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How the Tea Party propelled the shutdown
NBC Nightly News ^ | October 01, 2013 | NBC Nightly News

Posted on 10/01/2013 5:26:48 PM PDT by mdittmar

Tea Party members come from some of the most conservative districts in the country, and represent 18 percent of the American population. NBC News spoke with Rep. Bill Cassidy and Rep. Tim Huelskamp about the shutdown and why they say they won’t budge until Democrats budge on the Affordable Care Act.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; shutdown; teaparty
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Hey look,we're on TV;)
1 posted on 10/01/2013 5:26:48 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

NBC, what a joke, nothing but a propaganda mouth for the radicals, socialists and communists,


2 posted on 10/01/2013 5:28:34 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mdittmar

In the eyes of the Mainstream media, the Tea party is discredited, a bunch of crazies. (and if you don’t believe that, you must be a crazy tea partier yourself, about to lose that cushy media job!).

So, they just keep feeding the meme....


3 posted on 10/01/2013 5:28:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: mdittmar

Homosexuals have re-shaped our whole society and they’re about three percent of the population.

Of course it helps when you have most of the leadership institutions of our nation in your pocket.


4 posted on 10/01/2013 5:32:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: mdittmar

I was happy to help out in Florida 2000.

I thought I was getting good bang for my buck supporting the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

I was proud to have been on the thread when Buckhorn exposed the TANG memo.

But I have never been more proud of anything I have done than I am about my participation with the Tea Party.


5 posted on 10/01/2013 5:32:24 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: mdittmar
What the jackasses in the state controlled "media" don't understand is that this has become a war between those who pay taxes who have been TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY and the freeloaders feeding off of America.
6 posted on 10/01/2013 5:32:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: manc

Meanwhile Anderson Cooper of all people is talking some sense on twitter.

“The man at the top should have rolled up his sleeves and had these discussions a long time ago”

“President Obama was re-elected and Republicans were elected in the House”


7 posted on 10/01/2013 5:33:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tcrlaf

The TP is not a political party. It is a movement of millions of citizens to reign in out of control government.


8 posted on 10/01/2013 5:35:04 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: mdittmar
There's a reason for the Tea Party movement: people not happy that rules and regulations are being imposed essentially without the people's consent. We've seen this before--the period between 1763 and 1776, when the American colonists loudly protested against the actions of the British government, who imposed taxes on the American colonies to pay for the cost of the Seven Years' War with no input from the American colonists.
9 posted on 10/01/2013 5:35:41 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Haiku Guy

That Was Buckhead.


10 posted on 10/01/2013 5:36:37 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: cripplecreek

Whooa!


11 posted on 10/01/2013 5:37:36 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

T’was a while ago. Is Buckhead still around?


12 posted on 10/01/2013 5:38:58 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: mdittmar

Where the hell did they get the 18% number?


13 posted on 10/01/2013 5:39:02 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: mylife
That Was Buckhead.


14 posted on 10/01/2013 5:41:07 PM PDT by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Dysart

15 posted on 10/01/2013 5:44:48 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Haiku Guy

Yeah, He posted Sept 11 2013.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 5:46:55 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mdittmar; All

I counted 17 cookies at NBC web site.


17 posted on 10/01/2013 5:48:51 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: mdittmar

We are sooooooooo “irrelevant”, we kick butt without trying!


18 posted on 10/01/2013 5:49:41 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: mdittmar

So their saying we represent 18%. That’s a complete lie to discredit the tea party, it is a higher number!

If we have 10% that are fully on board, no exceptions or quitters. History says that we win.

The left, while they sound popular. Base their support on the fickle and low educated.

As they pass the Affordable care act. The doctors will leave, and we will have riots (this will take a year or less).

The Dems are over confident (Pride comes before a fall)

One man’s opinion...

The Democrats will be wise to have an exit strategy.


19 posted on 10/01/2013 5:52:04 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose
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To: manc
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I say ...

Fire for Effect ...


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20 posted on 10/01/2013 6:05:45 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: mdittmar

How many times in the last 3 years has the Tea Party been left for dead by the LSM?

