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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Right. I always compare OWS and the Tea Party, in terms of their populism, their extremist messages, their idiocy, and their quick rise and fall in relevance
    Perhaps so, but I had since modified my thoughts on the matter. The Tea Party, while populist and still plenty infused with the tendencies to be near-Garrisonian at the most extreme level, seem much more willing to make peace with political legitimacy than the OWS. As far as their rise and fall, time tells.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    The Tea Party has shown itself to be nothing but extremely out of touch with reality and obstructionist in every sense of the word. They are a flash in the pan faction that has done nothing but harm this country.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    The Tea Party has shown itself to be nothing but extremely out of touch with reality and obstructionist in every sense of the word. They are a flash in the pan faction that has done nothing but harm this country.
    The Tea Party is a mixture of fiscal conservatives and fiscal moderates. When you oppose extremism, the extremists will accuse you of extremism.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Another reason to oppose Rick Santorum for president; if contraception were outlawed for strawwomen, we'd be awash in even more strawmen that we currently have to deal with
    The funny thing is, you've moved out of anything which may be called a "strawman" and are just plain lying. You know very well what I actually said, and that it's correct; to continue pretending I said something different is exceptionally dishonest.

    But that's what you do. I don't know what you think it gets you, but it is . . . in post after post after post.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    The Tea Party is a mixture of fiscal conservatives and fiscal moderates. When you oppose extremism, the extremists will accuse you of extremism.
    When extremists accuse you of extremism; you know you're right.
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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    The Tea Party is a mixture of fiscal conservatives and fiscal moderates. When you oppose extremism, the extremists will accuse you of extremism.
    When one tries to make the federal government default on its debt (by refusing to raise the debt ceiling), one is an extremist.

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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    When one tries to make the federal government default on its debt (by refusing to raise the debt ceiling), one is an extremist.
    straw man.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    straw man.
    No; fact.

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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I agree, however, "hijacked" implies that there was some great misfortune become of them.

    It was an open platform, broad enough for anyone to come in. Don't be sorry for it. There were plenty of sad Libertarians who were surprised that being bland in their message meant many flavors of conservatives could come in and, gasp, be more popular and more successful.
    That's true.

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    Re: Will the Tea Party movement remain relevant if the GOP wins the White House?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    straw man.
    Well, a rational analysis of the recent Tea Party debacle on raising the debt ceiling includes the distinct possibility of default, or at the very least the public and investor perception thereof (the inability of the gov't to borrow money to redeem its bonds coming due).

    Furthermore, S&P specifically cited that debacle as one reason in its decision to downgrade our debt... a path which, if continued, could certainly lead to default (can't sell enough bonds to service our debt).

    Lastly, Tea Party extremists like Sarah Palin have called to "starve the beast", which is exactly what they are doing -- trying to cut off/choke off gov't funds, which again will lead to an inability to service our debt which ultimately leads to -- default.

    Therefore, while the Tea Party may be too ignorant to understand their course of action, pointing out the destination that said course leads to does not a strawman make.

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