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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I just can't get myself to get into a collective, foot-stomping, breath-holding, protest-tantrum, just because my political ideology of choice was overwhelming rejected by most of America and kicked to the curb.

    I don't think this really has a lot to do with taxes or you would see the democrats and republicans arm-in-arm in this protest. (Democrats get taxed too ya know.)

    This is more about a FOXNews led, GOP zealots just taking their piss-and moan whining to a new level.

    But ya gotta love a good protest. It shows that democracy is alive and well in America. (Albeit, somewhat childish in nature.)
    Democrats are welcome at the protests. Everyone is welcome. It's in your best interest, too, unless you really think it's right to be paying for other people to live in big houses they couldn't afford!

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    The one in our area is being held in the evening for this very reason!
    lol, I always got to wonder why it always seems like most of the protests are held during the day. Responsible people who work always loose out on bitching about things.
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    Democrats are welcome at the protests. Everyone is welcome. It's in your best interest, too, unless you really think it's right to be paying for other people to live in big houses they couldn't afford!
    This is nothing new, back in the 70's I saw people living in small houses that they could not afford. The FHA235 program was the deal then, and like most govt programs, it was being ripped off by many of the recipients, at taxpayer expense....
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    lol, I always got to wonder why it always seems like most of the protests are held during the day. Responsible people who work always loose out on bitching about things.
    I wonder how well attended a weekend protest would be...?
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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Good luck with the grassroot's thing.

    We could use a little more of that, across the board, here in America.

    That reminds me. Weedfest, here in Wisconsin, supposed to have a pretty good line-up this summer. That should be a good turn-out, hey?

    And 4-20 is just a few days away.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    lol, I always got to wonder why it always seems like most of the protests are held during the day. Responsible people who work always loose out on bitching about things.
    I went to the last tea party in February and lots of people complained about the timing then, too. Some people who worked downtown came during their lunch hours but if you don't work close, you were S.O.L. I think the thinking is that it will make the news more but conservatives know that the only kind of news coverage they get is negative so I don't know why they would factor that into it at all.

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    Democrats are welcome at the protests. Everyone is welcome. It's in your best interest, too, unless you really think it's right to be paying for other people to live in big houses they couldn't afford!
    I think the democrats still have a fatwa out on me from my anti-Clinton days. I doubt I would find myself safely in their midst.

    And the republican's probably wouldn't appreciate my protest sign, "Bush. The gift that just keeps on giving."

    It might be in my best interest to just fold laundry instead.

    But thanks for lookin' out for me cuz'!

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Most protests are disingenuous anyway. Not because they are protests or anything is bad about protesting, but rather because the protest becomes "smeared" by those who latch on. The same can be said for the anti-war protests that have, for the most part, disappeared now that Obama is President(although nothing has changed). It was never really about the war for alot of people, it was just about hating Bush. Now the tables have turned, and there are alot of people that are protesting because they hate Obama. In the beginning, and at the core, I am sure both protests are sincere and clear in their scope. Its the ones who latch on and attach their personal agendas to it that sully the reputation of the protest. Its the ones who resort to childish name calling, and saying things like Bush=Hitler or Obama=Marx that distract from and destroy the reputation of the protest. But the organizers are still at fault, because they are all but too happy to welcome them in, because they want the press and coverage that large numbers will bring to their cause.

    The thing is that most conservatives aren't protesters by nature. For most of the people going out today it will be their first time, ever. DH and I are in our 40's (sob) and we've NEVER been moved to be political like we are now. We didn't like Clinton, for example, but there are always going to be politicians you don't like. The country moves left and right. And those who say we're hypocrites because we haven't protested every. little. thing. we don't like about (presumably) are own party and theirs are the same ones accusing us of being whiners and tantrum-throwers now that we're heading out for the first time. We can't win with them so it's best to ignore them, I think. lol!

    I don't know anyone who is protesting because they "hate" Obama.
    My husband and I didn't like Clinton, either, but we're just not protesters by nature. What is different now is how far Obama and Pelosi and co. are grabbing power and changing this country. The effects will be felt for years to come and I'm not sure we can recover financially.
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    I don't know why everyone, short of those who are extremely far-left, isn't out there protesting, writing to their elected officials, trying to stop this.
    We should all get together, moderates, GOP'ers, Libertarians, Independents, Dems who are near the center - and toss these far lefties out on their bums!

    And, frankly, I think that is what the current Administration is afraid of and why they put out that Dep't. of Homeland Security warning about us. We're peaceful protestors, conservatives with sharpie-pen signs for the most part and they're demonizing us!

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I think the democrats still have a fatwa out on me from my anti-Clinton days. I doubt I would find myself safely in their midst.

    And the republican's probably wouldn't appreciate my protest sign, "Bush. The gift that just keeps on giving."

    It might be in my best interest to just fold laundry instead.

    But thanks for lookin' out for me cuz'!

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    Re: Bush - it's time to move on. Seriously. Or will you wait til the next Admin. to start thinking about what Obama has done?

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    Re: Attending a tax day tea party protest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dix View Post
    Re: Bush - it's time to move on. Seriously. Or will you wait til the next Admin. to start thinking about what Obama has done?
    No. Certain people refuse to say anything bad about any democrat ever.

    Democrats are still lying about Reagan, even.

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