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

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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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    Re: The Tea Party Is.....

    tea party report Lansing Michigan part 2

    A very nice lady sold me a souvenier which was kind of clever - a box of tea party tea. She was doing a brisk business and had sold all but her final box and told me I could have it at half price so I jumped at since I collect political stuff.

    One fellow gave me a clever thing - it was a parody on the old Norman Rockwell 'triple self portrait' painting. This one has Obama as Rockwell looking into the same Rockwell mirror and painting a picture of Jesus on canvas. Got to admit that the tea party is upping its game and this was much much cleverer than the Curios George with Obama stickers that some used back in the McCain/Palin campaign.

    This was a very short rally - from start to finish only 90 minutes. The union one yesterday with lots more participation lasted seven hours. Most of them at least three or four hours.

    When the crowd broke up, almost everyone used the various sidewalks and would not walk on the grass. I do not know what that says about them - if anything - but thats rare here as the lawn takes a terrific beating on these events.

    Lets hope those pics come out. Lots of what I feel will be good ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    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.
    Actually rev, I did NOT give a detailed account of the union rally yesterday because there was no avenue for it. This thread seems perfect for todays report. I don't think there is a national controversey about the racial make-up of labor unions is there? But there is about the tea party. That is just the way it is. I report on reality.

    As to ethnicity, I would guess the union crowd was about 75% white and mostly male and skewed a bit younger than todays tea crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    What is the Tea Party to America?
    The true grass rout democratically party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    what are "5-10k" union workerd doing there on a thursday morning? another fake sick day?



    It's funny how he parrots the AFCLIO's numbers when the only picture I can find is this highly cropped one:


    5-10K...that seems right. A total of anywhere between 5 people and 10 thousand...well...thats a pretty big variance. Besides...Im sure a lot of those counted in those numbers were the ones at home cold calling in death threats to politicians. Oh...and the kids that the teachers took with them on field trips.

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    It's funny how so few people want to actually discuss the Tea Party in this thread. Race, unions, anything to avoid actually discussing the issues, by people on both sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's funny how so few people want to actually discuss the Tea Party in this thread. Race, unions, anything to avoid actually discussing the issues, by people on both sides.
    It probably got a lot more attention in the first 300-400 posts. It kinda started to get a little skewed when the typical "Tea Party are racist hatemongers" rhetoric started up, right around post...what...3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    It probably got a lot more attention in the first 300-400 posts. It kinda started to get a little skewed when the typical "Tea Party are racist hatemongers" rhetoric started up, right around post...what...3?


    Exactly.... How can you have a "civil discussion" with opponents who call you a racist homobe and an extremist? :
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    5-10K...that seems right. A total of anywhere between 5 people and 10 thousand...well...thats a pretty big variance. Besides...Im sure a lot of those counted in those numbers were the ones at home cold calling in death threats to politicians. Oh...and the kids that the teachers took with them on field trips.
    Did you miss the article links which gave the crowd estimates or is this some feeble attempt at sarcasm?

    When I gave my crowd estimate to several people at the capitol today - including one veteran capitol police officer - they all said I was way too high in my estimate. It looks like the largest paper in the state also finds fault with my estimate

    http://www.freep.com/article/2011041...text|FRONTPAGE

    More than 500 tea party followers and other conservatives gathered at the Michigan state Capitol today to denounce high taxes, big government, President Barack Obama and plans to build a new bridge over the Detroit River.
    I guess I should stick to politics and leave the crowd estimations to the professionals. Apologies for the earlier numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Exactly.... How can you have a "civil discussion" with opponents who call you a racist homobe and an extremist? :
    Who called you a HOMOBE?
    And what is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Who called you a HOMOBE?
    And what is it?
    Don't be daft. Capitalizing on typos is so 90s.
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