They can’t stand us, partly because it’s like nailing Jello to a wall.

Other than the Tea Party Patriots and such, we have no membership card or other I.D., other than our votes. We disappear in the mist like the Cheshire Cat and come back again on election day.

They can’t stand us because they can’t “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” (Alinsky)


21 posted on 10/01/2013 6:19:01 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Steely Tom

Why must you remark about homosexuals? We have a a solid argument against Obamacare and the media, and you’re spouting off like an ignorant neandrathal. This sort of name calling is a vapid argument for our cause, it’s intellectually irrelevant, and it makes it difficult for intelligent who agree with you to support what you’re trying to accomplish. Use your brain, not your emotions. Do you want to win this fight or don’t you?


22 posted on 10/01/2013 6:26:26 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: barmag25

If 18% was truly that effective in shutting the country down, they have a LOT more to worry about then they think they do now!


23 posted on 10/01/2013 6:27:46 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: mdittmar

Kinda weird, the Tea Party hasn’t had any type visible functions for a few years now, yet these clowns are totally hung up on Tea Party stuff.

It is just so bizarre.


24 posted on 10/01/2013 6:30:37 PM PDT by dforest
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To: foundedonpurpose
The Democrats will be wise to have an exit strategy.

If they are smart, it will be an "Exit the Country" strategy.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

25 posted on 10/01/2013 6:32:29 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: mdittmar

So, when Obamacare got jammed down our throats without any time to put it through a proof, it tells me we are experiencing tyranny. They held back any dialog and backed the Republicans into the position of putting Obamacare though with all its flaws. Then, when the train wreck hits, the Republican controlled Congress would get the blame. That would be the ammunition the DemonRATs would use in the 2014 elections.

This was a two-pronged strategy. When the Republicans looked into the details of Obamacare, they realized it was a vehicle for disaster. They knew that they would be held accountable. So, they tried to change its major difficulties. Numerous times the Republicans tried to fix Obamacare or defund it with no cooperation from the DemonRATs. All along the DemonRATs were engineering a tactic to create a shutdown. They know this trick worked for Clinton. They engineered this event thinking they can convince Americans that the Republicans are at fault.


26 posted on 10/01/2013 6:47:38 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: mdittmar

Take a bow, TPers.


27 posted on 10/01/2013 6:55:01 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: mdittmar

The TEA party is dead. The state run media said so 30 days ago.


28 posted on 10/01/2013 7:10:13 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: barmag25
Where the hell did they get the 18% number?

They are talking about the tea party House members representing 18% of the population. Assuming House districts are equal in population, the 80 members they referred to out of 435 districts is 18.4% of the population.

29 posted on 10/01/2013 7:13:01 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Kinda hard to exit when you block all the exits. Bullets are their only savior and they are massively out armed due to the 2nd Amendment. Surrender or die.


30 posted on 10/01/2013 7:16:31 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Mustangman
Why must you remark about homosexuals?

I was making a comparison.

We have a a solid argument against Obamacare and the media, and you’re spouting off like an ignorant neandrathal.

There were homosexual Neanderthals? Didn't know that. More ignorance on my part, obviously.

This sort of name calling is a vapid argument for our cause, it’s intellectually irrelevant, and it makes it difficult for intelligent who agree with you to support what you’re trying to accomplish.

Whom did I call a name, and what name did I call them?
What am I trying to accomplish?

Use your brain, not your emotions. Do you want to win this fight or don’t you?

What did I say that revealed that emotions were getting the better of me?

31 posted on 10/01/2013 7:28:30 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: mdittmar

The TEA Party made Democrats vote to shut down the government, how?

heh


32 posted on 10/01/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: mdittmar

Why bother discussing anything coming out of 0bama’s mouthpiece?


33 posted on 10/01/2013 7:42:43 PM PDT by RocketMan1 (White ass Cracker.)
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To: Steely Tom

Dude, I’m just saying stick to the facts and the intellectual points! Expressing your paranoia about homosexuals is not relevant to the Obamacare fight. When u spout off like this, our opponents can say that we our haters. And that weakens our case. Get It? Don’t give our opponents a hammer to hit us with!


