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October 24, 2014

Tea partyers have a place in democracy

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  • sverige1 posted at 8:09 am on Mon, Oct 14, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Response to bvresident posted at 9:23 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013"

    "been spewing his hatred on this forum.?? Au contrare. Yours truly represents peace, harmony, penance, and tolerance. -

    PSALM 86:5:

    "because, my Lord, you are good and forgiving, full of faithful love for all those who cry out to you."

    EPHESIANS 4:2:

    with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love/"

     
  • sverige1 posted at 7:56 am on Mon, Oct 14, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Response to IHOG! posted at 10:53 am on Sat, Oct 12, 2013:

    I shall insert my answers to your questions with brackets [ ] -

    Sverige1

    With you being our 'self appointed political expert' I have some questions for you.
    Is government spending good or bad for the economy?
    [good, as spending serves a purpose to operate a society - $ spent to protect the smaller, weaker states, $ spent to make travel safer, i.e. airplane travel with $ spent for uniformity in safety standards].

    If good why is poverty now the worst in U.S. history? [we have more people, population surpassed 313.9 million in 2012. There are less jobs available to sustain above-poverty living costs, etc., more underemployment...i.e. more "poverty"]

    If Good why is unemployment getting worse as fast as government spending increases? [see above answer...government often must be a player in using creativity to design jobs, and/or, governments play a role in helping suffering industries, i.e. chrysler].

    If good why, with 7 million population growth, are there 12 million fewer citizens earning taxable income in 2013 compared with 2008? [see above answers. It's called "underemployment"...although more folks are working, they are working 30 hours or less, thus, making less $. Employers simply don't need the staff].

    If good why are "Obama jobs" ( second and third part time jobs ) most of the jobs BHO claimes he created. [the desire are for more higher-paying jobs. Often, that requires advanced degrees and more years of training. Many folks don't have the resources/funds to embark on such endeavors].

    If Bad why do liberals keep increasing it? [spending isn't always "bad". If it serves a purpose, then it's necessary. One of the "bad" spendings are the continued funds used to finance an overblown military. Security needs and the tactics utilized to achieve national security have changed over the decades. Unneccesary spending on expensive defensive devices are no longer necessary. Curtailing on some of the "bad" military spending (backed by both liberals and conservatives) would be a big help in our national deficit].

     
  • sverige1 posted at 7:17 am on Mon, Oct 14, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Response to bvresident posted at 7:13 am on Sat, Oct 12, 2013,
    Response to kevjlang posted at 1:22 pm on Sat, Oct 12, 2013:

    "It is what it is", "calling a spade a spade", and all those terms. The reason I call Bush #2 "Shrub" is simply because there were two Bush presidents. Father was the taller, more intelligent individual. Son "Shrub" is the shorter underachiever. An easy way to distinguish the two since they both were in the presidential helm.

    Using height to distinguish 2 individuals apart is quite different than one who is using a middle name that blatantly connotes "Un-American" and "Muslim". Repeatedly using it to reference our President is xenophobic. After all, there are many non-American, non-Christian people who are good people. Even if Barack Hussein Obama was non-American and Muslim, he might still be a good person - just not qualified to be President.

    I've actually made references in the same ridiculous light regarding Ted Cruz. He's a Canadian. In jest, I have proposed that he get evaluated to see if he truly has his U.S.A papers.

    Problem is, most conservatives/Republicans/TeaPartiers lack the sense of humor to realize that it's "one in the same" to accuse both Cruz and Obama as being "non-patriots". He's eligible to be our senator from Texas, although his character leads much to be desired. The irony is that since he's Hispanic, I've heard quite a few white folks talk of him disparingly. I've actually stepped in family reunion discussions and said, "We need to criticize him for being a poor politician, not for being non-white."

