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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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www.latimes.com...

GOP worries about 'tea party' candidates' broad appeal
Little-known candidates backed by the movement have shot into the national spotlight, but some Republicans are nervous about whether they will be able to beat their Democratic opponents in the fall.

Reporting from Washington — The Republican Party is enjoying a burst of raw enthusiasm among rank-and-file conservatives that has shot some relatively little-known candidates straight into the national spotlight — stirring concern among party leaders about how well some of them will fare with the broader electorate in November.

In North Carolina, national party officials make no secret of their displeasure at the possibility of the GOP banner being carried by a "tea-party"-backed candidate with an apparent history of religious zealotry and drug use. In divorce records, the man's ex-wife said he planned to raise his stepfather from the dead in New Jersey.




posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 01:31 PM
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I think they have a snowballs chance in hell.
with everyone Posting in their front yards who that house is voting for.
should solve the Election Rigging Issue. so lets wait and see what they come up with to prevent that come this Novemeber... good luck ....
you guys went too far, and here comes the results of your actions.
face the music boys --- its your tune --- how do you like the music now.,

[edit on 7-6-2010 by Anti-Evil]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 02:26 PM
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reply to post by Paradigm2012
 


I see the tea party more and more as a co-op movement. It is meant to derail any real action and divide people further.

Now, I actually don't think it's going to be an earthquake come November considering the current crop the GOP is running. That might be the game though, run a bunch of nut jobs knowing most people won't vote for them.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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What a reactionary hit piece.

Looks like the communists at the LA Times are scared.

They should be.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:18 PM
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Why worry now? The tea party always was an astroturf campaign run by one half of the Republican party to gain control. It's appeal was never going to change a damn thing interms of votes, unless you consider fighting for 'Palin' or 'Ron Paul' voters relevant to the Republican party. I highly doubt it as these voters had been consistant Republican voters.

Weak tea? It wasnt much to start with.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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Originally posted by Southern Guardian
reply to post by Paradigm2012
 


Why worry now? The tea party always was an astroturf campaign run by one half of the Republican party to gain control. It's appeal was never going to change a damn thing interms of votes, unless you consider fighting for 'Palin' or 'Ron Paul' voters relevant to the Republican party. I highly doubt it as these voters had been consistant Republican voters.

Weak tea? It wasnt much to start with.


The democratic and republican parties have always been an astroturf campaign in the back pockets of bankers and corporate interests that use race baiting and economic warfare to enslave the public, bailout failing crony corporations, give government contracts to favored suppliers, and all other manner of tyranny.

The Tea Party, which grew out of Ron Paul's campaign, is the only group of people that have put forth politicians willing to stop this.

The people are no longer so stupid as to believe this ridiculous propaganda.

They know the banks and the criminal liberal politicians have destroyed the dollar.

The end of the dollar is here now, not at some distant point in the future.







[edit on 7-6-2010 by mnemeth1]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1
The Tea Party, which grew out of Ron Paul's campaign,


The tea parties started for exactly that, to rally in votes for Ron Paul. When can you recall a time when the tea parties occured under Bush's administration during the passing of the Patriot act, during the war against Iraq? Where were these tea parties? It only appears to me as if these tea parties pop up when there is a need to vote a Republican in, or when theres some dissatisfaction against Obama. It appears to me that the tea parties were missing in action for a good part of the Bush administration.

Your not going to tell me that you 'only woke up recently' right?


is the only group of people that have put forth politicians willing to stop this.


What politicians? Like Palin? She's taken the bulk of the tea party under her wing. Like Ron Paul? What has Ron Paul done besides 'talk'? Rick Perry?? Is he one of those politicians? Rand Paul? The man who complained that this administration was being 'too hard on BP, accidents happen'?

Its ironic that there would be any idea that you could put forward Republican politicians 'willing to stop' what their party started in my opinion.


The people are no longer so stupid


When you have people marching against socialism while telling the government to 'stay off my medicare', I'd highly doubt that comment.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1
criminal liberal politicians have destroyed the dollar.


Oh yes yes yes, the ones that pushed for the Iraq war, spent $1 trillion on pointless trickle down tax cuts, voted to increase the military budget by another $1 trillion right?

