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Will the grown-ups in the tea party step up?

There are 35 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Mar 28, 2010, titled Will the grown-ups in the tea party step up?. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Let's not pretend anymore that the tea party movement is harmless. The right to protest is one of our cherished American freedoms.

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Jerry

Rochester, NY

#23 Mar 30, 2010
maddog2008 wrote:
<quoted text>What didn't you understand when he said "since the 1960's?"I know you liberals only see what you want and put spin on everything you don't like but you are really scraping low on this one. Obama = no hope and all shame
All that needs to be seen about the tea party Maddogg.

TEA

Saint Louis, MO

#24 Mar 31, 2010
http://www.24thstate.com/2010/03/absolute-pro...

Absolute Proof Cleaver Wasn't Spat On

http://biggovernment.com/jhoft/2010/03/28/and...

Andrew Breitbart Describes Unhinged Harry Reid Supporters on the Attack (Audio-Video)

“I can just say that the irony could not be greater. The press is barking up the tree that the tea party movement is the one that is unhinged, that is frothing at the mouth, that is violent… I could just say that the irony could not be greater.”

Andrew Breitbart
After Harry Reid Supporters Attacked the Tea Party Bus
Searchlight, Nevada

Andrew Breitbart witnessed first hand today the cunning manipulation and violence of the unhinged left. Harry Reid supporters stood on Highway 95 outside of Searchlight, Nevada and held signs steering tea party protesters heading to the Tea Party Express Showdown in Searchlight Rally in the wrong direction. Andrew also witnessed these violent leftists attacking the Tea Party Express bus with eggs as it drove by. The Harry Reid supporters then swarmed him, harassed him, threatened him and made false statements to the police.

And, yet the state-run media wants you to believe that the tea party protesters are the violent ones. Don’t look for this protest story to make the front page of The New York Times or be the lead story on CNN like other bogus protest reports.
TEA

Saint Louis, MO

#25 Mar 31, 2010
http://biggovernment.com/jhoft/2010/03/27/har...

The biased writers at the Associated Press said the tea party in Nevada would draw angry protesters today.

They were right.

Supporters of Democratic Senator Harry Reid attacked the Tea Party Express bus today in Nevada.
This statement was just released:

Supporters of Senator Harry Reid have just thrown eggs at the Tea Party Express bus caravan – striking at least one of the three buses (the red Tea Party Express bus) with multiple eggs.

About 35 Reid supporters had lined Highway 95 in front of the Nugget Casino in Searchlight where they were attempting a counter-demonstration the tens of thousands of tea party supporters who are gathering for the “Showdown in Searchlight.”

Do you suppose the state-run media will be as outraged about this as they were about the bogus hate crimes or coffingate story? Don’t count on it.

UPDATE: Andrew Breitbart was also attacked by the Harry Reid supporters.
Founding Bloggers has details.
TEA

Saint Louis, MO

#26 Mar 31, 2010
http://biggovernment.com/amarcus/2010/03/30/v...

When we first reported that Harry Reid Supporters threw eggs at the Tea Party Express bus, some on the left tried to blame Andrew Breitbart, claiming that it never happened, or that if it did, Breitbart probably threw the eggs himself to make the Reid supporters look bad.

Too bad for them there is video. In this clip, a Reid supporting union man is busted egg handed!

Since: Jun 09

Bethany, OK

#27 Mar 31, 2010
oaxaca wrote:
The Tea party is about greedy, selfish, arrogant people, the people that need health are the same people that made the people of the Tea party. The same people that work in their businesses, that can't afford health care, The Administration isn't asking them to give up their money, they are aking them to pay a little taxes, because they have more money. Bush cut their taxes and Obama is putting those rates back in place so they wiil pay their fair share. I would gladly pay a little more taxes so everyone can have health care and I am on retirement social security. To the people that read this, if you can't understand it, I really feel sorry for you, because you don't live in the real world, you live in your own little world.
I would also pay more tax so that everybody has insurance.
Instead of sending money to the political parties to run for office, why don't we donate to pay down our national deficit or donate more for health or more for jobs?
Jerry

Rochester, NY

#28 Apr 3, 2010
annie58 wrote:
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I would also pay more tax so that everybody has insurance.
Instead of sending money to the political parties to run for office, why don't we donate to pay down our national deficit or donate more for health or more for jobs?
Makes sense, but I think we need to stop sending money to all of these countries that snub us when visit them. We given Isreal 5 BILLION DOLLARS.
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#30 Apr 21, 2010
You say opponents of Social Security and Medicare were clueless. Current combined unfunded liabilities of both programs are $117 Trillion. Annual U.S. GNP is $17 Trillion. Not the federal budget, but the ENTIRE U.S. economic output.

