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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 02:39 PM

There is no Tea Party!

Time to call this BS out. EVERY single one of them is a Republican and the MSM and all of us need to make them own it. It just gives the cons cover to pretend they are being pulled into the lunatic fringe right by stating that there is a another party. They made this mess let them own every bit of it.

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Reply There is no Tea Party! (Original post)
ctsnowman Oct 2013 OP
Hydra Oct 2013 #1
el_bryanto Oct 2013 #2
ctsnowman Oct 2013 #3
malaise Oct 2013 #4
Katashi_itto Oct 2013 #5
ctsnowman Oct 2013 #6

Response to ctsnowman (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:27 PM

1. I agree

This is not some 3rd party. They are Republicans wearing different wigs.

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Response to ctsnowman (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:29 PM

2. I disagree - I can see the argument but don't think it works tactically

1.) By painting all Republicans with the Tea Party brush you give the illusion that their views are far more widespread than they are; they aren't.

2.) It also makes it harder to compromise in the future (on the Government shut down there is no compromise possible), when we might be able to get some republicans to work with us.

Bryant

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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 05:48 PM

3. Were they at the Republican national convention?

This just gives the far right loons two places at the table. One under the guise of the "reasonable" Republican and one the outsider who was forced on the poor cons.
Then we Democrats get one guy. Seen it way too many times. I agree that they are not widespread but allowing Republicans to claim they are held hostage by them
is what gives the impression that they are. How many R's in the house are working with us? I think only 2 voted against the shut down. The cons have hive mind down to a T.

YMMV.

Peace and thanks for the response. The last word is yours.

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Response to ctsnowman (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 05:52 PM

4. Wrong - every single one of them is a

ReTHUG!!!

Well said!!!

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Response to ctsnowman (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 05:56 PM

5. The Spoon is not a Spoon....

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 06:04 PM

6. I don't know about spoons

But I do know a rabid right wing Republican when I see one and that is all the "Tea" party is. They couldn't get elected 30 years ago and now they are presented as a voice at the table with
ideas that are well crafted and worth considering when they are neither.

Peace.

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