TEA PARTY - how to build a phony movement

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  1. slurper_la

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    You really believe that?

    Lul.

    The tea party isn't an organized group headed
    by a single entity, it is a patriotic, grassroots resistance of the expansion
    of government power and the Obama administration's communist agenda.

    BTW: It's spelled "phony", not "phoney".
     
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  3. slurper_la

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    based on this and referencing one of your other threads you prove not all gay men are intelligent

    Phoney | Define Phoney at Dictionary.com
     
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    I think you do a good job of proving that, considering that when you look
    at your link there, if you go down a bit further, it corrects it and says,
    "phony." You just made yourself look dumb, because you must not know
    how to read a dictionary lul.

    Look at the actual definitions, then come back and tell me how unintelligent
    I am, LOL!

    Here's a diagram if you don't understand:
    http://i41.tinypic.com/i1bk48.png

    Phony | Define Phony at Dictionary.com

    EDIT: ROFL YOU
    CHANGED IT!!! LOLOL

     
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    Being that they define "phoney" as "phony" one must assume that the standard spelling is indeed "phony" and that "phoney" has gained acceptance more recently. Moreover, the spell check embedded into the posting software prefers "phony" to "phoney".
     
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    It doesn't really matter though. Even if his spelling was correct, his point
    would still be invalid. The tea party is not a "phony" movement.
     
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    really? this is what your life is about?
     
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    The Teabaggers are a motley collection of pseudo-patriotic nationalistic angry mostly older white guys and Glen Beck acolytes. They are social/political neanderthals who are pissed off that government does not exist to serve their own special interests, and terrified that they may no longer be the top of the heap and the top of the food chain. Their understanding of the Constitution, the structure and function of government is abysmal. They have unwittingly become the pawns and tools of the Republican right-wing and corporate establishment, whether they are aware of it or not.
    They are about as 'grass-roots' as astroturf.

    And phoney is an accepted alternative spelling, as if that needs to be the topic of thread. :rolleyes:

    p.s. Obama is a centrist Democrat, not a communist, dumbfuck.
    You totally invalidate yourself by saying that.
     
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    Obama is a centrist Democrat????

    That has to be the funniest thing I will read all day.
     
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    Everything about it is disingenuous and phony.
    The only reason why they're getting attention now is because many people within the party ranks are loud and threatening. However, come election time the mass majority of these people are going to vote Republican anyhow. All this energy to put back into office the same political party that fucked up our nation 8 years ago. Some revolution this is turning out to be. Pretend to be a third party, then support the old regime.

    Perhaps there really is a movement taking a place? However, I'm not sure if bowel was the one you originally thought of. :rolleyes:
     
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    So long as you can laugh at your own misfortune, you'll get through life just fine.
     
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    Well, you know what they say, "Simple minds are easily amused".




    I see your bromance is really taking off. Sweet.



    Kinda like masturbating, ain't it?
     
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    Like it or not, even if it was a conscious construct, the Tea Party may well continue on for a few years. Perhaps becoming a viable Third Party. Then you would have what happened in 1968, when George Wallace ran for president.
     
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    I am an American and think they have a right to Free Speach just like every other American. I don't care how old, what color, what party or what income bracket a group is "classified' as. There is much hate in politics and it's totally out of control. It's a perpetual sickness without a cure in sight. What is wrong with agreeing to disagree? Or maybe trying to understand a different opinion without being visicious? I have read through some of the Political threads here and they can be very ugly and depressing. Constructive debate with give and take has always worked fairly. 'My way or the highway' is selfish and detrimental to society. I'm a Republican.
     
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    Yep. It's the usual smear they've used to effectively in the past. And when a conservative calls them out on it, well they may just end up fired. But here it is from the American Enterprise Institute which is hard core conservative.