I will agree that both Republicans and Democrats are to blame for this mess, but you are greatly in denial to argue this was the doing of 'liberal politicians'.

[edit on 7-6-2010 by Southern Guardian]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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Rand Paul and Peter Schiff come to mind.

The tea parties are expressing outrage over the destruction of the dollar, and with it, our way of life.

You can mock them and call them astroturf if you like, but they were born of out of Ron Paul's campaign and have a heavy libertarian streak in them.

So keep arguing in favor of more tyranny, because more tyranny is exactly what you are going to get with republicans and democrats.

Wake up.



[edit on 7-6-2010 by mnemeth1]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by Southern Guardian

Originally posted by mnemeth1
criminal liberal politicians have destroyed the dollar.


Oh yes yes yes, the ones that pushed for the Iraq war, spent $1 trillion on pointless trickle down tax cuts, voted to increase the military budget by another $1 trillion right?

I will agree that both Republicans and Democrats are to blame for this mess, but you are greatly in denial to argue this was the doing of 'liberal politicians'.

[edit on 7-6-2010 by Southern Guardian]


Obama promised to end the wars.

He has expanded them

Obama promised to restore our civil liberties

He renewed the patriot act.

Obama promised not to hire lobbyists or support cronyism.

His administration is almost entirely composed of lobbyists and Wall Street insiders.

The democrats are criminals who have destroyed this country.

The dollar is finished.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by Southern Guardian
 


The tea parties are expressing outrage over the destruction of the dollar,


The tea parties are an astroturf campaign. If you take individuals like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Dick Army seriously, you have no standing complaining about the destruction of the dollar. These individuals backed the policies that lead to the destruction before they opposed it.


You can mock them and call them astroturf if you like,


Oh they are, and come November they will vote the Republicans right back in like clockwork. You will be one of them. In my opinion you have no business complaining about the current state of the dollar if you are willing to vote in a Republican.


but they were born of out of Ron Paul's campaign and have a heavy libertarian streak in them.


How many of these tea party protesters would agree to you removing their medicare? Or their social security? I'd bet my bottom dollar its not many.


So keep arguing in favor of more tyranny,


Oh please.
The tea parties were fine about tyranny before they conveniently opposed it. They kept shut during a good part of the Bush administration, you kept shut during the Bush administration. This wasnt an issue before the Democrats were voted in power. It took that much to 'wake' you up.


[edit on 7-6-2010 by Southern Guardian]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 05:02 PM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1

Originally posted by Southern Guardian

Originally posted by mnemeth1
criminal liberal politicians have destroyed the dollar.


Oh yes yes yes, the ones that pushed for the Iraq war, spent $1 trillion on pointless trickle down tax cuts, voted to increase the military budget by another $1 trillion right?

I will agree that both Republicans and Democrats are to blame for this mess, but you are greatly in denial to argue this was the doing of 'liberal politicians'.

[edit on 7-6-2010 by Southern Guardian]


Obama promised to end the wars.

He has expanded them


Obama promised to end the Iraq war by 2011 as was his primary campaign promises in 2008. He never promised to end the Afghanistan war infact he stated time and time again he would increase troops in Afghanistan as the result of the Iraq withdrawal.


Obama promised to restore our civil liberties

He renewed the patriot act.


Oh Ill agree with you there, he never removed it.


The democrats are criminals who have destroyed this country.


The Democrats did not hold power for the good part of the 8 years prior to the financial collapse of 2008.

[edit on 7-6-2010 by Southern Guardian]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1
reply to post by Southern Guardian
 



You can mock them and call them astroturf if you like, but they were born of out of Ron Paul's campaign and have a heavy libertarian streak in them.

[edit on 7-6-2010 by mnemeth1]


Ron Paul is not a libertarian. I have no idea when the term got redefined. Ron Paul is staunchly against abortion. He's put earmarks in bills and his views on immigration are pretty much not libertarian.

And really, someone with an anarchy bent shouldn't be supporting political organizations.

I say let the GOP have their fun. At the end of the day it's all the same anyway. People think they are getting something accomplished with this tea party crap and I'm going to be laughing when they find out the Tea nuts are just as useless as the people in Congress now.

Health care won't be repealed
The Fed will not be ended
The wars will not stop

In short, the same old thing will be happening.

