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Thread: The Tea Party Is.....

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Well easy, it shows that your point is irrellevant as democrats and tea party detractors voted for a candidate who was against the same things you just mentioned. It shows this is an economic movement and not a racial or social one/.
    I don't think so, while I agree that the tea party is mainly focused on economic issues, the candidates that the tea party backs, are generally social conservative, and the alot of tea party members hold social conservative beliefs, and you can't ignore that when describing the tea party. Like I said it may have started as more of a libertarian movement, but it evolved away from that, and the numbers prove that.

    And I fail to see how democrats, and tea party detractors vote change the fact that the tea party has a rather large social conservative segment, and that the tea party backed candidates generally have social conservative views, so your rebuttal doesn't make my point irrelevant, you are just deflecting.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Excellent question. I think some of the more politically astute tea partiers know full well the limitation it will place on the movement if they get the common perception that they are racist of just a bunch of angry white folks. So they counter this perception by denial, denial and more denial. Its a smart move and if I were part of an extremist anti-American movement like the tea party i would do much the same thing to hide my true colors under a red, white and blue Halloween costume. I think the Rev has been around a while and he knows this better than most.
    Completely incorrect. You see, the Tea Party voices a strong message that the government has been spending too much and that they need to cut it back and balance the budget. Their message is valid and true, and that is why hyper-partisans and media outlets try to avoid the issue by trying to damage the credibility of the Tea Party by saying they are all white racists, extremists, hardcore Republicans, and moronic people that are uneducated. The Tea Party is not an anti-American group, we are pro-America and we don't want to see our nation swallowed up by unsustainable spending and debt.


    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I know. I'm just enjoying the fact that Rev is so uncomfortable with the reality that the tea party is mostly dissatisfied, white people. Just merely mentioning the fact to him sets him off on a defensive rage because clearly you are insinuating he is a racist for daring to belong to a movement of mostly white people.
    In reality though the Tea Party is not racist. Yeah they are dissatisfied, but what is wrong with that? They are dissatisfied for just reasons, the government is spending too much and we have a massive debt. I think it would be truly loony and crazy to be complacent and be satisfied with current spending levels and to see our nation go further and further into debt. Our nation is a nation of mostly white people, does that make America racist? The Tea Party doesn't ban black people nor do they protest against African Americans.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I know. I'm just enjoying the fact that Rev is so uncomfortable with the reality that the tea party is mostly dissatisfied, white people. Just merely mentioning the fact to him sets him off on a defensive rage because clearly you are insinuating he is a racist for daring to belong to a movement of mostly white people.

    And if someone posts somethign you disagree with you cackle off the race card to mask the lack of "critical thought" you display.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    This is not what I stated at all. dishonest much?


    It's an economic movement that attracts 25% of folks who are clearly indepenbdant and 48% who are right-independent. As you can see by liblady's graphic.
    here is what YOU posted: So you are saying the tea party activley excludes black folk? There are numerous black folks in the tea party,

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    here is what YOU posted: So you are saying the tea party activley excludes black folk? There are numerous black folks in the tea party,
    yes a question, one that was not answered.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    This is not what I stated at all. dishonest much?

    Here is what you said in post #10

    I find it to be a more libertarian movement that not only appeals to the minority libertarians, but also a majority of many folks.
    And what was I accused of being dishonest about by you? Here is what I said about the libertarian angle

    I think the rev is right on the idea that it is a combination of different things including a strain of libertarianism.
    take note of the period at the end of the sentence to complete the thought.

    If I can borrow a page from the Rev's own playbook.....

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    What is the Tea Party to America?
    From what I've seen, they're big government conservatives.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    But the people the tea party have backed for political office, are social conservatives, and they are going to vote on things of that nature, so it needs to be acknowledged.
    This seems to be true...

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Completely incorrect. You see, the Tea Party voices a strong message that the government has been spending too much and that they need to cut it back and balance the budget. Their message is valid and true, and that is why hyper-partisans and media outlets try to avoid the issue by trying to damage the credibility of the Tea Party by saying they are all white racists, extremists, hardcore Republicans, and moronic people that are uneducated. The Tea Party is not an anti-American group, we are pro-America and we don't want to see our nation swallowed up by unsustainable spending and debt.

    Obama wants the debt ceiling raised, I thought he promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term... How extremist and racist of me.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Here is what you said in post #10



    And what was I accused of being dishonest about by you? Here is what I said about the libertarian angle



    take note of the period at the end of the sentence to complete the thought.

    If I can borrow a page from the Rev's own playbook.....

    "I have been libeled. I have been the victim of a LIAR. I demand an apology at once."

    How's that?



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