    Obama: A pragmatic moderate faces the 'socialist' smear
    To one outside the partisan and ideological wars, charges of radicalism, socialism, retreat and surrender are, frankly, bizarre. The Democrats' health-reform plan includes no public option and relies on managed competition through exchanges set up much like those for federal employees. The individual mandate in the plan sprang from a Heritage Foundation idea that was endorsed years ago by a range of conservatives and provided the backbone of the Massachusetts plan that was crafted and, until recently, heartily defended by Mitt Romney. It would be fair to describe the new act as Romneycare crossed with the managed-competition bill proposed in 1994 by Republican Sens. John Chafee, David Durenberger, Charles Grassley and Bob Dole -- in other words, as a moderate Republican plan. Among its supporters is Durenberger, no one's idea of a radical socialist.

    So now that Obama has signed the bill it's gone from being promoted by moderate Republicans to (scream it LOUD) SOCIALISM!!! They are nothing but serial crooks and liars. Enabled by the wealthy that don't like taxes and following rules and regulations.


     
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    I think most reasonable people share your frustration. The problem is that the Tea Party and the right-wing of your party have adopted a strategy of literally shouting down the opposition, as most blatantly evidenced during their orchestrated disruption of Congressional town hall meetings in home districts last August, which considerably weakened and nearly derailed the Healthcare bill. How is it free speech, when one side not only shouts down the opposition, but deliberately spreads fear and lies and misinformation?

    I'm sorry to tell you this, but the leadership of your party not only tacitly approves of these tactics, they have actually given aid, comfort and support to these wingnuts. Not only that, they engage in dishonest debate and fear mongering and spread the same lies and misinformation themselves. If you want to see a return to civil and honest discourse in American politics, you better look to your own Republican party,and pressure them to act like adults and responsible legislators. That is the cold hard honest truth.
     
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    Thank you for the reply. I find it political and judgemental. I am perfectly capable of making my own decisions in life. I am a Republican and you maybe you are a Democrat. So what? Why do you have to be negative about my choice and think it's okay to tell me how I should act based soley on your own opinons about whatever issue? Why not just accept mine and realize that we are equal? My party is not better than yours. Your party is not better than mine. Instead of working together, each spew nastiness constantly about each other. An issue is rarely even the main topic in a political discussion. They are filled with hotheadedness, fingerpointing and extreme ego. Both parties, like I said, are full of hate.
     
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    My response was not directed at you personally. I'm sorry if you took it that way. I do not fault you for your choice. You seem like a reasonable person. Where you are mistaken is in thinking that the nastiness and hatred comes equally from both sides. It does not, though that's what the politicians and the commentators from the right would lead you to believe. The media is complicit as well, in promoting conflict and controversy in order to make interesting television.

    Just because there are two sides to an issue does not mean they are equally valid or equally bad. Furthermore, most issues are more complex than can be described by a simple black or white view. The Republican party has a stated agenda of obstructionism against this administration at all costs. They've made no secret of it, and they employ very underhanded tactics to achieve their goals. I'm just telling you the truth. It's up to you whether or not you accept it, consider it with an open mind, or brush it aside.
     
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    You are correct. The hate does not come from both sides. Please show me spit. SHOW ME SOME SPIT !!. Show me someone being called the n-word and fagot.
     
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    You obviously don't know what free speech is. Shouting down the opposition? Elected officials went to their own townhalls and got an ear full from their constituents. That's freedom of speech. Nearly derailed the healthcare bill? A majority of the American people still don't support Obama's healthcare reform, 19 States are fighting its constitutionality, and there are other efforts to repeal and replace it because it was forced down the throats of the voters who said NO in townhalls as you freely admit, voted against it by electing Scott Brown and repeatedly said NO to Obamacare in poll after poll. That's free speech. The kind of free speech Obama and the Democrats want to suppress because it doesn't fit into their agenda.



    You've got to be kidding...Obama and the Democrats gave up on civil and honest information along time ago. Misinformation is Obama and the Democrats. And a majority of the American people now know it and are no longer buying the teleprompter rheteric hook line and sinker. :rolleyes:
     
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