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  • #8
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    Agreed. The rich corporate RINO's are going to have a rude awakening when they all get voted out.....

    This is starting to become more and more like Braveheart......Wallace = Tea Party and the RINO's the rich lords selling out Wallace and making deals with progressive liberal devils.....
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    Yes, do break off from the GOP and form your own party, splitting the conservative voting block between the Libertarians, The Tea Crumpets, and The GOP. The Democrats will laugh all the way to Congress.
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    @Zazziness
    And with the right candidates you'll see democrats moving towards that third party. I hope a 4th party comes out of the democratic party. The democrats kinda have their own little tea party with the 'progressive' and 'green' parties.
    The original 2007 tea party started off with a 35 to 40% democratic base. I was a democrat before i joined the tea party.
    Even OWS had tea party people in the beginning. Go YouTube some earlier OWS videos and you'll see tea party signs and Ron Paul revolution signs. Both organizations share common core beliefs concerning gov't.
    It's obvious to see that both the establishment democratic party and the republican party are ran by the same people. It is obvious to see that the establishment also runs the main-stream-media. People are noticing this and waking up to it.
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    Cruz is one standing for libertarian issues. The old time religious and social issue Republicans are the problem. They are the ones that have to drop those positions or the Republicans will have a hard time winning the Presidency.
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    Aaaand...the establishment parties (both D and R) showing that they like having a corner on the market. "Here America...you can choose from the options we've picked for you."
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    @Knightkore Religious issues should not be part of politics. Social conservative issues also should not be part of politics. Those are both private and personal. As long as the Republicans choose to pursue on those lines they have no chance of winning the presidency.
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    No way. Independents will consider voting for a RINO, but never a tea party nutcase. I would vote for Christie, but would NEVER vote for anyone that has any association with the tea party. They are hurting their party way more than helping it. The Republican Party is dying - they need to move to the middle or they're buried for good.
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    @Now_What not true. "Cuccinelli actually won independents by 9 percentage points, 47 percent to 38 percent..." Read more: http://www.politico.com /story/2013/11/terry-mcauliffe -virginia-governor-2013-electi ons-99441.html#ixzz2k0G2urc1
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    @forrest you don't know what hate is until you've experienced it from republicans. They succeed on the suffering of others caused by them. I don't hate them, I just want to see them get the punishment they deserve for their crimes.
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    Crimes? Jeez, Speedy, you're starting to sound like a wing nut with this conspiracy thing. Trust me when I say that if you think the Democrats are free of crime and guilt, you're being awfully naive. I don't hate liberals, but I do find that they're often misled and full of wrong ideas.
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    @forrest You make light of there war on gays and lesbians. How many have been beaten, and mistreated by the hatred stirred up in the last 12 years. How many women have suffered from their war on abortion? You may not care about the evil that they have done in order to gain power but some people see it for what it is.
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    Karma is a bitch. Since the 1970's the GOP has actively courted these kooks and now the kooks have taken over the party. There is nothing I need say on this thread other than HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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    Taken over is a little strong. I'd like to see some of the true conservative principals of the Tea Party prevail in the mix, but there needs to be some moderation of the rhetoric and a willingness to serve the best interest of all Americans, even the dead beat teat suckers. LOL!
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    We need MORE major political parties. Not fewer. Let's break the monopoly! Unlike Kurt Vonnegut's "Kingdom of Two", this little kingdom in the USA is NOT good! BTW, please visit and comment at
    politix.topix.com/item/u3419-who-rules-americ... A thought provoking essay on the philosophical and personality differences between the lovable, but contentious groups, lol.
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    That's right. A third party represents a threat to their "here...you can choose from the options we've picked for you."
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    My concern with that sentiment is this, conservatives band together much better than liberals do and as a result more conservative parties would be more successful. Look at Egypt, 17 candidates on the ballat and the worst one was chosen and he proved he didn't understand that democracy wasnt a mob rule and brought in Islamist laws. A fewer party system requires more moderat stances to win the general election
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    @Hoosierdaddy Well, it's a valid concern in Egypt, but come on: We're Americanskis- we don't "Walk like Egyptians", lol. Sorry, Bangles! You'd get people like me- financial conservative, 2nd Amendment Conservative, moderate insofar as abortion and gay rights- not opposed to either. Much, much better. Really all that's needed now is the cooperation of the mass media. If they would just give an equal chance at Green Party, Libertarian Party, Justice Party, etc. in addition to Democrats and Republicans, I believe it would be very healthy for our country, BREAK the gridlock, force Representatives and Senators to actually TALK to each other and compromise, etc. Monopolies are not good- whether in business or politics, at least IMHO! Thanks for contributing!
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    GOP handed a narrow victory to democrats. Congratulations !
    Keep it up and progressive republicans may as well caucas with democrats.
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    @Poltal