    Now, to the matter at hand: to IHOG! - I make reference to the TeaPartiers as being Republican also simply because most Tea Partiers ARE republican, or "were" republican. It's very rare for a Democrat to want to join the Tea Party. Tea Party's platform has consistently been anti-immigrant, anti- Non White, anti Gay Marriage. Most Democrats would feel unwelcomed at a Tea Party rally...so in essence, the Tea Partiers are no different than today's Republicans, "RINO", conservative, or otherwise. Only difference is the RINOs work more within the system and some of them realistically understand that one must compromise to pass legislative issues.

     
  • IHOG posted at 5:01 pm on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    If Christy were nominated we will dump him like we did Romney, for the same reasons. WE won't vote for a RINO.

     
  • IHOG posted at 4:58 pm on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    The first step to compromise is negotiating.
    Hussien refuses to negotiate.

     
  • IHOG posted at 4:51 pm on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    I'll add they turned three blue states red and passed 'Right to Work laws in those states.
    Colorado had a recal election last month and Tea Party votes, with NRA votes recaled two top democrats of the Colorado legislature so easily they think they should have recalled four Democrats and regained control of the Colorado legislature.

    The old guard GOP is caving again.
    Tea Party conservatives are standing strong even though they are only 40 % of the Republican caucus. Were only 15 % in 2011.
    They aren't done yet.
    2014 can't get here soon enough.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 1:22 pm on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 3008

    When sverige1 uses "Shrub", I guess I've been assuming what a liberal means by it. I've learned that conservatives tend to be a bit more bothered by people making assumptions about their meaning than liberals are.

    I know that liberals assume that conservatives use "Hussein" because it's commonly a Muslim name, and they think that conservatives fear him because they fear Muslims. I don't want to make that assumption about you. If that's the case with you, I'd rather give you the opportunity to say so. Or, if you use that tag for him because you think it's cute or trite, that's fine too. I want to assume that you're able to explain yourself.

    I haven't been bothered by the truth about any president since 1974. I learned a LONG time ago that what the President does can only bother me and affect me if I choose to let it. I know that Congress has a much bigger role in what happens to me than the President does, and that our State and Local governments have even more direct impact than Congress, but none of them has any more direct impact on my life than I do.

     
  • gecroix posted at 12:45 pm on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    But, bvresident. I beg to differ.
    President Obama is NOT lying when he says he's reduced the deficit by about half in his time in office.
    It's only roughly 700 billion now.
    Of course, not mentioned was the fact that HE raised it up to about 1.4 trillion, then it stayed above a trillion for 3 years, and is coming down largely because record federal tax revenues are being taken in due to, well, increased federal taxation.
    There. A classic case of how easy it is to lie and tell the truth at the same time.
    All you need is the right base of support to pull it off.

     
  • IHOG posted at 12:24 pm on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    B. Hussien Obama has said he will ignore the Constitution if he doesn't get everything he wants.
    The only criminal conduct he can be charged with while in office, thanks to SCOUTS, is violating the Constitution.
    Jan. 2017 all the others are available.

     
  • IHOG posted at 12:14 pm on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Well saidf BVresident.
    I'll add if you don't mind that when people actually get in the pool thay are finding the water too cold.
    Co pays and deductions so high they can't afford it.
    Being told "someone must pay for Obama don't care".

     
  • bvresident posted at 11:53 am on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    The Messiah has just declined the House's proposal to extend the debt ceiling for six months. He says he doesn't want to "kick the can down the road" by not extending it longer. Only the left can say that borrowing more for a longer period of time is not kicking the can down the road. They'll do anything to get past the 2014 elections-keep printing $85 BILLION in new debt each month, keep extending the debt ceiling while lying to the public about the deficit going down, and resort to using every government agency possible (IRS, NSA, EPA, etc.) to retaliate against political opponents. In short, Chicago-style thuggery at a federal level.

