsthand experience with them. He is one of them, and I am a critic of them. But again, I'm just telling you what I heard. That's it.
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    Re: Low Registration Sinks Tea Party Convention

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    No, in Rochester, NY. When I lived there. It's my hometown, as has been discussed in other threads.

    Maybe rochester is full or racists, the tea party has nothing to do with it. Still I think you are not telling the truth.


    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post

    So... firsthand knowledge of listening to actual Tea Partiers at their own rally isn't evidence?

    Not when you are making it up.
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