View Poll Results: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

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  • Hijacked! Its the Republican Party in disguise!

    14 38.89%
  • Not Hijacked! Beck & Palin want this new Party to change America away from Republicans!

    10 27.78%
  • Beck & Palin (the Republicans) are TRYING to take it over but have NOT done so!

    6 16.67%
  • OTHER / I Dont Know

    6 16.67%
  • I thought this was a party! Now give me a cup of tea and a scone you jack-ass!

    2 5.56%
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    The way I look at it, you can only compromise so far - go too far, and you're no longer that which you claim to be.

    Not to mention, if you let one side in this two-party system compromise too much, bad things happen.

    IMO, the Repubs have compromised too often and too far in recent times.

    And the Dems haven’t compromised often enough or far enough.

    Of course, there are those areas where I disagree with both….so it’s really a lose-lose situation unless NEITHER side compromises.
    Really? I would say it's been the other way around.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Really? I would say it's been the other way around.
    That's probably because I tend towards more conservative views in some areas, as opposed to yourself, who (at least judging by your "Lean" label) appears to tend towards liberal views in most areas.

    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.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    You are lazy, arent ya?
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    No fresh thinking? Only 200 year old documents and papers? Is this representative of the tea party?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement
    Whew! That is enuff for now.
    Last edited by earthworm; 08-26-10 at 06:51 PM.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
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    No fresh thinking? Only 200 year old documents and papers? Is this representative of the tea party?
    Is it fresh thinking to think old stuff may hold gems of wisdom?
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    That's probably because I tend towards more conservative views in some areas, as opposed to yourself, who (at least judging by your "Lean" label) appears to tend towards liberal views in most areas.

    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.
    Makes sense.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Is it fresh thinking to think old stuff may hold gems of wisdom?
    Of course, the "old stuff" has its wisdom.
    And its also wisdom that when man stops thinking, he dies.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

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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.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

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    Really? I would say it's been the other way around.
    Of course you would -- but then, you're a very liberal democrat.

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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    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.
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    Re: Is the Tea Party Actually the Republican Party?

    @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.

    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.
    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.

    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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