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Old 07-02-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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For JTF's Reading Pleasure: "What is the Tea Party"

What is the Tea Party? A growing state of mind - Yahoo! News

Interesting article, but I mainly wanted JTF to have some fun reading for this Independence weekend!
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What does "I don’t really understand it, but I like what they stand for" mean?

Lindsy Graham said it best:

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On four occasions, Graham met with Tea Party groups. The first, in his Senate office, was “very, very contentious,” he recalled. During a later meeting, in Charleston, Graham said he challenged them: “ ‘What do you want to do? You take back your country — and do what with it?’ . . . Everybody went from being kind of hostile to just dead silent.”

In a previous conversation, Graham told me: “The problem with the Tea Party, I think it’s just unsustainable because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country. It will die out.” Now he said, in a tone of casual lament: “We don’t have a lot of Reagan-type leaders in our party. Remember Ronald Reagan Democrats? I want a Republican that can attract Democrats.” Chortling, he added, “Ronald Reagan would have a hard time getting elected as a Republican today.”
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What does "I don’t really understand it, but I like what they stand for" mean?
Reminds me of porn a little bit:

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I went to VCU and im still involved with VCU and we have a huge emo/hipster/scencester crowd. Richmond city is also extremely liberal. Like most colleges i would say the school is liberal leaning. But a lot of the students are clear Tea Party supporters and they are well organized and active.

I think of the Tea Party as a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. Socially liberal, fiscally conservative.
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What does "I don’t really understand it, but I like what they stand for" mean?

Lindsy Graham said it best:
It's really quite simple, I don't know why they would have trouble answering:

Cut spending.

Get some people in Congress to say no on spending bills and yes on cutting programs. From an economic perspective, the deficit needs to be brought under control before we really put ourselves in financial trouble.
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It's really quite simple, I don't know why they would have trouble answering:

Cut spending.

Get some people in Congress to say no on spending bills and yes on cutting programs. From an economic perspective, the deficit needs to be brought under control before we really put ourselves in financial trouble.
I wish it was that simple because the only spending people seem to want to cut is foreign aid.

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Nearly half say blacks lag in jobs, income and housing "because most African-Americans just don't have the motivation or willpower to pull themselves up out of poverty."
With such bigoted views, the Tea Party will be its own undoing. History is moving in the opposite direction from such views.
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He says that because he knows he is part of the problem the one like the people in the Tea Party want to see gone. He wishes the Tea Party would go away and when they run someone against has ass he can sit at home and talk about how they are fading away some more. The left is just as scared of this growing movement. Hell I might donate some money to them because we need other choices then what we have in DC today. What is Congresses approval rating 18% or something like that so I know I'm not the only one who feels we need change.
Seems to me he doesn't give a shit about his job security like his buddy McCain seems to. Tea Party = Green Party at best and overall people seem to have a negative view of them. Time will tell, my bet is they disappear soon as Obama leaves office.
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I wish it was that simple because the only spending people seem to want to cut is foreign aid.

I would be happy, slightly, if we cut each one of those areas by the percent of people who want it cut. so 7% cut in SS, 22% cut in Defense, 71% cut in foreign aid, etc etc. It would be a start.

As for not answering the one question, that is your typical trick question. No answer, or any answer, and it would be thrown around and mutilated in the press. People know what they want to be done, but the mass media and political elite work together to run contrarian ideas through the "spin" cycle.

Lotus, if it is a pure racist tendency it will die out, but what if the phrasing was not put into black/white dialogue as it gets portrayed, but instead just a simple, generic, our American culture is creating lots of people nowadays who are more willing to rely on handouts versus working hard and living within our means. Would that be more sustainable.
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What does "I don’t really understand it, but I like what they stand for" mean?

Lindsy Graham said it best:
Lindsy Graham is being black-mailed, as is a good many Republican, because he's a homosexual. The man's compromised. Lindsy Graham has as much of a chance of getting re-elected as my big toe.

But that's Ok. Bomb some Persians because if you're not, you hate black people. Pay more taxes because if you don't, you're a racist. Give up your liberties because if you don't, you're a bigot. If you don't believe in global warming you're a holocaust denier. Please . . .
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I would be happy, slightly, if we cut each one of those areas by the percent of people who want it cut. so 7% cut in SS, 22% cut in Defense, 71% cut in foreign aid, etc etc. It would be a start.

As for not answering the one question, that is your typical trick question. No answer, or any answer, and it would be thrown around and mutilated in the press. People know what they want to be done, but the mass media and political elite work together to run contrarian ideas through the "spin" cycle.

Lotus, if it is a pure racist tendency it will die out, but what if the phrasing was not put into black/white dialogue as it gets portrayed, but instead just a simple, generic, our American culture is creating lots of people nowadays who are more willing to rely on handouts versus working hard and living within our means. Would that be more sustainable.
I'd like to see a politician run on a platform of cutting medicare, ss, and defense..that will be the day. It's not a trick question, it's rhetorical question.
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I wonder if Arnold ran on a platform of reducing state employees to minimum wage.

If the situation gets dire enough politicians will have to cut these programs, but of course it would be better to cut them before the need was that dire.
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they aren't dire, since politicians are able to print the money and many other factors that keep us from being in Greece or California's situation. And we could turn it around now, if we had the political will, but like Saden said, to do it, you would have to be willing to cut SS/Medicare AND Defense, but there is no way a majority of the House will get voted in with that agenda.
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Yeah those TEA Partier's are crazy. If they got into power they'd send in predator drones into Pakistan and blow up weddings. They'd drop bombs on Serbian schools. They'd lock people up without a cause and hold them forever. Why those TEA Party people they want to take us back to 1776. Why if they were in power they'd sell out our birthright to the banks. Can't have that can we!
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