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  1. Holy Diver

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    How will all this affect our pass rush?
     
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    Very much the wrong forum.
     
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    OH SNAP!!!!....


    MOVE this to the POLitical Forum!


    my bad!
     
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    good book - everyone should read it! Wrong forum, right book!
     
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    Bah, Palin is made of glass.
     
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    This thread reminds me of a Brett Favre pass. Thrown in the wrong direction.
     
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    Hahaha.....

    Thats what I get for having two windows open at the same time.

    VERY Favre-ish...
     
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    Matt Taibbi is not a good source of insight into the American public or even the Tea Party. Anyone who spends 98% of their time in NY, LA, DC has no clue what America feels or is thinking.
     
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    huh?


    again...dismissing factual reporting because of some crap that has nothing to do with the subject matter.


    This is almost the EXACT point he is making.
     
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    The Mad Hatter just called, he wants his Tea Party back. Says the people who hijacked it are are really crazy.
     
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    Really? Aren't NY, LA and DC part of America?
     
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    almost 20% of all americans live in and around those 3 cities....
     
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    Yeah I thought it was odd, I watched the article, and really didn't get the sense that the Tea Party was suckered... I think they made the point that they have valid concerns about government overstepping their bounds, BUT corporate America took advantage of that.
     
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    Where do the 80% who do have a clue what "real Americans" think live?

    Maybe San Francisco? Chicago?

    :D

    Go far enough down that rabbit hole and we're liable to find out a very dirty little secret... that most Americans don't have a clue what "real Americans" think -- because "real Americans" are, in fact, outnumbered by those who only claim to be American by dint of birth or naturalization.

    PFnV
     
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    I didn't say they weren't...

    But there is a distinct different perspective between people in NYC, LA and DC than the rest of the country even the smaller cities.

    And it's a bit annoying that the 20% set the tone and try to capture what the 80% really feel. This is why they have highly publicized "Trip across America" - becuase they have to create, and organize projects in order to venture out into America. See Time a few weeks ago.

    should we not be looking for people who do not need special trips to travel across America to write about what the Majority American Perspective is?
     
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    For the Record, I never mentioned "REAL AMERICANS" your reading what you want to read...

    I never said there were more Real Americans, so let's not hijack this thread into one of those discussions.
     
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    props on watching the interview, BTW.

    I believe thats the part that makes them 'suckers'

    how the menbers of the tea party (mostly average income americans) are duped into fighting the battles for Wall Street and mega millionaires.
     
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    But they ARE valid causes that effect at the minor level as well as the Macro level.

    Democrats use the same tactics... Putting 4 million immigrants on Social Security and Medicare locks up 4 millions votes for the rest of their lives... Everyone is playing an angle, on all levels, but the Tea Party has valid points, which do effect, and they do want changed.

    The HUGE bank bailouts occurred before the Tea Party really got rolling FYI. At the time of the Bailouts, the Tea Party was only a Ron Paul based system, the Bailouts created the Tea Party movement as we know it.
     

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