    Here's what's going to get them-OBAMACARE! They can't spend enough money at this point to fix the massive incompetence perpetrated on the public by HHS Secretary Sebellius. When those they wanted in the plan find out the details-if they can ever get online to enroll-it's going to deep six in a big way. That's when you'll see the FREE Party start blaming the right for not spending enough money on it. The Messiah has already proclaimed FOX News the great obstacle to people buying his snake oil of a healthcare plan.

     
  • IHOG posted at 10:53 am on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Sverige1

    With you being our 'self appointed political expert' I have some questions for you.
    Is government spending good or bad for the economy?

    If good why is poverty now the worst in U.S. history?
    If Good why is unemployment getting worse as fast as government spending increases?
    If good why, with 7 million population growth, are there 12 million fewer citizens earning taxable income in 2013 compared with 2008?
    If good why are "Obama jobs" ( second and third part time jobs ) most of the jobs BHO claimes he created.

    If Bad why do liberals keep increasing it?

     
  • bvresident posted at 7:13 am on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    Lang, why are you suddenly questioning why I used the legitimate name of your president? Have you ever asked why your buddy servitude called George Bush "Shrub" when it's meant to be a derogatory name? Your liberal bias is showing. Liberals get nervous whenever the truth or a fact about this president gets out. They're so used to him being portrayed as someone who is Messiah-like, that they can't even handle when his real name is used.

    I think that's why the Tea Party makes the left get so unhinged-they're showing the public the truth about obamacare, about the fiscal insanity this administration has engaged in, about the scandalous nature of this president and how easy that comes to him and those around him, and about the ugly truth regarding what has to be done to turn this country around. That is understandably the worst thing that could happen to the democrat party and Hussein Obama.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 5:42 am on Sat, Oct 12, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 3008

    I'm merely curious. I don't know the motivation for using the middle name as opposed to the first or last. I don't know if it's arbitrary, or if there's an ulterior motive. I didn't know that asking questions instead of making assumptions about someone's intent is a liberal trait. If it is, I'll try harder next time at making an accusatory assumption first. If I'm going to be accused of being either a conservative or liberal or even a horses rear, I want to make sure I've earned it.

     
  • bvresident posted at 9:23 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    Both of you hopeless liberals need to get a life. Hussein is Barack Hussein Obama. It's his name, I'll use any portion of it that I like. As for servitude1, he keeps letting his hypocrite skirt show. Never misses an opportunity to refer to George Bush as Shrub so I'm not really sure why he would object to his president being called by his real name-Hussein.

    But your type of indignation is what the left is known for. Condemn others for the most insignificant of things while ignoring your own slurs, lies, and hypocrisy. A "name recognitional discriminatory practice"? What a load of horse doo-doo. But coming from servitude1, it's just adding to the smelly pile he's been growing for as long as he's been spewing his hatred on this forum.

     
  • IHOG posted at 8:51 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Four years old with two elections behind them the Tea Party has accomplished a lot.
    2010 over 12,000 liberals forced out of local, state and national office .
    2012 another 8,000. They are only 40 % of the Republican caucus but have 100% of the backbone.
    Old guard GOP and DNC candidates are looking over their sholder.

    The old guard GOP is doing as expected, going along to get along, giving a community organizer every thing he wants. Proving they aren't fit to serve.
    Another election or perhaps two the Tea Party will be telling liberals to get a job.
    Welfare and government paychecks will earned, not voted for.
    Theft, waste, fraud and corruption will be major crimes instead of a pathway to ill gained riches.
    Please stop calling them Tea Party Republicans. They are not Republicans. They are the conservative oposition to the DNC and GOP.

     
  • kevjlang posted at 7:06 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 3008

    It would be nice to let him explain who Hussein is, and if the person doesn't usually go by that name, I'd wonder why bvresident would use it.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 5:24 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Response to kevjlang posted at 4:05 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013:
    Well, kevjlang - I tried to point out his singl use of "Hussein" middle name only - in an earlier transaction. As I mentioned, it takes away from the debates, and actually paints the poster's ideas with an intolerant, white superiority connotation.

