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    Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    This five page report in the NY Times describes how the fringe right is mobilizing under Glenn Beck and even the old John Birchers into a movement that is hording guns and canned goods in anticipation of a nationwide revolt. "We'll go to Washington and take back our country" they say.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/16/us...aparty.html?hp

    My question - exactly how do these people believe they can walk out with firearms and "take back" anything? Exactly who will they be pointing the guns at, and under what circumstances could they possibly get any result other than arrest? There are a lot of people who imply that simply by showing up armed, they can get results. Please explain to me how this would ever work in the real world?

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    Re: Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    If they keep this up, maybe Obama will classify them as potential domestic terrorists and use the Patriot Act against them

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    Re: Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    If they keep this up, maybe Obama will classify them as potential domestic terrorists and use the Patriot Act against them
    I don't see why he would do that, I suspect they dream of such a thing in their paranoid imaginations.

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    Re: Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    The cherry picking here is typical.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    This five page report in the NY Times describes how the fringe right is mobilizing under Glenn Beck and even the old John Birchers into a movement that is hording guns and canned goods in anticipation of a nationwide revolt. "We'll go to Washington and take back our country" they say.

    Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right - NYTimes.com

    My question - exactly how do these people believe they can walk out with firearms and "take back" anything? Exactly who will they be pointing the guns at, and under what circumstances could they possibly get any result other than arrest? There are a lot of people who imply that simply by showing up armed, they can get results. Please explain to me how this would ever work in the real world?
    And the Alabama professor that shot up her colleagues was said to be a radical left-winger who was obsessed with Obama.

    ‘Oddball’ portrait of Amy Bishop emerges - BostonHerald.com

    A family source said Bishop, a mother of four children - the youngest a third-grade boy - was a far-left political extremist who was “obsessed” with President Obama to the point of being off-putting.
    Meanwhile, your beloved Democrats are dropping out of races like flies on a bug zapper. Carry on.
    Last edited by Erod; 02-16-10 at 11:08 AM.

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    Re: Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    ******* The Tea Party types will unfortunately play a role in upcoming GOP Primary's. It is probably not a helpful thing nationally for the GOP.

    ****** On the plus side however is that J.D.Hayworth might replace John McCain by a surge from the Right. It is time for McCain to go.

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    Re: Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinc Route View Post
    ******* The Tea Party types
    The "tea party types" are just your typical neighbors and colleagues, sorry to tell you. The liberal media are trying desperately to paint this movement as a terrorist Klan movement bent on eating babies, but it ain't working.

    Much like global warming, the gig is up on the media. The more they attack this down-to-earth movement, who is trying simply to get Republicans politicians to act like conservatives and oust the radical left from government, the more strength it gains.

    If it weren't working, do you honestly think Bayh, Biden, and Kennedy would have dropped out of their races? Would New Jersey have a conservative governor, and would a Republican won Kennedy's senate seat?

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    Re: Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The "tea party types" are just your typical neighbors and colleagues, sorry to tell you. The liberal media are trying desperately to paint this movement as a terrorist Klan movement bent on eating babies, but it ain't working.

    Much like global warming, the gig is up on the media. The more they attack this down-to-earth movement, who is trying simply to get Republicans politicians to act like conservatives and oust the radical left from government, the more strength it gains.

    If it weren't working, do you honestly think Bayh, Biden, and Kennedy would have dropped out of their races? Would New Jersey have a conservative governor, and would a Republican won Kennedy's senate seat?
    So please tell me, if you can answer the question, how do "your typical neighbors and colleagues" intend to use firearms to overthrow the government. Details please, we've all heard the bloviated threats and Jefferson quotes. If these are intelligent people, my "neighbors", what gives them encouragement that "rising up" with firearms will get them anything but arrested?

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    Re: Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    ***** I'm not that optimistic. If we prevail in the future as Conservatives it will be because those in the Center who are not ideological and will never post on any Forum like this have shifted our way once again - but it will not be because some Shining Thruth has finally broken through.

    ***** The Grim reality is that a lot of our current problems are either unfixable or the attempt at doing something will cause massive unrest and hardship to Millions. This is Why a few are bailing out . They see it's fiscally impossible because we are deadlocked and a lot of this is along Cultural lines. Passion has pushed aside common sense.


    ****** I'm sure most of the Tea Party people are Fine Citizens , just like those enamored of Sarah Palin - but both will forever remain a sub minority.

    ***** Also the GOP actually capturing either House this November will be Counterproductive. It will take pressure off of Obama. Please remember 1995 with Newt talking tough then caving.
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    Re: Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    So please tell me, if you can answer the question, how do "your typical neighbors and colleagues" intend to use firearms to overthrow the government. Details please, we've all heard the bloviated threats and Jefferson quotes. If these are intelligent people, my "neighbors", what gives them encouragement that "rising up" with firearms will get them anything but arrested?


    I don't know anyone fomenting a revolution. This is another sleaze attempt by the lunatic fringe left to smear the tea party movement with lies.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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