Tea Party delusion

Tea Party delusion

There are 10 comments on the Voice of the People story from Jan 10, 2010, titled Tea Party delusion. In it, Voice of the People reports that:

Tom Zawistowski, president of the Portage County Tea Party in Kent, cites an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll which suggests that if the Tea Party were an actual political party, voters would be more likely to choose its candidates than Democrats or Republicans .

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Ohio Wrangler

Canton, OH

#1 Jan 10, 2010
There are a lot of people in the tea party because of taxes, spending that seems out of control, our elected officials ignoring what we want, foreign aid when Washington ignores our poor, hungry, homeless, and jobless. Unfortunately, there is no national leadership with these ideals. We have too many that are trying to use it for their purposes. And we have many who are so fed up with the present government, that they are hurting the tea party with their implied threats, shouting, and other over the top displays. the tea party needs more organization and leadership if it is to succeed with it's goals.

“Tyranny Response Team”

Since: Sep 08

Cuyahoga Falls (for now)

#2 Jan 16, 2010
As a Constitutionalist, I was highly disappointed that the Tea Parties are being co-opted by the Republican party and neo-cons like Glenn Beck. I attended the Tea Party in the Falls and it was nothing more that a rah-rah for the Republicans event. The truth is, those who gathered know that it's both the Republicans and Democrats, conspiring together over the course of decades, which have brought our nation to it's knees. We're too busy with this left/right paradigm, that it's that very paradigm that is creating the death knell to the United States. No one cares about being a United States citizen any more, but are too caught up in being either a conservative or a liberal. The founding fathers would be appalled by what this nation has become, although they knew this would happen. Within the Constitution, we as a free people have the right to overthrow this government, if it indeed becomes corrupt. We've seen corruption on many levels: from federal to state to city. Yet, more people are concerned about menial things like Dancing With The Stars, who's going to coach the Browns, Sarah "Trojan Horse" Palin, and the deals they can get with their enslaving frequent shopper cards, that things like liberty, truth, and freedom are a diversion to their illusionary reality. Deery Brownfield (radio host) called the tea parties nothing more than pigs going to the slaughter. If you grab the back legs of the pigs, they will squeal and make all sorts of noise, but they can be led anywhere. They're being led right into the truck to be taken to be slaughtered. That's exactly what the tea parties (high-jacked by the likes of Glenn Beck) have become. It was a lot of noise with nothing to show for it.

Our only hope now is getting someone like a Jesse Ventura to run for President in 2012.
Nationalist

Menlo Park, CA

#3 Jan 19, 2010
JimmMotyka wrote:
As a Constitutionalist, I was highly disappointed that the Tea Parties are being co-opted by the Republican party and neo-cons like Glenn Beck. I attended the Tea Party in the Falls and it was nothing more that a rah-rah for the Republicans event. The truth is, those who gathered know that it's both the Republicans and Democrats, conspiring together over the course of decades, which have brought our nation to it's knees. We're too busy with this left/right paradigm, that it's that very paradigm that is creating the death knell to the United States. No one cares about being a United States citizen any more, but are too caught up in being either a conservative or a liberal. The founding fathers would be appalled by what this nation has become, although they knew this would happen. Within the Constitution, we as a free people have the right to overthrow this government, if it indeed becomes corrupt. We've seen corruption on many levels: from federal to state to city. Yet, more people are concerned about menial things like Dancing With The Stars, who's going to coach the Browns, Sarah "Trojan Horse" Palin, and the deals they can get with their enslaving frequent shopper cards, that things like liberty, truth, and freedom are a diversion to their illusionary reality. Deery Brownfield (radio host) called the tea parties nothing more than pigs going to the slaughter. If you grab the back legs of the pigs, they will squeal and make all sorts of noise, but they can be led anywhere. They're being led right into the truck to be taken to be slaughtered. That's exactly what the tea parties (high-jacked by the likes of Glenn Beck) have become. It was a lot of noise with nothing to show for it.
Our only hope now is getting someone like a Jesse Ventura to run for President in 2012.
I think your right, but I suspect the type of constitutionalist
you want might actually be a nationalist. If you find yourself
agreeing with Lou Dobbs, then go to the Constitution Party candidate
Chuck Baldwin's website and read his position statements.
If you also agree with those then you are more likely a nationalist
than a conservative.

Conservatives and nationalists are similar, but diverge a bit
on issues of economy and national sovereignty.

Nationalism is not always the best tool, but in this time it is the
silver bullet.

And whatever you do, don't support Jesse Ventura. He's more like some
weird sort of quasi-Libertarian buffoon (although he is right
about global warming).

