Skip to comments.Stop Saying The Tea Party Won
Posted on 08/02/2011 11:05:30 PM PDT by invaderzim
Ive been seeing and hearing too many Tea Party members claiming that the debt deal is a win for the Tea Party.
Be careful, the MSM is where this claim began and they are using it because they foresee a need to place blame in the not too distant future.
The claim that the Tea Party won the debt debate is a talking point from the progressives.
If you are claiming victory now, then you are also taking ownership of the future blame.
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I don’t know of any Tea Party members making this claim; rather I hear it from the Leftists and GOP establsihment types like Krauthammer, Ingraham, McConnell, and Boner.
Yup. When the MSM propaganda rags like NYT, wapo collectively have the same headlines...you know it’s a trap.
The “Tea Party” can’t own the budget deal, because the Tea Party doesn’t exist. You act like it’s some monolithic entity rather than a very loose association of people with somewhat similar political views. No one person or organization speaks for the Tea Party. The Tea Party as a political party is itself a media creation.
I hope Boner and McConnell (and of course the snarky Bit*h Laura Ingraham) heard Obama bragging about what he was about to do with his 2 Trillion dollar stash freely given to him by the idiots on our side, and the triggers benefitting the Left built into this POS legislation. Can you say say tax increases...FOR EVERYBODY?!?! There will be NO cuts!
But hey, according to Laura...”We have to take what we can get...” I just know these guys heard Obama’s press conference today relaizing they fu*ked up bigtime. Of course they won’t admit it...but they know.
Laura, you’re NO culture warrior, you’re a fraud who attacked millions of Tea Party members this past week, once again demanding we sit in the back of the bus and eat our crap sandwich. Good luck with your dumb book...i won’t be buying it!
I guarantee you they did not hear, but the markets did, around the world. Our new reality will be pundit free. Painful though.
Same here. Every Tea Partier I know is pissed, and definitely not feeling like a winner.
“The Tea Party cant own the budget deal, because the Tea Party doesnt exist. You act like its some monolithic entity rather than a very loose association of people with somewhat similar political views. No one person or organization speaks for the Tea Party. The Tea Party as a political party is itself a media creation.”
If anything it is a constipated grass roots movement with no solid platform except cut spending, no new taxes, No more friggin borrowing.
It will take a independant Pres candidate leader with morals to make it a real Party.
Palin? Just throwing it out there.
I didn't know I STARTED saying that.
66 GOPers House members voted Nay as did 26 ( Both Parties ) in the Senate.
The next one is going to be even bloodier.
You didn’t hear it from me, this feels more like a knife in the back. My rep cory gardner is ether stupid lied through his teath to get elected. He’s toast!
Some on FR seem to think partial victory, since we only have 1/3 of government, we should be happy with what GOP accomplished...Too late for me to find but have seen several threads...and replies to me that I was incorrect, misinformed, or too negative, etc.
Democrats bamboozle republicans.
We didn’t win sh1t but false promises and more debt.
Decreases in automatic baseline budget increases are NOT cuts!!!
When you spend less than you did the year before, THAT is cuts.
Control the language and you get to frame the debate.
“Be careful, the MSM is where this claim began and they are using it because they foresee a need to place blame in the not too distant future.”
I devoutly hope that all my fellow Tea Partiers are ready to up their energy level and get really active going into 2012.
We need to dwarf the turnout for the 2010 elections, and convince a lot more independents that America needs to return to her principles!
2012 is a crucial election year, it is a real chance to save our country. I truly fear for America if a new, sane administration doesn’t win.
Old picture - at least 18 months old. The per taxpayer share of the federal debt is up to $130,000.
I agree and disagree.
As with the Battle of Thermopylae, where Sparta lost, this is a defeat. But we have changed the situation on the ground and bought a little time in which the rate of destruction by America's enemies in Congress is slightly reduced. The real question is whether we are going to go home and celebrate our "victory", forgetting that Obama and his followers are still coming after our future, or prepare and go all out to stop them in the big battle of 2012.
Plus this is a crappy bill anyway drafted once again behind closed doors
Unfortunately, I have heard it from a number of tea party folks.
Thankfully though I think they are in the vast minority.
I agree on the GOP establishment types, they are saying it as much as the Lefties are.
You read too much into what I said.
I in no way attempted to make the Tea Party seem to be one giant organization wherein we all think a like.
I was speaking in very general terms.
You and I know the Tea Party isn’t really a political party, but it’s useless to try and tell Tea Partiers to do or not do something or the media will spin it wrong. The media treats the Tea Party as an entity rather than a loose (very loose) association of like-minded people, and the media will write whatever they want to write regardless. In other words, they’ll find someone associated with the “Tea Party” who says whatever they want to spin, and they aren’t above quoting out of context whenever they can’t find exactly what they want.
That is one reason why I try, when I write or on the occasions when I speak to reporters, to be specific in my words. I know they will spin anything they can.
In the end... I don’t actually care what they (the media) think.
Cory will be holding a townhall soon.
“U.S. Representative Cory Gardner will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting, on Monday, August 8, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, at American Eagle Distributing, 3800 Clydesdale Parkway in Loveland”.
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