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    Re: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    You ever think their views are destructive and possibly... mad. I'm looking forward to a more china-like country that doesn't appreciate the right to be politically insane.
    Anyone have any poll numbers on tea-baggers beliefs?
    Ah, yes, good old fashioned authoritarianism to clamp down on opposition, if only we could be more like China!
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    Re: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Yes......don't you get it GOP....you've got to become the teabag party.
    Shun the moderates....shun the independents......embrace the teabaggers and the right-wing base. This is the new GOP.
    If the teabaggers are criticizing the GOP for not supporting teabagger positions, doesn't that necessarily mean that the GOP does NOT support the positions of said teabaggers?

    But hey -- why let not making any sense get in the way of a good partisan attack?

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    Re: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

    "if only we could be more like China!"

    All I can say is isn't it nice that people are no longer forced into freespeech zones like cattle...

    Something that I would picture a dicators government doing.

    Change sure is great.....

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    Re: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    "Do people ever look at what they write and consider the actual depth of their claim?"


    I was wondering the very same thing as those nutjobs were screaming down people at the townhalls..and as Rush speaks, and as Palin speaks, and as Beck cries......
    Nutbags on both sides, just because they exist doesn't mean that a group which happens to have some should be ignored. There are those who are over the top, so what? It's America, free country for now; they can do as they like. Yet the tea parties warn caution against ever expansive government. They question the spending and taxing habits of the government, claiming too much on both sides. They move for smaller, responsible, controlled government. Despite having "nutjobs" or whatever else the intellectually weak use to dismiss arguments, the overall platform is a good one, one which should be paid attention to.

    And shouting down politicians? They shout us down all the time, they vote against us and for their pockets all the time. What? They can't handle a little turn about? I think just as nutty, and well more dangerous than some of the crazies on the libertarian/tea party side are those who are so blinded by partisanship that they would never give time of day to opposing arguments. They'll instead search and scrape for whatever scrap of excuse they can use to dismiss the argument right off the bat so they don't have to deal with it. Things such as the group not mattering because they didn't exist back in the day to bitch about previous problems.
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    Re: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

    When Republicans were in control anyone that spoke out was stupid.

    With Democrats in control anyone that spoke out is stupid.

    The difference that I have seen between the two is that in the past 9 months of Obama being President I have seen people described as racist, sexist, brown coats, anti-american, hates america more than I have over the past 2 decades. And not just by other citizens. But even by our own politicians.

    While calling the other party names is quite common I think that this year it has gone over board. WAY over board. Never in my life have I been called so many things just because I disagreed with our Presidents policies or disagreed with something that he did in general.

    It is truly pathetic...on ALL sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    Ah, yes, good old fashioned authoritarianism to clamp down on opposition, if only we could be more like China!

    Didn't you know?! It IS already like china. They control the media. They watch you're every move and they'll destroy you in the eyes of the nation. The opposition isn't allowed a voice!

    You can be opposition and not a threat to state stability, its not easy. But it can be done.

    People in china are free to say that they don't think the party will last (They've told me themselves). China does have freedom of speech. But just like violently farting in a restaurant is impolite, saying certain things is wrong to them and their state. Sure its a silly analogy. But Im in a silly mood.

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    Re: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

    It was the GOP leadership who were calling the Dems "appeasers" to terrorists and terrorism..in fact it was George Bush himself. That is where this current pack of nutjobs got their credentials.

    Yet another reason it is going to take years before ANYBODY takes them seriously again.
    Last edited by goldendog; 10-12-09 at 05:50 PM.

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    Re: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    It was the GOP leadership who were calling the Dems "appeasers" to terrorists and terrorism..in fact it was George Bush himself. That is where this current pack of nutjobs got their credentials.

    Yet another reason it is going to take years before ANYBODY takes them seriously again.
    Yup....... those damned minority political movements, no one takes them seriously.


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    Re: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    It was the GOP leadership who were calling the Dems "appeasers" to terrorists and terrorism..
    They're not alone. When France thinks you're appeasing, well, you're probably appeasing.

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    Re: Tea partiers turn on GOP leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    They're not alone. When France thinks you're appeasing, well, you're probably appeasing.

    Sarkozy Presses for Tougher Actions Against Iran - WSJ.com
    Did france say that the Dems are appeasing terrorists?

    Are you referring to the same "freedom friers" that Bush and the Republicans respected so much?

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