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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
But doing with the Tea Party didn't... begin with strong leadership.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
And how did that work for them?
I understand the desire for individualism and libertarianism. I'm all for that. But individuals within the larger movement are the ones who decided to hire Palin to speak because she would bring in crowds. That was a HUGE mistake
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
He's a Republican Shill .. and "Teapartiers" (which I refuse to be called since one of them invited Palin along) are sick of Republicans.. no honest self respecting "Tea Partier" will ever support Republicans OR Democrats. I'd sooner stand beside Anarchist and Communist than a Repub or Dem.
They NEED to demonize them, because they are starting to drift into "fringe" parties (for instance I am a member of the Libertarian Party) and every tea party attender that moves to the fringe is a vote lost on the Republican side (since the majority are former Republicans or Centrist moderates who swung either way)
Let them make fun of us, call us names like Tea Baggers, it's only because they are afraid..
The left has chosen to call the Tea Partiers racists and terrorists
In a recent event (apparently to promote his new book), Sean Hannity (in apparent calculated "sarcasm") refers to the "Tea Party" protestors as "Tim McVeigh wannabees," and (apparently) "tea party" crowd in attendance applauds and cheers!
This is beyond "political madness" into the realm of apparently misrepresenting violence and diminishing the significance of the murder innocent people... by his purposefully calculated "sarcasm" ... "as they say."
I'm stunned. Is there any hope of recovering from this political psychosis that has an apparent death-grip on the nation?
During the interview, this is what Obama had to say about some of the criticism of his actions as President:
“I do think that everybody has a responsibility — Democrats or Republicans — to tone down some of this rhetoric, some of these comments.…It used to be that someone who said something crazy, they might be saying it to their next door neighbor or it might be on some late night AM station at the very end of the radio dial and now with the blogs, it ends up getting a lot more attention and you guys end up covering it a lot more. It’s not as if there haven’t been a lot of crazy things said out and about over the years, it’s just that it gets much more magnified much more quickly.”
First of all, Obama has changed a lot about the way this country works in his short time as President, but so far he hasn’t been able to get rid of the First Amendment,
Originally posted by Doctor Smith
I wouldn't know anything about this except for the fact that you guys are actually watching FOX. You see. I don't waste my time watching TV. What you need to do is stop watching the f***ing TV.