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Originally posted by MrXYZ
The majority of the TP members I spoke to were white, and from the political right.
Is for FOX ok in your eyes? Are they the "voice of the people"?
Originally posted by whaaa
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.
How anyone can take Newt seriously is beyond me. But perhaps he may have it right this time; as the TPM seems to be more and more coopted by the neocons and less and less of a grass roots movement.
I find it hard to predict the future of the TPM with exgov Palin on one side and Dr. Ron Paul on the other.
[edit on 23-4-2010 by whaaa]
Originally posted by nickoli
reply to post by samhouston1886
Not sure how to reply to this. I am a supporter of Adam Kokesh and I support SOME of the tea partys principles, I do not blindly follow anyone.
As I stated I have not attended a tea party rally and probably wont but I still support them and am more politically aligned with them far more than I am our current leadership.
Fyi ,there was no tea party prior to 2008 so they couldnt have supported the gwot when Adam was deployed because they didnt exist.
Irregardless of who was behind 9/11 it was definantly islamist extremist who carried it out,it was definantly islamic extremist who bombed the cole it was definantly islamic extremist who bombed our embassy in Beruit so like it or not we are at war with Islamic extremists and they are at war with us. They will attack us weather we are over there or not and anyone else who doesnt agree with their extremist views including their own people, they do it everyday. So yes I go on record because of Beruit because of Somalia because of the Cole because of 9/11 I support tgwot.
[edit on 4/25/10 by nickoli]
Originally posted by Logarock
All parties have "militant wings" most movements have "militant wings".
100% correct, so what makes TPM think they are militants in the right?
Originally posted by GovtFlu
Wouldn't it have been nice if 1000s of enlightened 1930s germans split from the prominent political party and rallied with enough strength and fervor to de-rail, or just weaken, hitlers nazi party? the tea party doesn't have to stand for any set of principles / policies or conform with the gop/dnc norms of having plastic metrosexual phonies smile out lies.. let it be just an angry anti 2 party / establishment blend of disgruntled right/left wing activists, hippies, stoners, and other pissed off undefined US citizens who have had enough as they mob together and irritate both DC mafia families.