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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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I don't view you as an enemy at all. Nor a threat, nor of consequence.
    that must be the reason why you never respond to any of my posts.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    that must be the reason why you never respond to any of my posts.


    that's a lie, you adress me.


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    I think the rev is right on the idea that it is a combination of different things including a strain of libertarianism.

    I responded to this.
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    Moderator's Warning:
    The Tea Party Is.....Enough. The threads not about libertarianism, unions, etc and your discussion of them isn't even at this point relating it in some significant way to the topic. If you all want to trade non-stop back and forth posts that are primarily about each other you can take it downstairs. The rest of your posts need to either significantly address the topic more so than tangents or each other or your time in the thread will end.

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    Here is the tea party report from Lansing, Michigan.

    The crowd seems to be about 1/3 the size of the union crowd yesterday. If there were 7,500 people here yesterday, take 1/3 of that. If you use 5,000 as the figure yesterday, take a third of that. It will be interesting to see how the news reports estimate it. But they occupied about 1/3 of the real estate that the crowd did yesterday.

    Average person was middle aged. Almost all white although there were some African Americans throughout the crowd - I would estimate about less than 20 to 30 of the total crowd. They started on time and sang The Star Spangled Banner and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. That opening mirrored the opening of the union rally yesterday who did the same thing. Some local country singer sang a few songs - the one that went over the biggest was the Toby Keith song about the red, white and blue with line about shoving a boot up your ass. Sorry - but I do not follow comtemporary music and do not know the title of that one. Several people spoke including the states Attorney General and Secretary of State. Dick Morris was in town and he gve the big speech which centered around not letting the State help build a new bridge to Canada and fiscal restraint.

    I took lots of pictures with my phone. When I get home I will see if my wife can help me upload these things as I was the last person in the world to get a cell phone this last January and hate the damn thing and know precious little about it. But I hope they come out alright.

    I talked to many very nice people who were more than happy to allow me to take their photo when I asked them. In fact, not one person turned down my request. Lots of American flags and the "don't tread on me flags". Lots of home made signs, a few rather clever that I photographed.

    Many signs were anti-Obama but I would not call hardly any of them overtly racist - or even mildly racist. There was one I shot and I will allow you here to make up your own mind about the Obama caricature.

    The main issue people seemed concerned about was TAXES and how their taxes are spent.

    One big difference between this crowd and others like yesterday and over past weeks was the lack of any other capitol activity. Normally a larger group splits off and takes over the capitol building filling both galleries but today the galleries were empty and the tea party people did not go in the actual capitol building. Also, when there are these large protests, our office building offices get deluged with people and that did not happen either. You would not even know others were here. Maybe they will come to visit when the rally ends. if so I will post an update.

    Its still going on and I am going back across the street for more.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    So no racist signs.... Are you now changing your tone with your wild accusations of racism in the Tea Party?


    How about the union guys, did you count the number of blacks? Why did you leave that out? why is the racial makeup of the tea party important but not that of the union?


    See this is the problem I have with accusations of racism in the tea party, here you have two groups and only one group is checked for its racial make up. I find that disturbing.
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    This is such a long thread. Has anybody shown any proof that the Tea Party is racist? Has anybody shown any proof that black people are racist for not joining a white group?. Has anyone come up with a goof reason why being angry about government spending is extreme?

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    This is such a long thread. Has anybody shown any proof that the Tea Party is racist? Has anybody shown any proof that black people are racist for not joining a white group?. Has anyone come up with a goof reason why being angry about government spending is extreme?
    Are those really the questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Are those really the questions?



    yes........ These are the questions that are ignored.....
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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    This is such a long thread. Has anybody shown any proof that the Tea Party is racist? Has anybody shown any proof that black people are racist for not joining a white group?. Has anyone come up with a goof reason why being angry about government spending is extreme?
    No, No, and somewhat depending on the criteria you're placing for the word extreme.

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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    yes........ These are the questions that are ignored.....
    I don't think so. The question of the thread is what is the Tea Party to America. None of the answers has raqce in it at all. And when people talk about them being extreme, no ne say they are extreme because they are mad. What makes them extreme is the extent they want to go, which is far from center or norm, and thus extreme.

    Some like myself add that they are incoherent and that anger isn't a policy or position. But that is not what makes them extreme.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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