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Magical thinking

February 16, 2013

The Tea Party Movement consists of people who believe in individual rights, equality of opportunity and fiscal responsibility, but to hear some tell it, the Tea Party wants us to go back to the days......

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eriklatranyi

Feb-16-13 5:48 AM

Demonization by liberals never requires any basis in facts because we have a media that has taken sides.

But liberals use demonization because they cannot defend their failed policies.

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enigma

Feb-16-13 6:22 AM

Phil, That is not magical thinking, that is called a strawman argument. Magical thinking is how our current crop of Democrats are trying to boost the economy by taking money out of it, to put back in it after they take their cut.

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CHayes

Feb-16-13 6:57 AM

"but to hear some tell it, the Tea Party wants us to go back to the days of slavery, discrimination and to take away a women's right to vote"

Slavery? Maybe. Take away a women's right to vote? You must be confused, they want to take away a women's right to chose. As far as voting goes, they don't discriminate, they'd like to take away EVERYONE'S right to vote that they feel won't vote for their candidates.

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CMReeder

Feb-16-13 8:24 AM

This letter is magical thinking and written by someone who blind to his own party's actions.

Tea Party fave, Sen. Ted Cruz, is showing how to be disliked by the Republicans.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-16-13 8:27 AM

IS there still a Tea Party?

When was the last time there was a Tea Party rally?

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rick424

Feb-16-13 8:51 AM

Actually in some areas they are changing their name. Like in S. Florida it is the National Liberty Federation. I will miss the old days of the Tea Party. What a great way to bring the republican party down.

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CHayes

Feb-16-13 9:39 AM

Stone cold teabaggin'

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philunderwood

Feb-16-13 9:45 AM

The Tea Party has always been a movement or state of mind as opposed to a formal organization. The left and the Republican establishment are opposed to anything not favoring government control of the market and our private lives. Having been co-moderator of a Tea Party blog since the movement began, I can testify that the only things Tea Partiers are guilty of is believing in individual rights, economic responsibility and Constitutional law. The left in both parties will use anything they can to discredit someone with those beliefs.

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rick424

Feb-16-13 9:57 AM

Then, in my opinion, your tea party got hijacked by the right wing religious fringe and that is what everybody is seeing. I am sorry but the tea party as we knew it is done.

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philunderwood

Feb-16-13 10:07 AM

Various interests tried to associate themselves with the Tea Party to gain support for their cause, but the state of mind and beliefs that caused the movement to coalesce in the beginning are the same as always and won’t go away. In fact polls that aren’t worded to favor one side or the other show a majority of Americans favor limited government and individual rights.

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CMReeder

Feb-16-13 10:09 AM

When the Tea party gives a rebuttal to the State of the Union it has passed the movement stage. Their state of mind is what is being questioned.

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CMReeder

Feb-16-13 10:10 AM

"In fact polls that aren’t worded to favor one side or the other show a majority of Americans favor limited government and individual rights."

More magical thinking!

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rick424

Feb-16-13 10:16 AM

I love the limited government argument. Except when it benefits them. Great story yesterday on NuWeld. It is wonderful how all of a sudden it is just fine to take government money for private enterprise and yet complain when that money goes to the poor.

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gavinf56

Feb-16-13 10:20 AM

"I am sorry but the tea party as we knew it is done." - rick424

Rick, your confusing the Tea Party movement with OWS. Oh wait, OWS was done 30 days after it started. ;-)

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rick424

Feb-16-13 10:37 AM

Gavin, OWS had the same problem, they got hijacked. When I went to NYC and saw what was going on, I just shook my head. Seemed like every single cause was there. What is funny, there are some that say OWS and the Tea Party had similar views in the beginning.

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gavinf56

Feb-16-13 10:43 AM

Yea, some on the left tried to compare the OWS movement to the Tea Party. Those on the right weren't buying it and then it became obviously apparent that they had nothing in common.

FtR, I like the Rand Paul's of the Tea Party, I loathe the Sarah Palin's and Glenn Beck's.

The problem with OWS is they didn't have any direction and try to become a political force like the Tea Party did. Without direction or purpose people lose interest and it just falls apart.

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gavinf56

Feb-16-13 10:49 AM

btw, good luck on your move Rick.

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rick424

Feb-16-13 11:17 AM

Thanks Gavin, actually it is not going well. But I hope it works out. Should know in 3 weeks.

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CMReeder

Feb-16-13 11:55 AM

Bobbie you are liar!

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Bufftrev1

Feb-16-13 12:05 PM

Is this the same ultraconservative tea party that backed Akin and Mourdock? Wait a minute, let me guess.. that's different, right?

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richardson

Feb-16-13 12:26 PM

We ignored Sen McCarthy when he warned of Communist infiltration in the US Govt and Hollywood. 60 years later we have Obama. The joke is on us. The Tea Party people haven't died. We're still here. Ignore us? The joke will be on you.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-16-13 1:44 PM

@gavinf56

Hey. Sup.

I think history will decide if OWS was (is?) successful or not. OWS mainstreamed the terms 99% and 1% which really laid the ground work for Romney's 47% comments. IMHO if Romney doesn't give the 47% speech, he becomes President.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-16-13 1:45 PM

@richardson

It would appear, Sir, that you are ignorant to the definition of the word Communism.

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richardson

Feb-16-13 3:39 PM

Jerry from the Socialist State of Rhode Island: Isn't Lycoming County larger than RI? Where to start? Oh yes: Communism is a government where all citizens are, and share equal. Doesn't work in that those in control feel they deserve more. Stalin starved millions by feeding the "favored". Try not to forget E Germany, or Poland, Hungary. Try not to forget Cuba, or the Cuban Missle Crisis. It is you RI that doesn't understand. You are either too young to understand. Or: You are one them.

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philunderwood

Feb-16-13 3:41 PM

“It would appear, Sir, that you are ignorant to the definition of the word Communism.”

Maybe you should define it for us Jerry.

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