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

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  • Good!

    42 48.84%
  • Good but Looney

    6 6.98%
  • Neutral.... no harm and no good

    2 2.33%
  • Negative and Looney

    24 27.91%
  • Flat out Disgusting!

    2 2.33%
  • People that are Very secure financially that dont understand reality!

    5 5.81%
  • I make love to the Papaya!

    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 digsbe View Post
    42 blacks in Congress? How racist of the Democrat party to only have 40. You see 12.85% of America is black. There are 100 senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives. That's 535 members of Congress total. To have it proportional to the black population, there should be roughly 68 black members of Congress. 90% of blacks are Democrat, yet the Democrat party only has only 40 black members in Congress. How racist! Why don't they have 68 members or more?

    Black republicans lose? Does this prove racism? Maybe the Democrats are racist for not voting for a black candidate. Is it because Republicans vote for the white Democrat over the black Republican? Let's do some more math, if only 5% of blacks are Republicans, and only 2 members of Congress are black among the 42, then blacks would be equally Represented in Congress along with the black Democrats when compared to the total number of blacks in Congress and calculating using their respective percentages of 90% Democrat and 5% Republican. 5% of 42 is 2.1. There are 2 black Republicans.

    To conclude, Democrats must be racist because only 40 of their Congressman are black when compared to the US black population it should be around 68 if they want to keep things proportional. Consequently, if 42 black Congressmen is a fair number, and 2 of them are Republicans, then this would be fair as 5% of blacks are Republicans and the 2 black Republicans represent 5% of the total amount of blacks in Congress.
    Not to mention creating programs designed to keep us dependant on.... and voting for.....them.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    While it's true that far more run as Democrats than Republicans, when they do run as Republicans, they almost never get elected. Of the nearly 26,000 Congressional seats up for election since 1900, there have been only 6 blacks elected as Republicans. Up until our most recent election, that number was only 4 blacks elected as Republicans since 1900. Allen West, one of only 2 black Republican Congressmen, lost in 2008.

    Of the 42 blacks in Congress now, 40 are Democrat and 2 are Republican. Even using your measuring stick of 90% of blacks are Democrat, less than 5% are Republican. And even that is only since this past election. Going into that election, there were no black Republicans in Congress at all. None. 0%.

    Blacks don't get elected as Republicans. They haven't for well over 100 years now.
    How many ran for republican seats and didn't get elected?
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    yeah but it's better than dressing up in all red like a unionist clown.
    You'd think they'd stop making fun of the tea party and how they dress in tri-cornered hats or red, white and blue after this.

    My gawd, talk about embarassing.
    They need to come out and denounce the brain eating Zombies in their ranks.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    So its fair to say that all liberals are racist because their are racists amongst their numbers? Beautiful logic process that!

    The Tea Party FORMED to fight excessive government spending. the Tea Party formed to stand AGAINST a REPUBLICAN president. You may not like it (yeah...thats what we call an 'understatement') but their primary goal is to oppose out of control federal spending.
    What you just did was completely and totally commit intellectual fraud of the worst sort in the interest of ideology.

    I stated clearly that

    Yes, there are some in the tea party faction who are concerned mainly with fiscal responsibility - or at least their particular spin on what constitutes that concept.

    And yes, there are others who are using that facade to attempt to promote a far rightist agenda that has failed to get off the ground over the last fifty years.

    The existence of one group does not deny the existence of the other group. They both seem fairly comfortable with each other.
    You - very dishonestly
    - twisted to infer I was saying that they are one and the same.

    Your line about being formed against a Republican president is a perfect example of there being a small amount of partial truth to the statement. Historically, you can indeed demonstrate where some rabid Ron Paulites were against Bush. But the tea party faction as we know it did the vast vast majority of its organizing, its growth and its actual activity when Obama took office. That also is fact. So do you judge the movement by its early infancy - or by the adult it became?

    What you have done hers is try to put lipstick on the pig to make it the most attractive pin-up picture of a pig ever seen. In the end, its still a pig.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You insist on lying and incorrectly callin me an extreme right winger. So why the hell not.


    Btw. Got a brand new contract, worth a hell of a lot of money... Best part I replace 30 union guys with my shop. Great day.
    I would not believe any of your self serving boasts any more than I can respect the utter vile vitriol you spew in thread after thread here.

    Do you really think its only me calling you a right winger? You have created an image that you have carefully crafted. You are what you want to be and you know it. We know it. You go out of your way to project a very narrow and specific image of the radical conservative who is in love with tea party principles and hates anything left of that. yes, that qualifies as a right winger.We have been through this before. Why do you think people here feel you are a right winger? Answer that and you may discover some truth about yourself. You could even call it AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. That irony would probably be lost on you.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    He's on the radio right now. He is considering a run for president.
    Excellent news.

    I hope he gets the nomination if Palin does not.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    You'd think they'd stop making fun of the tea party and how they dress in tri-cornered hats or red, white and blue after this.

    My gawd, talk about embarassing.
    They need to come out and denounce the brain eating Zombies in their ranks.

    That's funny. I didn't see anyone in this video that wasn't white, by the way. Zombies are apparently exclusionary racists.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    From what I've seen, they're limited government conservatives.
    There, I fixed it for you.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    42 blacks in Congress? How racist of the Democrat party to only have 40. You see 12.85% of America is black. There are 100 senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives. That's 535 members of Congress total. To have it proportional to the black population, there should be roughly 68 black members of Congress. 90% of blacks are Democrat, yet the Democrat party only has only 40 black members in Congress. How racist! Why don't they have 68 members or more?

    Black republicans lose? Does this prove racism? Maybe the Democrats are racist for not voting for a black candidate. Is it because Republicans vote for the white Democrat over the black Republican? Let's do some more math, if only 5% of blacks are Republicans, and only 2 members of Congress are black among the 42, then blacks would be equally Represented in Congress along with the black Democrats when compared to the total number of blacks in Congress and calculating using their respective percentages of 90% Democrat and 5% Republican. 5% of 42 is 2.1. There are 2 black Republicans.

    To conclude, Democrats must be racist because only 40 of their Congressman are black. When compared to the US black population it should be around 68 if they want to keep things proportional. Consequently, if 42 black Congressmen is a fair number, and 2 of them are Republicans, then this would be fair as 5% of blacks are Republicans and the 2 black Republicans represent 5% of the total amount of blacks in Congress.
    Even if we were to entertain your logic, using your numbers -- of the 68 blacks who proportionally should be in Congress, 7 should be Republican (10%) and 61 should be Democrat (90%); all things being proportional. Republicans, with just 2 in Congress, represent just 29% of their burder while Democrats with 40, represent 66% of theirs. And again, that is only thanks to this past election where 2 blacks managed to get elected as Republicans. Prior to the 2008 election, the Republican share was zero percent. So no, Republicans are still more racist. Perhaps that's why blacks gravitate to the Democrat party.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    The Tea Party members are fine so as long as they have their money as a buffer to reality.
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