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If you had to join either the Tea Party or the 99%er's which would it be & why?

  1. nifty@50 profile image75
    nifty@50posted 6 years ago

    If you had to join either the Tea Party or the 99%er's which would it be & why?

  2. kateperez profile image61
    kateperezposted 6 years ago

    Considering the hype that negates the Tea Party, and they hype that glamorizes the 99%, I think I'd go with the Tea Party.  They must be doing something right to get so much negative attention from the MSM.

    The reason I chose to go the way of the Tea Party entails a clear and concise message as to what they are protesting.  I think that if someone is going to take the time to state their case, they should know what that case is.

    On side-note justification, I've seen the mess that the 99% leave behind, and I've heard their problems with authority, believing that they, alone, are entitled to spend time in public parks, tear up federal, state, and local tax-payer paid for property, and get what they want.  They seem to forget that even the rich guys get to have a say in the USA.

    The Tea Party groups (typically) respect authority, they let all Americans be heard, not just those who agree with them, and when they leave their day protest (they don't camp out for weeks on end) the area is cleaner than when they got there.

    Waving an American flag and singing patriotic songs is more my style than the new Berkley University sit-ins we endured before I was old enough to know they were going on.

    My 2 cents worth, and I'm entitled to it.  Any responses to my post will be met with respect as long as it is given.  Thank you.

  3. sam3m profile image59
    sam3mposted 6 years ago

    what i have seen and heard of the tea party makes me unquestionably concerned that the group is peopled by small-minded, mean-spirited individuals who appear to be, at best, a low information group.
    it concerns me that many in this group deny evolution and believe that creationism is a viable theory.
    i may have a view which sounds elitist, but the anti-education, anti-science approach to life repels me.
    joining the 99%ers is really a statement of fact.  most of us belong to that group having varied values, backgrounds, and ideas.  it appears to be an inclusive rather than an exclusive group.
    the tea party has so many negatives for me that there really is no choice.

  4. Josak profile image61
    Josakposted 6 years ago

    If I had to join one it would be the 99%er's I don't particularly like their views in some ways but the Tea Party is a concentrative of backwards ignorance with worryingly intolerant views about huge groups within society and also a concentrated center of selfrighteous selfishness and greed, thats the last thing this country needs.

  5. JeniferD profile image59
    JeniferDposted 6 years ago

    99er's of course. They're all about the working class and beleive in equality vs 'the golden rule'.  I ran three different armories during my time in the Military, and to this day, I do not own a firearm. Screw the TeaBag gang-bangers. They only care for wealth,and power, not the working class poor.

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    ladybabaposted 6 years ago

    well lets see, since the so called tea party canidates were put in office, they do not care about the poor. the unemployed, our education system, unemplyed, uninsured,or working on the problems for the americans, they work for.
    for any informed voter is that really a ?.
    tea party was bought and paid for.
    they say they care about ONLY the debt, hum... do they know we have been indebt since the beginning of the constitution? doubt it.
    the tea party was covered wall to wall by corperate media. thats a fact!
    many of us watching were embarrassed of there racial signs, pictures of president obama
    no president has had to put up with so much disrescept, upstruction, as in the number of filabusters he has had.
    do people know they have  not still, 3 yrs later, confirm his staff!!!
    that means they are making our country functioned half staffed. how appauling!
    this is what the tea party has done.
    thats enough for me to know my fellow americans deserve so much more than to make us into the 3rd world county they want us to become
    we the people elected him. the tea party therefore disrescept democracy itself.

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    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    I do not support either group. I want to see military reduction and federal law enforcement reduction. After that, I will consider other challenges.

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    Sooner28posted 6 years ago

    I would join the Occupy crowd easily.  The Tea Party is unknowingly supporting the exact agenda of corporate America.  They want to abolish the EPA and drastically lower taxes, even while a majority of them are older and on Medicare or soon to be on it.  They are also social conservatives, who are discriminatory towards homosexuals and female reproductive rights.

    Occupy is highlighting the injustice of the current economic situation of the United States.  Many people cannot find a job, or find a good job, and others are living like royalty.  15 million children currently live in poverty in the Untied States, so I don't see it as an overly onerous sacrifice to ask Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to pay a little more of their billions in taxes.

  9. Thinking Allowed profile image61
    Thinking Allowedposted 6 years ago

    Well, Tea Party members conveniently started protesting when Democrats took over even though a lot of what they say they're against in this administration, was taking place in the previous administration. They were nowhere to be found then. Hmmm...wonder why

    99%'s are viewed as being liberals and supporters of this administration yet they're protesting many things this administration has done.

    I'll go with the less phony team that seems to stand for what they believe in no matter what as opposed to the more phony team that "stands for what they believe in" when it's convenient. 99% all the way.

  10. dBrian profile image63
    dBrianposted 6 years ago

    99%er of course. Tea Partyers just want Obama out, they don't know what the hell is good for them, I've never seen so many racists in my life until I seen a freaken tea party rally, it was horrible.

  11. JamaGenee profile image86
    JamaGeneeposted 6 years ago

    I grew up in a family who thought like Tea Partiers and it took several decades to finally be free of them.  So there's NO way I'd ever *voluntarily* become a member of such a dysfunctional bunch of backward-thinking, purposely uneducated, uncurious, provincial isolationists!