[edit on 7-6-2010 by antonia]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 07:06 PM
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I would like to know mnemeth1 as to what policies did the 'liberals' in office pass that lead to the financial crises. We all know that Democrats voted on many bills that were pushed by Republicans, but what 'liberal' specific bills or laws were pushed by the Democrats that lead to the collapse of 2008? Can you list them?



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 11:27 PM
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Originally posted by Southern Guardian
reply to post by mnemeth1
 


I would like to know mnemeth1 as to what policies did the 'liberals' in office pass that lead to the financial crises. We all know that Democrats voted on many bills that were pushed by Republicans, but what 'liberal' specific bills or laws were pushed by the Democrats that lead to the collapse of 2008? Can you list them?


I have only read a few sentences from you at all

but I must say what you post is not at all impressive.

you appear weak at best

you see if you want to not be scrolled past by forum members and not payed attention to, remember its not about a forum avatar or long drawn out multiple posts that people care about

so far the content of your posts gets a grade of D.











[edit on 7-6-2010 by Paradigm2012]



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 11:45 PM
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The Tea Party Movement is a grassroots Conservative Republican movement. Just wait until November, who do you think the Tea Partiers will be voting for. Republican, they are the grassroots branch of the Republican Party that has surprisingly gained ground. A lot like MoveOn.org is for the Democrats, just they have been stalled since Obama and the Democrats took over government.

I do not doubt that the Tea Party is the future of the Republican Party and Vice-Versa. They will morph together soon but they will still be the grassroots political organizers for the GOP.

On the Classical Left-Right Spectrum the Democrats are Center-right and the Republicans are Right-wing, whether you like it or not it's the truth.

November will definitely be a Republican landslide unless there is some huge scandal on their part or miraculously the economy starts booming and employment comes back. But like I said, it will be a Republican landslide.

IMO I don't care, Republican or Democrat their both right-wing and against the American people. Republicrats are not good, the 'First-Past-The-Post' electoral system is meant to keep only a two party system, any real opposition even with a large percent of national votes would gain very few seats.

Face it, we are screwed.

Edit: For spelling

[edit on 6/7/10 by Misoir]



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 02:26 AM
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Originally posted by Southern Guardian
reply to post by mnemeth1
 


I would like to know mnemeth1 as to what policies did the 'liberals' in office pass that lead to the financial crises. We all know that Democrats voted on many bills that were pushed by Republicans, but what 'liberal' specific bills or laws were pushed by the Democrats that lead to the collapse of 2008? Can you list them?


Fannie and Freddie are liberal creations. - 8 trillion debt outstanding

The stimulus package was passed by a democratic congress, signed by bush, and carried out under Obama. - 700 billion

Socialist security is a democratic creature of economic terror, as is the Medicare trust. - 107 trillion in unfunded liabilities

Welfare outlays - 300 billion annual debt

The Federal Reserve bailouts, including TARP, all passed by a democratic congress -


Barofsky’s estimates include $2.3 trillion in programs offered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., $7.4 trillion in TARP and other aid from the Treasury and $7.2 trillion in federal money for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, credit unions, Veterans Affairs and other federal programs.


www.bloomberg.com...






The failure of the dollar now is certain.

It is only a matter of time.

I don't think you people fully grasp the gravity of our situation.

Government spending has destroyed us.

The biggest spenders are liberals.


Let us not forget that Congress has the power to end these wars by discontinuing their funding. They have not. They are just as responsible for the continuation of these wars as republicans.

I haven't even touched the department of education, which violates State's rights and the constitution, which also costs billions upon billions annually.

The democrats never met a government program they did not like.

We are screwed.

You will understand what I mean by that shortly.

Trust me.

You think its bad now? This is nothing. There will be no economic recovery - ever. The US will devolve into a socialist totalitarian police state. There will be rationing of food. There will be rationing of medical services. There will be rationing of housing and all other basic necessities.

The government will put price controls on all goods causing massive shortages.

The government will use the military against the public to quell the coming riots.

There will be chaos.

Do you see what is happening in Greece right now? That will be happening here. The difference is here, we have 65 million gun owners.


[edit on 8-6-2010 by mnemeth1]



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