    Years ago, when Bush #1 ran against Dukakis, Loretta Lynn spoke similarly. She said something to the effect of, "Dukakis? Why would I vote for him? I can barely say his name!" It's a cultural slam, a "name recognitional discriminatory practice".

     
  • kevjlang posted at 4:05 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    kevjlang Posts: 3008

    Who's Hussein? Isn't that the guy that was executed a few years after he was run out of power in Iraq? Or is that the late king of Jordan? Do either of them have anything to do with our current political gamesmanship in DC?

     
  • sverige1 posted at 3:49 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Well, bvresident -
    Your cries of despair for not attaining a large election-winning sector of Tea Party blocs, along with your unwillingness to address my screenname properly - that all shows here a microosm of what's going on in Washington. Now, I know how our President feels. As far as Wasserman-Schultz: she's da bomb, and kinda easy on the eyes too. She catapulted the May Heritage Month for Jews - an asset to our country and its relation to our ally, Israel. Wasserman-Schultz is a big asset to the country. We need more like her.

    Back to yours and our Republican/Teapartiers' unwillingness to see that compromise in an ever-changing country is necessary. Now, to carlosjponce - I tried. You brought up how I get screennames wrong and for 2 days I looked for a solution by trying to set an alliance with bvresident. Didn't happen. Will keep trying.

     
  • bvresident posted at 3:12 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    servitude1, just who's casting a wide net?

    "It IS unfortunate that the good tenets of the movement (fair taxes/fair spending) have been coupled with xenophobia, lack of tolerance for social progress (gay'lesbian marriage, for EX), and white dominance/racism." By servitude1

    Democrats spew more hate and divisiness-starting with your president all the way down-than anything I've ever said. But I understand when the democrats can't argue on substance they fall back to the "anger" adjectives.

    You can call me whatever you want as I give little credence to anything you say. I think "servitude" fits you perfectly as that is what you desire from the federal government and what you desire for the rest of the country.

    I won't bother posting any of the current links that demonstrate the anger and hatred that define the democrat party. Between reid, pelosi, Hussein's personal advisors, debbie wasserman-schultz, dick turbin, and the rest of Hussein's stepford wives, there is no deficit of evidence to condemn the democrat party as unable and unwilling to work with any other political party no matter what-even it means sending this country over the fiscal cliff and into default.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 1:10 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Response to bvresident posted at 12:18 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013:

    For the love of might, one cannot glean an individual's character by a few opinions on a forum. You cast a wide net, in proclaiming that folks who don't think like you "don't represent value". In the deepest core, we might have more in common than you think.

    That other dude was right - you harbor quite a bit of anger. BTW - I proposed to carlosjponce that if you used my proper screen name, I would do the same - all in the spirit of compromise, which the political players in this nation thus far are NOT doing. So far, you have not stepped up to the plate, bvresident. I am.

    Now, to the matter at hand: As the saying goes, "proof is in the pudding." The Tea Partiers FAILED to gain a following. I don't even think we can name one individual representing the Tea Party who has made a sustained relevancy, politically.

    Questions: If such individual surfaces between now and next November (for mid-terms), and for 2016 (presidential candidate). Who do you think will be a recognizable big-name frontrunner? Would Christie be a possibility?

     
  • bvresident posted at 12:18 pm on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    No two ways about it servitude1, the Tea Party faces formidable challenges when going up against the FREE Party (the democrats) and the WEE Party (the GOP establishment) and the MEDIA Party. They've actually done pretty well considering what they are up against.

    The fact is that the GOP has become nothing more than FREE Party Light and they're too afraid of losing their jobs to actually stand for any conservative values. The FREE Party and its president realize they have the upper hand when they can and will promise to take care of people-legal citizens and illegal aliens-from cradle to grave. It's their modus operandi. The GOP can never make enough promises to overcome the FREE Party's incessant drive to turn this country into a socialist nation.