    Why should they when the GOP is all they've ever known ?
    They didn't leave the GOP, GOP left them.
    I voted Tuesday. On my way to vote I stopped by the County Clerk's office and picked up a sample ballot, then stopped next door to visit County Assessor's office, a man I helped elect. He sought me out to help with his campaign because he knew I held considerable sway within the city. That was 15 some years ago and he's held his office ever since, he's Republican. My visit was to say hi and inquire about our county Tea Party which meets bi-monthly. When asked about the people he said all were good people. I asked if they attended monthly county Republican meetings he said only towards election time and last election they came close to co-opting Republicans into Tea Party.

    On the national level that's the situation. Tea Party is almost home so why would they give up now ?
    I'm not Tea Party but view the survival of GOP on their ability to fold Tea Party and Libertarians into their caucus otherwise they will float off into the great abyss of zero consequence.

    Our conversation then drifted into what GOP has done for US lately and our analysis was dismal.
  • #186
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    So deal with the GOP and stop whining, or form your own party. Tea freaks would never survive without mainstream gop
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    Lol, then your a horrible analyst. Tea freaks are so far gone from normal politics that even nutbag pubs Re ashamed of them now.

    Regan would be a rino to tea freaks. The GOP didn't leave you, which is why they are called establishment, or was that not part of your analysis?
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    As a liberal Democrat from Massachusetts I could live with a moderate Republican as Governor or President. Mitt Romney was not my choice for governor, but in a predominately Democrat state he worked out well for our state as have the several Republican governors we have had in recent decades. Eisenhower, Nixon and Ford were good for the most part (I blame Reagan for starting the borrowing against the future trend).

    The ultra right, conservatives are another story all together. These Tea Party types have gone off the deep end. The moderate Republicans would do well to shake them off like a bad case of fleas.
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    @Knightkore The Tea Party are not traditional Republicans. The Tea Party represents a new wing of the party, and an increasingly unwelcome one at that. RINO's are the real establishment Republicans, the ones who can work with the other side of the isle. Three quarters of the country has seen the radical nature of the Tea Party candidates for what they are. The novelty and hope they initially fostered is wearing out fast.
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    @Russell797

    You are correct that the Tea Party are not traditional Republicans. These are the people which are ignored by the Republican Washington elite (RINO) and Wealthy America...these are the people that live, sweat and pay the taxes in the nation...the Tea Party is an extension of them...they have to do radical things to get the attention of the elite...because they have lost touch with the common taxpaying citizen...the political system has to evolve before Washington elitists bury this country in unsustainable debt...
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    @Russell797

    Tea Party Republicans aren't traditional Republicans, you're right about that.
    They're from the Reagan Conservative model that both George H. & George W. led us to believe they could be.
    What you consider radical is 25+ years of pent up frustration from not being heard.