“Tyranny Response Team”

Since: Sep 08

Cuyahoga Falls (for now)

#4 Jan 19, 2010
I voted for Peroutka in 2004 and Baldwin in 2008. I "woke up" after 9/11, especially when no one could explain how WTC#7 fell into it's own footprint just due to fire. I was once a Republican, but now realize my thinking I needed to be a R or D was what was crippling our country. Those parties are two heads sharing the same body.

Actually, someone like Dobbs would be perfect for the country. I'd like to see him as something more than a congressman though, so his voice wouldn't get lost in the cannibalistic, incestuous mix of DC politics.

I would still say, don't discount Ventura. I've heard him speak recently and he's completely up to speed on what's happening to the United States. If I could come around from the left/right paradigm, anyone can.
Spazik007

United States

#5 Jan 21, 2010
What is the stance of the tea party movement regarding homosexual marraige? I ask because I've seen a few anti-gay things come from Tea-party supporters, and more importantly support for a gay marriage ban would stand in contradiction to the rest of the tea party platform, such as small government and less government spending (due to all the hidden costs of denying marriage to homosexuals)

Ohh and as far as this thread goes...wasn't Reagans "War on Drugs" a form of government exspansion, government intrusion, government spending...SOCIALISM!!!!
Epic Fail

Flemington, NJ

#6 Jan 30, 2010
JimmMotyka has it right. It would have been nice to see a third party rise out of the current discontent with both political parties, but it looks like the Republicans control this small "non-Partisan" organization.

“Tyranny Response Team”

Since: Sep 08

Cuyahoga Falls (for now)

#7 Feb 28, 2010
Any time you see a war on an ideology, I can 99.9% guarantee you that there's never going to be an end to it. War on drugs, poverty, terrorism, cancer,(fill in your own issue); those are meaningless wars, which are nothing more than money pits for politicians and lobbying groups. As I look upon our governments, from city to county to state to federal, I see nothing but a war of liberty and freedom. So, let's move away from the Orwellian comments on this "war on terror" and call this what it really is: A war on American Freedom and the US Constitution.

I love seeing bumper stickers saying, "Freedom isn't Free". It proves to me that ignorance is abundantly free! These same people should be fighting for freedom within our own borders and stop being concerned about what other countries/governments are doing.

Will someone finally answer this nagging question...if there's truly a war on terror, why is the National Guard occupying international/foreign lands and not along the borders of the US since 9/11/2001?

“'We The People'”

Since: Dec 06

Yeadon, PA

#8 Feb 28, 2010
JimmMotyka wrote:
As a Constitutionalist, I was highly disappointed that the Tea Parties are being co-opted by the Republican party and neo-cons like Glenn Beck. I attended the Tea Party in the Falls and it was nothing more that a rah-rah for the Republicans event. The truth is, those who gathered know that it's both the Republicans and Democrats, conspiring together over the course of decades, which have brought our nation to it's knees. We're too busy with this left/right paradigm, that it's that very paradigm that is creating the death knell to the United States. No one cares about being a United States citizen any more, but are too caught up in being either a conservative or a liberal. The founding fathers would be appalled by what this nation has become, although they knew this would happen. Within the Constitution, we as a free people have the right to overthrow this government, if it indeed becomes corrupt. We've seen corruption on many levels: from federal to state to city. Yet, more people are concerned about menial things like Dancing With The Stars, who's going to coach the Browns, Sarah "Trojan Horse" Palin, and the deals they can get with their enslaving frequent shopper cards, that things like liberty, truth, and freedom are a diversion to their illusionary reality. Deery Brownfield (radio host) called the tea parties nothing more than pigs going to the slaughter. If you grab the back legs of the pigs, they will squeal and make all sorts of noise, but they can be led anywhere. They're being led right into the truck to be taken to be slaughtered. That's exactly what the tea parties (high-jacked by the likes of Glenn Beck) have become. It was a lot of noise with nothing to show for it.
Our only hope now is getting someone like a Jesse Ventura to run for President in 2012.
You must not really know what Glenn Beck stands for or you wouldn't have mentioned him. Do you watch or listen to Glenn's tv or radio program? He is not a Republican nor does he champion their cause. He knows that they are part of the problem with this country.
Smokin Joe Obama

Anchorage, AK

#9 Feb 28, 2010
TEA PARTY til you drop

Tea Party all night long

TEA PARTY FOREVER!!!!

I'm pushin' TEA PARTY like the libs pushed sex, drugs and music as religion on Americas Youth.
Drink The Hive

Orlando, FL

#10 Feb 28, 2010
I Love Party Already,I Belong 2 The Communion Of Saint'.

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