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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    You sure do love to hear yourself talk, all those words, and yet you say nothing. Yes, there sure are tea party groups, but they are still a fringe, they have low poll numbers amongst all voters, and their hero Ted Cruz has very high negatives. As for the Koch brothers, I don't have links, my opinion is that the TP is astroturf, someone is making money off all the fools. Talibornagains...yep, that is my name for the socons that want to have a theocracy in america, plenty of zealots out there, good for you for not having a religious affiliation, that is wonderful anecdotal information.

    As for your attitude in posting, you are very defensive, and needy, otherwise you wouldn't have been sending me PM's to try to make an argument personal and nasty.

    You have your opinions, that is your right, I have mine. But you take it way too personally, to the point of being a troll. Don't get your blood pressure up, this is just an internet discussion board, you don't win anything, LOL.

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    You know, you're so right, the inability to actually debate, to back up a single expressed thought but to assert "fact" as if you had even a pinkie finger-hold on some truth...absent anything even approximating substance, nah, that doesn't waste anybody's time here I am sure. Here, while making such assertions would be so so impressive, maybe on Huffington Post or something... coudda hadda shot, coudda been a star...

    I mean if one obviously does not really care to research one's assertions, and your own words so indicate this to be the case, to the extent of imploring others to approximate a similarly apathetic stance, to not take things such as facts, logic and proof so seriously...this, especially after having openly exposed so many of those views to be so seriously, embarrassingly, ill informed... I mean, why would one do that to oneself? And just how is an opposing poster to do ANYTHING but make it about your opinions, you have absolutely nothing else. The old zilch nada nothing approach to debate, eh?

    Not a winning strategy, and about a dime [ and people thought a dime cannot buy very much anymore ] a dozen here.

    You do not have to put yourself out to reply, unless you want to actually back up your silly astroturf or Talibornagain slights... with some actual evidence.

    Yanno?
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by paul alan View Post
    WASHINGTON — Campaign donations to some of the House's most prominent Tea Party insurgents tumbled in recent months, and several of the chamber's most conservative new members struggled to match the fundraising pace of their business-backed primary challengers, new campaign filings show


    Some insurgent Republicans see weaker fundraising
    Of course they tumbled - they have to pay 2x as much for Obamacare now...

    Just like small businesses continue to tumble and minor "chain stores" continue to tumble...

    Do you actually believe for a nanosecond that the Tea Party can afford to contribute now that government has just jacked their healhcare up 100% not to mention the IRS targeting them (if not drastically more) in some situations? -- that was what we "used to call" disposable income -- now that is GONE.... Or at least will be gone...

    Apparently the progressives believe that the middle class owes the federal (not to mention the state) government(s) 75% of their gross revenue.... and if we object we're "Nazis and tyrants." Meanwhile the progressives in the Beltway are playing aristocrats...

    As far as I'm concerned this is a legislative coup on capitalism and individual wealth as we know it...
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    You know, you're so right, the inability to actually debate, to back up a single expressed thought but to assert "fact" as if you had even a pinkie finger-hold on some truth...absent anything even approximating substance, nah, that doesn't waste anybody's time here I am sure. Here, while making such assertions would be so so impressive, maybe on Huffington Post or something... coudda hadda shot, coudda been a star...

    I mean if one obviously does not really care to research one's assertions, and your own words so indicate this to be the case, to the extent of imploring others to approximate a similarly apathetic stance, to not take things such as facts, logic and proof so seriously...this, especially after having openly exposed so many of those views to be so seriously, embarrassingly, ill informed... I mean, why would one do that to oneself? And just how is an opposing poster to do ANYTHING but make it about your opinions, you have absolutely nothing else. The old zilch nada nothing approach to debate, eh?

    Not a winning strategy, and about a dime [ and people thought a dime cannot buy very much anymore ] a dozen here.

    You do not have to put yourself out to reply, unless you want to actually back up your silly astroturf or Talibornagain slights... with some actual evidence.

    Yanno?


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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
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    Now that, folks, is a most succinct confirmation of exactly what I was saying... Congrats!! You outdid yourself.

    I am impressed.
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Now that, folks, is a most succinct confirmation of exactly what I was saying... Congrats!! You outdid yourself.

    I am impressed.
    Move on already troll. Even a two line reply from you is a waste of a read.

    You moved past pest into the creepy stalker mode.
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Now that, folks, is a most succinct confirmation of exactly what I was saying... Congrats!! You outdid yourself.

    I am impressed.
    The leftists think that's clever repartee.

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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Move on already troll. Even a two line reply from you is a waste of a read.

    You moved past pest into the creepy stalker mode.
    When completely outflanked you should just stop posting. That would be my suggestion...
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by paul alan View Post
    Some insurgent Republicans see weaker fundraising
    Some do, and some don't.

    Also, the article, comparing fundraising quarter by quarter, conveniently omits the fact that in the previous quarter there was a spike pro-tea party sentiment, on the heels of the revelations about discrimination by the IRS, among other things.

    But the most amusing part is this implied notion that the "corporate elites" are somehow getting "disappointed" with the tea partiers. They have never been "charmed" in the first place. There are a few individuals who happen to be both "captains of industry" and ideologically libertarian or close, and those do contribute to tea party activities, but mostly we are talking about "pragmatic pro-business types" who always supported the "establishment Republicans", and keep doing so, quite naturally. After all, the incestuous relationship between the "corporate elites" and the government is an integral part of the status quo the tea partiers are rebelling against.

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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    When completely outflanked you should just stop posting. That would be my suggestion...
    No, just bored with a needy troll like you. You haven't done anything on this thread but make attacks, I'm sure it makes you feel good, but it is boring and predictable.

    Civility...try it on for size. Go find another poster to stalk and obsess over.
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    Re: Tea party campaign contributions tumble as Businesses support opponents

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    But the most amusing part is this implied notion that the "corporate elites" are somehow getting "disappointed" with the tea partiers. They have never been "charmed" in the first place. There are a few individuals who happen to be both "captains of industry" and ideologically libertarian or close, and those do contribute to tea party activities, but mostly we are talking about "pragmatic pro-business types" who always supported the "establishment Republicans", and keep doing so, quite naturally. After all, the incestuous relationship between the "corporate elites" and the government is an integral part of the status quo the tea partiers are rebelling against.
    Exactly! Big business and big government are now working hand in glove as we can see by the 'bailouts' and the government investing in private businesses with no apparent oversight. Big government can now refuse to answer questions if they choose not to and eventually it all fades away to be replaced by a new scandal, no responses, and so on.

    The Tea Party is actually on the side of the middle class but, as big government and big business joined forces, their message is being distorted by those who seek to create greater power and wealth for themselves. Meanwhile the middle class shrinks, the poverty level grows, the debt increases, and more and more power resides with the bureaucracies.

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