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  • beeflies2001 beeflies2001 Jul 16, 2013 9:23 AM Flag

    They Call themselves the Tea Party!

     

    Ideological purity....

    Compromise as weakness...

    A fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism..

    Denying science...

    Unmoved by facts...

    Undeterred by new information...

    A hostile fear of progress...

    A demonization of education...

    A need to control women's bodies...

    Severe xenophobia...

    Tribal mentality...

    Intolerance of dissent...

    A Pathological hatred of the U.S. government...

    They call themselves the Tea party. They call themselves Conservatives. And they even call themselves Republicans. Though Republican's certainly shouldn't. But we should call them what they are...The American Taliban. And they cannot survive if they allow the poor or the people of color to vote.

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    • The sad part is most of the good ideas of the tea party is what progressives have been clamoring for. Simple tax-code filled out on a post card. Cuts in wasteful spending. Feeding the poor. Healing the sick. An anathema to the few. So the few co-opted them for their own purpose. Even to the point of deposing one of its founders and installing one of their own crazies who knows how to follow orders. And to sideline the tea party, in the real world, they even had them concentrating on fluff issues like abortion, gay rights, not registering guns, etc. What would happen if the progressives and the tea-party woke up one day and decided to quit fighting over fluff and to concentrate on real issues together. Never happen. Because as long as the Koch Bros, etal, keep paying their leaders a million a year to herd their sheep into unfertile pastures, the rest of America will keep thinking these people are loons.

    • How are progressive Detroit and Chicago doing these days? They're the showplaces of democrat liberalism.
      Aren't you proud?

    • Again as a reminder.

    • why did they choose the name tea-party anyway.? The original tea-party members were smugglers who were angry that the king effectively put them out of business by CUTTING the tea TAX in HALF. Tea was an expensive habit. The smugglers made a good living by smuggling and an even better living by not paying taxes. When the king started the program to root out illegal tea smuggling, he also cut the taxes. He also effectively flooded the market. And no one wanted to hassle with illegal tea. So by throwing those 300 boxes of tea overboard, an artificial shortage was created. And the scarcity, and price of tea went up. Which I'm sure the king and the smugglers didn't mind. Of which people paid the price for. Only now the kings are the corporations who run the tea-party. Dejavu moment.

    • Taxed Enough Already=Tea party!
      Sonny go back to school, learn how to do your research! The TEA party does not want to trample on your rights, but you liberal/ progressives/socialists/democrats certainly want to trample on my rights.

    • This is one clueless, angry person who is describing her/himself. They don't feel GOD and probably never will. Lost Souls walking around everywhere and that's why the world is in such a mess. No one has a right to murder GODs Child in the womb, or out of the womb. Tribal mentality at its worst and unfortunately we're all going to have to suffer for it....

    • Actually, the Tea Party stands for smaller government(fraud, waste and abuse of power is rampant in big government), lower taxes, holding our leaders accountable and personal responsibility. I can see how you left-wing lemmings who think everything should be "free" (paid for by others), and can't acknowledge any of Obama's multiple scandals would have a problem with that.

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      • cutecolgateguy • 1 hour 32 minutes ago

        Actually, the Tea Party stands for smaller government(fraud, waste and abuse of power is rampant in big government), lower taxes, holding our leaders accountable and personal responsibility. I can see how you left-wing lemmings who think everything should be "free" (paid for by others), and can't acknowledge any of Obama's multiple scandals would have a problem with that.
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        Would you explain why the Tea Party suddenly appeared when a Minority Democratic President was elected.
        Of course there was no waste, fraud and abuse of power by any previous administrations and the government never grew prior to 2008, very idealistic I must say.
        As you seem to be enamored with this ideal would you please explain why this Tea Party is aligned with the Republicans who ran this country to the edge of the abyss.

      • supreme_penthouse_naplesf supreme_penthouse_naplesf Jul 16, 2013 11:46 AM Flag

        Actually, you along with the vast majority of American, don't have a clue what in the hell the Tea Party stands for. You only parrot what you hear on Fox News and right wing talk radio. You, above all else are the biggest spinner of Teabagger bullschit on this board and when others don't agree with your lies you create an alias that mock theirs. You are the perfect example of a lying worthless Teabagger.

    • American Taliban certainly seems to fit them to a Tea.

 
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