34 posted on 10/01/2013 7:58:19 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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Dude, I’m just saying stick to the facts and the intellectual points!

I guess I have as much right to say what I want as you do. Who made you boss?

Expressing your paranoia about homosexuals is not relevant to the Obamacare fight.

Where did I express paranoia about homosexuals? I don't feel paranoid about homosexuals. I'm curious; what did I say that seemed paranoid to you?

When u spout off like this, our opponents can say that we our haters. And that weakens our case.

See my first point (above). One person's free speech is another person's "spouting off." It's a matter of opinion.

Don’t give our opponents a hammer to hit us with!

What did I say that could be used as a "hammer?" I don't see it.

35 posted on 10/01/2013 8:08:00 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Mustangman; Steely Tom

>Homosexuals have re-shaped our whole society and they’re about three percent of the population.

Of course it helps when you have most of the leadership institutions of our nation in your pocket.<

IMHO, Steely Tom IS sticking to the facts and merely drawing a comparison.


36 posted on 10/01/2013 8:11:20 PM PDT by bimboeruption
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To: Dysart

Take a good look! This woman wants to be your next Dear Leader!


37 posted on 10/01/2013 8:21:36 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: mdittmar

Tea Party living rent free in the heads of the LSM


38 posted on 10/01/2013 8:40:12 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: RayChuang88

So how close are we to 1776 again. I have two words: Stamp Act, ignore the law, boycott it harass the tax men. Tip the whole thing over through civil disobedience. Dammit we are Americans not wimps and wussies.


39 posted on 10/01/2013 9:22:26 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Ted Cruz is my senator)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

They can’t stand us because they can’t “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” (Alinsky)

I like that, it is true the TEA party is mist and a dangerous one at that.


40 posted on 10/01/2013 9:25:05 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Ted Cruz is my senator)
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To: mdittmar

TEA Party - I read ramblings of a few OWSers I know on Facebook who believe the TP was started by and currently funded by those evil and dastardly Koch brothers.

It’s the racist TEA party that wants to bring down obama and America.

We are standing in the way of progress!


41 posted on 10/01/2013 9:34:50 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: cripplecreek

He averages 1 fair tweet to about 30 democrat talking point tweets

Example...

https://twitter.com/AC360


42 posted on 10/01/2013 9:42:00 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: babyfreep
Never heard of these to Reps?

Just focused on local stuff.

43 posted on 10/01/2013 10:16:14 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

You don’t know who the Koch brothers are?? My my....you must get out more! (Or read more FreeRepublic.) ;-)

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/koch/index?tab=articles


44 posted on 10/01/2013 10:26:55 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Mustangman
Hey Mustand Man. GOOD POST, you are absolutely correct, we do not need any side issues.KEEP OUP THE GOOD WORK.
45 posted on 10/01/2013 10:43:41 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("All Pigs are equal, but some Pigs are more equal" George Orwell, Animal Farm.)
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To: mdittmar

Related thread:

The real story of the shutdown: 50 years of GOP race-baiting (Guess who?)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3073728/posts


46 posted on 10/02/2013 2:23:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: mdittmar

Most of the low-info voters won’t be affected - the rest of us know.


47 posted on 10/02/2013 3:18:56 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Steely Tom
Homosexuals have re-shaped our whole society and they’re about three percent of the population.

They wish. One and one half percent on the high end tops. They make a noise all out of proportion to their size.

48 posted on 10/02/2013 3:24:25 AM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: Mustangman; Steely Tom
Why must you remark about homosexuals?

Why not? You sure use a lot of words to bleat that your mother dresses you funny. I thought it was a thoughtful post and added to the discussion. You obviously don't, for your own reasons.

49 posted on 10/02/2013 3:36:11 AM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: mdittmar

Hurrah for the TEA Party

Hurrah for the Cruzites

I voted for Cruz and so for it is the best vote I have ever cast in my life.

Keep the FERAL Government shutdown.

Update..... The sun is rising in the East again in South Texas for the second day of the shutdown......more updates at 10.....


50 posted on 10/02/2013 4:08:13 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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