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

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    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 CriticalThought View Post
    Dude, 89% of the tea party is white. Less than 5% is black. That means in a crowd of 20 tea partiers, maybe one of them will be black. Furthermore, these videos exist to demonstrate to the world that the tea party is not completely white. This guy wasn't videoed becasue of his opinion, he was videoed becasue of the color of his skin. By definition, when the tea party uses someone in that fashioin they are using them as a token.
    I think it more likely that the reporter singled that minority person out because he was a minority. That doesn't make it a conscious effort by a loosely structured entity with no centralized authority to "play a token."
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Please indicate which candidates in those elections from a party that was likely to actually have a shot at winning the seat would've been a better choice for them to endorse based on their views?
    Christine O'Donnell?

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I haven't argued even once in this thread that the tea party is racist or even racially motivated. All I have done is point out that the tea party is mostly dissatisfied white people and a movement consisting mostly of white people. I have no problem with that fact, but a lot of the tea party people in this thread are uber defensive about the fact that they belong to a group that is mostly white.

    Furthermore, when you provide a video that the sole purpose of using a black person because they are black then that is using them as a token. Every adverstiser does the same thing to attract more people of more diverstiy. I have not ascribed any label of racism to it.

    The fun here is that simply by mentioning race next to "tea party" calls up a defensive reaction, regardless of whether anyone makes any accusations of racism.
    The anti-war movement is mostly angry white people who think we have no business in Iraq or Afganista. Now the angry white people are really upset now that we are sticking our noses in other places. Code-pink is a bunch of angry white women. What a bunch of racists and sexists.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    I am not going to read 500+ posts.

    So, my take on the Tea Party movement.

    I think it was at one point, may still be, and could in the future be a positive influence (depending on how you define positive, of course) on the USA.

    However, the individuals and various groups containing those individuals that make up the "Tea Party Movement" must be careful to avoid being co-opted by people who do not agree with them, or who agree with them in part but also have positions they would disagree with (such as some social aspects)...

    IF, and I repeat IF, the "Tea Party" is focused mainly on getting spending levels reduced, then I wholly support that aspect, provided they don't take it too far.

    Of course, my definition of “too far” is probably far different that some.

    The basic issue I see preventing spending cuts is that people don’t want to give up the safety nets and support structure that cost the government so much, even in part.

    Personally, I think some peripheral programs should be cut, along with reduced funding and streamlining for the more central ones
    I also think that in many cases some programs were unneeded when they were started…the problem being that now people have come to expect and/or depend on such programs.

    This, as I understand it, is the major battle/debate/issue that faces the current congress, if they are serious about spending cuts.
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    In my perfect world, we would never have any deficit spending…Instead, funds would be cut from less important areas if a need in one area arose.
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    A bit off topic there, perhaps.

    Assuming the Tea party doesn't go too far into the social issues field, but rather sticks with the spending cuts area, I will have little issue with them, and in general will consider them a positive force.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I haven't argued even once in this thread that the tea party is racist or even racially motivated. All I have done is point out that the tea party is mostly dissatisfied white people and a movement consisting mostly of white people. I have no problem with that fact, but a lot of the tea party people in this thread are uber defensive about the fact that they belong to a group that is mostly white.

    Furthermore, when you provide a video that the sole purpose of using a black person because they are black then that is using them as a token. Every adverstiser does the same thing to attract more people of more diverstiy. I have not ascribed any label of racism to it.

    The fun here is that simply by mentioning race next to "tea party" calls up a defensive reaction, regardless of whether anyone makes any accusations of racism.
    Still didn't watch the video I see.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    They are living... and so are people when their families decide to turn off their life support systems. I don't think that that should be illegal either...

    The fact is, the unborn does not suffer any more than that once walking, breathing person did before they were on life support, when their support system is turned off. The only people suffering from abortion are pro lifers...
    Turning off life support for someone who lived a hopefully, long, happy, productive life, can't be compared to snuffing the life out of one who hasn't had the chance to live life at all.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Mostly tea partiers seems to make the association of white=racist. Rev won't even admit that he belongs to a movement comprised mostly of dissatisfied white people.



    Really? You are going to stick with that line of reasoning? Okey dokes.
    You're sticking with your racist line of reasoning that this video is only one token black guy? The video was to show that the media (especially MSNBC) is full of **** and these black people have a right to voice their opinions about them. The MSM sure won't give them a chance. Don't you think black people should also be allowed to practice their first amendment rights?
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    The Tea Party is the Republican party with a few independents mixed in. That's all it is. No need for a discussion about it.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Ask any of the ones who voted the Tea Party is good for America and you'll find that they believe Obama is not a Citizen, Obama will use death squads to determine which senior citizen lives or dies, the super rich deserve their ill-gotten gains, giving big corporations tax breaks will mean more jobs, and all Muslims are radicals.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    The Tea Party is the Republican party with a few independents mixed in.
    More like... The Tea Party is the radical, extremist part of the Rep party...

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