Hijacked! Its the Republican Party in disguise!
Not Hijacked! Beck & Palin want this new Party to change America away from Republicans!
Beck & Palin (the Republicans) are TRYING to take it over but have NOT done so!
OTHER / I Dont Know
I thought this was a party! Now give me a cup of tea and a scone you jack-ass!
Thus, I think too many concessions to those ideas I consider unacceptable (and in some cases, those are liberal ideas) have been made, whereas you think not enough.
Or so it appears.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
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Tea party is a bunch of Americans fed up with both parties, out of control spending, fear of higher taxes, and bigger more intrusive government. They are sick and tired of not being listened to.
The Republican party is closest to their core beliefs but has been a huge disappointment. The best bet in taking back the country from liberals is to take over the Republican party and elect Conservatives,Independents,or Libertarians, under the (R).
I hope we don't see too many races where a Tea party candidate is running against a Rep. Then we just may get stuck with Dems. However, I've noticed some Dems are swinging to the right to get elected. That's good if they stay there and don't swing way back left once elected.
Glenn and Palin have little to do with the movement as a whole. They could both denounce the tea party today and it wouldn't change a thing. The Tea Party has no leaders.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Approximately 2% of people have ever attended a Tea Party Rally or donated money to the cause. They're not representative of anything other than themselves.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
@The Giant Noodle, I am not 100% but I recall making this point before and you making counterpoints against it? I could be wrong but yes, this thing has been hijacked by Dick Armey, Sarah Palin, and Glenn Beck to make some money and guilt people into thinking what they think or else they aren't American enough. It's like if you took what George W was about and filtered it into pure form, threw it in the microwave and then pissed in it. You have the tea party movement.
Am I saying Bush W was that bad? Hell no not even close. I would say Bush did a lot of really good things, but he also did a lot of really bad things, and a lot of that was because he didn't have the know how, the oversight, and had congress by the balls. The tea party is mostly wrong now, and will continue to be wrong either way. This is the key difference.
Not really considering the Tea Party supporters such as Beck and Palin have turned on a lot of very prominent conservatives, and Palin just last night was talking **** about the Republican seantor from MA Scott Brown for not being "constitutional" enough, and has even turned against the guy that brought her into the limelight, John McCain, so John McCain from 2010, had to run against John McCain from 2007 just to beat his tea party supported opponent.Its far more likely that 'The GOP has hijacked the TEA party' idea started with the Dems as an effort to mal-characterize the GOP as a party full of hate-mongering extremists.
Glenn Beck doesn't have much to do with tea parties and he's not a Republican.
I support the tea parties, but I'm not a Republican.
Bulllllllcraaaaaaap. Seriously has nothing to do with the tea party movement? Ok here let me give you 2 colorful pictures that will help you make the connection:
Here is the 9/12 project:
here is the Gadsen flag often used during Tea Party rallies:
Hmm **** I wonder where Beck got the idea......
The fact of the matter is though, you will see more people going to comicbook conventions than go to these little tea festivals. The media just pays to much attention to them.
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"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan