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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-11-10 02:06 PM
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I missed the teabagger party
cross-posted from General Discussion:
I happened to drive by the SC Statehouse Saturday afternoon and saw the teabagger demonstration which the papers said attracted 'hundreds' of participants. There may have been 200 at most, which I guess is actually hundreds. All were white, and most appeared to be well past retirement age. They had the usual signs: Stop Socialism, We want our country back, etc. If it hadnt been so cold, I was going to make a sign and join them: Stop Socialism: End Social Security and Medicare Now! I wonder how the poor old fools who are barely scraping by now would feel about what pure capitalism would mean for them; I wonder if they would see the contradiction. Of course, I would be a hero to the Ron Paul devotees in the crowd for being philosophically consistent.
One final observation: judging from the fact that there were far more Confederate flags than US flags, I bet half the crowd wouldnt have been there if there werent a black man serving as President. Thats what they really mean by take our country back.
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 01:06 PM
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1. I'll bet
75 percent of them are on Medicare.
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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-12-10 09:57 AM
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2. here is verification
http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2010/02...
Story in the Chicago Tribune says they are Republican, white and mostly southern. Not surprising.
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