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Tea Party Targets and Heroes

Postby Sandy » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:30 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/04/15/ ... google_cnn

Interesting. The Democrats are often warned about how being centrist is the key to success, and when the more liberal extreme wing of the party is in control, it spells doom. Now the more extremist ultra-right wing of the GOP is pushing a list of extreme conservative candidates toward the same conclusion.
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Re: Tea Party Targets and Heroes

Postby Dave Roberts » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:04 pm

Methinks they are indeed a tempest in a teapot.
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Re: Tea Party Targets and Heroes

Postby Howard V » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:26 pm

It sounds like there were a lot Tea Party rallies to day. I don't guess they are a dead as some would wish. And Palin seems also to be alive and well. It will be an interesting year.

What's my take on the Tea Party? They just seem to be a lot of ordinary folk who are fed up with big government and taxes that are too high. I, personally, agree with their sentiment. I'm not sure how much influence they will have in the final vote.
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Re: Tea Party Targets and Heroes

Postby Sandy » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:29 pm

I think the Tea Parties are going to have more of an effect on the GOP than they will on the outcome of many general elections in November. Fox News claims that the Tea Party participants are among the highest percentage of those who registered and voted in 2006 and 2008, which means that they are not a new constituency. If they don't distance themselves from yellers of racial epithets, disrespectful spitters and screamers in town hall meetings, they will soon lose their credibility and the novelty will wear off. Sarah Palin's inability to put together a coherent speech with substance, and her screechy voiced recitation of dim-witted political cliches that are wearing thin won't help much in the long run, especially in light of the fact that Obama double digit leads her in potential presidential matchup polls. Essentially, from what I have seen here in Texas, they are mostly Ron Paul-ites and he seems to be their natural leader. Some Texas Republican congressmen are working hard to distance themselves from the movement. So is, ironically, the new Massachussetts Senator Brown.

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Re: Tea Party Targets and Heroes

Postby Chris » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:53 am

Sandy wrote: Sarah Palin's inability to put together a coherent speech with substance, and her screechy voiced recitation of dim-witted political cliches that are wearing thin won't help much in the long run,


But her intended audience doesn't understand that. She is telling them what they want to hear, and they love it! They don't realize that SHE doesn't have any substance. :censored:
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Re: Tea Party Targets and Heroes

Postby Gary » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:47 pm

Howard V wrote:It sounds like there were a lot Tea Party rallies to day. I don't guess they are a dead as some would wish. And Palin seems also to be alive and well. It will be an interesting year.

What's my take on the Tea Party? They just seem to be a lot of ordinary folk who are fed up with big government and taxes that are too high. I, personally, agree with their sentiment. I'm not sure how much influence they will have in the final vote.
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Perhaps because there were so many going on at one time this year, and the roving TPers couldn't be everywhere at once, the Norman Tea Party yesterday was 1/2 the size of last year.

Last Year.

The newly elected President had been in office of almost exactly 8 weeks and what were they up in arms about Last Year? Makes one wonder.

Norman Transcript link about the smaller, economy-sized rally yesterday:
http://normantranscript.com/headlines/x1270805934/Tea-partiers-make-their-case

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Postby Stephen Fox » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:21 pm

Pix 36,37,78 and 130 I found interesting.

The Flag credo is a true believer for sure:

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Marsha Blackburn, Tea Parties and Freedom

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:33 am

Get the Meet the Press transcript for today.

Blackburn has every appearance of being on same page as Richard Land, may even be his US Rep.

The Key question she could not answer; but to her credit she did distance herself a little from Mn's demagoguge, Michelle Bachmann.
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The Text: Blackburn, Tea Parties and Freedom

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:41 pm

DAVID GREGORY: All right, Congresswoman, before-- before we move on, make the case for why, as Ron suggests, the Republican Party is on the right side of this economic debate in this election year.

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: Thereason the Republican Party is on the right side of this economic debate is simply this. The election is going to be about freedom, and the American People know that being dependent on the federal government for home loans, for your health care, for your education, for your jobs, even for the kind of light bulb that you want to put in the fixture, is not the aspirations of a free people. And because of that, we are on the right side of this argument. Everything that we're doing--

DAVID GREGORY: What did-- hold on, Congresswoman.

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: --discussing here effects--

DAVID GREGORY: What did freedom get the American People during-- that led to the financial collapse? Is that not a fair question about the limits of-- of the free, capitalist system?

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: We know-- we know that if you let free markets work, there is no expiration date on the free market. There is no expiration date on the American economy. What the American People do not like is the overreach of government--

DAVID GREGORY: I'm sorry, Congresswoman, my question was what did the free-- what did the free market get us-- what did freedom get us in the economic collapse? You had an absence of government regulation, and you had the free market running wild. Look what the result was.

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN: And you need-- and you need more oversight. We all agree with that. And the financial bill that Senator Corker and them are working on would lead to more oversight. The Goldman charges that have come forward now, David, they have come forward under existing SEC rules. More oversight, which I have always been a proponent of--

DAVID GREGORY: Well, let me just move on for a sec.


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