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Old 02-24-2014, 10:14 PM  
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The 15 Beliefs of the Tea Party

I keep hearing people on both sides bash the Tea Party and I have to admit I have never actually looked into exactly what the stance of the Tea Party is, so this is what I found. Amazingly it seems that a lot of people on both sides tend to agree with most of these beliefs. It's obvious why status quo politicians are afraid of the Tea Party but I have to question why we hear some on the voter end bashing them. I have listed the beliefs below and put a D, R or B (both) for where I think beliefs fall from an "isle" aspect:

1. Illegal aliens are here illegally. R
2. Pro-domestic employment is indispensable. D
3. A strong military is essential. R
4. Special interests must be eliminated. B
5. Gun ownership is sacred. R
6. Government must be downsized. B
7. The national budget must be balanced. B
8. Deficit spending must end. B
9. Bailout and stimulus plans are illegal. D
10. Reducing personal income taxes is a must. B
11. Reducing business income taxes is mandatory. R
12. Political offices must be available to average citizens. B
13. Intrusive government must be stopped. B
14. English as our core language is required. R
15. Traditional family values are encouraged. R

- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/about-us/#sthash.fNHyEuQs.dpuf
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:06 AM   #91
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You are a disgusting communist POS. Instead of wrecking the USA with your stupidity, just move to Cuba, North Korea, China or Russia.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:39 AM   #92
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You are a disgusting communist POS. Instead of wrecking the USA with your stupidity, just move to Cuba, North Korea, China or Russia.
Dipshit who's crazier than BEP thinks I'm communist. You're a moron and a loser, and we both know it. Now calm down and try not to hurt yourself today.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:50 AM   #93
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Dipshit who's crazier than BEP thinks I'm communist. You're a moron and a loser, and we both know it. Now calm down and try not to hurt yourself today.
Commie thinks Tea Party Patriots are "tea baggers". F*** you and your and your stupid America wrecking political idols.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:51 AM   #94
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Commie thinks Tea Party Patriots are "tea baggers". F*** you and your and your stupid America wrecking political idols.
Just the fact they call themselves "Tea Party Patriots" is moronic. They'll be teabaggers to me, and you're doing a good job of gargling their their nuts.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:40 AM   #96
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Just the fact they call themselves "Tea Party Patriots" is moronic. They'll be teabaggers to me, and you're doing a good job of gargling their their nuts.
Does patriotism bother you?
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:46 AM   #97
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Does patriotism bother you?
His definition of it probably doesn't bother him. But Cosmo's definition of Patriotism is swallowing everything this administration shoves down our throats.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:46 AM   #98
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Does patriotism bother you?
Being bothered is his patriotism.

Holding half of the country in contempt is the only way to make this world better.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:47 AM   #99
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Does patriotism bother you?
Apparently it does bother him. Leave it to the left to their Newspeak entering the sexual gutter, below the belt--literally.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:55 AM   #100
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The OP is a bit misguided. The tea party does not exist as a unified, coherant, seperate entity. At the beginning it briefly looked like it might be an interesting libertarian movement, but it has since been highjacked by ultra-conservatives who seized the label, re-branded themselves with it, and shouted "tea party" until everyone basically gave up and let them have it.
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The OP is a bit misguided. The tea party does not exist as a unified, coherant, seperate entity. At the beginning it briefly looked like it might be an interesting libertarian movement, but it has since been highjacked by ultra-conservatives who seized the label, re-branded themselves with it, and shouted "tea party" until everyone basically gave up and let them have it.
Can't disagree with this. But don't forget that Conservatives, some who are "ultra" do have some libertarian leanings such as in economics, taxes etc.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:53 AM   #102
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The OP is a bit misguided. The tea party does not exist as a unified, coherant, seperate entity. At the beginning it briefly looked like it might be an interesting libertarian movement, but it has since been highjacked by ultra-conservatives who seized the label, re-branded themselves with it, and shouted "tea party" until everyone basically gave up and let them have it.
I have a tendency to agree with you here but as you pointed out, it is not unified which most likely explains why the people I have talked with personally who support the Tea Party are not extreme right wingers or Bible thumpers.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #103
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If they could've just stuck to bringing down the national debt. They could have had something. Both sides have too many home district pets to let that monster rise.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:01 PM   #105
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If they could've just stuck to bringing down the national debt. They could have had something. Both sides have too many home district pets to let that monster rise.
Reducing the deficit, and debt, requires spending cuts and increased revenue (taxes.) No one, from either party, is willing to do what is necessary. They just point fingers at each other, and throw a temper tantrum like a three year old in a supermarket aisle.

The tea party articulates problems fine. Like most Americans though, they don't have any real solutions.
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