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Former President Bill Clinton got into trouble with conservatives after he compared today's political climate with the climate preceding the Oklahoma City bombing. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich seems to be having a moment of his own: in a little-noticed appearance Wednesday, he suggested that the Tea Party will become the "militant wing of the Republican Party."
But this time, conservatives aren't up in arms.
While speaking at an event in York County, Pennsylvania Wednesday, Gingrich left some in the audience scratching their heads. According to the The York Dispatch, Gingrich said the movement is a "natural expression of frustration with Republicans and anger at Democrats," which is "more likely to end up as the militant wing of the Republican Party" than a third party.
Originally posted by indianajoe77
I think the RNC has been trying to co-op the TPM as its own from the begining, because a lot of the people involved used to be core voters of the Republican ticket. They now are just as disgruntled with RNC as the DNC. Add in the independents and other disgruntled groups that are part of the TPM, and you have a large bloc of disgruntled voters.
Originally posted by Jenna
There's been a concentrated effort for almost two years now to declare as many people possible as extremists, militant, domestic terrorists, violently inclined, etc. It's all about control. If they can't control you, they will demonize you.
When it comes to the tea parties, both the left and the right are starting to realize that they're no longer in control of what the people are thinking and this scares them. They will do everything within their power to marginalize the tea parties and make them seem like something people should fear. It's all nonsense of course, but what else do you expect from the people who are afraid of losing their power?
Originally posted by MrXYZ
If you listen to interviews with tea party members, you get to hear a lot of totally insane and crazy ideas.
Originally posted by nickoli
reply to post by MrXYZ
Wrong. What we were against was the bailouts,initially. Were against big companys who in times of profit privitize the gains and in times of losses socialize the losses. A free market is like poker if you loose you loose, you dont make the house cover your loses and keep the profits thats just wrong.
[edit on 4/24/10 by nickoli]