The tea party is is made up of puppets being run by an elite group to serve their needs and not the needs of the people
By: SayNoToTea, 4:35 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
It was just a matter of time before the following happened and now the cat is out of the bag. The tea party is showing their true colors and they are filled with hate. You read some of the posts and some of the replies and its evident these are some very unhappy people. Unhappy with their lives and of their surroundings.
Here's a prime example shown below. The psychology behind the post is the same as used by most cults, y mixing in lies, hate and truth. I'm sure in the following paragraph, there will be some points everyone will agree with. Hopefully these types of people are a dying breed.
Majorities of Americans (or in some polls, clear pluralities) call themselves "pro-life." Every state that has held a referendum on recognizing homosexual relationships as "marriages" has voted not to do so (or, more precisely, has voted to define marriage as being only between a man and woman). Wholesome movies regularly do better at the box office than sleazy ones do. Americans prefer being "tough on crime" to being lenient. Americans tend to like local control of schools, parental involvement and choice in education, and traditional curricula. Far more Americans feel strongly in favor of gun rights than in favor of gun control. Americans treasure families and neighborhoods, and oppose governmental intrusions into them. We don't like governmental racial preferences. We are deeply patriotic. We far prefer conservative judges to liberal ones. And we still are a faithful people, with churches and belief in God a very important part of most of our lives.
I'll spend time as allowed breaking this paragraph apart.
By: SayNoToTea, 8:12 PM GMT on February 18, 2012
It's not my job to govern how you blog, it's my job to govern my blog.
RE Mark Steyn; When you put your trust in someone who drops out of school to become an entertainer who then turns music critic/music author and then becomes a right wing social issue commentator, You are surely better to think of him as an entertainer rather than a factual writer.
The far right loves to show debt graphs, especially ones with whimsical bleak futures intended to scare rather than be realistic. I wonder why they never show the following graph detailing US debt as compared to GDP. The correlation past to present is telling. Please note the paralleling event that caused debt to skyrocket and then call your Congressional delegate and ask them to bring the troops home.
How many times in the past two weeks have you heard the far right scream that government should stay out of religion? When will religion stay out of government?
Rick Santorum questions Obama's Christian values .By STEVE PEOPLES
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — White House candidate Rick Santorum on Saturday questioned President Barack Obama's Christian values and attacked GOP rival Mitt Romney's Olympics leadership as he courted tea party activists and evangelical voters in Ohio, "ground zero" in the 2012 nomination fight.
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator known for his social conservative policies, said that Obama's agenda is "not about you. It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your jobs. It's about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology."
Factual graph concerning Muslim population growth from Pew Research.
From Barbara Riddle giving us lip service on who the tea party is;
We are God-believing people. We teach the Constitution and adhere to it. Our members are folks who are veterans, schoolteachers, small-business owners and retirees who paid taxes and took care of our families — and still do. We also give to charities and volunteer.
From The Tennesean, actually showing us who the tea party is;
Councilman, tea party group founder arrested
A Nashville councilman and the founder of a Sumner County tea party group have been charged with patronizing prostitution.
Councilman Brady Banks and Sumner United for Responsible Government co-founder Matthew Moynihan were caught in a sting on Thursday after responding to an Internet advertisement for an escort service, according to a police account reported in The Tennessean.
Barbara forgot about mentioning how politically crooked the tea party is also. Remember the Floridian tea party bloggers slathering for Rick Scott and other tea party favorites in Florida. Here's the result of a tea party takeover in Flori-duh;
Lobbyists' pay hits a record – and it's paid off
February 17, 2012|Aaron Deslatte, Capitol ViewTALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott told supporters in 2010 his hard-fought electoral win was leaving Tallahassee insiders "crying in their cocktails" as a Tea Party-fueled election wave swept record Republican super-majorities into the Capitol.
But in reality, those insiders are laughing all the way to the bank.
Year-end reports indicate that companies, unions, trade associations and local governments spent a record $127 million to lobby the Florida Legislature in 2011 – topping the $116 million spent in 2010. The figure represents the mean of all individual contracts, most of which are reported to the state in $10,000 ranges.
And the most grievious find this week from a local blogging tea party member, and an event becoming more and more common place amonst tea party members. Another example of weak minded individuals giving up.
Now even if Obama should win reelection, what do people think will happen in 2016 when a President Ryan or Rubio takes office?
The primaries aren't even concluded and they are already hedging their bets.
Updated: 8:24 PM GMT on February 18, 2012
By: SayNoToTea, 5:49 PM GMT on February 14, 2012
Ok, first question, who among those that read or post on this blog spend all day worrying over politics?
Second question, who among us here is a socialist?
Just two slams from desperate far right posters who after continuous failures feel the need to put down those who don't blindly bow to their beliefs. Truly sad people, might I suggest they seek therapy.
They're not the only desparate people as the following article shows that the tea party is just as desparate trying to save their man they supported as governor of Wisconsin, even to the point of outright lies.
Tea Party group goes all in to save Scott Walker
By Greg Sargent
In case you were wondering how high the stakes are for the national right in the battle over Scott Walker’s recall, consider this: The Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a branch of the conservative group founded by the Koch brothers, is sinking at least $700,000 into ads in Wisconsin defending Walker’s record.
A source who tracks ad buys first noticed the expenditure, which has now been confirmed by a spokesman for the group.
The spot is a remarkable minute-long defense of Walker’s budgetary policies, including the controversial rollback of public employee bargaining rights, and interestingly, the ad mounts this defense without mentioning Walker’s name once.
