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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    nope, i apologized for saying "most"....i don't apologize for saying i think the tea party attracts racists.


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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    The democratic party attacks terrorists
    Is that a spelling error? :-)
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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    That's retarded. Moveon was a soros front group. Who fronted the tea party?
    Tea Party movement: Billionaire Koch brothers who helped it grow
    Industrialists who own private company with annual revenues of 62bn have channelled millions of dollars to rightwing causes

    It likes to present itself as a grassroots insurgency made up of hundreds of local groups intent on toppling the Washington elite.

    But the Tea Party movement, which is threatening to cause an upset in next month's midterm elections, would not be where it is today without the backing of that most traditional of US political supporters Big Oil.

    The billionaire brothers who own Koch Industries, a private company with 70,000 employees and annual revenues of $100bn (62bn), used to joke that they controlled the biggest company nobody had ever heard of.

    Not any more. After decades during which their fortune grew exponentially and they channelled millions of dollars to rightwing causes, Charles and David Koch are finally getting noticed for their part in the extraordinary growth of the Tea Party movement.

    The two, 74-year-old Charles and David, 70, have invested widely in the outcome of the 2 November elections.

    But organisations tracking money in politics say the Kochs' biggest impact in the midterm elections will be from funding and providing logistical support to such groups as Americans for Prosperity (AFP), one of the biggest Tea Party groups.

    AFP, in turn, has spun off other organisations such as November is Coming, Hands Off My Healthcare, and the Institute of Liberty, which are buying up television ads and holding rallies across the country in an attempt to defeat Democrats.
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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Is that a spelling error? :-)


    yes yes it is. Attracts.
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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

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    Soros started Moveon. Who and when did thes koch people fund and when.
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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Who and when did thes koch people fund and when.
    Perhaps you might read the entire article...

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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Perhaps you might read the entire article...



    It's funny, whenever I link a guardian article, some left winger tells me its a tabloid.



    You do know "americans for prosperity" is not the tea party, right?
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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

    I love that people keep pointing out Angle and O'Donnell as if they're all the candidates or the average Tea Party candidate. While I've not read a ton of them I know from that from a general bit of research into the following stances that I for the most part like all of the following candidates, all supported by the Tea Party:

    Joe Miller
    Jesse Kelly
    Ken Buck
    Raul Labrador
    Rand Paul
    Mike Lee
    Pat Toomey
    Marco Rubio
    Anna Little
    Kristi Noem

    Do I like EVERYTHING about them? No, there's not a candidate in the world that I like every thing about them. But in general when it comes to the issues I think they're all pretty damn good on them and only really "extreme" if you consider anyone that's not either left or wishy washy "extreme". Yet they don't get a ton of attention because they don't help the media and the left portray the Tea Party as "mostly" a bunch of extremist, racists, bigoted, bafoons

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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    It's funny, whenever I link a guardian article, some left winger tells me its a tabloid.

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    Re: Sarah Palin no longer the darling of her own Tea Party.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    First, the Tea Party is a movement not an actual "political party" in regards to the federal level. While there have been individuals at a state level that have ran essentailly as independents backed by the Tea Party movement or local actual "political parties" established, to my understanding there is no official NATIONAL "Tea Party" party.
    So there's no organization and no real leadership...

    Second, if you want a "platform" of theirs its not that hard to find what would most likely be considered it. The Tea Party functions as an organization of individual groups, each with its own more localized and unique focus or cares, but generally each holding to an overall principle. The only bit of information that I've seen held in esteem as a "message" of the movement by the vast majority of these various individual groups would be the Contract From America. If you want a "platform" for the Tea Party movement this is the closest you'll likely get.
    So...you cant really tell whose a teabagger and who isnt?

    1. Protect the Constitution
    That's...extremely vague

    2. Reject Cap & Trade
    Slightly more specific, getting better.

    3. Demand a Balanced budget
    Ok, how do you want to achieve that?

    4. Enact Fundamental Tax Reform
    Again with the vague.

    5. Restore Fiscal Responsibility & Constitutionally Limited Government in Washington
    Yet AGAIN with the vague.

    6. End Runaway Government Spending
    I'm sensing a trend here.

    7. Defund, Repeal, & Replace Government-run Health care
    Replace it with what?

    8. Pass an "All of the Above" Energy Policy
    This doesnt even make sense.

    9. Stop the Pork
    Vague again.

    10. Stop the Tax Hikes
    Which ones?

    Each of the above is simply the bullet point header, as each have some more specific information. For example, #1 is Protect the Constitution, but proposes to do such by requiring "each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does.
    No, it's a frickin' grocery list. This isnt a platform, it's a list of vague ideas that are neither formed nor apparently very well thought out.

    Here, this is a political platform
    Socialist Party USA

    Agree with it or not, it goes into detail, spells out specific steps and goals to take to achieve an end goal. You have a rough draft, I write grocery lists more complicated than that. I love the enthusiasm, but lets see some specific plans

    Note that unlike an actual POLITICAL PARTY platform, these are much more theoritical based as they were submitted and voted on by individual citizens and are more focused on common language and simple concepts than in depth policy statements.
    Theory is nice but it isnt a plan.
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