    The Tea Party stands for values, values you don't have and never have had and will never understand. Values that are being forgotten and never taught to younger generations, and values that are generationally being discarded for a life of direction and sustenance from the federal teat.

    You can keep on running your mouth like you represent something of value but in reality you represent the decline of this country.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 9:47 am on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Well, I've asked twice why Teapartiers have not garnered more election victories. Why they haven't put forth a well-known front-runner/spokesperson as of late.

    - Crickets chirp -

    It IS unfortunate that the good tenets of the movement (fair taxes/fair spending) have been coupled with xenophobia, lack of tolerance for social progress (gay'lesbian marriage, for EX), and white dominance/racism. Take those "negatives out of the equation and keep the positive, and a good movement could have been launched, and could have flourished. But noooooo....

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 7:03 am on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2553

    Good for you! Never accept anything as gospel except the Gospel. Question everything and seek the truth behind the headlines. Although far from perfect, FOX News is the closest thing we have to a truth telling news network. I also look at CBN news for news from a Christian perspective, knowing it is skewed to the Christian right. On the other hand, MSNBC is highly biased and selective in their reporting. CNN has gotten better but is still selective in what is reported. It is preferred to Aljazeera, however. ABC, NBC, and CBS are sad relics of what once was good reporting, ABC being the best of the lot while NBC the worst.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 6:33 am on Fri, Oct 11, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Well, BOv -
    What I can't figure out is why the pendilum hasn't swung in favor of the Tea party and all it has to "offer". It simply did not take root. The public did not take seriously the clown car of candidates that followed.

    If there truly were a group that combined wise spending with tolerance toward fellow man/womankind, then I'd be right in there. The Tea party allowed too much stridency and immigrant/minority bashing.

     
  • gecroix posted at 8:52 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    How about that.
    A reptilian crossbreed jaybird with two heads.
    Call an ornithologist. Or a herpetologist.
    Or a carnival.

    Liberal tolerance.
    Indeed.

     
  • truthserum posted at 8:33 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    truthserum Posts: 498

    I watch it and others as well and when I get tired of it - I turn the channel. It's entertaining to me but I do not hold it as the gospel.

     
  • bvresident posted at 6:49 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    You just now figuring that out about servitude1?

     
  • bvresident posted at 6:48 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    Keep on dreaming drumb47. The Tea Party is going to get stronger and stronger as the makers get more and more disgusted with the takers (democrats). While your comrade servitude1 keeps talking about the GOP polling being at an all-time low (we all know those are generally left-leaning polling services) the numbers also show your liar-in-chief at an all-time low of 37%.

    It's time to stop the reckless disregard for the fiscal health of this country and it's going to take a Tea Party to bring the pressure. Sit back and watch what happens-it's going to ruin your year.

     
  • drumb47 posted at 6:35 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    drumb47 Posts: 265

    The Polls indicate Americans prefer coffee to tea.

    The Tea Party (American Taliban) is about to face a rapid demise. So long and good riddance.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 4:25 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Y'all are just TOO much sometimes. Charity and kindness begins at home. We've covered purple martians, being brain dead, having uncles reincarnated as Nazis. Now, on topic: The Tea party is just as any other group. It's up to them to remain vibrant or relevant.

    If that had happened, then we'd be having, at the least, a President Romney. My question is: Why didn't someone in the Tea party fringe step up to the plate to be the frontrunner and "take back this country"? Hmmmm?

    You do know that the latest polls show the Republican party is at an all time low in confidence/reputation. Sounds like a perfect time for a new Party (Tea) to move on in. Why isn't it happening?

     
  • carlosrponce posted at 4:22 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    carlosrponce Posts: 2553

    FOX is fair and balanced. If you don't believe me give it a try, decide for yourself. A lot of people confuse the news portion with the commentary and forum shows. Even extreme liberals will find soul mates in Juan Williams and Bob Beckel who alternate as co-hosts on "The Five" and are guests on all the other forum shows. There are also others espousing the "Progressive " viewpoint on all forum shows.
    I have tried watching CNN, MSNBC, etc and find them lacking balance.