What’s more, it also claims that Walker’s policies have been implemented without any “mass layoffs,” sounding a pro-worker message, despite the fact that national conservatives see Walker as their number one hero when it comes to breaking the back of the national labor movement:
Americans for Prosperity Foundation spokesman Levi Russell confirms to me that the $700,000 ad buy will fund this ad in various Wisconsin markets, and another ad to be unveiled next week. The current spot, which has run previously, doesn’t mention Walker because the ad is being funded by the group’s 501c3.
AFP invested heavily in last year’s battle over the recall of GOP state senators who supported Walker’s rollback of bargaining rights. AFP took some heat after it emerged that the group had sent out absentee ballots, in the districts of at least two state senators, that ended up misleading voters about the date of voting.
The group’s massive investment in the Walker recall fight is another reminder that for national conservative and Tea Party groups, the battle to defend Walker against recall has emerged as their number one national cause celebre.
As Andy Kroll reported recently, the Walker recall is a crucial, make-or-break moment for the Tea Party. Walker’s initial election was a major Tea Party victory, and the Tea Party is currently shrinking and a bit adrift. If Walker loses, it will be a major blow to the national movement. In this sense, the battle to save Walker may end up being seen as the Tea Party’s last stand.
By Greg Sargent | 12:05 PM ET, 02/08/2012
By: SayNoToTea, 5:01 PM GMT on February 07, 2012
Too funny that the far right believes that insurance companies should not provide contraceptives for women all while Bob Dole shills for Viagra which he receives via his government paid for health insurance
Tea Party Leader Says Movement Is Dead
By: Claudio E. Cabrera | Posted: February 6, 2012
Many expected the Tea Party to have a major role in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries. But surprisingly, the party has played a minimal part in affecting the direction of these primaries, and Tea Party leader Chris Littleton believes the party may have been taken off the respirator in the past few months.
"The Tea Party movement is dead. It's gone," says Littleton, co-founder of the Ohio Liberty Council, a statewide coalition of Tea Party groups in Ohio. "I think largely the Tea Party is irrelevant in the primaries. They aren't passionate about any of the candidates, and if they are passionate, they're for Ron Paul."
In a race that is turning out to be Mitt Romney's to lose, the Tea Party seems to hold little sway, unable to rally around one candidate and with no central leadership figure. Affecting congressional races is one thing; impacting a presidential race is another matter altogether.
By: SayNoToTea, 5:16 PM GMT on February 04, 2012
I had my eyes opened reading the following article this morning. It's a very good read and makes you really think. Of course the tea party isn't rascist, cough cough, smirk smirk.
Gingrich Acceptance Shows That Tea Party Used Cain
By: Tonyaa Weathersbee | Posted: February 3, 2012
In a blog entry at BlackAmericaWeb, Tonyaa Weathersbee challenges former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain's assertion that black Democrats have been brainwashed. She argues that he is the one who has actually been brainwashed, noting the hypocrisy of the GOP's apparent acceptance of Newt Gingrich's marital infidelities and its rejection of his alleged affairs.
So, who's brainwashed now, Herman?
Right after winning the Florida GOP straw poll back in September, Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and dark-skinned darling of the Tea Party, proclaimed that black people's allegiance to the Democratic Party was the result of years of brainwashing, that many were too "closed-minded" to consider voting Republican.
But black people's spurning of the Republican Party has nothing to do with us having closed minds -- and everything to do with us having open eyes.
And open eyes are apparently something that Cain, who endorsed Newt Gingrich in Florida's GOP primary, needs to get a pair of.
It's amazing to me that Cain's own failed campaign for the GOP presidential nomination and Gingrich's rise didn't teach him enough about the racism and hypocrisy in his own party to want to just sit the rest of the primary out.
That's because back in the fall Cain was, at various points, the frontrunner. He was in fact, on a roll. Conservatives loved him, and for a minute even seemed willing to give him a pass on the sexual harassment allegations that four women lobbed against him.
Then Ginger White, his mistress of more than a decade, went public with her story -- and his poll numbers tanked so badly that he was forced to drop out of the race.
But apparently, the same Tea Party voters who soured on Cain because of his philandering got sweet on Gingrich. He won the South Carolina GOP primary handily and with a huge amount of support from evangelical voters.
By: SayNoToTea, 11:11 PM GMT on February 02, 2012
Thank you Florida and Ron Paul for making it quite clear the party is over and now we are left with memories, not fond ones either and a huge mess to clean up. Ron Paul's critism over Cap & Trade started the tea party movement and now Ron himself is dissing the movement, basically stating that it is rag tag and without a clear vision. All I can say is, "Ron, it took you long enough." Anyone remember how strong the Floridian faction of the tea party stated they were. Yep, the people that gave their state Rick Scott, the governor with the countries lowest state approval ratings, saw their influence dwindle so far as to let Romney collect a landslide victory by garnering almost half of the Republican votes.
So it's almost commical as I watch my left leaning friends chuckle over the mess, as they watch the Democratic Party mobilizing, raising more and more volunteers and also a growing influx of political contributions and then when I turn my attention to the far right nut jobs they are almost giddy with their deluded vision that the election is already over and Obama has been defeated.
it' all boild down to this, moderate Republicans and Independents are left with a mess and it appears it may be a mess that we are already too late to clean up. As i have stated before I am not a Romney fan, but come on people if he is going to be the Republican Presidential candidate at least give him a chance to win. Sadly as the article below points out this is proving not to be the case as Romeny has a higher negative rating than Obama.
Romney Craters with IndependentsA new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows Mitt Romney's popularity has dropped dramatically with an unfavorable rating at 49% and favorable rating at 31%.
It's even worse among independents: 51% don't view him favorably while just 23% do.
Jonathan Chait: "The Obama campaign would almost certainly still prefer to run against Gingrich. But the electability gap between the two leading contenders is dwindling. No wonder more and more conservatives are frantically casting about for a new candidate to jump in and save the day."