Looks to me like those clueless people knew a Ponzi scheme when they saw one.
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Similar clueless majorities also opposed social security and Medicare. When they saw these programs in action, and how they benefitted, their attitudes changed. The same will happen with health care reform.
We elect our representatives not simply to do our bidding, but to use their best judgment in making decisions.
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#31 Apr 21, 2010
My, how ... tolerant of you. Can't wait to see how you celebrate diversity.
Straight Shooter wrote:
I hope all the Tea Baggers and anti-Health Care people get painful incurable **** cancer, and that their insurance companies will deny them coverage and claim it was a pre-existing condition and not be eligible for treatment.
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#32 Apr 21, 2010
Haven't read the Obamacare law yet, have ya?
oaxaca wrote:
The Tea party is about greedy, selfish, arrogant people, the people that need health are the same people that made the people of the Tea party. The same people that work in their businesses, that can't afford health care, The Administration isn't asking them to give up their money, they are aking them to pay a little taxes, because they have more money. Bush cut their taxes and Obama is putting those rates back in place so they wiil pay their fair share. I would gladly pay a little more taxes so everyone can have health care and I am on retirement social security. To the people that read this, if you can't understand it, I really feel sorry for you, because you don't live in the real world, you live in your own little world.
Jason R

Rochester, NY

#35 Apr 22, 2010
"grown-ups"????
Every one in the tea party are old, retired and senile.
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#36 Apr 22, 2010
Straight Shooter wrote:
<quoted text>
and nowhere in the Constitution does it say there's an income tax, or to provide police or fire protection, or highways, or public schools or a tax for it too.
Really, Straight, you oughta read the constitution. It applies only to the federal government. Here are the answers to your questions:

Income tax? 16th Amendment.

Police and fire? Not federal, dude. Municipal and/or county jurisdiction, primarily. In any case, 10th Amendment. But then, there's the "necessary and proper" clause, relating to Congress' enumerated powers.

Highways?(Assuming you mean federal highways.) The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was known as the National Interstate and DEFENSE Highways Act. You can find defense and all sorts of related stuff in the constitution. Eisenhower believed highways necessary to national defense if we were attacked. That's how he sold the highway bill. His military background, including using Hitler's autobahns, convinced him. Article I, Section 8 allows for postal roads, too.

Public schools? See police and fire, above. Some people believe that federal involvement is constitutionally improper.

School taxes? Again, state and local.
Frees Beach

Long Beach, CA

#37 Apr 22, 2010
Straight Shooter wrote:
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Open wide Tea Bag Hal, and taste my big hairy bag of Earl Grey
By the way, Straight, are you incapable of posting without either cracking wise or offensively? You seem smart (albeit a tad less educated than you think); so how 'bout adding a dash of politesse to your posts?

Thanks in advance.
Constitution

Long Beach, CA

#38 Apr 22, 2010
If the "progressives" (how ironic is that title) were not worried about the Tea Party and its growing influence as they claim, they would not spend as much time and energy tracking down their posts and attempting to belittle them.
TEA

Saint Louis, MO

#39 May 17, 2010
Constitution wrote:
If the "progressives" (how ironic is that title) were not worried about the Tea Party and its growing influence as they claim, they would not spend as much time and energy tracking down their posts and attempting to belittle them.
They are following Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals...
FUBLL

Rochester, NY

#40 May 17, 2010
There will be nothing but grown-ups there, no young people will be there, this is a group of solely old white people that are retired and just sit around listening to Bob Loneyberry all day and farting.

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