Here, if my past two posts on this weren't clear, let me be clear. No dana. After reading posts of yours for the past few months, responding to some of them and getting no response, and seemingly just watching you at times make incredibly ignorant and exaggerated statements for seemingly no purpose that I can fathom other than driving hits to your blogs mixed with your repeated, continual, unending attacks on the Tea Party movement here my belief in the credibility of your assertion...be it an out and out lie to fit your purpose or a reality that is deeply tinted by the rose colored glasses of what you've mentally put in your mind is what Tea Partiers are...has reached an all time low.2)
You just called me a liar. I will let this one pass.
You have got to be kidding me.3) Here is the real meat of my argument. Ron Paul, in his campaign, was upbeat at all times, not trashing his opponents with lies and calling them Nazis, but telling Americans that they were capable of transforming this nation into something better. In fact, one of his slogans was "Hope for America", which the Obama campaign seemed to have conveniently stolen.
You're telling me that Ron Paul's campaign never attacked people, trashed opponents? Oh, no "with lies", which even that is a questionable thing half the time based on opinion not fact and someone from the other side...as you stand on the other side of the Tea Partiers...would disagree greatly with the suggestion. Ron Paul and his campaign made it a pillar of their campaign to play the martyr card and the attack the other guys card and how horrible and mean everyone was for not listening to the glorious and godly Ron Paul. Yeah, they had their "sociaist" card too, it was Neo-Con and routinely thrown around more than was appropriate.
That's fine. I've been to Ron Paul gatherings too. Primarily everyone there were douche bags, a number of them ludicrous fringers that thought the CFR was some global conspiracy running the world and that there was truth in the government having a hand in 9/11, and don't even go into the evils that is Israel. However my one experience, which was different than that a number of other people on this forum experienced when they interacted with Ron Paul people, didn't lead me to start going around stating that the people I saw were somehow unquestionably the norm.But don't take my word for it. Ask Vauge. He and I met up at a Ron Paul rally, and he will tell you the exact same thing I just told you about him.
Something that's the OPPOSITE of what you're doing.
What conspiracies the fringers of it believed....and rather you spend all you time bashing them or not.So what is the difference between the Paul campaign and today's Tea Partiers?
Oh what hogwash. What, like "Cut the department of Education" is not a solid plan, its a bull**** rhetoric slogan that over simplifies an extremely diverse issues so fools can have a sound bite to use while talking down to the "Sheeple". Ron Paul's campaign was primarily focused around ideas and theories, the same type of thing the Tea Party is focused around.While the Tea Partiers spend their time talking trash, those who worked on Paul's campaign worked on solutions, built solid platforms, and stayed on message.
I'll give you that the Paul campaign stayed on message more. In part because they were much smaller than the tea parties currently are and thus its easier to manage the message. However going off message is not somehow a reason to continually slander a group.
Nice catch phrase, though I think "talking trash" applies far more to your comments continually about the Tea Parties. Yes, Ron Paul was pushing a message of limited government, a return to the constitution, balanced budgets, reduction and fixing of our tax system, reduction of federal spending...Now you might disagree with some of what Ron Paul wanted to do, and may consider some of it "out there", but at least he was sending a positive message, and presenting a solution, rather than just talking trash.
Hold on, that's sounding familiar, where have I seen something Similar....
DEMAND A BALANCE BUDGET Begin the Constitutional amendment process to
require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax hike. ￼
STOP THE TAX HIKES Permanently repeal all tax hikes, including those to the income, capital gains, and death taxes, currently scheduled to begin in 2011. ￼
PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does.
ENACT FUNDAMENTAL TAX REFORM Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words—the length of the original Constitution. ￼
END RUNAWAY GOVERNMENT SPENDING Impose a statutory cap limiting the annual growth in total federal spending to the sum of inflation rate plus the percentage of population growth.
LET US SAVE Allow all Americans to opt out of Social Security and Medicare and instead put those same payroll taxes in a personal account they own, control, and can leave to whomever they choose. ￼
GIVE PARENTS MORE CHOICES IN THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN Improve American education by reforming the broken federal role through eliminating ineffective and wasteful programs, giving parents more choices from pre-school to high school, and improving the affordability of higher education. ￼
PROTECT PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS Block state and local governments that receive federal grants from exercising eminent domain over private property for the primary purpose of economic development or enhancement of tax revenues.
STOP THE PORK Place a moratorium on all earmarks until the process is fully transparent, including requiring a 2/3 majority to pass any earmark. ￼
AUDIT THE FED Begin an audit of the Federal Reserve System.
Those bastard racist evil Tea Partiers, shoving down that entirely unconservative, social focused, antithema to Ron Paul platform....they ****ing suck.