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GOP and Tea Party merging



April 08, 2010 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: CE's all one big happy family.


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#1) On April 08, 2010 at 4:01 PM, PeteysTired (< 20) wrote:

Don't you just love "journalist" stirring the pot? 

How does anyone know exactly if the tea partiers are uniting when nobody is really the head of the tea party movement?  I know I haven't gotten my tea party id card, so when I do, then I will know and then I will be able to tell this journalist and Michelle that we are merging.  Until then, consider me just another angry whako who can't understand how we as a nation are going to pay for all this spending.

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#2) On April 08, 2010 at 4:51 PM, lemoneater (58.46) wrote:

Somehow unless the GOP really changes I don't see them as absorbing the Tea Party movement. What does the GOP have to offer?

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#3) On April 08, 2010 at 5:12 PM, DJDynamicNC (40.42) wrote:

I think the GOP wishes they were merging, but it's not the case. The Tea Party can't even merge with other Tea Parties - witness the split over the recent Tea Party convention, where tons of recognized Tea Party groups boycotted. They can't get along with each other, let alone the barely-there GOP leadership. Petey, above, is quite representative of the Tea Partiers - say what you will about them, they value their independance and that is to be respected. The GOP on the other hand is downright monolithic.

 Also, Michelle Bachmann wouldn't know a rational deduction if it swam through her ear canal and began flying through her vapid, empty head, so I recommend taking anything she says with as much salt as you can handle. :lol:

 I will say, however, that most Tea Partiers are very right-wing, and the Republican party is casting out anybody who isn't right-wing enough, so you may soon have the curious state of affairs where a major political party simply assumes the mantel of the much smaller political movement, essentially throwing away mainstream center and swing votes for ideological purity.

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#4) On April 08, 2010 at 5:24 PM, whereaminow (< 20) wrote:

Attempted GOP takeover.  Michelle is late to the party, but earlier than Palin.  Michelle was having lunches with Ron Paul and reading Thomas Woods before Palin knew where Iran was.  Michelle just hasn't come the whole way, and no one likes a half-hearted libertarian.  They too easily become statist neocons.

David in Qatar

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#5) On April 08, 2010 at 5:34 PM, AvianFlu (< 20) wrote:


 Michelle Bachmann is a former tax litigator. Most litigators have something going for them in the brains department.

When you refer to her "vapid, empty head" you are resorting to the sophistry referred to as "argumentum ad hominem". This translates from the Latin to  approximately "attack on the man". You are not presenting a rational disagreement with one or more of her positions. You are simply calling her names. That is not a very nice thing to do and does nothing to convince me that Bachmann is "vapid and empty headed". In fact, this tells me much more about YOU than it does about Bachmann.

For the record, I find her to be intelligent. I have listened to many of her arguments. I find that she makes a compelling case. I would not have a problem voting for her for the position of president.

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#6) On April 08, 2010 at 6:27 PM, Turfscape (< 20) wrote:

The "Tea Party Movement" is being / has been usurped. I'll hand it to the GOP, they saw opportunity and took it. Shame on folks for buying into what the GOP is selling (hey, we're different from this 'government'...we're angry just like you!). But, kudos to the GOP strategists for getting their folks in on the ground and steering the masses to the mouths of their party.

We keep going back to the same people selling the same "solutions" under a different banner. "New! Now with 30% more grassroots power!"

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