    I just fired off an email to RNC promising to pull my support over one more Virginia defeat where it was obvious lack of funding lost a campaign.
    I've been a registered Republican since 1994 but I'd sure switch to an Independent if Virginia is a promise of GOP inaction.
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    The GOP needs to move over and make way for the true patriots in this country. The RINOs and the greedy statist Democrats are the cause of 99% of our problems.
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    The sad fact is as more kids grow up in the age of entitlement, the thought of having to earn a living and not get others money to sit on your couch smoking A J become more unstomachable.
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    Interesting choice for a photo to go with the article. This is an example of propaganda in use to portray a particular group of people in a negative way. While I personally agree with the photo, the inference is the tea party are extremists. I held out some hope that Politix would be alittle different.
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    @rkinsawjoe the tea party isn't any more extreme than those on the left. Unfortunately, we have people as yourself who will open up and be fed from the media so inferring is all that is required to become fact.
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    "people as myself"? You're inferring a little yourself there friend, and a little too much. Being either left or right is different than being extremist. Firstly, the tea party people I know are not only extremists...it's a point of pride with them. Secondly, you can't attend a political rally waving a banner saying "we came unarmed...this time" or agree with that sentiment without it being seen as extremist by virtue of the implied threat. Now that ain't my fault...it's just how it is. And lastly, your attempt at condescension was cute but ham handed and weak at best.
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    @rkinsawjoe I don't believe you know any tea partiers especially any who are extremists. However, just because someone attends a rally holding a sign that goes outside the norm doesn't justify labeling the group. If that was the case we could forget signs and just label all on the left as complete loons based on their own words
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    I'll thank you to not call me a liar friend,what you believe or don't believe doesn't amount to a pinch of pup shit. And if you're afraid or offended by being called extremist...neither do you. You say you agree with the sign in the photo but then say it goes outside the norm, you support a position with one breath and deny it with the next.. a flip flopper that changes his argument to suit the way the wind blows. You assume I'm leftist because I call the tea party extreme, which you obviously see as derogatory, but you're wrong on both counts. From what you've shown in a few short sentences...you ain't much. Like it or don't, there it is and I have nothing more for you, sporto.
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    it's actually going to turn out the other way around. the Republican establishment is on its way out.. there is no more room for rhinos.
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    William Wallace: Now tell me, what does that mean to be noble? Your title gives you claim to the throne of our country, but men don't follow titles, they follow courage.

    Tea Party has courage. RINO's have titles.....
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    Tea Party has idiots who think they are just like real men who fought real tyranny. In reality, they are little boys posting tantrums on the web because The People of the United States voted them down.
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    @Zazziness I suspect if we ever have to fight real tyranny,you would lead the way to go and hide or simply bow down to the oppressors. That's ok-just stay out of our way so that we can take a stand
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    @Zazziness The "people" are duped by propaganda and bribed by government crack.....the scottish lords fell for that too for a time.....
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    I voted yes. There is no reason to believe they will be successful at quashing the TEA Party. What they will do is alienate the handful of conservatives who are not already totally pissed at their caving in on issues important to them.
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    William Wallace: There's a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.
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    Said to a monarch whom the people had to say in electing. Very different from our current circumstances where you dream of overcoming a legally held election by the people with violence since you didn't get your way at the polls.

    That's not heroic. That's just childish.
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    It really is in their best interest, even though I don't agree with it. Personally I don't have a problem with tea party, but it makes all republicans seem extreme. And most people don't want a radical in office.
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    @Hillofbeans Most people don't see Obama as anything even remotely close to a radical.....the left in the democratic party doesn't even like him because he is too centrist on things like not fighting for single payer, and continuing the drone program.

    Radical just doesn't fit.
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    At this point what seems "radical" is truth to most people and following the Constitution.....

    The Tea Party is the last stand.....

    Quash them and you will have a communist Amerika.....
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    @Hillofbeans To be fair he duped most Americans as parading around like a moderate American when he really was a radical muslim Kenyan.....who eats dog.....
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    Cuccinelli's a peckerhead, hey you republican leaders, start getting better candidates to run. Find ones the liberal press can't tear apart.
  • #241
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    When did limited government and fiscal responsability become "extreme"? How is respecting individual rights and shrinking an overly powerful federal government now something that is considered "radical"?
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