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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:05 PM
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Tea party idiots - GROW UP.
Death threats? Vandalism? What are you - 15 year-old boys?

Seriously - if you have a complaint about 32 million more gaining access to affordable health care, then MAN UP. Stop acting like CHILDREN. Get a sign and protest, but don't commit these COWARDLY acts.

This is thuggery, not patriotism.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:07 PM
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1. K and R (nt)
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:16 PM
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2. Frighteningly, they are grown up
And what you see is what they are and what they always have been - bigots, racists, misanthropes. Only now they seem to have received the blessing of faux news and the republican party, so they have become nascent domestic terrorists. They are not going to change, and it is only going to get worse, unless the FBI and DHS take these threats seriously and don't chalk it up to a "few crazies" or back off because it's a political party, when in reality it's a bunch of thugs.
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:21 PM
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3. It's a very real attempt to intimidate lawmakers
and influence the political process through the use of violence, or the threat of violence. They're 15-year-old boys in the same sense that Hitler's brownshirts were 15-year-old boys.
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Bryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:45 PM
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4. K&R
:kick:
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 09:45 PM
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5. Well said, but we know the despicable monster the GOP has unleashed doesn't respond to reason.
Especially with members of Congress egging them on from the House floor itself.

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 10:26 PM
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6. They are Hutubaggers, with their hate radio.
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 12:20 AM
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7. K&R
It's amazing some of the shit they are getting away with. A death thread is a VERY serious thing. They can scream about freedom of speech all they want, but with freedom comes responsibility. What they are doing is not responsible, it's thuggery just as you stated.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 08:28 AM
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8. If the tea party idiots are real patriots,
as they claim, they will back off and go home.

The American people chose Barack Obama as president. One of his central priorities was health care reform. This is called representative democracy. If the tea party is against representative democracy they are not patriots. It is as simple as that.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 08:37 AM
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9. I think they've lost the right to call themselves a party. They're again teabaggers
Edited on Thu Mar-25-10 08:37 AM by lunatica
I'm tired of pretending they've earned even a tiny amount of respect. They have a mob mentality. Should anyone respect that? They threaten and scream and yell and hurl epithets and we're supposed to call them a Tea PARTY? Nope.
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mariawr Donating Member (171 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 08:49 AM
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10. Just proving that "bitter clingers" was an apt description. nt
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 09:06 AM
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11. A new one. Slaughter recieved a sniper threat. n/t
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 09:37 AM
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12. For real
Dear Teabaggers:

When you lose an election, the other guys will usually implement policies you don't like. That's not fascism; that's not totalitarianism. It's democracy. It's not the end of the world. It's not a Mel Gibson movie. Social systems are far too complex and based on inertia for anybody to really fuck them up (though your guy did quite well in his attempt). So enough with the temper tantrums. Enough with the overwrought expressions and the "tree of liberty" being watered, because at this point it is just embarrassing and weird and you sound like a fucking crybaby. We need you to grow the fuck up. We're trying to have a society here. And truly, enough with your ridiculous gun talk. You're riling up the nuts and you're gonna get somebody fucking killed.

Best,
alcibiades_mystery
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-25-10 12:11 PM
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13. Fair enough? What does gain access mean though?
Did I "gain access" to the healthcare system because I didn't want to purchase health insurance before but now am forced to? Is that "gaining access?" Who exactly is in that 32m? Those aren't all preexisting conditions that were previously denied right?
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