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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:06 PM
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So what words would you use to describe the Tea Partiers?
Lest we forget, Newt Gingrich wrote this memo once upon a time:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4443.htm

It urged Republicans to use words like "traitors" to describe those with the audacity to think that America should be a better place for all -- not just the wealthy.

So it occurred to me -- what words would you use to describe the Tea Party movement and its members.

My choice: Whiners

These are people who are howling from the rooftops about paying taxes -- taxes that pay for the wars their beloved politicians like Bush and Rove started; taxes that pay for the care for the veterans they claim to honor so much; taxes that support fighting crime and putting more police on the streets of American cities; and taxes that pay for the massive infrastructure involved in the war on terror.

Why is it so wrong for some Americans to want to use some of that tax money to save the 15,000 to 18,000 Americans that die EVERY YEAR from lacking health insurance, when we've spent billions and billions to avenge the 3,000 that died on 9-11-2001.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:08 PM
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1. Teabaggers.
They started out calling themselves that, till they finally figured out what it meant.

They hate it now, so that's what they should be called.
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:22 PM
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18. Rabid!!!!
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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:17 PM
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2. Tea Baggers are ADDICTED TO IGNORANCE
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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:18 PM
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3. Ugh, I just listened to Michael Steele's speech. What a bunch of Pollyanna Bullshit


he has fed these idiots, trying to sound like a statesman, with a lot of wonderful-sounding rhetoric...he told them to "take it to the streets, to the neighborhoods, to the workplace, " and on and on.....because "we WILL WIN".

I'm ready to take it to the streets just to prevent these crazies from taking over again!

They've been in power for 28 of the last 40 years, and what a mess they've made of EVERYTHING.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:20 PM
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4. Racist rednecks. n/t
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Cresent City Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:21 PM
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5. Remember Newt's swear jar for using "estate tax" instead of "death tax"?
He quickly trained everyone to get on board. I forgot about it until this morning on MSMBC, they were discussing Obama's radio address on taxes and the GOP response. A field reporter, not a talking head, a field reporter said "...the death tax, or as some call it the estate tax..."

Maybe we can put a virtual swear jar on pay pal for people who say "teapartiers" intead of "teabaggers".
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:25 PM
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6. National Teabagger Logo





That's the Democrat on top.



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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:52 PM
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24. Hey Beatleboot, wouldn't the colors be better this way? :)
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:05 PM
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25. There you go!

Blue on Red!


Lol!


:rofl: :rofl:



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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 09:08 PM
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29. Glad you liked the changes. I like that pic of the Kennedy's in their heyday. What a great family...
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:28 PM
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7. Cartoons! ...n/t
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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:35 PM
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8. GOP fellow travellers n/t
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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:45 PM
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9. Mob mentality
Group Think
Echo Chamber
Playground Bullies

... I'm sure I can come up with more ...

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lazarus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:54 PM
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10. Republicans
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:04 PM
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11. I'm bringin' home a baby bumblebee, won't my mama be
so proud a me! YUCKYUCK!
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KILL THE WISE ONE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:08 PM
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12. sheeple
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:09 PM
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13. Modern Day KKK...n/t
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:13 PM
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14. Corporate Props.
Racist-Americans.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:14 PM
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15. Selfish brats
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whatsthebuzz Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:21 PM
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16. Uninformed, uneducated armed racists
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:21 PM
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17. Anti-American Tim McVeigh wannabees with no concept of the meaning of "loyal opposition"
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:40 PM
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19. The best and the brightest the Republicans have to offer
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mrdmk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:25 PM
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20. The Tea Party = the revival of the 1860 Confederate States of America
This is what I gather about the economic and social issues that are being addressed by Tea Party platform (please correct me if I am wrong):

Lowering taxes because of wasteful 'Big Government' spending.

Do away with Social Security and Medicare.

Do away with 'Big Government' regulation of business, civil and workers rights.

States Rights.

To let people do as they wish without regulation i.e. rules.


