View Poll Results: What is the Tea Party to America?

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  • Good but Looney

    6 6.98%
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    2 2.33%
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    24 27.91%
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    2 2.33%
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    5 5.81%
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Thread: The Tea Party Is.....

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    We get defensive and annoyed because it doesn't matter and it's a stupid argument to make.
    If it didn't matter then you would ignore it. But the fact it does bother you. That is evident by how you and Rev react to anyone even mentioning the observable and objective fact that the tea party is composed primarily of white people. I question why the movement is so, and that is an infuriating comment to you, but it is a legitimate question and it does not presuppose any racism, only asks why the demographics of the tea party are what they are.
    Last edited by CriticalThought; 04-12-11 at 12:53 PM.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Again, you're failing to understand why tea partiers get defensive about that. Are you just choosing not to understand so that you can continue your prejudices against them?

    It's wilful ignorance, next he'll state you are not a libertarian.... it's not highbrow debate here.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    does it now?
    Yes it does. It's the same way with PETA cheapening the Holocuast by comparing what happen to Jewish people to a cow in a slaughter house.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    We don't get defensive because we are bothered by the tea party being composed of mostly white people. Hell, the entire country is composed of mostly white people. Are you bothered by living here?

    We get defensive and annoyed because it doesn't matter and it's a stupid argument to make. Also, many people call tea partiers racist simply because it's a mostly white group. How moronic can you be to even think that?
    no, people haven't called tea partiers racist because of the racial makeup of the group. people have called them racist because of the actions of some members of the tea party. surely you won't deny that some tea partiers are racist?

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I think largely its a cultural thing. The country is becoming more diverse and changing away from WASP culture more specifically, which is generally going to mean white people will be upset since they are quite well represented in that demographic.
    This sounds like a reasonable suggestion. It doesn't have anything to do with racism, simply a cultural shift. And yet tea partiers won't respond with an alternative suggestion they simply roll their eyes or get uber defensive.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no, people haven't called tea partiers racist because of the racial makeup of the group. people have called them racist because of the actions of some members of the tea party. surely you won't deny that some tea partiers are racist?


    It's not like they are racist democrats....
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    If it didn't matter then you would ignore it. But the fact it does bother you. That is evident by how you and Rev react to anyone even mentioning the observable and objective fact that the tea party is composed primarily of white people. I question why the movement is so, and that is an infuriating comment to you, but it is a legitimate question and it does not presuppose any racism, only asks why the demographics of the tea party are what they are.
    Your questioning of it implies that there's something wrong with a group being mostly one race. Why bring it up if it doesn't matter to you?


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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    This sounds like a reasonable suggestion. It doesn't have anything to do with racism, simply a cultural shift. And yet tea partiers won't respond with an alternative suggestion they simply roll their eyes or get uber defensive.
    To Mellie's defense, she is probably so used to people crying racist that she just reacts now. I probably would too if I were in her shoes.

    But yeah, I think its a combination of cultural shift and seniors not wanting their ox to be gored.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 04-12-11 at 12:56 PM.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Of course nobody cares about skin color. They care about different cultures. Well I guess white people do try a lot to become darker color.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no, people haven't called tea partiers racist because of the racial makeup of the group. people have called them racist because of the actions of some members of the tea party. surely you won't deny that some tea partiers are racist?
    Of course there are racist tea partiers, just like there are racist Communists, racist liberals, racist teachers, racist doctors, racist lawyers, racist waitresses, racist pro-choicers, racist pro-lifers, racist women, racist men..............................

    The problem is people who label millions of people "racist" simply because of what a handful of people have said. You agree, I assume. To not agree would be really, really stupid and you're not stupid.


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