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Re: WSJ: GOP Massaging Tea Party to Keep Unelectable Candidates Home
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 09:21:11 AM »
The Tea Party is not extreme, nor is it radicalized. The Tea Party is what the Republican party used to be.

We are headed to a European socialist state, (if we aren't there already). The GOPe desperately desires to be European style conservatives. That is, they support big government, and simply promise to manage it more efficiently.

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Re: WSJ: GOP Massaging Tea Party to Keep Unelectable Candidates Home
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 09:35:54 AM »
There is no such thing as the "Tea Party" - there are simply various groups of individuals who identify themselves as tea partiers and who tend to have similar, but not identical, views on certain things.

It's good to see that some cooler tea partier heads are prevailing in some races.

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Re: WSJ: GOP Massaging Tea Party to Keep Unelectable Candidates Home
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 10:07:01 PM »
Oceander writes above:
[[ There is no such thing as the "Tea Party" - there are simply various groups of individuals who identify themselves as tea partiers and who tend to have similar, but not identical, views on certain things. ]]

Hmmm, leemmeeeseee here....

How does that sayin' go?
Where there's smoke..... ????

For something of which there "is no such thing", there sure seems to be one of the greatest political efforts of recent memory to stomp out a "nonexistant" fire !!!

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Re: WSJ: GOP Massaging Tea Party to Keep Unelectable Candidates Home
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 10:26:40 PM »
Oceander writes above:
[[ There is no such thing as the "Tea Party" - there are simply various groups of individuals who identify themselves as tea partiers and who tend to have similar, but not identical, views on certain things. ]]

Hmmm, leemmeeeseee here....

How does that sayin' go?
Where there's smoke..... ????

For something of which there "is no such thing", there sure seems to be one of the greatest political efforts of recent memory to stomp out a "nonexistant" fire !!!


Please point me to the Tea Party as such; the actual organization, with a membership and officers, and whatnot.  The GOP exists as a party, the DNC exists as a party, there is no party called the Tea Party.  There are instead - as I pointed out - groups of individuals who feel a common bond, and these groups, as groups, feel similarly, even though (a) none of them feels precisely the same as any other on exactly the same subjects, and (b) none of the groups has any say-so or authority over the others.

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Re: WSJ: GOP Massaging Tea Party to Keep Unelectable Candidates Home
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 11:00:57 PM »
Oceander writes:
[[ Please point me to the Tea Party as such; the actual organization, with a membership and officers, and whatnot.  The GOP exists as a party, the DNC exists as a party, there is no party called the Tea Party. ]]

You may be absolutely right.

As I mentioned above, perhaps there's nuthin' there but smoke.

But it sure seems to be blowin' in a lot of folks' eyes right now.

Especially those of the GOP-e ...
« Last Edit: April 15, 2014, 11:01:59 PM by Fishrrman »

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Re: WSJ: GOP Massaging Tea Party to Keep Unelectable Candidates Home
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 02:41:27 AM »
The Tea Party is not extreme, nor is it radicalized. The Tea Party is what the Republican party used to be.

Really?  When?
When Nixon was President?  When Dole was Senate leader?  When Dubya passed prescription drugs?  Under Reagan when he amnestied 3 million illegals and the deficits and debt soared to record levels?

please enlighten me.
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Re: WSJ: GOP Massaging Tea Party to Keep Unelectable Candidates Home
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 10:06:24 AM »
Really?  When?
When Nixon was President?  When Dole was Senate leader?  When Dubya passed prescription drugs?  Under Reagan when he amnestied 3 million illegals and the deficits and debt soared to record levels?

please enlighten me.

Ok, you got me. The Tea Party isn't radical, nor extreme, I stand by that. But... it's not what the Republican party was. The Republicans were never that interested in small government.


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