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The Tea Party

Let the Tea Party know where you stand, in their own survey:

http://l.teapartypatriots.org/m/tpp/2012electionsurvey?src=TH73

My comment: The only candidate who supports fiscal responsibility, a constitutionally limited government and free markets is Ron Paul. Romney and Obama are wasted votes, just more of the same.



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Tea Party Puke

The tea party is largely a bunch on neo-con, confused old-school, dumbed-down Republicans who got mad 'cuz Obama got elected (and they scratch their head and wonder why), and Obama care was passed. They very happy being blissfully ignorant about the real battles being fought, and think the Patriot Act is still patriotic.

Contrary to the Ron Paul Revolution, that stopped to celebrate a tea party along the way - Dec 16, 2007. Frankly, for the most part, the "tea party" makes me wanna puke. Especially when they say that Ron Paul started it. Ron Paul did NOT start the tea party. Nor did we Ron Paul supporters. Again, stopping along the way to have a tea party, as we did in 2007, in the Revolution to defend freedom, sound money, and liberty, is just another day in a never-ending process.

http://youtu.be/HkJW0SY5WCk - This video sums up my views of the "tea party". No offense to those of you who associate yourselves with the tea party and actually know what's going on (very few). I say, "ditch the tea, and concentrate on the "We", and have a "We Party - We the People!"

Restore the Foundations - "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

I totally agree, but...

...I personally know Paul supporters who go to them and are actually waking up quite a few of the neo-cons, especially since most of them don't like Romney! Also, occasionally...without realizing it...they will invite a liberty speaker as well. Hah! The neo-cons haven't completely taken it over! Everyone doesn't have the stomach to do this, but for those who do...we can snatch a few out of the fire!

Yeah...now they're all silent...

They don't like Romney, because their group - Bachmann, Santorum, Cain, and Gringrich didn't win. They're still clueless, and most of them are basking in that clue-less-ness - they no more want to wake up then they did in 2008.

I'll hear them all complaining in church over the next four years, telling Obama jokes, and taking jabs (of course, our nation's problems will never be solved through politics, so it's all in good fun).

I'm sorry that I'm so jaded, but we missed two golden opportunities to put the most Godly, honest, transparent, wonderful man in office, and frankly I'm fed up with the lot.

If God doesn't destroy America soon, he'll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. His people had their chance to choose a godly leader, and they've chosen a king instead.

Restore the Foundations - "If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

LOL

You must be around some of the same people I am! Hah, like I said...you gotta be able to stomach them to try and change them. Not everyone can. Limbaugh zombies & Foxbots have a one tracked mind!

That would be great if Ron

That would be great if Ron Paul were running for President.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
"Annoyance is step one of thinking"
"We're all in the same boat, it doesn't matter if you like me"

National Tea Party Survey - Perfect comment!

I'll be commenting much the same, with an added thought about the National Tea Party only paying lip service to the three tenets they claim to represent. Where were the tea party patriots during the primaries? http://www.dailypaul.com/243437/ron-paul-liberty-movement-wi...

Oh, yeah, omaleta, one other addition. When I say that Ron Paul is the only candidate who supports fiscal responsibility, a constitutionally limited government, and free markets... I'll be using that serial comma! :D

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Linda Cross's picture

serial coma?

well I recon a constitutionally limited government and free markets would bring about fiscal responsibility. No need for a comma. :) The Tea Party was asleep in bed with the GOP during the primaries.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

You're right about that superfluous item & comma!

By the way, I did take that survey. I don't know about you, but it did nothing to improve my opinion of the tea party. It was obviously written by a professional fundraiser - reminding me of GOP "surveys," animal rights "surveys," and all others I've received with ONE GOAL: get respondents to ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE in their being led to feel solidarity with the cause before hitting them for money.

If the tea party really hoped to "make a difference this November!" I think they'd have had more substantive questions than what regarded TRUISMS like: "Do you think a second term for President Obama would mean a further increase in the size and power of the federal government?"

(I'm sure I could have made my point saying just "GOP 'surveys' and all others I've received..." I couldn't resist. :D)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

fireant's picture

It looked to me like a typical repub fund raiser "survey".

I answered about the same as everyone else here, and added I thought the tparty had been co-opted by big gubermint repubs (though in more polite language).

Undo what Wilson did

Linda Cross's picture

I was one of those who helped start todays' Tea Party

It's a long story, I'll just say that it is nothing like what it was supposed to be.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Well, thank you for that! I belong to a

local group, although it's ceased to be very active, at least insofar as regular meetings. (Long story, too. A larger group split: half focused on local candidates, half who wished to remain non-partisan focused on education.) I'm very grateful for certain things brought to my attention via the Tea Party. And we started a book group that's lasted, focused on the Constitution. Yet once the primaries began, it was clear that, although still touting the three tenets, not some but most had other priorities, namely, social issues and/or wars they believe support Israel. Of those who shared their preference, Santorum was the clear favorite. I watched the Constitution fly out the window.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir