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    Re: MT tea party removes leader after anti-gay post

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, the Tea Party is not a political party, but a movement.
    So, there are no candidates running as Tea Party candidates in the Mid-term? -- under party it says independent or Libertarian or Republican; but not Tea Party?

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    Re: MT tea party removes leader after anti-gay post

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasSam13 View Post
    In theory yeah. But that doesn't stop social conservatives (actually social authoritarians is a more accurate term) from jumping on the Tea Party bandwagon in hopes of getting into office.

    You're absolutely right and many of us will be hoping for social conservatives.
    However, the most important issues for the country are the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, and limited government.
    When we have high unemployment, an out of control growing government and likely out of control tax hikes, social issues aren't all that important.
    I'll gladly vote for someone who is pro-choice if they meet other criteria.
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    Re: MT tea party removes leader after anti-gay post

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    So, there are no candidates running as Tea Party candidates in the Mid-term? -- under party it says independent or Libertarian or Republican; but not Tea Party?
    Correct. It would even be possible but not likely to have a democrat run backed by the tea party.
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    Re: MT tea party removes leader after anti-gay post

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Correct. It would even be possible but not likely to have a democrat run backed by the tea party.
    That was per Dick Armey's instructions that Tea Party candidates not associate themselves with the Tea Party.

    Scott Ashjian is listed as a...?

    Nobody on any ballot anywhere will have TP after their name?

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    Re: MT tea party removes leader after anti-gay post

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    That was per Dick Armey's instructions that Tea Party candidates not associate themselves with the Tea Party.

    Scott Ashjian is listed as a...?

    Nobody on any ballot anywhere will have TP after their name?
    Sorry, I'm confused.

    Dick Armey just had a tea party rally today in Washington. He is the head of Freedom Works. Candidates are backed/or not by tea parties and they may even be called tea party candidates but Tea Party would not be on the ballot. It's not a third party as much as some dems would like it to be. It makes no sense for Dick Armey to tell candidates to disassociate from the tea party.
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    Re: MT tea party removes leader after anti-gay post

    Quote Originally Posted by Technocratic View Post
    Tru. One could look at this cynically and note that they are probably consolidating and doing it for show. The fact that they fire someone who is so vocal about it doesn't mean they disagree with his views. One should remember that a great many of the people support him and have protested his removal.

    This wouldn't be the first time that happened.
    There's a huge difference between being anti gay, and promoting violence against gays. The Tea Party removed him because of this point, not merely because he was anti gay. When did the thread lose sight of this fact?


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    Re: MT tea party removes leader after anti-gay post

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Being anti-Conservative is equally bigotted. Calling everyone that dares question a black president a, "racist", is especially biotted.
    I might understand the point if it was at all in context. That is your response to "Being Anti-Gay is being a bigot, no matter how you look at it." You choose to play the "you dont like conservatives so we're allowed to not like gays" card? And the "everytime I talk negatively about Obama all these liberals call me a racist" card? That does not do a very good job of keeping with topicality.

    [/QUOTE]You don't recall Obama saying that his grammy was a, "typical white person"? Sounds purdy racist, to me.[/QUOTE]
    The phrase "typical white person" referred to his Grandmother and was clearly resolved as simply taken out of context. Just like what you just did, except worse... applying it to his grammy!?!?!
    and so it goes...

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    Re: MT tea party removes leader after anti-gay post

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    You're absolutely right and many of us will be hoping for social conservatives.
    However, the most important issues for the country are the Constitution, fiscal responsibility, and limited government.
    When we have high unemployment, an out of control growing government and likely out of control tax hikes, social issues aren't all that important.
    I'll gladly vote for someone who is pro-choice if they meet other criteria.
    Well, if you were really for the constitution, you would actually be a social liberal. If your for fiscal responsibility, you were not too impressed with Bush Jr. And if you dare ask for limited government make sure next time not to ask for it AFTER torture, the patriot act, no bid contracts, and of course bailouts and czars.

    Sounds to me prochoice was the only thing you and fellow conservative Bush had in common.
    and so it goes...

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