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razorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 11:58 AM
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What is going to happen when the Tea Party returns next year?
As the presidential campaign heats up, I fully expect to see Tea Party rallies start up again. If so, how do you think they will be handled, covered, and viewed, especially in light of the current OWS protests going on around the country? Also, will the OWS protests still be active, or will they be disbanded by then? I think the upcoming campaign is going to be vicious on all sides, at practically every level.
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WingDinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 12:03 PM
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1. They will all wrap themselves in the flag and shout hollow patriotism.
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libinnyandia Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 12:09 PM
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2. What happened at the polls in 2010 wasn't entirely of the Tea
Party's doing. Thay probably always voted more than average in off year elections. So many people stayed at home in 2010and found out after the fact taht their staying at home enabled the election of Walker, Scott, etc and made possible the widespread assault on voters and workers rights. If the people gat out the vote next year, they can counter the Tea Party and their agenda.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 12:34 PM
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3. They will be favorably covered compared to the OWS movement ...
with plenty of coverage of the "trashing" of the locations the OWS was stationed, as opposed to how "clean" the TPers were ...

Plus, any nastiness by any member of the TP movement will be ascribed as being done by a "lone wolf", while any indiscretion by anybody passing by an OWS movement will be "indicative of the horrendous nature of the protesters" ...
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razorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 03:27 PM
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4. If the OWS is over then, it would not surprise me if the Tea Party people
deliberately gather in the same parks as OWS did, in order to draw a specific comparison.
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Tutankhamun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 10:46 AM
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5. If the Teabaggers gather, their phony little Koch Brothers
get togethers will be occupied. Even if 99% is no longer a daily protest movement, it will gather and drown out those 20 gullible fools and their Koch Brother tour buses. The MSM may show up and try to film. Maybe Faux will film the 99% protesters and claim they are teabaggers.
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jerryster Donating Member (685 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 11:50 AM
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6. It will be nasty, no doubt.
Here is my question. Will those thousands of people involved with OWS register to vote and vote? I may be wrong about this but my perception is that hosts like Ed Schultz and even Al Sharpton are reluctant to call on OWS participants to do just that. Norman Goldman asked on his show how one could define victory for OWS. If I could have gotten thru I would have said "Register to vote, vote and defeat every single RepubliKoch running for any office at any level anywhere in the country". That would be a victory for OWS and all of us.
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raging_moderate Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 01:39 PM
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7. Faux Noise will double down..
Faux Noise will double down and froth at the mouth even more to support them, then hire the soon-to-be-even-more disgraced Rick Santorum as an "Expert analyst" so they can then froth at both ends.
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