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  1. DarrylS

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    The Tea Party convention is being held, and there are Tea Partiers outside protesting the Tea Partiers inside... they opened up and somehow forgot the flag and the pledge of allegiance... they also forgot to invite anyone who was non white, as there was only one person of color... power to the people..

    BTW aren't these the people who want to pass an amendment about defacing the flag, even though we have an existing enforceable flag code, and they use a defaced flag to make their point... isn't that defacing the flag???

    It sounds like it is trying to appeal to the religious extremists...

    Of course Tancredo chose to endear himself to all of the minorities of this country.. guess there is a deep seated belief that just appealing to the white religious white folks will allow for folks to get elected..good thing that the Alabama literacy test is still hanging around on the internet..

    washingtonpost.com

    Some takeaways from Nashville - First Read - msnbc.com

     
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    Minorities are welcome, they choose not to go, most all are democrats, it's like fans at Figure Skating Events, minorities choose not to attend, THAT IS THEIR RIGHT, THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Right, Harry.

    According to their opening keynote speaker not only are they "not welcome" to attend the convention they are not welcome to even cast a presidential vote.


    The opening speaker at the first National Tea Party Convention called President Obama a "committed Socialist ideologue" who was elected because "we do not have a civics, literacy test before people can vote."

    "You have launched the counter-revolution," the speaker, former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), told 600 or so delegates of the grassroots movement assembled at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville Wednesday night. "It is our nation.

    "People who could not even spell the word 'vote' or say it in English put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House," he said.

    Tancredo, a failed 2008 presidential candidate, made his reputation as a rabid foe of illegal immigrants. The literacy tests he pined for were once used in the South to keep blacks from voting.


    Tea Party convention's racial brouhaha: Obama won because Jim Crow-era law not on books - Tancredo
     
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    #15 Jersey

     
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    It just goes to show that the Teabaggers are to a significant degree a white-rights party. It's scary stuff.
     
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    I don't agree with anything Tancredo brings to the table, but I in the
    news clips I have read and seen, he did not say "Minorities are not
    welcome to attend".

    If he did say it, I missed it... please post a link to confirm that statement.

    If the tea party just bring attention to the defecit, they serve their
    purpose.

    The Ross Perot "United we stand" crowd did not last long.
    I have a feeling the Tea Party will not last the test of time.
     
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    The Tea Party's will come and go, they are 'frustrated people' trying to hang on to the "Patriotic, Law And Order Common Sense America" it is a losing battle, a Third World Type of government is fast moving in, 50 years from now this country will be a Banana Republic there will be millions of people unable to communicate with each other for the screwball loon notion of not having a Common Language, crime will run rampant just as it does in all Third Worlds, under the new "gangster government" the poor liberals that created it will be the first to go, the new leaders would never tolerate their feel good sh!t.

    I'm afraid the Tea Partys are America's last hurrah, The Illegal Aliens, Hollywood, MTV, MSNBC, The Gang Bangers, The Hookers, The Drug Dealers, The Junkies, The Left Wing Schools And The New Pelosi Democrats they will be your New America you can see it coming, in the end the criminal element will take over just as it does in all Third Worlds, racial violence will once again return to the streets of America not White/Black racism but third world racism the different cultures will clash for dominance, the most savage, the most ruthless will rule, all this started by politically correct slobbering moonbat liberals.

    The one “evil thing” that could save the country is a Muslim Takeover, they would line up all those crazy left wing Pelosi democrats and Hollywood Wife Swappers on Pennsylvania Avenue and hold a National TV “Beheading Day”

    I’m glad I’ll be long gone when all this sh!t goes down.
     
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    I agree to a great extent w/the characterization of the Dems and Pubbies as coke/pepsi, or perhaps coke and diet coke, with sugar and acids representing perpetuation and exaccerbation of the existing class divides. The pubbies say it's a good thing and we need more of it, and from time to time bring out "New Coke" with even more sugar and acid in it. The Dems say "no no no all that sugar is killing us, but let's be real, the acids and preservatives may rot your teeth but that takes a long time. We can live with that."

    What we need in terms of an alternative is, let's say -- WATER, for Christ's sake, the one thing in Coke you actually need.

    But you can't freaking sell water.

    So what we ended up with is what we used to call a "suicide," where you take a cup and hit the successive levers on the soda fountain. Then to extend the metaphor, a big table-jar full of sugar poured in.

    To be less metaphorical about it, this is why I say the Dems are pretty much as good as you'll get in the US, and the pubbies, though a bit worse, are at least somewhat coherent (if evil.) The "alternative" is just mindless rightist jingoistic mayhem.

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    define teabagger for me!
     
