View Poll Results: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

Voters
42. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    22 52.38%
  • No

    20 47.62%
Page 14 of 15 FirstFirst ... 412131415 LastLast
Results 131 to 140 of 143

Thread: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

  1. #131
    Sage
    Perotista's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:59 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    17,950
    Blog Entries
    25

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Watched an interview with a Tea Party "leader" earlier tonight. He kept up bringing up the point that the Tea Party is "against crony capitalism". That got me thinking, isnt the tea party itself a astro turf movement that is funded by crony capitalists such as the Koch Bros. So, Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?
    Does it really matter? Let's face it, as long as both parties to include the tea party receive millions, tens of million of dollars from these huge mega donors, from corporations, wall street firms, from lobbyists, all types of special interests, pacs and super pacs, we have the best government their money can buy.

    I suppose it is normal for Republicans to complain about all the money coming from the above to the Democrats and the democrats complaining about all the money from the folks above going to the Republicans. But when each of the major candidates collects and spends over a billion dollars each, that should tell you something.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

  2. #132
    Sage
    AliHajiSheik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:07 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,387

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    To ask the question. And see what others think.
    I think it was a way to discuss this outside the Partisan Politics forum.

  3. #133
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Maybe. But so are the dems. The Dems in power for the last 50+ years has been the greatest thing that happened to corporatism.

    But I will take crony capitalism over mass stupidity of the Liberals, progressives and other socialist anyday.
    Isnt corporatism considered crony capitalism?


  4. #134
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    The Republic of Texas.
    Last Seen
    11-15-17 @ 11:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,647

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Isnt corporatism considered crony capitalism?
    Corporatism is socialism with the corporation at the center controlling instead of a government like entity that most associate with socialism. While still a vast negative, Corporatism is still preferable to socialism as it takes more time for the society to reach the point of mass oppressive poverty. Also, unlike your form of socialism, Corporatism while leading to technological stagnation does not lead to technological devolution and doesn't rely upon unrealistic expectations of humans acting idealistically.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

  5. #135
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Corporatism is socialism with the corporation at the center controlling instead of a government like entity that most associate with socialism.
    Uhh corporatism is not socialism


  6. #136
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    The Republic of Texas.
    Last Seen
    11-15-17 @ 11:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,647

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Uhh corporatism is not socialism
    I would explain to you how it is, but, unfortunately, I'm scheduled to teach a blind man colors first.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

  7. #137
    Gradualist

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    09-25-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    34,949
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I would explain to you how it is, but, unfortunately, I'm scheduled to teach a blind man colors first.
    A central control figure does not equate socialism.


  8. #138
    Pontificator
    iliveonramen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    On a Gravy Train with Biscuit Wheels
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 05:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    9,213

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Watched an interview with a Tea Party "leader" earlier tonight. He kept up bringing up the point that the Tea Party is "against crony capitalism". That got me thinking, isnt the tea party itself a astro turf movement that is funded by crony capitalists such as the Koch Bros. So, Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?
    It depends...the Tea Party that showed up to unseat Eric Cantor was definitely against crony capitalism. Cantor was the poster boy of the astro-turf wing of the Tea Party, he spoke the lingo but was one of the most business friendly representatives on the hill. It costs a lot of money to create a national well represented interest group. There's no doubt that moneyed interests has co-opted the movement to pass "anti-big government" legislation that benefits them. Less EPA standards, deregulation, limits on contributions etc. At the same time...there is a strong "small business" movement in the Tea Party. It's just gotten so tough to separate the two.
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

  9. #139
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Watched an interview with a Tea Party "leader" earlier tonight. He kept up bringing up the point that the Tea Party is "against crony capitalism". That got me thinking, isnt the tea party itself a astro turf movement that is funded by crony capitalists such as the Koch Bros. So, Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?
    Started? No. Taken over by? More likely. I think it was an honest movement at first that was quickly captured by the Repblocrat status quo.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  10. #140
    Sage

    vesper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Midwest
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:23 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    13,902

    Re: Is the Tea Party Funded by "Crony Capitalism"?

    Tea Party people that I have been involved with have always been nothing more than local grassroots efforts of concerned citizens over our out of control spending, violations to the Constitution and ignoring the rule of law. They are strongly against corporatism as it does not allow a fair playing field in the markets.

Page 14 of 15 FirstFirst ... 412131415 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •