FW: Re: The Problem with the Tea Party

Paf Dvorak notmyname at THATSWAYTOOMUCH.INFO
Mon Aug 8 13:27:35 MDT 2011

At 02:08 PM 8/8/2011 -0400, you wrote:
>At 10:22 AM 8/8/2011, Dennis Putnam wrote:
>>On 8/8/2011 9:53 AM, JD wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > I usually let these Dennis threads drop, but just for a change, I will
>> > explain.  I will type slowly, Dennis.  I promise.
>> >
>> > When I heard about the Tea Party, it was a group that wanted to end
>> > the Fed and the income tax.
>>That was only part of it.
>> > I liked that idea.
>>Me too.
>> >   I also thought "What a great name. It's subtle and evocative. It
>> > makes one THINK a little, and it is quietly and politely menacing."
>> >   Then it started getting coverage and it seemed to morph into
>> > something that just wanted to make sure Republicans beat Democrats in
>> > elections.
>>Since generally only Republicans are in alignment that makes sense.
>> >   And "TEA" became an acronym for "taxed enough already," which sends
>> > the message: "We are OK with the tax status quo.
>>Incorrect, as you well know. You can't possibly be taking that acronym
>>literally? What does the only expression, "enough already," mean? Stop
>>what you are doing or keep doing it just not more?
>> > Just don't raise them."
>> > Now, some factions are mirroring the Christian right and all sorts of
>> > RINO and Neocon pollies are claiming alligience with it.
>>That is somewhat true but as I stated earlier, there is no real central
>>structure. If you want to complain that some are preempting the Tea
>>Party name then that is legitimately arguable. However, those same
>>people are still aligned with the basic tenet too. Not everyone is a
>>single issue voter.
>> >   I STILL don't know exactly how or by what mechanism TEA became an
>> > acronym.  And I don't believe in your fairytale of a forced acronym
>> > either.
>>If you don't want to hear the answer then next time don't ask the
>>question. I still don't get your beef.
>         Perhaps, he'd like to pay more in taxes? I think Obama's 
> looking for you, young man!

That's right because NO Republican wants to raise the debt ceiling.

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