The text below is from Wikipedia: link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States%27_rights#Northern_arguments

The whole article of "States Rights" is an interesting read: link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/States%27_rights

This needs to said about the article, although most of the article is well cited thus factual, there are some 'citation needed' at the end of some sentences. These 'citation needed' are there because of opinions and bias opinions of the authors of the article. Although, I do agree with these opinions for the most part, a discussion for improvements to the article can be found here.
link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:States%27_rights


<snip>
The historian James McPherson noted that Southerners were inconsistent on the states' rights issue, and that Northern states tried to protect the rights of their states against the South during the Gag Rule and fugitive slave law controversies. The historian William H. Freehling noted that the South's argument for a states' rights to secede was different from Thomas Jefferson's, in that Jefferson based such a right on the unalianable equal rights of man. The South's version of such a right was modified to be consistent with slavery, and with the South's blend of democracy and authoritarianism. Various historians and commentators, including Adams, Sinha, and Richards, among others, are of the opinion that the States' Rights argument made by supporters of the Confederacy was in fact a thinly disguised justification of continued slavery in the southern states, and/or moves by the Southern states to violate the states' rights of Northern states.
<end of snip>

<snip>
States' rights to engage in slavery;

States' rights to suppress the freedom of speech of those opposed to slavery or its expansion, by seizing abolitionist literature from the mail;

States' rights to violate the sovereignty of the non-slave States by sending slave-catchers into their territory to enforce the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, to seize supposed runaway slaves by force of arms.

States' rights to send armed Border Ruffians into the territories of the United States such as Kansas to engage in massive vote fraud and acts of violence; see Slave Power and Bleeding Kansas;

States' rights to deem portions of their population "beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect", by means of the Dred Scott decision;

States' rights to secede from the United States after an election whose result they disagreed with, the election in 1860 of Abraham Lincoln;

States' rights to seize forts and arsenals of the United States following their purported secession; see Fort Sumter;

States' rights to have a less democratic form of government; Sinha, in particular, argues this point, illustrating that the state of South Carolina, home of John Calhoun, the ideological godfather of the Slave Power, had a far less democratic order than the several other United States. Although all white male residents were allowed to vote, property restrictions for office holders were higher in South Carolina than in any other state.<3> South Carolina had the only state legislature where slave owners had the majority of seats.<3> It was the only state where the legislature elected the governor, all judges and state electors.<3> The state's chief executive was a figurehead who had no authority to veto legislative law.<3>

States' rights to overturn the ideal expressed in the Declaration of Independence that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness".

Sinha and Richards conclude their cases by arguing that the Civil War had nothing to do with "states' rights", democracy, or resistance to arbitrary power. They argue that it was instead the result of the increasing cognitive dissonance in the minds of Northerners and (some) Southern non-slaveowners between the ideals that the United States was founded upon and identified itself as standing for, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights, and the reality that the slave-power represented, as what they describe as an anti-democratic, counter-republican, oligarchic, despotic, authoritarian, if not totalitarian, movement for ownership of human beings as the personal chattels of the slaver. As this cognitive dissonance increased, the people of the Northern states, and the Northern states themselves, became increasingly inclined to resist the encroachments of the slave power upon their states' rights and encroachments of the slave power by and upon the Federal Government of the United States. The slave power, having failed to maintain its dominance of the Federal Government through democratic means, sought other means of maintaining its dominance of the Federal Government, by means of military aggression, by right of force and coercion, and thus, the Civil War occurred.

"Historians, like contemporaries, have long noted that an overwhelming majority of South Carolinians were for secession. But a majority of South Carolinians had nothing to do with secession or the glorification of human bondage. A majority of South Carolinians in 1860 were slaves."
<end of snip>

Any spelling mistakes within the snips were not corrected. It is not my article to correct...
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:30 PM
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21. bitter, old white people
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:39 PM
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22. That's another one I'd agree with
..and I'm a white male

These are people who are terrified that their social order will be upset.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:43 PM
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23. Teabaggers. . . After all that's what they use to call theirselves!
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:09 PM
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26. delusional
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nenagh Donating Member (657 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:31 PM
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27. Enraged, possessed, very pale ancient life forms.....
Edited on Sat Apr-10-10 07:32 PM by nenagh
that travel in packs.. appear to be rabid, approach with caution...
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:41 PM
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28. Teahadists!!!
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 09:11 PM
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30. Fat and pale.
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mrfocus Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 09:52 PM
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31. Rage-o-holics
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 09:53 PM
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32. Suckers.
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Golden Raisin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:34 PM
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33. Filled with fear,
filled with guilt, filled with hatred. The short version: racists.
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