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    #15 Jersey

    Did not see on any of the major news outlets where the keynote speaker mentioned those inflammatory remarks. That would have been headline news. Did read the link where he had voiced opinions on those matters when he ran for the Presidential office (literacy test to vote).BTW, I was in the fifth grade when my teacher mentioned that piece of history. It was wrong then, and still is wrong. I do believe a fifth grader could argue that point due to it's elementary nature.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    I dunno where you get your news at but it has been mentioned on just about every major news outlet including CNN, The NY Times, Huffington Post, The Telegraph in the UK, The Guardian in the UK, The New York Daily News, The Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, etc.

    tea party convention opening speech - Google Search
     
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    A few years ago I asked a friend of mine who is a union member how he
    was voting on the ballot questions.

    He told me.... yes on 2 and no on 3.

    I then asked him why... and he told me that he was voting the way the
    union asked him to vote.

    I then asked him if he knew what question 2 & 3 were?

    He had no idea of the question, just how he was going to vote.

    Needless to say....Friend or no friend... I have zero respect for his vote !
     
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    Do not get this response.. perhaps I am dense, or maybe you want this to be about something else(hijack)...
     
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    #15 Jersey

    I don't doubt you, but this is the only story that CNN had on-line after I read your post.

    Tea Party Convention organizer: Tancredo gave 'fantastic speech' - CNN.com

    It talked about someone saying what a wonderful speech the guy gave.
    Just now went back to CNN, and there's an article on Palin being the keynote speaker tonight, without any mention of what transpired last night. I'm baffled.
     
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    Cons:

    He doesn't believe in evolution

    He thinks illegal immigrants are "coming here to kill you, me and my grand children"

    He wants to bring back poll tests

    He wants to ban all abortions

    Pros

    He wants to legalize marijuana

    Karl Rove hates him with the white hot intensity of 1000 suns


    For a Republican that's not completely odious. TBH being hated by Karl Rove was weighed extra heavily by me, but that's an important issue IMO.
     
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    I think he may have jumped the gun on the legalization timeline...
     
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    #24 Jersey

    I watched the Sarah Palin speech ... it just kind of came on as I had Fox on to watch the news. Man ... she has one butt-azzed annoying voice. She could have sung a Barney song and they would have cheered.

    The part about the Sarah Palin platform ... she gagged on it. Talked about how Todd is not even a republican and there should be no true leader for the tea party movement.

    I can respect the tea party movement as we need voices from all angles. But really - it's a sad movement of mostly angry people which is how Obama got elected ... by a bunch of angry people.

    Not sure where our country is headed really. We have the democrats who have the printing presses buring out their motors and we have the republicans who want to repeal every tax known to America. Somewhere in the middle is where we need to be but we are too damn angry to ever get there.
     
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    I agree with Icy, this country has been polarized for a while now, it is not exclusively Obama's fault, if you read the blogs it has been going on for a while now and has only gotten worse...

    My view of a third party would be to do away with the personalities, and deification of such, and develop a sound agenda... the principal of the purpose of government is to perpetuate itself, has never been more evident than it has recently.. from the excesses of Congress to the bloated spending packages..

    To develop a party that would appeal to the folks in the middle with such things as controlling defense spending, taking a good look at foreign aid, trying to lessen the influence of K st, controlling health care costs, placing limits on Wall Street, eliminating the IRS with a simple tax system, eliminating the Dept of Ed and returning that authority to the states, to move away from the personalities to specific issues would be beneficial..

    BTW there is a circle jerk going on over at Stormfront about the comments by Tancredo..some posters on this board seem to doubt the comments, but this is a very poor strategy and gives a lot of ammunition to those who think that the Tea Party is indeed racist.. and this party associated with the Republicans is white.

    'Tea Party' Fireworks: Speaker Tom Tancredo Rips John McCain, Obama, 'Cult of Multiculturalism' - ABC News
     
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    #15 Jersey

    I agree with your post, DarrylS.
    I had posted that I hadn't seen the keynote speakers remarks on the on-line CNN site I had visited, which left me not totally convinced. Previously, I had commented on the speaker's remarks and then visited CNN's page. Had, the original link been fraudulent, I would have been beat up by the right, thus, my question as to the authenticity.
    Since, there is no disputing the keynote speakers words, I will say that this party is doomed. They do not have a chance. That at best, they will take votes away from the Republicans, ala Ross Perot. Like I mentioned in my first post, I learned about the literacy test as a fifth grader, was disgusted with then and find it appalling that someone has the audacity to run with it 40 years later. In addition, anyone who spoke after this person (Palin) who doesn't disassociate themselves from these remarks, is also doomed. Furthermore, anyone on this board who approves of those remarks is a racist.
     
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    #75 Jersey

    They should have a memorial in Washington for the third parties that have tried to become relevant but were crushed by the Republicrats. A mass grave with a tombstone that reads "Here Lies the Hope for Democracy in America". Then we could open up the tomb every ten years or so to dump a new victim in. Teabaggers will spend eternity with the Greens, Libertarians, Constitution and Pot Parties.
     

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