A thought on the Tea Bag Party

I think the MSM is missing the real focus of this movement. We keep describing the tea-partiers as fiscal conservatives. But this is patently untrue on its face. They have no plans to cut serious spending whatsoever. They love their Medicare, as they screamed at us last August. Do you remember them revolting against Bush’s unfunded, Medicare prescription drug bill, the worst act of fiscal vandalism since the Iraq war? They want much more defense spending. And does anyone think they would ever touch social security? Tell me of one speech this weekend in which any serious spending cuts were actually proposed.

After his speech, a middle-aged female delegate with a twang stood up and said, during the Q&A, “All the media types are asking us why we’re here. Here’s what I say. We’re all here for a little R&R — revival and revolt. If you’re not a Christian, and a person of faith, you just can’t understand what we’re doing!!” She got a standing ovation.

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8 Responses to “A thought on the Tea Bag Party”

  1. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    That’s funny. If anything, it’s quite the opposite. There’s no doubt that there is heavy influence from “Christian” conservatives. But if you really think this group doesn’t want to stop spending, then you have absolutely no clue as to what is going on here. You can’t associate everyone who showed up at town halls as tea party members.

  2. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    Ha ha!! This was what happened AT the convention. You’ve been seriously duped by the Tea Party! They are just a bunch of disgruntled, white, Southern, old, religious, undereducated citizens who worship at the alter of a dumb broad who doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about so she writes her “beliefs” on the palm of her hand so she doesn’t forget what they are.

    As the author wrote: Tell me of one speech this weekend in which any serious spending cuts were actually proposed.

  3. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    You can go ahead and think that but it is far more sophisticated than that.

    The people on the ground are vetting political candidates with questionnaires that include questions about the constitution, their understanding of enumerated powers, the 10th amendment and their opinion of what “general welfare” means in article 1, section 8.

    They are establishing different classes and courses regarding the constitution and the financial psunami we are facing. They are putting on workshops on how to establish a local tea party, market the party and how to educate new members.

    The ground game is to vet and support candidates into local and State offices that will pursue nullification. Because it’s not about Democrats or Republicans but the Republicans just don’t know it yet. The Republican party may end up being the vehicle to reach their goals, but the plan is for this movement to be the driver.

    But go ahead and laugh it up. Make fun. Just a bunch of hillbilly business owners having a shindig.

  4. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    Uh…right. Have you seen the website?

    http://www.teapartynation.com/

    Check out the thumbnails toward the bottom:

    “Redneck Anti-Terrorist Training Camp”.

    Or the forum “Why I think Jesus would be a capitalist”

    Or the Glen Beck videos…or the fact that the convention was held in the Opryland Hotel in Nashville?

    Nah…no hillbillies here. Damn Scott.

  5. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    That Redneck Anti-Terrorist Training Camp picture is actually the founders of a sophisticated group of operatives that have re-written the constitution in a way that give more power to States that are not adjacent to oceans. Ha, just kidding 🙂 That’s a good one.

  6. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    Yeah…ha ha ha.

    Tom Tancredo
    Sarah Palin
    Glenn Beck
    Born Again Christians
    Secession
    Homophobia
    Socialism fear-mongering
    Birthers
    etc…etc…etc

    Can you see my concern? I’m glad you’ve found a political home.

  7. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    Tea Party Nation (or TPN) is a user-driven group of like-minded people who desire our God given Individual Freedoms which were written out by the Founding Fathers. We believe in Limited Government, Free Speech, the 2nd Amendment, our Military, Secure Borders and our Country!

    This is all I found on the Tea Bag website regarding a mission statement. Is this it? This is IT? Really? Are you serious? Three of the six “beliefs” are about security–guns, military, secure borders. Why so scared? Are there no details to what you guys believe in? How do you know you believe what they believe?

  8. urstupidnourstupid Says:

    I would say that this is not the group for me based on that mission statement. There are lots of groups claiming to lead the tea party. This one is more in line with what I believe: http://teapartypatriots.ning.com/
    Read the mission statement.

    I may have to bug out of this group and find something more in line with my beliefs if this is how it’s going to evolve.

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