http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 … In_Opinion
Peggy Noonan writes:
Here are pollsters Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen in the Washington Examiner: "The Tea Party has become one of the most powerful and extraordinary movements in American political history." "It is as popular as both the Democratic and Republican parties." "Over half of the electorate now say they favor the Tea Party movement, around 35 percent say they support the movement, 20 to 25 percent self-identify as members of the movement."
When a movement is sprung without leadership, born of common recognition of basic principle being violated and needing to be set straight, and needing it so bad that people otherwise not engaged will set aside money and time and defeat the political parties to get it done, then this movement is not "fringe", it is THE body of truth, it is mainstream.
Under the latest CBS poll, 63% have an unfavorable view of the Tea Party stooges.
I have an unfavorable view of them, unfortunately.
They WERE about freedom and the Constitution back when 40,000+ people each donated an average of 120 bucks to Ron Paul's Campaign back on December 16th, 2007.
Now they're about religious and racial bigotry. It's quite sad what the neo-cons have done.
Oh sure, Peg-O-My-Heart Noonan--the female counterpart to the wing-nut right's male propagandist, Frank Luntz.
Polly wanna cracker?
It's a two party system, go ahead and throw your vote away.
In her dreams!
And that would be a nightmare.
So who do they say did 9/11??
Or don't they care?
Or do they buy into the hype and fairy tale story of the Commission?
Let's see how truthful they really are.
SINCE they NEVER had signs at all denouncing Bush or Cheney......
Do they blame Obama for all this mess too?
Or they just want him gone so they can .........do what?
Even Australia is following suit. Guess they are fed up with bad politicians too !
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nationa … 5924785030
And what will they be proposing? Less gvt., more business too?
Can someone name me an un-corrupt businessman? banker?? Oil company exec? Military contractor? Pharmaceutical ceo? Healthcare Insurance company? NEED I GO ON???????
If they felt so strongly about "their party" that they had to name it "Tea Party" and not just push themselves as Conservatives, why didn't they like other parties, start their own party. Independents, Green Party, Libratarian, they all did it on "their" own. The Tea Party- GOP, is using a GOP to help fund and get on the ballot without having to go through the proper channels. The GOP was excited to have these people at first and now they are so scared they don't know whether to punt pass or throw. Their unity will be their downfall. The ignorance of the Tea Party members will be theirs. That's what happens when you preach divisiveness and fear. Our country is going to hell in a hand basket.
where were these people when the Bush administration was giving tax credit to send all the jobs offshore? Asleep!! are they just coming out of hibernation since Obama became President?
Apathy has been the American problem for 40 years. It has finally reached critical mass and people are finally at their breaking point. It is about way more then just Bush and Obama. Ask the incumbent GOP if people are pissed.
I was just getting ready to post the same thing, Tony!
People were not apathetic during Bush! Not at all.
They were just told to shut up and they were also monitored and watched like hawks by the police and world police force.
Check it out....if you can go on you-tube and see.....every time there was a Move On march, rally or protest, or an anti-war protest, the military was out in force. You would NEVER have seen them carrying guns to a rally! They would have been thrown in jail!
And what about Cindy Sheehan? She was hardly apathetic, and she had a big movement with her....and they were DEMONIZED by the so-called patriotic crowd. Because they dared to criticize King George.
NO! People were NOT apathetic! The Tea-Baggers just have the big power behind them.
And much more freedom from the Obama administration than the Bush protestors ever had from Bush.
In fact, the first act of Ashcroft was to stifle dissent.
People are re-writing history to suit the tea-baggers, making them out to be "the first protest of the gvt" or something. They are hardly the first, but they are given the most priviledge and freedom!!
Suppose you were a passenger in a 747. The stewardess announces that the pilot is held up in traffic and the plane will depart on time. One passenger says - he will fly the plane - he had a model airplane as a kid. Would you celebrate the rise of the airline passenger getting what he deserves - a chance to fly the real thing?
Anyone can become an airline pilot - with years of study and practice. The outright foolishnes of these - citizen-candidates from nowhere who aspire to govern on the national scene is much more frightening then a passenger-pilot.
Enter Angle, Rand Paul and company - ready to try (I emphasize TRY) the controls of the ship of state. Be afraid - be VERY afraid.
An example of how teabaggers cant distinguish fiction from reality.
"citizen-candidates from nowhere who aspire to govern on the national scene is much more frightening then a passenger-pilot."
Are you at all familiar with American history?
You don't mind career politicians who never solve any of our problems only make them bigger and more expensive?
You're a scary dude.
"Are you at all familiar with American history?"
Of the seven Americans generally considered the 'founding fathers' - (Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison, Hamilton, Hancock and Franklin) only two did NOT have 'Ivy League' educations. The idea that this country was founded on the ideas and principles of 'average' Americans is a myth. The structure of this government, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the finest principles of this nation are the product of what you sneer at as 'elitists'.
If by revisionist you mean accurate then you're right. You question his statement without offering evidence.
Congrats on the Chargers today.
Jefferson - College of William and Mary
Adams - Harvard
Madison - Princeton
Hamilton - Kings College - (now called Columbia University)
Hancock - Harvard
Only Washington and Franklin did not have 'elitist' educations.
The teabaggers who want to play dress-up and treat elections like a halloween gag no NOTHING of the history of this coutnry.
i dunno.... the "elitist educated" individuals have done a pretty cruddy job. Let's see what some citizens will do.
Citizens can't be educated?
Are your citizens Palin, Odonnel, Angle et al? That experiment could go horribly wrong.
It's like Forrest Gump is in charge now; education is considered a liability in a candidate.
wow, doug, really?
"Man, isn't it retarded that citizens want to run for political office? What is this a democracy?!"
The latest T-genius had to cancel interviews today because of this clip...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iWRw3oZdg4
I couldn't get the audio to work so I' don't know what was said.
But if she is a Wiccan what exactly is the problem?
It is a recognized religion by the US government.
Whatever happened to freedom of religion?
Why do you think she canceled on Fox? Can you imagine having to explain to her ultra-conservative, Christian backers that she "dabbled" in witchcraft?
The Ultra-Conservatives are probably less interested in her religion than interested in her political views.
"Whatever happened to freedom of religion?"
I was wondering that myself, since the Muslims had so much trouble with their mosque. I mean, nobody said Boo when the Christian Hater went right across the street.
I think the right means "you are free to have my religion".
Because surely, had a Democratic candidate said these things, she would be skewered non-stop by the republibaggers.
Uh oh. Now they're in trouble!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20 … y-movement
A recent study traced a significant percentag of the Tea Tards ancestry to the Jukes and Kallikaks families. Others to the Nams, Zeros and Happy Hickories.
Yeah, I voted for Nader in 2000, and my dad said, "Congratulations. You helped elect Bush."
But I voted my conscience.
The oversimplification of these TP people is very, very scary.
The reality is, America is a substantially (gross understatement) more complex nation and society in 2010 than it was in 1776. The world is more complex and more dangerous as well -- not to mention that other countries DO happen to value education, even if the Tea Party eschews it.
This call to return to the simpler days of yesteryear (200+ years ago) with government run by rabid, trigger-happy "Christians" must look mighty crazy to both our allies and our enemies around the globe.
It sure does from here!
BTW, to Ron Montgomery
Congratulations on the Colts' win yesterday. Bittersweet, tho, to see big bro beating up so thoroughly on lil bro
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