     
  • gecroix posted at 3:26 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    gecroix Posts: 3000

    My elderly 'tea bagger' Uncle was a paratrooper in WWII, in the European Theater.
    Three Purple hearts. Bronze Star.
    Are you likening my Uncle to a Nazi?
    Or did an alligator mouth temporarily overload a jaybird behind?

     
  • Island Runner posted at 2:30 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    Island Runner Posts: 401

    Tea Baggers have no place anywhere other than Nazi Germany and that is gone thank God!!

     
  • IHOG posted at 2:17 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Kinda what we expect from you. Brain dead and lost in liberal talking points.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 2:13 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Yes, ! IHOG -
    I am one of those Progressive voters who needs to have someone tell me who to support. The last one who had that influence on me was a "little" purple person in roller skates, fitted inside of a cuzi. With holes cut out of it, so I could still see his little purple arms sticking through.

     
  • IHOG posted at 2:05 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    Sverige.

    Your "facts?' need updating.
    The Tea Party has added 2 chapters a week since 2010. Ask Colarado democrats how week the Colarado chapters are today. They may be the margine of victory in all 3113 counties in America. Many counties have more than one Tea Party chapter.
    Galveston county has two.

     
  • IHOG posted at 1:48 pm on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    IHOG Posts: 2486

    The Tea Party is not Republican. They will never be a political party.
    They are conservatives who use the election laws to defeat RINO Republicans and Liberal Democrats.
    They support conservative Democrats, conservative Republicans and conservative minorities. All of which are Tea Party voters. Conservative black or white Democrats get the same support as conservative black or white Republicans. RINO Republicans, the old guard GOP, hate the Tea Party because no amount of money can match the voter power of the Tea Party.
    Has someone decided they can tell American voters who they can support?
    I'm sure progressives would like that. It's how Dictators use democracy to keep power.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 7:44 am on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Thank FOX news?!? I thank you, BOvresident, for making our day with our 1st morning chuckle.

     
  • bvresident posted at 7:30 am on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    bvresident Posts: 1323

    Well, we've heard from the two stalwarts of the peanut gallery but the reality is far different. While servitude1 continues to crow about the reduction in number of Tea Party chapters, the reality is that they are more efficient and more focused and by the looks of things-even more serious about fighting "the fundamental change of our country" by our community-organizer president.

    servitude1 makes a lot of assumptions and suppositions-"Many of those remaining 600 probably have only 7-8 members (at the most) who are the butt of the jokes for the rest of the community" but again, the reality is far different. The Tea Party is stronger and more vibrant than it was when our president first promised everything to everyone at the expense of the working class in our country and the inability of obama and reid and pelosi to take us over the next fiscal spending cliff is a direct result of the Tea Party's growing influence on the entrenched mindsets in Congress.

    Despite the best efforts of the leftwing media to portray the Republicans as the bad guys & gals, we can thank FOX News for continuing to expose the truth about obamacare, the real reason behind a potential default, and the absolute unwillingness of obama and the democrat party to cease and desist from their reckless disregard for the fiscal well-being of this country.

     
  • sverige1 posted at 6:58 am on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    sverige1 Posts: 3610

    Well, the Tea party will die a relatively steady death very soon. I read where their chapters were 1000 in 2010, and by the end of 2012, down to 600.

    Many of those remaining 600 probably have only 7-8 members (at the most) who are the butt of the jokes for the rest of their community. The neighbors to avoid b/c of their vehement dislike for anyone who isn't like them.

    I see the Tea party as the historial Whig party from our country's beginnings. Waning popularity will be the main reason for its demise.

     
  • truthserum posted at 6:34 am on Thu, Oct 10, 2013.

    truthserum Posts: 498

    Too much watching Fox News